Quantitative Researcher / Python Developer


Austin, TX

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 396 days ago


Kforce's client, an emerging and well-respected boutique hedge fund specializing in options trading is looking to hire a talented and creative Quantitative Researcher/Python Developer to assist in building systematic trading models. Summary: The ideal candidate will work directly with senior portfolio manager in the execution, development, and implementation of systematic volatility and options based trading models. The role requires a self-starter with advanced computer programming skills, broad knowledge of machine learning algorithms and data science, a demonstrated interest in quantitativetrading and markets, and creativity to invent and customize models when necessary. The Quantitative Researcher must have excellent communication skills and willingness to explain ideas to non-technical colleagues and clients. This role provides an opportunity for creativity and intellectual freedom in a boutique company with direct connection between performance and compensation. Competitive salary and benefits based on experience. Excellent meritocracy driven bonuses possible based upon ability to generate solid results and returns for clients from their models.


  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experiencerequired; MS/PhD in Computer Science with a focus on Machine Learning or Data Processing preferred
  • 5 years of work experience in machine learning or experience in data analysis and processing
  • Demonstrated advanced computer programming skills (Python, C, R, VBA)
  • Broad knowledge of machine learning, data engineering, data mining algorithms (decision trees, HMMs, probability networks, association rules, clustering, and neural networks)
  • Demonstrated interest in systematic trading and options theory
  • Creativity and intellectual curiosity
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • This company is a small entrepreneurial company that is best suited for a results oriented self-starter; must be capable of working independently and taking control of a project from start to finish by oneself
  • Intellectual interest in solving problems in financial markets a must
  • Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial/non-linear mindset a must
  • Willingness to cooperate and communicate with non-technical personnel a must


  • Direct experience modeling or trading options or volatility derivatives
  • Demonstrated passion for designing trading strategies