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Title: Senior Researcher - Machine Learning GroupPosted: January 4, 2016
Company/Institution: The Voleon Group
Location: Berkeley, California, USA

Description: The Voleon Group is a quantitative hedge fund located in Berkeley, California. We would like to hire a senior researcher as soon as possible. Voleon's founders previously worked together at one of the most successful quantitative hedge funds in the world. Our CEO has a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford and has been CEO and founder of a successful Internet infrastructure startup. Our Chief Investment Officer has a PhD in Statistics from Berkeley. Voleon's team includes PhD's from leading departments in statistics, computer science, and mathematics. We have made several unpublished advances in the field of machine learning and in other areas as well. Here is our formal 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. 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. Our team includes a Berkeley statistics professor as well as PhD's from Berkeley, Stanford, CMU, and other top-tier schools. You will have a high impact, and you can expect frequent interaction with other researchers, officers, and the founders. We take a rigorous approach to building trading systems, and we actively foster a collegial, intellectual environment. We are successful and growing. Willingness to take initiative, and a gritty determination to productize, are essential. Our offices are in downtown Berkeley, a few minutes' walk from campus and BART. 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. 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. Benefits and compensation are highly competitive. ********************************************************** The above job description is just a starting point in terms of possible duties and seniority. We can be very flexible for the right person. The Voleon Group is an Equal Opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation and identity, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship, or any other factors prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

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