Quantitative Research Analyst - Intern (US)

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Job Description
Our mission is to be the most successful investment team in the world. Quantitative Researcher Analysts play a key role in this mission by developing next-generation models and trading approaches for a range of investment strategies. You'll get to challenge the impossible in quantitative research by applying sophisticated and complex statistical techniques to financial markets, some of the most complex data sets in the world.
As an intern, you'll get to challenge the impossible in research through an 11 week program that will allow you to collaborate and connect with senior team members. In addition, you'll get the opportunity to network and socialize with peers throughout the internship.
Your Objectives

  • Conceptualize valuation strategies, develop, and continuously improve upon mathematical models and help translate algorithms into code
  • Back test and implement trading models and signals in a live trading environment
  • Use unconventional data sources to drive innovation
  • Conduct research and statistical analysis to build and refine monetization systems for trading signals


Your Skills & Talents

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, or another highly quantitative field
  • Strong knowledge of probability and statistics (e.g., machine learning, time-series analysis, pattern recognition, NLP)
  • Prior experience working in a data driven research environment
  • Experience with NoSQL databases (e.g., MongoDB)
  • Experience with distributed computing using MapReduce
  • Experience with translating mathematical models and algorithms into code (Python, R or C++)
  • Independent research experience
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced team environment
  • Excellent analytical skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


Opportunities available in Chicago and New York.
In accordance with New York City's Pay Transparency Law, the base salary range for this role is $3,365 to $5,000 per week. Base salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits.
About Citadel
Citadel is one of the world's leading alternative investment managers. We manage capital on behalf of many of the world's preeminent private, public and nonprofit institutions. We seek the highest and best use of investor capital in order to deliver market leading results and contribute to broader economic growth. For over 30 years, Citadel has cultivated a culture of learning and collaboration among some of the most talented and accomplished investment professionals, researchers and engineers in the world. Our colleagues are empowered to test their ideas and develop commercial solutions that accelerate their growth and drive real impact.

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What are Citadel Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Employee resource groups
In-person all-hands meetings
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Customized development tracks
Personal development training

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