Candidate Descriptions

Investment Analyst

We are looking for hard-working candidates with genuine enthusiasm for solving complex problems to join us as Investment Analysts.  ATX focuses primarily on the energy markets, where taking investment positions has a significant impact on real-world outcomes.  Our investment process involves managing massive amounts of information to come to targeted conclusions about our markets.  Analysts can expect intellectual challenges that derive from poorly understood dynamics in our target markets, and will be critical in scaling the firm’s understanding of how these markets “really work.”  A successful analyst will begin by refining existing investment strategies and will grow to develop new strategies.

Candidates should be:

  • Highly quantitative

  • Have a strong academic record

  • Have excellent communication skills

  • Be team-players 

 

Unlike larger banks and commodity trading shops, we operate in smaller groups with much less specialized roles.  In addition to above-market compensation, our greatest advantage is that we offer dramatically higher rates-of-learning than are found in more traditional or specialized investment roles, as analysts will be given a high level of responsibility and freedom.  Applicants who are comfortable with numbers, rigorous analysis and who want to learn how the markets work -- regardless of specific major (sciences, engineering, humanities, or economics) -- will thrive in our information-rich environment.

Software Engineer

As a Software Engineer at Alphataraxia, you’ll join the technology team that’s responsible for building, maintaining, and improving the software our analysts use to develop and run investment strategies. This includes trading software, web dashboards, backtesting frameworks, data pipelines, parallelization systems, and more. In this junior-level role, you will gain practical on-the-job experience working on a small team using the technologies listed above.


A big perk of working at Alphataraxia is our learning-forward atmosphere. We believe this is the best way to advance our business and keep our edge. We’re constantly evaluating how new approaches or frameworks might boost our capabilities. In this junior role, you’ll experience dramatically higher rates-of-learning than those found in more traditional or specialized positions. With our support, you will gain a broad understanding of our existing stack, which spans a range of different approaches and technologies. In addition to organized training and mentoring from within the technology team, the whole firm aims to learn together -- for example, the regular “learning series” events where each member of our firm shares helpful tidbits from projects they’ve been working on. Everyone codes. Our entire team will contribute to your learning and growth, while you’ll help others in a similar fashion. The ideal candidate would enjoy helping others and working as part of the larger team.


To succeed at Alphataraxia, you should be independent, self-motivated, and excited to explore a range of projects and approaches. Alphataraxia operates with little bureaucracy, and therefore we expect our employees to be capable of pushing projects forward autonomously. By design, we are a small and highly selective team. We are recruiting an outstanding person who wants to be given a high level of responsibility and freedom. That responsibility will expand over time: your role will be shaped by your strengths and interests, be that software design, DevOps, database administration, etc.

Full-Stack Engineer

As a Full-Stack Engineer at Alphataraxia, you will be responsible for building and maintaining the software our analysts use to develop and run investment strategies. This includes trading software, web dashboards, backtesting frameworks, ETL pipelines, parallelization systems, and more.


In addition to developing our core business modules, the technology team at Alphataraxia plays a crucial role in supporting our analysts using these tools. We are looking for a team member who enjoys helping others and communicating technically-complex topics to a sophisticated group of quantitative analysts.


To succeed at Alphataraxia, you should be independent and self-motivated. Alphataraxia operates with little bureaucracy, and therefore we expect our employees to be capable of pushing projects forward autonomously. By design, we are a small and highly selective team. We are recruiting an outstanding person who wants to be given a high level of responsibility and freedom.