Grasshopper is a leading Asian proprietary trading group and a major liquidity provider for global exchanges. We are expanding and we seek a highly motivated quant analyst to join our Quant team. We are especially interested in candidates who can demonstrate an aptitude for problem solving and critical thinking. The Quant team at Grasshopper investigates a wide variety of technical and trading issues, so a keen intellect and a voracious appetite for learning are key characteristics of the successful incumbent.
The primary responsibility of the quant involves end-to-end ownership of the development of quantitative signals and algorithms to assist our trading teams, including conducting original quantitative alpha signal in market microstructure, including price discovery process, determinants of spreads and quotes, participants trading behaviours and transaction costs.
The quant will work closely with traders to develop trading strategies and tools to facilitate trading operations and apply statistical analysis to optimize trading strategies, and be responsible for the design and development of these strategies.
After development, the quant will also be responsible for testing and deploying strategies on live markets. Once a strategy is live, the quant will also be responsible for managing all aspects of the strategy development process, including data analysis, hypothesis testing, back testing, signal implementation and post-trade analysis.
The quant is also responsible for maintaining and improving current trading infrastructure used for daily operations.
A good Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science / Quantitative Finance / Mathematics or the equivalent; fresh graduates are welcome to apply
Strong coding capability in C++, Python or Java
Experience with SQL, Linux, CUDA is a plus
Prior experience is financial services industry not required
Able to work well both independently and collectively as a team and willing to take ownership of own work
Professional working experience of 3-5 years in a similar capacity may be considered for a senior position
Grasshopper is an Asian proprietary trading firm and liquidity provider competing on the global stage. Our cutting edge in-house technology puts us at the forefront of developments in electronic trading. An unbroken record of consistency and profitability is underpinned by firm values of curiosity, empowerment and flexibility that guide our future success.
At Grasshopper, you will be working in a diverse and dynamic environment with a flat hierarchy. With 65 employees and 15 nationalities working in an open office, communication is essential to performance. To keep our edge as the “small giant” of proprietary trading, we give employees a high level of autonomy and encourage them to get creative, take risks, make mistakes and learn from them.
We respect and listen to all our employees. You will get the chance to make an impact by having your voice heard by everyone, including the management.
We are in the business of developing people. We focus on substance and delivery - as long as you perform and communicate, you will be recognized and rewarded. We are dedicated to supporting our staff and ensuring they develop professionally and holistically to maximize their potential.