At Helios Search we are a dedicated executive search specialised in quantitative recruitment. Recruiting the right person is key to the success of our business. Thanks to our focus, transparency, dedication and hard work we are the leading specialist in providing recruitment services to the financial markets.Our objective is to know our niche market intimately and to provide the highest quality service to both clients and candidates.
The job spec is for a Senior Equity Algorithmic Quant for a Top US House in London.
This position is an opportunity to lead one of the top tier Algorithmic Quantitative teams in Europe, managing both research and deliverables for our Algorithmic Strategies and related research products. These algorithms are "benchmark" algorithms (Implementation, Shortfall, VWAP, etc) and the role has no involvement in any proprietary trading strategies.
The successful candidate will be involved in:
Managing the research and deliverables around theit algorithmic and research products
Prioritisation of resources abd projects
Overseeing the development of trading signals, tactics and strategies which are incorporated into the firm’s algorithmic strategies and smart order routing.
Development of new strategies etc. in coordination with the global team
Performance monitoring and attribution and interaction with their Execution Consulting team and Clients.
Interaction with Execution Sales and Salestrading teams, and their internal traders.
Staff development team (team of 4 direct reports).
The role will report to the Global Head of Algorithmic Quantitative Group (in NY) with local reporting to the Head of EMEA Algorithmic Trading.
Strong mathematical finance background (market microstructure modelling, portfolio risk, etc.)
Doctorate degree in a quantitative science
Professional experience in markets and trading techniques
Knowledge of algorithmic/numerical programming in C++ and or/Hava.
Expertise in time series data analysis, familiarity with SQL and KDB databases
Details oriented, with strong team leadership, communication and organizational skills.