Maven is a proprietary trading organisation formed in 2011. We employ the most talented traders, developers and engineers in the market, executing a diverse range of strategies across global equities and derivatives. Maven has a culture that is relaxed and informal but highly rewarding of strong performance; there's no dress code, plenty of free food and regular social events. We have offices in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Sydney, New York and will be opening offices soon in Chicago as part of our plans to expand our coverage of global markets.

Maven’s Systematic Alpha trading business is expanding to establish a global presence. As part of this growth, we are looking for an experienced quantitative developer to join an existing desk that will be shortly transferring to Maven’s New York office.

This is a business focused development role, where the individual will need to be both a strong developer able to balance tactical and strategic aspects of their work, as well as someone who is able to communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues in both trading and technology across multiple continents.

The individual will be responsible for the design, development and enhancement of tools and strategies, including data analytics, backtest, automated execution, risk management, etc. The role reports to the head of the US Systematic Alpha trading desk, and will directly impact the desk’s P&L.

Candidates will likely have 3+ years of experience in a similar role where they have demonstrated that they can adapt to steep learning curves. In particular we are looking for:

  • a hands-on pragmatic developer;
  • a highly motivated individual with creative problem solving skills;
  • strong curiosity and a self-starter attitude;
  • ability to prioritise effectively whilst keeping longer term objectives in mind;

This is an opportunity to join Maven as a key member of the Systematic Alpha business as we establish a physical presence in the US, whilst also being part of Maven’s wider NY office. Over time, there will be opportunities to specialize more towards trading, research or technology.

 

MUST HAVE 

  • High attention to detail, self-motivated, with a desire to constantly improve systems and processes
  • 2+ years experience with modern python (python 3.8+), including OO techniques, event handling, and standard numeric libraries
  • Familiar with SQL, HTTP techniques, excel VBA, creating basic reports & UIs
  • Strong knowledge of US equities and equity derivative instruments (futures, options) 
  • Experience working closely with traders in a similar front office trading environment
  • Background in computer science, maths, economics or quant finance

NICE TO HAVE 

  • Hands on experience with derivatives pricing, risk, modelling and/or backtesting
  • Knowledge of common risk measures and/or other asset classes
  • Experience with broker execution platforms, Bloomberg, volatility surface modelling, monte-carlo engines, distributed computing and messaging (kafka, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Experience with other languages (eg. .net C# / C++, etc.)

 

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A great engineering environment whereby technology is key to our success
  • The upside of start-up without the associated risks
  • Great friendly, informal and highly rewarding culture
  • Informal dress code, loads of free food and social events, etc.
  • Fast growing global firm with plenty of opportunity where you will have significant impact

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