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Quantitative Research Scientist / Data Scientist

Date Posted: Dec 15, 2018

Job Description

Octic Capital Management is an emerging alternative asset manager in Portland, OR that develops and deploys quantamental systematic financial strategies in cryptocurrency markets. Our team has over 30 years of collective experience managing capital at hedge funds, investment banks, and proprietary trading shops. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a hedge fund at the ground floor, working directly under experienced traders and portfolio managers in a cutting-edge market. The model candidates must possess a strong, proven interest in the crypto space, perennial curiosity, a passion for data-driven analysis, and a demonstrated capacity to do first-class research. We value intellectual horsepower first and foremost, and people who demonstrate an exceptional talent in applying well developed theory with clean, extensible code. Total Annual Compensation: $100,000 to $600,000 (bonus is granted as a guaranteed % of incentive fee with the capacity to make a discretionary bonus on top of that).

Must have qualities for any candidate:

  • An advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, or related field
  • A demonstrated capacity to do first-class research
  • An intense interest in applying quantitative analysis to solve difficult problems
  • Advanced practitioner-level knowledge of statistical inference, machine learning, software solvers, and/or mathematical optimization (preferably in Python)
  • Graduated at the top of your respective educational program, with excellent problem-solving abilities, insight, judgment, and a strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills; ability to express complex concepts in simple terms

Qualities that make great candidates:

    • Experience with RestAPI/ JSON web services calls
    • Solid understanding of Object Oriented design principles
    • Deep understanding of blockchain logic a plus
    • Experience with unit testing and CI tools: we embrace thorough code-testing practices
    • Back end web experience: data management, networking, worker queues, message queues
    • A knack for 2 and 3-dimensional data visualization
    • Passionate about cryptocurrencies and the role they play in the future of financial markets
    • Avid problem-solver that looks to implement creative solutions in an ever-changing market
    • Progress toward CFA or CAIA helpful, but not necessary
    • Experience making dynamic dashboard helpful in GUI tools such as tkinter
    • C++, C, Haskell, MATLAB, R, Solidity or Java experience helpful, but not necessary
    • Knowledge of SQL and noSQL data structures helpful, but not necessary
    • Professional/competitive gambling experience is a plus
    • Professional/competitive gaming experience is a plus
    • Mandarin Chinese fluency is a plus

Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D. in technical field preferred


Skills Required

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  • Type
    Full Time/Permanent
  • Positions
  • Experience
    5 Year
  • Gender
    No Preference
  • Apply Before
    Oct 31, 2019

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