POSITION Description

Cutler Group is always seeking top-tier candidates to join our quantitative trading team. As a market maker in US equity options, we are seeking to grow our small group of creative individuals to improve and expand our automated trading system. A successful candidate will become involved with the full life cycle of trading strategy development, from modeling and valuation to real-world optimization within a large-scale, high-performance environment.

Strong analytic and quantitative skills are a requirement. Strong software development skills in a C++/Linux environment are highly preferred, although exceptional candidates with a willingness to learn will be considered.

Responsibilities Include

  • Working closely with traders and systems developers to monitor and optimize our proprietary market making system. This includes understanding and identifying inefficiencies in our valuation and trading logic, developing plans for improvement, and following through with implementation.
  • Optimizing and expanding our modeling toolkit to handle new products and situations. In-depth model and pricing development.
  • Developing connectivity and trading logic to expand our presence into new exchanges and venues.
  • Market data collection and analysis.
  • Real-time system support.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or M.Sc. in a quantitative field from a top university.
  • A strong background in statistics and stochastic processes.
  • Familiarity with options pricing theory.
  • Familiarity with C++ development within a Linux environment.
  • Experience with large-scale software development, ideally in a real-time, distributed system.


Cutler Group offers competitive salary based on location and employee benefits as per industry standards with participation in annual bonus pool plan. The salary range for this position is $175,000 – 300,000 plus bonus. Employee benefits include health, dental, and life insurance as well as a 401(k) and Flexible Spending Account.

Cutler Group Information

Cutler Group is an electronic market maker for most of the equity derivatives traded in the United States. We develop and operate a proprietary trading system, which manages millions of live quotes continuously throughout the trading day. We are a rapidly growing mid-sized company. As market hours in San Francisco are from 6:30 AM to 1 PM (PST), work hours are on the early side – 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

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