Volant Trading

  • Quantitative Researcher

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    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.




    As a quantitative researcher, you will have the opportunity to do the following:

    • Build trading strategies.
    • Research trading signals.
    • Analyze performance of strategies.  
    • Test and implement models for trading, pricing, and risk management.
    • Work on a wide range of products across different markets.



    In order to meet our standards, you will need the following: 

    • Master’s degree or higher in a quantitative field.
    • Excellent quantitative modeling, analytical and research skills.
    • Strong knowledge of options theory and options modeling experience.
    • Ability to find pragmatic solutions to complex problems.
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • At least 2 years of experience in financial industry.

     We expect experience in some, though not necessarily all, of the following:

    • Python and C++ programming.
    • Microsoft Excel and the Visual Studio suite.
    • Linux including shell scripts.
    • Processing large data sets.


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