Volant Trading

Graduate Program: Quantitative Trader (NY Office)

Job Locations US-NY-New York
# of Openings


Volant is a leading global proprietary trading firm specializing in automated electronic options market-making.  We provide liquidity for more than two dozen financial markets by partnering trading talent and experience with state-of-the-art technology. We recruit the best and brightest, recognizing that our most valuable asset is our team.  As a small firm, we pride ourselves on our agility and flat structure, enabling our team to work collaboratively and pivot quickly.


From a trading perspective, our goal is to be the top liquidity provider on every exchange we trade.  To accomplish this goal, we focus on implementing predictive pricing models, fine-grained risk management tools, and competitive execution platforms.  Our team of traders drive innovation in all areas of the firm, constantly striving to improve, automate, and simplify.  We're looking for smart problem-solvers who are excited to attack the challenges we face on a daily basis and are ready to think outside the box to come up with creative and elegant solutions.




Quantitative Traders build, pilot, and improve our trading and risk systems.  This involves detailed research and analysis of live trading strategies as well as investigating new strategies or business opportunities.  As a Quantitative Trader, you will have the opportunity to:


  • Apply a data-driven approach to trading
  • Create systematic trading strategies, utilizing the firm’s superior technology
  • Use analytical methods to identify market inefficiencies, streamline trading systems and improve risk management techniques




We are looking for candidates who have proven:


  • Ability to apply quantitative skill and logical reasoning to solve complex problems
  • Strong interest in financial markets
  • Proficiency in at least one of: Python, R, OCaml, Perl, VBA, C, C++, or Java
  • Capacity to work in a professional and highly collaborative team environment
  • Graduating senior or masters student with the ability to join full time in 2018



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