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Quantitative Researchers at Citadel Securities:

The Quantitative Research team at Citadel Securities develops and implements next-generation valuation models and systematic trading strategies in the world’s most competitive and dynamic markets. As a Quantitative Researcher (QR), you will apply advanced statistical techniques and engineering skills to complex data sets to model markets, test hypotheses, and create proprietary trading algorithms. As markets continuously evolve, QRs keep Citadel Securities at the forefront by constantly solving some of the most challenging quantitative problems of our time.

Your Skills and Talents:

  • Advanced training in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, or another highly quantitative field, with strong knowledge of probability and statistics (Bachelors, Masters, PhD degree).
  • Ability to consistently use statistical analyses to distill complex problems to mathematical cores, formulate creative hypotheses, and leverage statistical tools to analyze data sets and develop market signals.

Your Opportunity:

As a QR at Citadel Securities, you will be equipped with the platforms, resources, and mentorship to shape your own career path. We trust and empower our team members to have and execute on big ideas from the start so they make a direct impact on our business and the global markets. To achieve this, we leverage a wide variety of computational and research techniques to take on what others dismiss as impossible.

Technologists at Citadel Securities

At Citadel Securities, technologists design, develop, and enhance the sophisticated technology that powers quantitative trading strategies. As a technologist, you’ll leverage a wide variety of Innovative approaches to deliver scalable, high-performing, and resilient solutions to drive our ability to trade and revolutionize financial markets. You’ll collaborate with quantitative researchers and traders to unravel complex problems that face our industry. Our technologists are constantly presented with new and interesting opportunities to challenge what others might dismiss as impossible.

Your Skills and Talents:

A degree in computer science, computer engineering or related fields (Bachelors, Masters, Ph.D. degree).
An intellectual curiosity and passion for solving challenging problems using technology, possess exceptional programming and design skills, and can communicate effectively in a collaborative, complex and highly technical team environment.

Your Opportunity:

The financial industry offers endless opportunities for innovation. Our technologists quickly advance by working on a wide range of complex problems. At Citadel Securities, you don’t just build tools, you pave the way for the markets of tomorrow. You exercise your creativity and make direct impact on markets with sophisticated technology.

Traders at Citadel Securities

At Citadel Securities, traders drive our systematic and semi-systematic trading strategies – and their own career paths. They are empowered with advanced technology and algorithms necessary to make large, complex risk decisions in real-time. Our traders immediately make an impact and contribute to the firm. Simultaneously, they collaborate and grow with the industry’s elite quantitative researchers and technologists and learn from seasoned traders. At Citadel Securities, traders develop an in-depth knowledge of complex market structure, build meaningful relationships across the firm, become experts at monitoring risks and responding to market signals, and execute state-of-the-art trading strategies.

Your Skills and Talents:

  • Ideal candidates have a strong academic record with a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Economics, or another quantitative field (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree).
  • Ideal candidates demonstrate passion for the financial markets and trading, excel at communication and planning, employ a systematic approach to problem solving, and showcase an acute understanding of risk taking in uncertain conditions.

Your Opportunity:

At Citadel Securities, you’ll make an impact on day one by getting assigned to a primary team – which will enable you to gain experience in trading and research and make strides towards certifications. In addition, in select locations we offer opportunities to rotate between multiple trading desks. We want to help you discover the trading strategies and asset classes that interest you the most.


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