Head of Research (Vietnam)

Job Description


We seek a highly motivated Senior Quant Developer to join our Vietnam office. Grasshopper Vietnam is located in District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City.

We are especially interested in candidates who are can demonstrate an aptitude for problem solving and critical thinking. The Quant team at Grasshopper investigates a wide variety of technical and trading problems, so a keen intellect and a voracious appetite for learning are key characteristics of the successful incumbent.


The primary responsibility of the role involves end-to-end ownership of the development of quantitative signals and algorithms to assist our trading teams. Throughout the process of development, the quant will work closely with traders to develop 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 monitoring and improving the signals or strategy.


Skills and Knowledge Required

The incumbent should at least have 3-5 years of working experience in a similar capacity. The role involves a high degree of coordination and communication with both the traders and IT team and the candidate should express desire to be involved in both sides of the company. The candidate should have experience in an analytical or mathematical field and strong coding capability, in particular python and/or C++. Experience with ML and knowledge of financial markets is a plus.



  • Min. Degree in Mathematics, Science or Engineering faculties
  • Owing to hiring limitations face in Vietnam, priorities will be given to Vietnamese and permanent residents of Vietnam.

The kind of people who thrive in Grasshopper

About Grasshopper

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 Value You

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.

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