Quantitative Engineer - Eqs Custom Basket Strats

Location(s) US-NY-New York
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Vice President
Quantitative Engineer
Business Unit
Equity Derivatives Product Strats
Employment Type




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Job Summary


The Synthetic Products Group desk writes swaps on Equities, some of which reference custom baskets. The Custom Baskets strat team is responsible for tools to create and manage these baskets.  The role involves:


  • Driving innovation through product and platform development
  • Helping to facilitate bespoke custom basket trades for clients in a scalable infrastructure
  • Developing infrastructure and tools to administer basket rebalances for external clients and internal trading teams
  • Automation of corporate action adjustments and improvement of work-flow
  • Providing metrics for basket trades, to drive sales and trading decisions and to grow the business
  • Both independent and collaborative work, involving several sales/strat/trading teams globally

Basic Qualifications


We are interested in applicants who possess skills in several of the following areas:

  •  Academic background in a quantitative or technical discipline
  • Technical skills, experience in object oriented design, comfortable working in different programming languages (e.g. Java, Python) and knowledge of developing scalable solutions
  • Understanding of basic financial mathematics
  • Teamwork: Ability to build on partnerships with colleagues across global Equities teams involved in developing and trading custom basket products, including Trading/Structuring/Sales/Tech/Ops teams
  • Communication and commercial impact: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Comfortable managing multiple stakeholders, demonstrating initiative and showing commercial impact. Candidate should be driven, demonstrate initiative, be technical and commercial-minded



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