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Quantitative Researcher – Masters: Summer 2024

  • Job
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Research & Development
  • $200K - $225K
  • New York City

AI generated summary

  • You: Master's in quantitative field, exceptional problem-solving, strong communication, practical computing skills, research experience, finance not necessary.
  • You will explore new ideas, analyze market data, develop trading signals, collaborate with technologists, backtest strategies, optimize performance, and brainstorm new projects with a team of researchers, strategists, and traders.


  • Master's degree in a quantitative field such as Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Research, or Economics
  • Exceptional mathematical problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills in a fast-paced and/or highly collaborative environment are essential
  • Strong, practical computing skills; a specific language proficiency is less important than your ability to get computers to accomplish tasks efficiently and reliably
  • Experience working on in-depth research projects
  • Finance experience is not a requirement


  • This idea can come from anyone: you, the mentor who sits beside you, or someone you meet in the cafeteria.
  • As a Quantitative Researcher, you will investigate that idea by immersing yourself in market data, leveraging tools in mathematics, statistics, and programming.
  • Through your research, you may discover a new pattern that can transform into a trading signal.
  • You will work side-by-side with technologists in order to backtest your results and put that trading signal into production.
  • Once that signal is embedded in our electronic trading strategies, you will continue to do research on that strategy in order to optimize its performance.
  • As your trading strategy evolves, you will discuss with other researchers, strategists, and traders to collect feedback and brainstorm new ideas.
  • Some of those ideas will turn into new quant projects, and the life cycle starts all over again.


What qualifications are required for the role of Quantitative Researcher at SIG?

Candidates for the role of Quantitative Researcher at SIG should have a Master's degree and a strong background in quantitative finance.

What kind of problems will I be solving as a Quantitative Researcher at SIG?

As a Quantitative Researcher at SIG, you will be tasked with solving complex problems in the field of quantitative finance that require a meticulous attention to detail and a relentless pursuit of understanding.

What opportunities for growth and career development are available for Quantitative Researchers at SIG?

Quantitative Researchers at SIG have the opportunity to grow their careers in the field of quantitative finance and work on a variety of challenging problems that will further their knowledge and expertise.

Can I apply for the role of Quantitative Researcher at SIG if I do not have a Master's degree?

The role of Quantitative Researcher at SIG requires a Master's degree in order to ensure that candidates have a strong foundation in quantitative finance.

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Mission & Purpose

SIG is a global quantitative trading firm founded with a growth mindset and an analytical approach to decision making. As one of the largest proprietary trading firms in the world, we benefit the financial markets by providing liquidity and ensuring competitive prices for buyers and sellers. We bring together the brightest minds, the best technology, and the most expansive library of data in the industry to design and implement quantitative trading strategies that make us leaders in the financial markets. Beyond trading, SIG is active in global private equity, structured capital and institutional brokerage.


  • Medical, Vision, and Dental

    You have a choice of medical plans, including a Health Savings Account plan.

  • Paid Vacation and Time Off

    We offer a generous vacation package so that you can enjoy paid time off away from the office. We observe the New York Stock Exchange holiday schedule, which generally includes nine paid holidays per year. We also offer paid maternity/paternity leave.

  • Gym + Fitness Classes*

    We have an on-site gym, on-site fitness classes, and wellness tools to help you track your personal health achievements.

  • On-site Wellness Center + Pharmacy*

    We support your everyday health with an on-site Wellness Center, and make it easy for you to drop off your prescription for same-day delivery to the office.

  • Discounts + Deals

    You can make the most of our great deals on movie tickets, event tickets, and discounts with some of the best restaurants in town.