Clover Light views the strengths of our team as opportunity,
and opportunity as vehicle of achievement: personal, professional, and
ultimately, as a means of asserting the positive role of our industry in
the global economy.​

We are continuously seeking standout professionals and bright minded individuals to grow our team with experience in:

Software Development

Algorithmic Trading

Quantitative and Statistical Analysis

Computer Systems and Network Engineering

Back Office and Risk Management

Our teams work closely together—not in competing divisions—to share trading strategies, manage risk, improve processes, and explore new business opportunities. We emphasize a collaborative work environment and look for solutions to complex problems head-on, collectively.

We offer a competitive compensation package, bonus potential, excellent benefits and a collaborative work environment.

 

Current Job Openings (Fall/Winter 2019/2020):

            Senior Software Engineer C++ (Chicago, IL)

 

            Quantitative Trader – High Frequency Futures (Chicago, IL)

            Senior Trader – High Frequency Futures (Chicago, IL)

            Quantitative Researcher / Data Scientist – High Frequency Futures

For Inquiries, please contact us.

Applicants, please submit resumes to: hr@cloverlight.com

Quantitative Trader – High  Frequency Futures (Chicago, IL)

 

We are currently seeking experienced Quantitative Traders for our market making group as well as to aid our ongoing efforts to design new high-frequency trading algorithms.  The ideal candidate has experience and a proven track record developing alpha generating algorithmic trading strategies from concept to implementation. This opportunity will provide the right candidate with a chance to have a significant impact on the research and trading efforts within our successful proprietary trading firm.

Responsibilities:

  • Explore new trading ideas and enhance existing trading strategies

  • Analyze market data and market microstructure

  • Assist in developing requirements and propose solutions

  • Enhance in-house data analysis tools and research libraries

  • Guide development and implementation of new trading strategies

 

Qualifications:

  • High-frequency trading experience / Futures markets (ideal)

  • Solid understanding of advanced statistical concepts

  • Programming skills with data analysis programming languages

    • Python + numpy + pandas (ideal)

    • C++

    • R

    • Matlab

  • Data-mining and analysis of large datasets 

    • Time series analysis

    • Market microstructure analysis

  • Signal generation, back testing, auto-regression, auto-correlation, Principal Component Analysis and other statistical techniques

  • Strong communication skills / works well with others

  • B.S. or higher in Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Financial Engineering, Computer Science or a related field

 

The candidates will assume a critical role in the research and strategy design process by working closely with senior traders and our development team.  We offer a competitive compensation package, bonus potential, excellent benefits and a collaborative work environment.

 

Senior Trader – High Frequency Futures (Chicago, IL)

 

We are currently seeking Senior Traders with extensive futures market experience to work alongside our team of traders and to guide our research and development team during the design and testing of new high-frequency trading strategies.  The ideal candidate has experience trading either market making, momentum or relative value strategies. This opportunity will provide the right candidate with a chance to have a significant impact on the direction of our trading efforts within our successful proprietary trading firm.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide market intelligence and look for new trading opportunities

  • Review of risk exposure in advance of particular events

  • Assist in developing requirements and propose solutions

  • Guide development and implementation of new trading strategies

  • Trade and support of in-house trading strategies

  • Analyze data to improve existing and develop new trading strategies

 

Qualifications:

  • Significant trading experience in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment

  • Futures markets experience

  • High-frequency trading experience (ideal)

  • Ability to assess facts and make decisions quickly

  • Proficient in standard futures trading platforms: TT, CQG, CTS, etc.

  • Strong attention to detail and high operational accuracy

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks on the trading desk

  • Strong sense of teamwork, ethics, and personal accountability

 

Quantitative Researcher / Data Scientist

High-Frequency Futures (Chicago, IL)

 

We are currently seeking experienced Quantitative Analysts to help our ongoing research focused on designing new and improving existing high-frequency trading algorithms.  The ideal candidate has experience developing alpha generating algorithmic trading strategies from concept to implementation. This opportunity will provide the right candidate with a chance to have a significant impact on the research and trading efforts within our successful proprietary trading firm.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Explore new trading ideas and enhance existing trading strategies

  • Financial data analysis on large datasets

  • Back testing and model validation

  • Enhance in-house data analysis tools and research libraries

  • Guide development and implementation of new trading strategies

 

Qualifications:

  • PhD in the hard sciences preferred

  • Strong background in mathematics and statistics

  • High-frequency trading experience / Futures markets (ideal)

  • Programming skills with data analysis programming languages

    • Python + numpy + pandas (ideal)

    • C++

    • R

    • Matlab

  • Data-mining and analysis of large datasets 

    • Time series analysis

    • Market microstructure analysis

  • Signal generation, back testing, auto-regression, auto-correlation, Principal Component Analysis and other statistical techniques

  • Strong communication skills / works well with others

 

The candidates will assume a critical role in the research and strategy design process by working closely with senior traders and our development team.  We offer a competitive compensation package, bonus potential, excellent benefits and a collaborative work environment.

 

Senior Software Engineer C++ (Chicago, IL)

 

We are currently seeking a talented and highly motivated C++ software engineer with a passion for Linux, to join our Trading Systems group at our Chicago based office.  The ideal candidate will have extensive experience developing in C++ and Python for Linux based systems. A solid understanding of the Linux operating system and user-level tools, and is confident using and configuring Linux and build tools.  Specific in-depth knowledge of the Linux network layer, various network protocols and Linux kernel internals are a plus for this role. We are looking for a fast learner who can work independently once assigned a task. Experience developing algorithmic trading strategies from concept to implementation is a plus.  

This opportunity will provide the right candidate with a chance to have a significant impact within our successful proprietary trading firm.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with project manager and traders to understand the business requirements and technical challenges.

  • Work collaboratively on a design which suits our low latency requirements.

  • Enhance our existing trading infrastructure.

  • Create and maintain financial exchange protocol adapters for both market data and order entry.

  • Integrate protocol adapters into and enhance existing trading framework.

  • Write unit tests.

  • Research new data structures and algorithms for improved inter and intra process communication.

  • Build new trading infrastructure.

 

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of 

  • Extensive C++ experience.

    • Modern C++ (C++14/17).

  • In depth Linux experience.

    • Comfortable working in a Linux environment.

    • Shell scripting and working with common Unix tools.

    • GNU Make.

  • BSD socket programming (TCP and UDP, multicast).

    • Scatter-gather IO, epoll, etc.

    • Zero copy and kernel bypass (SF) is a plus.

  • Code profiling.

  • Low level optimizations.

    • x86-64 assembly.

  • Low latency tuning.

    • Concurrency

    • pthreads, atomics, memory barriers/fences.

  • Shared memory IPC.

  • Python scripting (Python3).

  • Experience with git for version control.

  • Fluent in english with strong communication skills / works well with others.

  • Previous work experience at a high-frequency trading firm is a plus.

  • At least a basic level understanding of statistical concepts.

 

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