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E-FX Systematic Trader (Director Level)

  • Investments & Trading
  • Full time
  • R-218975

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking an Algorithmic Trader to join our eFX Systematic Market Making (SMM) Trading team.  This role will focus on engineering and managing strategies that exist within a larger, low-latency framework, performing extensive customer pricing analysis, and microstructure quantitative research across eFX products. Research will involve discovery of revenue generating strategies leveraging data-driven and ML techniques, analysis of new alpha signal generators, and performing strategy back-testing.  Candidate will have the exciting opportunity to be directly involved in a focal growth area within the franchise.

In this role, you will:

  • Have extensive experience in designing, developing, and managing profitable systematic market making algorithms in FX products. 

  • Work closely with FX E-Platform team, FX and Rates trading desks, and E-Trading technology teams to assist with the continual design, development, and risk management of systematic liquidity-servicing strategies for FX products

  • Be responsible for research, risk management, and accretive revenue production of algorithmic trading strategies focusing on liquidity provision, internalization, and exhaust optimizations in FX products

  • Partner with E-Platform teams, voice trading desks, quant teams, and E-Trading technology teams to manage the development, lifecycle, and monitoring of algorithmic trading strategies

  • Partner with Institutional Sales and FX trading teams to grow franchise and target customer base

  • Be responsible for interfacing with support groups on model governance, model validation, ET governance, and algorithmic trading strategy KPIs

  • Work with technology and data teams to enhance current trading data analytics framework

  • Be experienced in the operational duties of an eFX market making book and liaising with support partners. 


Required Qualifications, US:

  • 5+ years of Securities Algorithmic Trading experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

Desired Qualifications:

  • Direct experience in managing electronic market making risk books in FX

  • Degree in financial engineering, mathematics, statistics, computer science, econometrics or other quantitative science or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years in algorithmic/quantitative/options trading role at a major sell-side firm or PTF

  • Proven track record in building profitable, high sharpe liquidity servicing strategies

  • Strong knowledge in advanced time-series analysis, predictive modeling, alpha research

  • Proficiency in leveraging machine learning algorithms within a markets environment

  • Experience with advanced portfolio and parameter optimization methods

  • Strong understanding of Big Data, Data Analytics, and Data Science

  • Proficient in statistical programing languages: R/Matlab/Python

  • Advanced knowledge of Java / C++

  • Experience utilizing CEP technology


Job Expectations:

  • Up to 10% travel

  • **Due to a city-wide mandate in New York City, all individuals who perform in-person work or interact with the public during business must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  At this time, this position falls under the scope of this mandate. **

  • Base pay range for this position in New York is 275,000.00 - 275,000.00 USD

  • May be considered for a discretionary bonus, Restricted Share Rights or other long-term incentive awards

Pay Range

$144,400.00 - $300,000.00 Annual

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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