Mission: Employees have the autonomy to pursue projects that interest them, while sharing knowledge collaboratively with colleagues. We help employees to scale their intelligence – giving them all the tools they need to be challenged and ...
We are looking for brilliant, motivated, and intellectually-curious people to join our firm.
Trading Teams - devise and implement new strategies by collaborating with extraordinary researchers from diverse technical and quantitative disciplines
Core Technology – cooperate on the unparalleled infrastructure that is the backbone of our research platform and powers our high-speed trading on more than 75+ exchanges
R&D - push the limits of high-performance computing to break through some of the most challenging technology problems facing the industry
Quality Assurance - validate components of the trading system using deep functional knowledge and progressively-developed tools in order to ensure a high-quality production environment
Vendor Data - collaborate with experienced data scientists to identify fluctuations and uncover opportunities in raw data
Quant Support/Research Engineering– team up with physicists, mathematicians and the Linux gurus responsible for all of Jump’s Linux systems, including low-latency trading systems and large-scale, distributed-systems environments
While at Jump Trading, new employees will encounter many exciting disciplines and technologies including: multiple domain experts; machine learning; a petaflop of computing power; state-of-the-art hardware; numerical optimization; and high-performance computing.
I have been working at Jump Trading full-time (More than a year)
Jump invests in it's employees as if we all are going to stay with the company for decades. Which is what many of us plan to do, as long as one's trading team stays profitable.
Examples speak better than words:
1. Almost any data set is available internally, and catered lunches and a lot of company-arranged events make it so that different trading teams know each other and talk and cross-pollinate data, ideas and even technical tricks (the latter is very different from most Jump's competitors where different trading teams are secretive and don't share),
2. Jump pays for all sorts of internal trainings (I took Advanced Python and one of big data classes, planning to take FPGA class next)
3. I saw two teams dissolved for bad performance this year, however almost all of the former employees of those teams... ended up joining other more successful trading groups within the firm, internally
Structure is very flat, which could be viewed as a disadvantage. For example, if your idea of career growth is to have important-sounding job titles and promotions every other year... that's not going to happen! Instead, as you grow within the company you'll get to mentor junior colleagues and/or play with increasingly more sophisticated technical "toys".
I applied online. I interviewed at Jump Trading (Chicago, IL) in February 2018.
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