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Senior C++ Engineer

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Senior Quantitative Researcher

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Python Software Engineer

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Graduate Software Engineer

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Junior Quantitative Researcher

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Head of Global Talent

Location – Head office in London but flexibility to work fully remotely as suits

Package – Competitive

About RISQ 

RISQ has built a world class trading technology platform and partners with the best traders and engineers globally to create and maintain market leading trading strategies in alternative markets.

Our work improves efficiency, liquidity and price discovery in the alternative markets. We make markets more efficient through fundamental and market research, algorithm design, liquidity provision and low-latency execution of trading strategies.

We have been trading for over 10 years, and have developed our platform from the ground up giving us the flexibility, robustness and low latency to successfully trade a wide range of markets from Sports, Commodities and Crypto. We believe in continuous differentiation, meaning that a fast paced, dynamic work environment is required in order for us to remain highly profitable in a highly competitive sector.

RISQ is a well funded independent company still owned by the original shareholders and employees. Decisions are made quickly due to our flat structure, with no outside stakeholders to consider.

Working with RISQ 

We are looking for a Global Head of Talent to drive our recruitment and HR strategy to attract the best Engineering and Trading talent to RISQ, a key objective of our growth strategy. We want to create a unique approach to remote working and recruitment to open up the global engineering and trading talent pool, which we believe is currently overlooked by other proprietary trading firms.

What you will work on 

Your role will be varied and constantly evolving as the company grows. There is lots of room to shape and expand the role.

  • Help Position RISQ to attract the best talent, helping brand and communicate the unique selling points of working for RISQ.
  • Build out a direct recruitment strategy that will help attract up to 50 roles over the next 3 years.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the best recruiters in the industry.
  • Design and execute the end to end recruitment process partnering closely with the hiring managers.
  • Implement industry leading assessment techniques and best practices for a remote first company.
  • Design and execute a market leading talent retention strategy.
  • Design and execute a performance evaluation process.
  • Update and maintain all company HR policies and procedures.
  • Build out and take responsibility for the HR function as the company grows.

Requirements

  • Strong understanding of sourcing and hiring talent globally.
  • Experience in recruiting and growing out a team in a technology, financial services or proprietary trading company is an advantage.
  • Successful track record of managing projects alongside operational recruitment delivery
  • Track record of building a strong employer brand and delivering reach
  • Working knowledge of ATS tools, sites and technologies
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and a good listener.
  • Experience and proof delivering business results in a dynamic environment.
  • Have an owner mentality, with an entrepreneurial mindset focusing on the ultimate goal of the company.
  • Like working within a collaborative team environment, and being open minded about working in an office and remotely.
  • Aptitude and curiosity to understand and constantly develop your knowledge in the fundamentals of quantitative trading and software engineering is crucial.
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Senior C++ Engineer

Team: Engineering

Role: Senior C++ Engineer

You will be joining a talented team working on RISQ trading platform. Despite our industry standing, we are a relatively small team so you will have plenty of exposure to a variety of projects and have the opportunity to make a significant impact.

We are looking to hire talented individuals who wish to master their technical skills and help us gain and maintain our market edge in this highly competitive industry.

Essential Skills:

  • At least four years experience with C++ in a production environment
  • Highly proficient in C++ (exposure to or awareness of data structures, STL, Boost, C++11 / 14 / 17)
  • Computer science (or similar) degree from a top institution at 2:1 or above
  • A good understanding of Linux, network programming and scripting languages
  • Knowledge of test driven development, test frameworks, continuous integration and the monitoring and support of highly available systems
  • Knowledge of common database technologies
  • An interest in sports betting, financial or commodities trading
  • An interest in high-frequency, low latency transactional systems
  • Comfortable getting involved in DevOps

Remuneration: Competitive

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Senior Quantitative Researcher

Team: Quantitative Research

Role: Senior Quantitative Researcher

You will be part of a centralised Quantitative team working on automated trading strategies across global sport and energy markets. You will be a self starter, with the ability and drive to beat the market using problem solving as well your technical skills to win. RISQ is committed to getting a team of highly talented individuals who can thrive off each other intellectually, promoting personal growth and development. You will have the ability to work on your own strategies as well as being able to work as part of a team and help contribute to other team members strategies.

You will be supported by a talented engineering and data team that will help implement the strategies that you develop.

Essential Skills:

  • 5-10 years quantitative trading experience.
  • Proficient in back-testing, simulation, statistical and machine learning techniques.
  • Proven success in building and implementation of profitable trading strategies
  • Researching, and building systematic training strategies across different asset classes
  • Supporting trading desks and drive the genesis of automation across the teams
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Python Software Engineer

Team: Engineering

Role: Python Software Engineer

We are looking for a Python Software Engineer to work within an exceptional team of 6 engineers delivering cutting edge low latency trading systems and strategies. The successful candidate will spend a large proportion of their time on trading model development. You will be working with Quantitative Analysts and Traders within the organisation across a range of niche products and markets.

We are looking to hire talented individuals who wish to master their technical skills and help us gain and maintain our market edge in this highly competitive industry.

Essential Skills:

  • Computer science (or similar) degree from a top institution at 2:1 or above
  • 2-5 years Python experience, ideally with a mathematical focus
  • Familiarity with SQL and DBMS, ideally Postgres
  • Experience of Linux or Unix-like operating systems and associated tools
  • Familiarity with cloud services such as Amazon Web Services

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in developing to REST and Streaming APIs
  • Mathematical background, algorithmic development experience
  • Working knowledge of Node.js, React
  • A good understanding of network / TCP/IP fundamentals
  • Jira and Jenkins experience
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Graduate Software Engineer

Team: Engineering

Role: Graduate Software Engineer

We are looking to recruit a Graduate Development Engineer offering a chance to work on a wide variety of projects within a high performance Engineering team with ample opportunity to grow and learn with a small team of focused and experienced Engineers.

Requirements:

  • A 2:1 or 1st class degree in a technical subject from a highly regarded University
  • Minimum of AAB at A Level (or international equivalent)
  • Familiarity with Linux and AWS
  • Good knowledge of network communication protocols (e.g. TCP, UDP, multicast)
  • Familiarity with Agile processes Enthusiastic with excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Good knowledge of Python, exposure to C++ is desirable
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Junior Quantitative Researcher

You will be part of a centralised Quantitative team working on automated trading strategies across global energy, sport and crypto markets. You will be a self starter, with the ability and drive to beat the market using problem solving as well as your technical skills to win. RISQ is committed to getting a team of highly talented individuals who can thrive off each other intellectually, promoting personal growth and development. You will have the ability to work on your own strategies as well as being able to work as part of a team and help contribute to other team members strategies.

You will be supported by a talented engineering and data team that will help implement the strategies that you develop.

Essential Skills:

  • Can be recent graduate or up to 3 years of experience in a quantitative area.
  • Advanced degree in quantitative subjects such as: Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics, Financial Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Machine Learning.
  • Interest in researching, and building systematic training strategies across different asset classes.
  • Supporting trading desks and drive the genesis of automation across the teams
  • Good coding skills in Python, R, C++ or Matlab.

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Significant responsibility very early on with ability to contribute meaningfully to the bottom line.
  • You will be mentored by a Senior Quantitative Researcher with a wealth of experience gained across some of the world’s most prominent financial institutions.
  • Collaborative environment where intellectual honesty is prioritised
  • Excellent scope to progress within the firm with regular mentoring sessions.
  • Exposure to working with various types of strategies across multiple asset classes
  • Flexible working environment with remote working possible.
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