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Quantitative Developer, Quantlab Financial, Houston Texas

February 8, 2013 Leave a comment

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From the company:

Quantlab is a dynamic, technology-driven firm supporting a large-scale quantitative trading operation across a wide range of global financial markets. Founded in 1998, Quantlab is an established presence in quantitative investment management with a track record of consistent profitability under varying market conditions.

To support our ongoing expansion into additional markets, we are seeking to fill the position of Quantitative Research C++ Developer within our Research group.

The successful candidate will be a member of our Research Team and will be responsible for optimizing, enhancing and maintaining our proprietary trading platforms, as well as designing and implementing quantitative tools to support research efforts.

Required Skills:

  • PhD in Math, Engineering, or an equivalent Computational Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Industry experience with C++
  • Familiarity with Python, C# or equivalent
  • Software profiling and optimization experience
  • Test case and unit test development experience
  • Familiarity with source control systems
  • Experience in scientific programming and numerical methods
  • Experience with BOOST
  • Experience with Visual Studio (both legacy and modern variants)
  • Experience in the financial industry a plus


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