Hudson River Trading

Quantitative Software Engineer (Python)

3+ months agoNew York, NY

We are seeking experienced software engineers to join our effort in developing the next generation of trading strategies at HRT. As a quantitative research engineer, you will be embedded within a trading team that is specifically focused on building medium-frequency systematic trading capabilities. In collaboration with fellow engineers and researchers, you will build the technology that powers the research and trading environment for our medium-frequency efforts.


  • Improving the performance and reliability of our signal research, historical simulation, portfolio construction, and optimization platforms
  • Building new tools for conducting statistical analysis over large datasets
  • Designing infrastructure to more effectively leverage our cutting-edge compute cluster
  • Working in collaboration with quantitative researchers to translate their needs into scalable, standardized solutions
  • Developing and executing pipelines for onboarding new data sources for ingestion in research and production
  • Establishing an engineering culture within the trading team, advocating for coding best practices and guiding adoption decisions for open-source tools and packages


  • Degree in computer science, engineering, or similar technical discipline
  • 3+ years of professional software engineering experience, with Python as a primary language
  • Significant experience working with Python scientific computing packages (numpy, scipy, pandas, matplotlib, sklearn, etc.)
  • Commitment to building well-designed, reliable and maintainable software
  • Passion for building tools that empower researchers
  • Outstanding work ethic and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong quantitative reasoning skills and an interest in working at the intersection of research and software engineering



Hudson River Trading (HRT) brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

At HRT we welcome a variety of expertise: mathematics and computer science, physics and engineering, media and tech. We’re a community of self-starters who are motivated by the excitement of being at the cutting edge of automation in every part of our organization—from trading, to business operations, to recruiting and beyond. We value openness and transparency, and celebrate great ideas from HRT veterans and new hires alike. At HRT we’re friends and colleagues – whether we are sharing a meal, playing the latest board game, or writing elegant code. We embrace a culture of togetherness that extends far beyond the walls of our office.

Feel like you belong at HRT? Our goal is to find the best people and bring them together to do great work in a place where everyone is valued. HRT is proud of our diverse staff; we have offices all over the globe and benefit from our varied and unique perspectives. HRT is an equal opportunity employer; so whoever you are we’d love to get to know you.

Job ID: 2340246