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Prop desk Portfolio/Trading Strategist

at Moon Trading LLC in New York, NY   —   Jul 14, 2014   |  
Overview
Our hedge fund specializes in fully automated trading. We have developed a best-in-class automated trading platform, featuring direct market access to most major financial exchanges, but a complete system for developing and automating trading strategies. We will provide the technology, the capital, detailed historical data, initial ideas for trading strategies, the lowest cost commissions, and highest quality executions—you will leverage these tools to build profitable trading strategies. We’ve built the body, you build the brains.

This position will be directly responsible for generating profits for the company. A core part of our culture is to share profits with people who are responsible for them. Therefore, this position is potentially very lucrative. We will provide you with the resources needed; it will be up to you to develop and drive these strategies to maximum profitability.
Responsibilities
3+ years managing and developing strategies and managing portfolio risk
2+ years experience with a major object oriented programming language (C++ / Java)
2+ years experience working with Unix-based systems
Strong desire to conquer the challenge of outperforming other financial market participants
Self-motivated, hard working, creative and competitive personality
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Proven interest in finance—industry experience, academic classes, or investing/trading experience
Experience
Statistical modeling, time series, or other data modeling experience
C++, bash, Matlab, Ruby, or Lua: expertise with any of these is a plus
Education
M.S. or Ph.D. degree from a top-tier school in a technical, scientific, and/or quantitative field
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