Senior Quantitative Trader

Trading | Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Job description

Who are we

WEBB Traders is a fast-growing, global proprietary trading company, driven by data and technology. We act as a market maker, using our own capital to trade on global stock and derivatives exchanges. By leveraging a large network of interdealer brokers and the latest advancements in electronic trading technology, we add liquidity to the financial markets specialized in cash equity and derivatives.

Since our very first trade in 2009, WEBB’s headquarters have been based in Amsterdam, nowadays supported by a strong presence in Paris and London. With our 70 employees of over 25 different nationalities, we are united in our great ambition to grow WEBB into a global leader in arbitrage and liquidity.

Join us to accelerate your career in the unique trading culture of openness, community, enjoyment, and boundary-free entrepreneurship.

Are you the Senior Quant Trader who can contribute to the growth of the quantitative trading team at WEBB?

WEBB Traders is looking for a Senior Quantitative Trader in Amsterdam who is able to work together in a team to improve existing or create new trading strategies.

Do you want to take the next step in your career, looking to share your experience and bring value to the team? Then we are looking for you…

As a Senior Quantitative Trader, you are responsible for the creation and monitoring of data-driven strategies in financial markets. You will have total understanding of the methodology of the strategies, how they should operate, recognize odd behaviors and understand market patterns to further optimize their performance.

Your main activities:

  • Develop- and execute data-driven strategies in financial markets.
  • Contribute to all aspects of the trading desk activities, including: position reconciliation, risk management tasks, and post trade analysis.
  • Work closely together with other Trading Teams, IT Development and the Risk department.
  • Continue building towards a more automated and data-driven trading environment and make it scalable and future proof.
  • Report key results of the team to the management board.
  • Effectively and critically challenging others when necessary.


The requirements for the role of Senior Quantitative Trader are:

  • Demonstrable exposure to profitable quantitative strategies with a long term Sharpe Ratio of 3+
  • Strong mathematical background like mathematics, statistics, econometrics, finance or computer sciences
  • Experience with Python and/or other languages, such as C++
  • Minimal of 5 years experience with Quantitative Trading
  • Very creative and able to come up with new trading ideas
  • Can translate patterns into quantifiable trading models
  • A driven, innovative and enterprising team player
  • A strong analytical thinker, risk tolerant, stress resistant and up-to-date with latest developments

Your future work environment

Challenge yourself. Be part of the dynamic work environment and grow along with us

Develop yourself. Join internal and external learning & development opportunities to enhance your personal and professional growth

Treat yourself. Enjoy healthy and delicious meals delivered by Alma Sustainable Catering

Stay fit. Sports facility access via ClassPass

Keep the spirit up. Fun activities with your teammates on a regular basis and Friday drinks too

Team up. A great office vibe in the heart of Amsterdam

It’s on us. Travel costs reimbursement or a Swap-bike

And finally… A competitive reward package including benefits and bonus scheme

Application process

  • Apply on our WEBB site.
  • Please share with us your motivation to work with us and why you think you will fit.
  • Have an online interview with us (unless you are located in the NL and you can already come to our office!).
  • Come and visit our vibrant office in the center of Amsterdam for meeting the team.
  • Accept our offer!

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