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AI Research Scientist – New York

Global Quant Firm

New York

Posted 4 Wks Ago

Salary: up to $250k + bonus

 

Summary

Leading HFT fund looking for motivated research scientists with a demonstrated ability to apply machine learning to achieve cutting-edge capabilities in complex and challenging domains. You will join a growing AI team combining emerging techniques and models with original research to generate signals from unstructured data.

In this role, you’ll need to be capable of leading an open-ended research project from concept to production. This will include finding compelling problems well-suited to current and projected LLM capabilities, collaborating extensively with trading teams to understand requirements & constraints, and continuously improving model design, tools, and infrastructure. Projects may include any area of the quant research process with the potential from business-wide application.

Requirements

  • Minimum 5+ years’ demonstrable experience creating ML systems with real metrics & impact in industry and/or academia
  • Strong general ML background with some exposure to language modeling architectures, e.g. transformers, SSMs
  • Solid development skills in Python and/or C++
  • Familiarity with ML libraries/frameworks, e.g. PyTorch (preferred), TensorFlow, and/or JAX
  • Ability to reason through quantitative problems and communicate effectively with trading researchers

Desirable

  • Experience with: HPC and distributed large model training; GPU performance optimization; or end-to-end model development, particularly in LLMs

NB Please don’t apply if you’re a fresh graduate.

Benefits

  • Competitive base salary & discretionary bonus
  • Enormous opportunity to grow, learn and have an impact
  • Contributions are rewarded; career progression supported
  • Generous benefits package including medical & dental insurance, paid parental leave, and wellness programs