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Quantitative Researcher

Datum Recruitment

2 - 3 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Any Nationality

, Posted on May 7, 2018 1 Opening

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Datum Recruitment have an excellent opportunity for a quantitative researcher with machine learning experience to work for a high profile quant hedge fund based in the UAE.
This role involves developing and testing systematic quant trading strategies using sophisticated statistical techniques based predominantly on Social Media and News signals. This is a unique opportunity for somebody who is looking to grow within the company as this desk will receive increasing investment in the next two years.
The Role:
• To generate profits from social media and news streams using algorithms
• Using quantitative disciplines with creative problem solving to build tools for trading strategies
• Work on innovative strategy from unconventional data sources
• Developing and optimising trading signals (feature generation and model estimation)
• Work with large data sets to predict and test market analysis
• Perform post-trade analysis
• Work in a team of experienced quant specialists
Required Experience and Key Skills:
The successful candidate will have match the following criteria:
• 2 years Quant research experience
• MSc or higher in a quantitative STEM subject
• Willing to relocate to the UAE
• An ability to communicate advanced concepts in a concise and logical way
• Proficiency in statistical methods (e.g., machine learning, time-series analysis, pattern recognition, NLP)
• Innovative thinking & strong communication and organizational skills & quantitative/analytical mind-set
• Outstanding academic/professional track record
• Bonus: Knowledge of Matlab, C++, and/or Python
• Bonus: Arabic speaking
• Bonus: Previous experience using social media and news signals in quant research/trading
Salary and Benefits:
A highly competitive tax-free base salary within the range of 65,000 - 80,000 depending on your qualifications and experience as well as an impressive bonus scheme. Our client also offer a number of excellent benefits which can be discussed on application.

Industry Type : Recruitment / Placement Firm / Executive Search
Functional Area : Sales / Business Development


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