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.
Partnering with the Quantitative Research team to define priorities and deliver custom software solutions
Collaborating with senior researchers and technologists to investigate novel research ideas, evaluate them with large-scale experiments, and develop scientific libraries to share these findings and processes.
Building the tools and engines that bring our platforms and models to life
Over time independently originate, test, develop, and own research projects and processes.
Distinctive programming skills
Exceptional quantitative and analytical skills
Ability to generate and execute on research ideas
Experience in quantitative trading a plus
Programming expertise in Python and C++
A strong orientation towards iterative software development and development hygiene
Self-motivated and highly productive, with a strong sense of ownership and urgency
Demonstrated hunger for finding the right answer, caring deeply about the content not just the technical problem
Strong bias for action
Team oriented, with a desire to deliver results for the business
Excellent communication and collaboration skills
Meticulous attention to detail with a high standard of excellence
Tenacity, with a desire to build something from scratch
Able to work both independently and within a small team