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Title: Senior Researcher - Machine Learning StartupPosted: May 21, 2015
Company/Institution: Charles Weitzer and Associates, Inc.
Location: San Francisco

Description: My name is Charles Weitzer. I do recruiting for major quantitative hedge funds worldwide. One of my clients is a startup quantitative hedge fund located in Northern California. One of the founders has his PhD in CS from Stanford, while the other has his PhD in Statistics from Berkeley. They have made several unpublished discoveries in the field of Machine Learning and in other areas as well. They would like to hire an extremely talented Quantitative Researcher as soon as possible. Their job description can be found below. This group is going to be the next big thing in terms of quantitative strategies and systems. They are rebuilding their current system and also designing a new system. You could work on either or both. The title and level of seniority are very flexible. Here is their job description: *********************************************** * Member of Research Staff We are a science-driven systematic trading firm, built on the principle that statistical machine learning provides the best solutions to the scientific problems we must solve. Our team includes faculty at premier universities and PhD's from top-tier schools. You will have a high impact, and you can expect frequent interaction with the researchers, officers, and founders. We've had great success and are getting big fast. Willingness to take initiative, and a gritty determination to productize, are essential. We are looking for a PhD-level scientist to join us in developing predictive models and other components of automated trading systems. You will apply modern statistical machine-learning methods to large, high-dimensional data sets. The work will range from data preparation to model development to production software implementation. The following criteria, while not all requirements, illustrate the demands of this role. + Background in modern statistical methods/machine learning + Evidence of strong mathematical abilities, e.g. publication record, graduate coursework, or competition placement + Substantial programming experience and interest in software development techniques + Competence in solving large-scale computing problems + Track record as an applied researcher + Demonstrable clarity of thought (not optional) Interest in financial applications is essential, but experience in finance is not a primary factor in our hiring. We take a rigorous approach to building trading systems, and we actively foster a collegial, intellectual environment. We hire on the basis of exceptional talent. If you excel in a technical field such as statistics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or operations research, then we encourage you to contact us. Benefits and compensation are highly competitive. *********************************************** My goal is to get you to agree to take a call from them. From there, it is up to you and the company to see if this might be a good fit. They are currently managing a very healthy amount of capital. FYI, I am retained by them. I am sending you their job description, above, but it really is just a starting point in terms of possible initial responsibility and seniority. They are flexible for the right person.

Application Instructions: Please send your CV or LinkedIn profile to If you have a phone number/day/time when I might reach you, I would love to speak about this with you over the phone. Thank you, Charles Weitzer CEO/Senior Recruiter Charles Weitzer and Associates, Inc. Global Financial Recruiting Services Voice: USA (510) 558-9182