Senior Financial Engineer

Employer
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Salary
Commensurate with experience.
Posted
Sep 05, 2017
Closes
Oct 05, 2017
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Masters

 Our expanding portfolio management team seeks a Senior Financial Engineer with keen interest in quantitative research and data analysis to assist our team in downtown Chicago.  The candidate must possess excellent analytical and technical skills, have a proven quantitative background, be a creative problem solver, clear communicator and present a strong record of successfully working with others in a team environment. 

 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform statistical analyses to verify and optimize innovations and enhancements to portfolio models.
  • Define and implement data collection and data acquisition methods.
  • Monitor trading performance and devise improvements
  • Propose portfolio strategies and algorithm enhancements
  • Write white papers and blog posts on current economic and financial topics
  • Present Strategies in front of investment committees and prospective clients

QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in a technical field (or Finance/Economics with quantitative focus)
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience in  an asset management environment
  • Proficient in statistics and econometrics.
  • Development experience in R and Linux
  • Machine-learning and Python experience is a plus
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Predictive Modeling Experience