Who Are We?
OxFORD ASSET MANAGEMENT is a quantitative investment management company situated in the centre of Oxford. Founded in 1996, we’re proud of generating positive returns for our investors in each of the 9 years we've been trading, especially as many assets are managed for pensions and endowments. We are a group of roughly 60 people and blend the intellectual rigour of a leading research group with advanced technical implementation. We like to maintain a low profile and avoid publicity. Nobody comes to work in a suit and we are a sociable company.
What Do We Do?
We use quantitative computer-based models to predict price changes in liquid financial instruments. Our models are based on analyzing as much data as we can gather and we actively trade in markets around the world. As these markets become more efficient, partly because of organizations like ours, we must have new insights and develop improved models to remain competitive. Working to understand and profit from these markets provides many interesting mathematical, computational and technical challenges, especially as markets become increasingly electronic and automated. We enjoy tackling difficult problems, and strive to find better solutions.
Who Do We Want?
Although most of us have advanced degrees in mathematics, computer science, physics or econometrics from the world’s leading universities and departments, we are just as interested in raw talent and will consider all outstanding graduate applicants. We expect all prospective candidates to work efficiently both in a team environment and individually. We value mental flexibility, innovative thinking and the ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere. No prior experience in the financial industry is necessary; we will teach you what you need. We want to hear from you if you are ambitious and would relish the challenge, opportunity and excellent compensation offered.
We are seeking experienced IT specialists to assist with the design, implementation and support of a resilient, scalable, and secure network and systems platform. This includes environments ranging from software development, test and QA, through to high availability production systems operating across multiple sites. If you enjoy working collaboratively with a strong and growing team of IT experts, then we would like to hear from you. We are a meritocratic organization, where talented, self-motivated and hard-working individuals will thrive. We are seeking experts in one or more of the following areas:
All these roles involve supporting and continually improving the manageability, usability, availability and scalability of our business-critical networks and systems. The roles require some out-of-hours support on a rota basis. We want to hear from you if you are practical, ambitious and dynamic and would relish the challenge and competitive compensation offered.
We are seeking outstanding software engineers to develop and maintain system critical software. You will be responsible for all aspects of software development on a diverse range of projects, such as automating trading strategies, integrating third party data into our system and the development of data analysis tools. You will have the following: a high quality degree in computer science or related discipline; C++ experience that demonstrates your ability to work efficiently in a fast paced environment; extensive knowledge of the development life cycle, from prototyping and coding through to testing, documentation, live deployment and maintenance; a good understanding of Linux, scripting, working with large numerical data sets, and large scale systems. Any experience in the following areas would be advantageous: numerical analysis, optimisation, signal processing, statistics, machine learning or natural language processing.
We are seeking outstanding researchers to build quantitative models of financial markets within our research and development team. You will be responsible for projects from the initial idea-generation stage through to implementation and execution. You will have strong programming skills and undertake research using large and often complex data sets, employing different computer programming languages (mostly C++) and our in-house development library infrastructure. You will have experience in some of the following areas: numerical analysis, optimisation, signal processing, statistics (including robust techniques), stochastic processes, time series analysis, volatility / GARCH modelling, machine learning.
OxFORD offers a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including competitive salary and performance related bonus; pension, life assurance and long term disability cover and private healthcare.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please email or post CV with covering letter stating which position you are applying for to:
Dr Steven Kurlander
Oxford Asset Management
NO AGENCIES PLEASE
Additional screening checks will be required for these roles, in line with the firm's pre-engagement policies on recruitment(further information is available from Human Resources)
Oxford Asset Management is an investment manager, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
in the United Kingdom