Durlston Partners

Quant Researcher (HFT)

Quantitative Developer
£750k+ TC

Quant Researcher (HFT) – Boutique Prop Trading firm – Amsterdam/London – Up to £750k+

A Quant Researcher role for a Prop Trading Firm running ULL HFT strategies across global markets, leveraging exceptional in-house technology and elite research teams.

This opportunity is based in Amsterdam, but the business is happy to relocate and sponsor suitable candidates from London/abroad.

The business has developed state-of-the-art infrastructure built by ACM ICPC World Champions and experienced Engineers from the top Prop firms globally. They trade every asset class and some crypto but are looking to venture into emerging markets.

Tech: C++, Python, Golang, Kotlin, AWS


The setup of the business is small collaborative teams, where you aren’t restricted to working on specific areas, you have full reign covering everything from idea generation to implementation and monitoring of live strategies. They heavily leverage ML within their infrastructure which has proven to give them a significant edge in the market.

They have plenty of support in place with centralised functions providing all the tools and infrastructure you need to focus on the more important and interesting aspects of research.


  • Experienced building and running data-driven HFT alpha strategies for Prop Trading/HFT firms (from nanoseconds)
  • Strong coding ability in Python
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in small teams.
  • Ability to bring new ideas to the table, as innovation is key for the firm.


  • Can offer large guaranteed comp (and maybe profit share) for the right candidate.
  • Offer sponsorship, relocation packages, secure property, provide moving services and help with the tax discount setup.
  • High impact roles with very strong engineering and infrastructure teams.
  • Lots of company trips and internal competitions with great prizes (holidays etc).

For more information or a discrete discussion about opportunities similar to the above, please feel free to get in touch at max@durlstonpartners.com

**Significant compensation on offer for any referrals for this position**