Quantitative Research

Quantitative Research Associate

SIG’s Quantitative Research Associates hold advanced degrees from diverse fields including mathematics, physics, computer science, and engineering. Our quants apply their problem solving expertise to real-time trading opportunities within the capital markets.

“I was given an ongoing project in high-performance trading, with the opportunity to take ownership of the existing process. I worked on improving it and eventually converting the existing process into a test bed for future ideas. I was given a lot of leeway to develop the ideas I had in whatever directions seemed promising.”
– SIG Options Quantitative Researcher

At SIG, you will work alongside traders and software engineers to develop, test, and implement predictive models, pricing models, and technical tools. You will utilize your quantitative ability and technical skill set to design strategies essential to SIG’s trading performance.

“There's a level of openness and collaboration that I believe is unique to our company, particularly in terms of giving feedback. We know we all make errors, and the best way to improve quality over time is to be open to feedback.”
– SIG Algo Quantitative Researcher

Education

You will attend classes taught by experienced traders to learn about capital markets, decision science, and game theory. This theoretical training is reinforced through mentoring provided by successful quants at SIG who will help you bridge the gap between your academic experience and the trading world.

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Quant Internship

Internship

The goal of our 10-week summer programprogramme is to give you real-world working experiences that apply quantitative research to the firm’s trading activity. You will work on essential projects for the firm while gaining a better understanding of how we approach the markets.

Intern Education

Our quant interns participate in educational programsprogrammes customized to their unique position at SIG. Classes provide an introduction to the products SIG trades and the finance industry. They evolve into challenging quantitative courses that expose the application of quantitative theory to real-world problems that we face as contributors to the US open markets. Interns are also mentored by a Quantitative Researcher at SIG while spending time on our trade floor gaining hands-on experience. The education programprogramme is designed to advance knowledge of our business, current industry topics, and the application of quantitative theories in finance.

Intern Perks

  • Free housing is provided and conveniently located near SIG
  • Relaxed dress code: jeans and sneakers are the norm and we wear shorts all summer long
  • Game room with golf simulators, game tables (poker, pool, ping pong, etc.), multicade classics video games, and Play Station/Xbox video area
  • A 9,000 square-foot gym with cardio, cross fit and strength machines, plus yoga and indoor cycling classes
  • Social events such as a poker tournament, dinners in Philadelphia, and sporting events
  • Discounts for shopping, travel, dining, entertainment, and attractions