Aquatic is a quantitative trading and investment company recently launched by Jon Graham. Prior to founding Aquatic, Jon was a Partner and Senior Managing Director at Citadel, where he worked for more than 13 years. At Citadel, Jon held numerous senior positions over the years, including head of Statistical Arbitrage and Equity High Frequency, culminating in founding and leading the highly successful Global Quantitative Strategies business.
Uncluttered by legacy platforms and processes, Aquatic will develop short- and medium-term systematic investment strategies, enabled by a leading-edge research and development platform. The vision is simple: to build a world class, quantitative investment manager with a collaborative team of highly capable researchers and engineers.
This role represents a unique opportunity to join a distinguished and hugely successful quantitative investment manager at the foundational level of building a world class operation from scratch. The firm’s culture will be shaped by collaboration, meritocracy, ambition, and calm determination.
Aquatic is looking for a software engineer with experience building browser-based user interfaces to join our efforts in building the world's best prediction machine. Do you want to...
Work with a experienced team of financial software engineers who also happen to be nice people?
Solve problems at every level of the software technology stack (browser+application server, database+compute grid)?
Collaborate with quantitative researchers to build tools that give them computational superpowers?
If so, you should...
Have a history of successfully delivering software projects built on fundamental web standards such as HTML5, CSS3, and ES6/7/8.
Be comfortable working in Python, and want to learn more about how to use it effectively.
Know a bit of C++ for bonus points.
Have some experience with data science and/or machine learning for double bonus points.
If this sounds like you, we should talk. If you're worried you might not be a fit, here are some things you won't need:
Experience in finance
Experience with any particular front-end framework (React, Angular, Less/Sass, Etc...)
A computer science degree, or any other certifications