At Aquatic, we are actively recruiting for a Research Engineerin our Chicago office. In this role, you will partner with the Quantitative Research team to define priorities and deliver custom software solutions.
Collaborate 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
Build the tools and engines that bring our platforms and models to live trading
Over time independently originate, test, develop, and own research projects and processes
Expertise in Python and C++
Comfort with large parallel computational problems
Numeracy skills that can be applied toward developing software for researchers
Experience building software in quantitative trading environments is beneficial
A strong orientation towards iterative software development and development hygiene
Strong bias for action
Driven by accountability and internal urgency
Desire to independently seek best solutions
Preference for working in a team that focuses on delivering results aligned with Research goals
Comfortable providing and receiving actionable feedback in a collaborative team setting
Motivated by an ambitious environment and driven colleagues
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 leading the highly successful Global Quantitative Strategies business.
Uncluttered by legacy platforms and processes, Aquatic develops 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.