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AI Research Scientist – NYC

Leading Global Prop Trading Firm

New York

Posted 3 Wks Ago

Salary: up to $300,000 USD base + annual bonus



Exciting opportunity to work at one of the world’s leading prop trading firms with offices across the globe. You will be working with a small team of top minds in machine learning and engineering to develop new ways to use LLM to generate valuable insights from financial data.

Seeking a machine learning expert with a proven track record of building impactful systems who can lead an open-ended research project from concept to production: finding compelling problems well-suited to current and projected LLM capabilities, collaborating extensively with trading teams to understand requirements and constraints, and continuously improving model design, tools, and infrastructure.


  • 5+ years building 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 such as PyTorch (preferred), TensorFlow, and/or JAX
  • Intellectual curiosity, versatility, and originality combined with a pragmatic outlook
  • Ability to reason through quantitative problems and communicate effectively with trading researchers
  • Reliable and predictable availability

NB Please only apply if you meet the above criteria.

Benefits and Incentives

  • Annual bonus.
  • Health insurance and other benefits.
  • Paid time off and parental leave.
  • A retirement plan with a company match.
  • And more!