Quantitative Researcher | Paragon Alpha

Quantitative Researcher




Our client, a leading global multi $ Bn hedge fund are now looking to hire a very talented trading quantitative researcher to join one of their expanding systematic teams.



This team focus on global equities using a data-driven and relative value approach. This is an excellent opportunity to support and learn from a very senior and successful PM which creates huge opportunity for career growth.


Principal Consultant

Elaine Bunyan





  • Work alongside the PM on alpha research, with a primary focus on: idea generation, data gathering and research/analysis, model implementation and back testing for a systematic equity strategy focused on alternative and fundamental data
  • Work on all stages of research, including meeting vendors, cleaning data, building models, back testing signals, and deploying to production
  • Combine financial insights and statistical learning techniques to explore, analyze, and harness a large variety of datasets to build strong predictive models
  • Collaborate with other team members in a transparent environment







  • 3-5 years of experience in finance or technology, preferably working with alternative and fundamental data
  • Experience using statistical techniques in prediction models and building systematic signals
  • Experience with all or any of the following: big data, web scraping, data analysis and predictions, machine learning, risk & position management, trading, and compliance
  • Mastery of a numerical programming language (Python, MATLAB, R, or Julia)
  • Experience working with databases and cloud services (SQL, NoSQL, AWS)
  • Highly competent in statistics and probability, with an emphasis on high-dimensional regression (e.g. lasso, elastic net) and time series forecasting (e.g. ARIMAX, Prophet)
  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD degree in a quantitative subject such as Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or related field from a top ranked university
  • Experience working with large data sets (e.g. map reduce, EMR, Spark, etc.)
  • Excellent communication, analytical and quantitative skills




Please get in touch or send your resume to: ebunyan@paragonexecutive.com to discuss further.

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