Quantitative Research Analyst

Posted: Sep 04, 2013

Chicago-based boutique algorithmic trading firm is looking for a quantitative analyst to work closely with the Quantitative Research team. Experience in mathematical modeling and statistical data analysis is required. Previous experience or course work in finance, business, or economics is NOT required. Candidate must be a very good communicator and a creative problem solver.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Identify and execute computational analyses, and present results to the team
  • Perform historical data validation, model validation, and portfolio back-testing
  • Develop and maintain analytics tools and manage large historical data sets


  • BA/BS/MS – Applied Mathematics, Engineering, or other quantitative discipline
  • Knowledge of the principles of statistical analysis, including descriptive and predictive model construction.
  • Statistical modeling with MATLAB, R, or equivalent.
  • Basic SQL coding; additional programming preferred.

AlphaWorks is a proprietary trading firm that provides liquidity to financial markets through its automated trading technology.  We promote a team oriented culture, flat corporate hierarchy, and an excellent opportunity to bring new ideas from concept to implementation.

No phone calls please.

Please send resume to: quantjob0212@alphaworkscapital.com