Are you hyper-competitive and collaborative?
Are you excited by the opportunity to solve complex mathematical problems?
At Citadel, your ideas and insights will put capital from the world's most sophisticated investors to work. We seek those who share our passion for problem-solving and constant reinvention.
Watch below to see how Zoey Zhao, Quantitative Researcher, turns her ideas into reality.
In 1986, as a Harvard freshman, Ken Griffin realized technology could be a definitive investment advantage. Convincing his dorm's janitor to let him install a satelite dish on the roof, Ken accessed live stock quotes in order to trade with real-time data. By his senior year, Ken was managing $1 million of investor money. More than 25 years later, Ken's belief in the power of technology to propel investment decisions and improve financial markets has turned into a firm that manages over $24 billion of investment capital, makes markets in 30 countries and transforms how markets work.
2014: Citadel receives "A" grade from Insitutional Investor Magazine.
2015: Firm receives a "People's Choice" Award from the Great Place to Work Institute.
2016: Risk Management Magazine names Citadel "Hedge Fund of the Year." Citadel Securtities LLC* is slated to become the largest designated market maker on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
If you're interested in transforming markets, check out our openings.
We're driven by a culture of success built on teamwork, integrity and grit. If you're ready to invest yourself in a brighter future for the world, we're ready to invest in the brightest future for you. Over our 25 year history, we have designed and refined career paths in investment & trading, quantitative strategies, and software engineering.
Software Engineering – Our software teams are helping to code the future of finance. Using our industry leading technology platforms, and in partnership with some of the world’s brightest quantitative scientists and investment professionals, they drive our ability to win.
If one of these paths appeals to you, check out our openings.
I have been working at Citadel full-time
true meritocracy, competitive, smart people
very demanding and competitive - not necessarily a bad thing
Advice to Management
The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Citadel (Chicago, IL).
Having interviewed with at least two dozen different companies in software and finance ranging from series A startups to the biggest names in the industry, I can safely say Citadel has the most bizarre, pointless, waste-of-time interview process I've ever gone through. Indeed, if I had known from the inception it would take an astounding four weeks to schedule a first round interview due to a complete lack of communication on their end, I would never have even gone through the process, to say nothing of the following rounds. Citadel demonstrates no interest whatsoever in their candidates, especially compared to smaller firms like HRT or Jane Street in their own industry, and pretty much any firm in the software industry. Interview literally anywhere else.