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KCG Careers

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An integral and innovative part of the algorithmic research team, quantitative analysts are always looking for new ways to improve KCG’s trading algorithms. Day in and day out, quantitative analysts transform large data sets into usable trading models.

  • What they do
    Quantitative analysts research, build, and test new statistical models. They sift through large amounts of data, think about and reevaluate market microstructure, and seek out meaningful phenomena in the market that can lead to successful trading strategies.
  • What we look for
    We’re always looking for smart and hard-working people who are excited to find solutions to complex problems. Successful quantitative analysts work well independently and collaboratively, enjoy learning and applying new algorithmic techniques, and are excited to see their ideas turn into tangible results.
  • A typical day
    When you arrive at work in the morning, you might check for changes in the production system, or examine some overnight testing or data analysis. Then you’ll dive right into your research—which will often involve discussing the latest project developments with your colleagues.

Developers are integral in designing and implementing KCG’s cutting-edge trading technology. Through what they create, developers enhance the team’s overall efficiency and help the world’s financial markets to run better.

  • What they do
    Developers design highly interactive and responsive web applications with performance, scalability, usability, and security in mind. Furthermore, they maintain and improve upon existing internal and external websites that host KCG’s content and functionality.
  • What we look for
    Our developers are talented individuals who thrive on challenging problems. We seek people with strong foundational knowledge of technologies, who are constantly learning and building on their expertise. Developers need to be adaptable and efficient at multitasking to build KCG’s flexible and scalable trading platform.
  • A typical day
    A day as a developer primarily involves testing, compiling, and writing code. However, there’s also plenty of research and collaboration involved, whether it’s meeting with colleagues or looking up a technical question on Stack Overflow.

KCG runs one of Wall Street's most successful and innovative automated electronic trading systems. Traders here enable other traders around the world to transact with confidence, certainty, and speed. In a fast-paced environment where market feedback is near-instantaneous, our traders work on interdisciplinary teams alongside other traders, quants, and seasoned software engineers. A competitive, driven bunch from a variety of backgrounds, they share one thing in common: a relentless passion for making financial markets work better for everyone.

  • What they do
    Traders are puzzle-solvers. They solve both technical and quantitative problems under pressure with a combination of intuition and expertise. They help clients trade electronically or manage their orders.
  • What we look for
    We look for strong collaborators and communicators who are excited by the prospect of gaining exposure to many teams across the business and around the globe. Traders must demonstrate mental flexibility and a high tolerance for ambiguity.
  • A typical day
    A trader’s day involves helping develop high-performance trading models, analyzing the performance of those models, and using those models on major electronic exchanges to trade profitably.

Everyone at KCG is closely involved with the daily ins and outs of the business. Our diverse team is composed of accountants, HR specialists, project managers, marketing masterminds, legal experts, and many more. Each person contributes a unique mix of talent, expertise, and ingenuity to KCG.

  • What they do
    Depending on the position, it could be anything from overseeing internal communications to providing regulatory and contractual guidance for KCG’s businesses.
  • What we look for
    Whatever the position, we hire people who are committed to doing their jobs well and who enjoy hands-on, collaborative work that yields tangible results.
  • A typical day
    Depending on the position, a typical day can range from spearheading an internal initiative to prospecting and developing client relationships.