The best perk is the person sitting next to you.

Our company is only as strong as its people, and it’s only by embracing people of all backgrounds that we can reach our full potential. We welcome experienced candidates eager to solve hard problems and also provide exceptional opportunities to students and new grads.

About the Position

Traders work in teams to seek out and trade on pricing inefficiencies, develop models, manage risk, investigate new products, and push into new business areas. Experienced traders teach and oversee the less-experienced. New traders serve as assistants while they learn the ropes, getting increasing responsibility as they demonstrate their ability to handle it.

About You

· We are looking for people who have a strong quantitative mind and enjoy working collaboratively to solve challenging problems in a practical setting. Prior knowledge of finance or economics is not expected or required.

· Experience with particular programming languages is also not required, although generally being comfortable programming in your language of choice is a plus.

About the Position

We consider trading and programming to be two ends of a continuum. As both a trading firm and a tech firm, we have room for people who love to trade, people who love to program, and people everywhere in between. Nearly all of our traders write code, and many of our software engineers trade. The role you carve out for yourself will be largely dependent on your strengths and the types of problems you enjoy thinking about.

Researchers are responsible for building models, strategies, and systems that price and trade a variety of financial instruments. As a mix of the trading and software engineering roles, this work involves many things: analyzing large datasets, building and testing models, creating new trading strategies, and writing the code that implements them.

About You

· Write great code.

· Be able to apply logical and mathematical thinking to all kinds of problems. Asking great questions is more important than knowing all the answers.

· Have good taste in research. The problems we work on rarely have clean, definitive answers. You should be comfortable pushing in new and unknown directions while maintaining clarity of purpose.

· Think and communicate precisely and openly. We believe great solutions come from the interaction between diverse groups of people across the firm.

About the Position

Technology is at the core of how we approach our work, and engineers are intimately tied in to every area of the business. That’s why we’re always hiring passionate engineers in all our offices.

About You

· Top-notch programming skills.

· Deep experience with - and love for - technology. There's no specific checklist; we use software to approach a variety of problems, so we're interested in everything from machine learning to systems administration to programming language design.

· Strong interpersonal skills. Software engineering at ASCEND is highly collaborative, and we are looking for people who can work effectively in small, close-knit teams.

· We don’t expect you to have experience in markets or finance; we’re happy to hire talented engineers and teach them what they need to know.

About the Position

We handle tons of market data from multiple data sources and efficiently manage them to find alpha. Data scientist will help us integrate new data sources, and ensure the quality of existing data. It’s essential to coordinate with exchanges, third-party vendors, our traders, and other internal technology teams.

About You

· Strong analytical and data handling skills.

· Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

· Programming experience in any language.

· Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence related skills are plus.

· Strong interpersonal skills. Data analysis at ASCEND is highly collaborative, and we are looking for people who can work effectively in small, close-knit teams.

About the Position

We define the market as efficiently inefficient, so the research plays a paramount role in finding such inefficiency. Research Analyst at ASCEND will actively engage in every part of trading to generate alpha.

About You

· Deep experience with - and love for – the market.

· Fluency in English.

· Generally being comfortable programming in your language of choice or experience with data analysis is a plus.

· Strong interpersonal skills. Research at ASCEND is highly collaborative, and we are looking for people who can work effectively in small, close-knit teams.

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