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Data Scientist / Quantitative Researcher - High Frequency Futures
Chicago, IL

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Position Description

Data Scientist / Quantitative Researcher - High Frequency Futures

Location Chicago

Job Department Trading

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Position Title: Data Scientist / Quantitative Researcher - High Frequency Futures

Location: Chicago

Department: Trading

Position Summary

We are looking for highly skilled and experienced individuals to join a research effort focused on generating high frequency trading alphas in the futures markets. The ideal candidate has direct experience in the alpha research process and understands the workflow from idea generation to production implementation. This opportunity will provide the right candidate the chance to have a large impact on the direction and productivity of a newly formed effort within a successful proprietary trading firm.


* Conduct financial data analysis on large datasets to generate profitable trading alphas.
* Define key metrics for model validation.
* Back testing and production performance monitoring.
* Contribute to in-house data analysis packages and research framework development.
* Acquisition of new data sets and cleaning/maintenance of new and existing data sets.


* At least 2+ years of experience generating or implementing short-term trading alphas into production trading strategies.
* Advanced knowledge of modern statistical and machine learning techniques.
* Proficiency in a scripting language such as Python, R, or MATLAB.
* Proficiency in at least one statistical package and one machine learning package in one of the above languages.
* Demonstrated experience working with tick data.
* Degree in a quantitative discipline such as Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, etc.
* Experience developing software systems an in object oriented language is a plus.

About Wolverine

Founded in 1994, the Wolverine companies comprise a number of diversified financial institutions specializing in proprietary trading, asset management, order execution services, and technology solutions. We are recognized as a market leader in derivatives valuation, trading, and value-added order execution across global equity, options, and futures markets. With a focus on innovation, achievement, and integrity, we take pride in serving the interests of both our clients and colleagues. The Wolverine companies are headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York and San Francisco and a proprietary trading affiliate office located in London.

Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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