Quantitative Trading Desk Engineer Job

Job Overview

Toronto, Ontario
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
4 months ago

Additional Details

Extensive Exp. Required (9+ Years)

Job Description

Why you’ll love working here:

  • high-performance, people-focused culture

  • our commitment that equity, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our work environment and business success, which helps employees feel valued and empowered to be their authentic selves

  • learning and development initiatives, including workshops, Speaker Series events and access to LinkedIn Learning, that support employees’ career growth

  • competitive, 100% company-paid extended health and dental benefits for permanent employees with recent additions to promote inclusive coverage to a diverse employee population. These recent additions include gender affirmation and fertility drug and treatment coverage

  • membership in HOOPP’s world class defined benefit pension plan, which can serve as an important part of your retirement security

  • access to an annual wellness reimbursement program for health and wellness-related expenses for permanent employees

  • virtual fitness, yoga and meditation classes, nutritional consultations and wellness seminars

  • we offer a hybrid flexible work model that embraces remote work in Ontario for eligible roles

  • the opportunity to make a difference and help take care of those who care for us, by providing a financially secure retirement for Ontario healthcare workers

Key Accountabilities

  • Key domain leader in designing and building innovative software solutions in the areas of core algorithmic trading API’s, models & signals implementations, pre/post trade analytics, back testing and risk functions for the Systematic Investment Trading Desk
  • Develop custom technical solutions and employ industry best practices to build and support Front/Back office applications and platforms from Portfolio Management and Trading Perspectives by applying detailed knowledge of investment management concepts across multiple asset classes
  • Directly partner with Investment Management division to implement/optimize/support new investment models, strategies across various financial instruments (currencies, futures, rates, equities…etc.) via technical and software implementations
  • Provide the technical foundation for investment management division’s derivative models and financial utilities
  • Integrate market trading API’s into HOOPP’s Order Management ad Book of Record/Compliance Systems
  • Design and oversees the data workflow, data engineering and data mining on time-series market data and trade signals, under the direction from the Systematic Trading Desk
  • Professional documentation of methodology, validation testing and specification used by model
  • Identify, prioritize, and manage projects independently and in collaboration with peers as requirements and timelines dictate
  • Key driver of the hoopp end user compute technologies
  • Strong Team player
  • Clearly communicates complex concepts
  • Mentoring and developing junior team members

Experiences with following are a plus:

  • Implementations of trade execution and cost analysis based on investment management division’s research and model
  • Understanding of pre-trade, post-trade of trade workflow and provide suggestions on improvement of efficiencies from software engineering and infrastructure perspective.



  • Advanced degree in quantitative subjects such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or Engineering
  • Professional accreditation in Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) and/or Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
  • 10+ years Capital Markets experience with strong investment product knowledge (including OTC-Over the Counter vanilla and exotic derivatives)
  • 5+ year Technical & Quantitative Development experience
  • Solid understanding of systematic investment strategies/processes, quantitative techniques (statistics, optimization), market microstructure, portfolio theories, execution and pre/post trade analytics across several asset classes
  • Experience developing real-time Equity, FX, Futures trading platforms, inclusive of algorithmic and systematic complex event processing at any financial institution.
  • In depth knowledge of the principles, theories, practices and techniques on functional design for all functional components to build high throughput trading applications
  • Experience with software development methodologies and agile development practices
  • Proven java/c/c#/python/SQL experience in capital markets
  • Experience in working with/or developing with time series database, BPIPE, DAPI, OMS is a plus
  • Design and automate testing harnesses for systematic trading, valuation and risk models
  • Previous experience in capital markets, including quantitative research, trading and portfolio analytics
  • Effectively communicate with end users who may not be technical proficient and present ideas in simple but effective manner and translate them into actionable workplans
  • Able to handle stress and manage expectations from different business/technical stakeholders in this fast-paced environment
  • Ability to interact with and build strong working relationships with Traders and technology Teams (Analysts, Developers, Coaches)
  • Excellent technical and non-technical verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a multidisciplinary team of varying skill levels
  • Comfortable working in an environment with a high rate of change and, when appropriate, willingness to step outside of primary role in order to facilitate successful outcomes
  • Passionate about improving your own skills as well as those of your colleagues through knowledge sharing and mentoring


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