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Chicago, IL (on-site)

Quantitative Developer- Mid Frequency

About the company: At Magma Capital Funds we aim to deliver consistent, elevated returns for our investors irrespective of volatility and market conditions. We strive to meet investors at the intersection of IQ and EQ. We approach privilege with humility and act to empower those with less resources.  We are a team that aims to be optimistic, curious, and autodidactic in all that we do.   


  • Design, develop, implement, and test real-time trading and monitoring systems from the ground up 
  • Collaborate with Quantitative Researchers to design, implement, and add new features to the research platform (mid/high frequency data oriented) 
  • Design and implement ETL pipelines to process, aggregate, manage big data 
  • Be involved in building machine learning pipelines for research and production purposes 

Qualifications/Skills Required: 

  • B.S or M.S in computer science, statistics, math, or other engineering fields 
  • Proficient both in C/C++ and Python, have relevant project experience using these languages 
  • Knowledge of GPU programming is a plus 
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms such as AWS, GCP, Azure 
  • Strong interest in financial markets, market microstructures, and quantitative trading 

Preferred Qualifications/Skills 

  • Strong capability to design systems. Ability to design systems that achieve a balance in terms of performance, reliability, and availability 
  • Experience in database management and big data engineering in using Python, Spark/Hadoop, SQL, cloud services etc. 
  • Knowledge of the financial market and financial securities 

Perks/Benefits: We are committed to a culture of exceptionalism, positivity, diversity of thought, and fun. As an employee of Magma Capital Funds, you are invited to participate in team outings, opportunities for education, remote flexibility, and a collaborative team environment. We offer comprehensive benefits and compensation. 

Magma Capital Funds is an equal opportunity employer. We don’t tolerate discrimination against protected characteristics (gender, age, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status.) We want all employees (including executives and HR) to treat others with respect and professionalism. In practice, this means that we: 

  • Hire and promote people based on skills, experience or potential and try to reduce bias in every process (e.g. through structured interviews). 
  • Make accommodation to help people with disabilities move about safely on our premises and use our products, services and equipment.  

Apart from those actions, we commit to penalizing every discriminatory, offensive or inappropriate behavior. To do this properly, we ask you to report any discriminatory action against yourself or your colleagues to HR. Our company will not retaliate against you if you file a complaint or discrimination lawsuit. Any employee who retaliates or discriminates will face disciplinary action. 

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