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Role overview:

You will help to manage and oversee our automated trading systems, our testing and validation processes and maintain our front office processes and management information. You will interface with the development and research team and help with monitoring trading activity, ensuring adherence to model behavior and risk, reporting on performance metrics and investigating trading behavior and opportunities. You should be used to working in a high pace environment and be able to quickly bring sharp focus to real-time issues. Attention to detail, clarity of mind and an ability to understand complex issues is key. Trading and risk management skills are important. You will also have the opportunity to be involved with the trade design and model calibration responsibilities. You will be expected to develop the analytical and optimisation skills required to maintain model performance and explore new ideas and trading strategies.


  • Ensuring algorithmic trading conforms with BlueCrest requirements and policies
  • Daily operation of automated trading models
  • Daily tracking, reporting and analysis of order execution
  • New model and releases user acceptance testing and verification
  • Quantitative research: contribute to projects and tasks within the trade design and improvement process
  • Develop and model algorithmic solutions to electronic trading and execution
  • Daily and monthly preparation and actions from management information
  • Identifying and investigating trading anomalies and opportunities


Candidate profile: 

  • This could be your first or second role and a way into quantitative trading
  • Education up to at least Undergraduate degree in a mathematical, science or engineering subject, ideally you would be masters level
  • Spreadsheet and reporting skills
  • Preferably proficiency in SQL and Python, C++ an added benefit
  • Solid communication skills and ability to form good working relationships across teams
  • Understanding of statistics and algorithms
  • Good understanding of markets and trading
  • Experience of managing and analysing large data sets to extract key information
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Problem solver and results driven
  • Highly organised and well-motivated


BlueCrest is committed to providing an inclusive environment for its workforce. As an employer, we provide equal opportunities to all people regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, religion or ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation or nationality.

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