Python Job: Quant Researcher

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Zug - Switzerland

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Location: Zug, Switzerland or remote
Skills: Python, Machine Learning

Our mission at Swissblock is to ease access to the high risk financial digital assets space. We study and develop algorithmic trading strategies for the cryptocurrencies market using in- depth market analysis and leveraging technics from different scientific fields to tailor returns- risk profiles. The research team is responsible for market analysis, trading signals, strategies and execution algorithms, from ideation to final proof of concept. It works with the development team in order to bring these concepts into our proprietary trading infrastructure. We believe the key factor is to grow up a cohesive group of talented people with a solid math&coding background, a natural ability to recognize relevant patterns and a positive and creative mental attitude for success. As Quant Researcher you will deep dive into noisy data to extract meaningful information, identify new market opportunities and validate the potential to trade them profitably. Sitting next to our prototyping engineers, you will also challenge the reliability of models and trading implementations, hands on in all aspects of the full trade lifecycle. Finally, you will also have the chance to revisit existing strategies to bring them to the next performance level.

Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD or a Master’s in a quantitative subject (e.g. economics, maths,

  • physics, computer science, ...)

  • experience with research and python implementation

  • ideally previous experience in developing trading strategies


  • study target financial ecosystems to highlight/measure key dynamics/risks

  • analyze various data sources to extract/reinforce signals

  • scan markets and financial instruments to identify profitable opportunities

  • generate trading strategies able to meet risk&return profiles

  • dissect the performance of strategies or portfolios to distill down clear actionable insights

  • navigate the academic and technical literature to constantly enhance the tools at our disposal

Technical skills:

  • strong statistical and general data analysis background

  • familiarity with optimization and machine learning

  • resourcefulness and perseverance in problem solving

  • ideally knowledge of cryptocurrencies

More important skills:

  • honesty

  • humbleness

  • curiosity

  • being able to face constructive criticism and translate it into progress

Who we are:

we are a quant fund specialized in cryptocurrencies. We are a group of researchers with different backgrounds with the common goal of understanding the digital assets market and how it relates to other markets. We sure are focused on generating profits by trading in this market, but to the base we are fascinated by research in general. We thrive when studying how to bend a technology out of its native field, up to a completely new one. So, together with dedication, diversity and eclecticism are key to our success. We like to say as a group: "we are not expert in anything, but we have experience in everything". We love to think before trying, trying allot to make mistakes and make mistakes to learn from them. We are a team- first company. We are a remote- friendly company. If you are interested in applying to this job offer, please reach out to our HR reference [email protected].net