Quantitative Developer / Researcher - Quantitative Crypto Trading Firm

Company: Skyrocket Ventures
Location: New York, New York, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 19.MAR.2021
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Skyrocket Ventures is a recruiting firm for hundreds of high growth technology companies that range from industry leaders to top-tier startu...


Skyrocket Ventures is a recruiting firm for hundreds of high growth technology companies that range from industry leaders to top-tier startups. This opportunity is with one of our client companies for a full-time permanent hire. Please only apply if you are authorized to work in the U.S.

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Quantitative Developer / Researcher - Quantitative Crypto Trading Firm

Location: You can either work remotely or in the company's office in New York (Manhattan), NY

This position is with a brand new hedge fund that is being launched by a family office that has been investing in cryptocurrency and blockchain since 2015. It is a DeFi-specific hedge fund that will be focused on several strategies; the first of which is a stablecoin yield strategy.

The company will pay competitive salary (up to $200k or more) plus discretionary bonuses which can be lucrative.

Job Responsibilities:

- Reporting to the CEO of the hedge fund.

- About 60% development and 40% research.

- The company does not require much more than 40 hours/week, but it's not a 9-5 job. Whenever you are not sleeping, the company would like you to be available to work on short notice.

- Creating internal tooling to measure performance. For example, calculating the rate of return, what market makers are making or losing by providing liquidity, etc.

- Developing core algorithms and models that lead directly to trading decisions.

- Working closely with smart contract engineers to develop proprietary market analysis tools.

- Supporting research and statistical analyses of decentralized finance applications including Automated market makers, Decentralized derivatives, and Impermanent loss analysis tools.

- Source, evaluate and productionize alternative datasets leading new alpha generation


- Professional experience as a Quant.

- Interest in blockchain and cryptocurrency.

- Proficiency with programming in Python.

- Strong skills in mathematics and statistics.

- Statistical modeling skills for time-series and cross-sectional data.

- Ability to grasp new concepts quickly, such as new crypto financial systems and where to find the exploits in those systems.

- Ability to understand things at a high level and translate them into granular details.

Nice to have:

- Experience with cryptocurrencies and token markets.

- Experience with decentralized finance tools.

- Proficiency with C++.

- A Master's degree in Financial Engineering.

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