Quantitative Trader




Trading and Research


Quantitative Trading

About the Position

We are looking for Quantitative Traders to help us find and trade on price inefficiencies, develop models, manage risk, investigate new products, and push into new business areas. Our trading is based on our own proprietary models, and on busy days we engage in over a million trades across 200 trading venues around the world.

Our trading desks are central to our collaborative and cooperative office environment. You can expect to work side by side with experienced traders who are committed to teaching, guiding, and supporting our newest hires from day one. Through hands-on, interactive training, you’ll acquire significant, real trading responsibilities within weeks to months of being on the desk. In parallel, you will participate in our robust year-long firmwide educational curriculum.

A profitable trading strategy is only as strong as the technology it runs on, and we consider ourselves as much a technology company as a trading firm. While exposure to a particular programming language is not required, general programming experience is a plus.

If you’d like to learn more, you can read about our interview process and meet some of our newest hires.

About You

We don’t expect you to have a background in finance or any other specific field—we’re looking for smart people who enjoy solving interesting problems. We’re more interested in how you think and learn than what you currently know. You should be:

  • A critical thinker with a strong quantitative mind
  • A collaborative problem-solver who enjoys working on a team
  • Able to make decisions quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Proactive, reliable, and courteous with strong organisational and communication skills
  • Eager to ask questions, admit mistakes, and learn new things
  • Fluency in English required


If you're a recruiting agency and want to partner with us, please reach out to agency-partnerships@janestreet.com.

Jane Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer