Jr. Quantitative Researcher / Data Scientist

About Us

BiLira is one of the most promising FinTech ventures coming out of Turkey, supported by notable investors and partners. Our core technology is a 1 to 1 backed stable cryptocurrency that is pegged to the value of The Turkish Lira, whose value never changes. We are a group of passionate entrepreneurs with an ambitious goal democratizing access to financial products through decentralized technologies.

What we’re looking for

BiLira is looking for a highly disciplined and trustworthy Quant Researcher / Data Scientist to join our dynamic team. As a talented Quantitative Researcher/Data Scientist you will contribute to the development, optimization, and implementation of sophisticated trading models.

Responsibilities

Data Extraction and Analysis:

  • Retrieve and analyze stock market data from various sources to identify patterns and trends.
  • Utilize statistical techniques and quantitative methods to extract meaningful insights from financial data.

Model Automation:

  • Implement and automate trading models according to predefined rule sets.
  • Develop algorithms to execute trades efficiently and effectively.

Backtesting:

  • Conduct thorough backtesting of automated trading models to assess their performance under historical market conditions.
  • Analyze and interpret backtest results to refine and enhance trading strategies.

Optimization:

  • Identify areas for improvement based on backtest results and market analysis.
  • Implement optimizations to enhance the overall performance and profitability of trading models.

Risk Management:

  • Develop and implement risk management strategies to ensure the robustness and stability of trading models.

Overfitting Prevention:

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of overfitting and implement measures to mitigate its impact on trading models.

Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including developers, traders, and analysts, to integrate quantitative strategies seamlessly into our trading infrastructure.

The Ideal Candidate

  • BA, MS, or PhD degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Min. 2 years of proven experience in data science, quantitative research or building models
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical techniques
  • Strong programming skills, preferably in languages such as Python, R, or C++.
  • Expertise in backtesting and optimization methodologies.
  • Familiarity with financial markets, instruments, and trading strategies.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • High level of discipline and integrity.
  • Fluent in English (Read, write, understand and communicate)

Benefits

  • All of our teammates have significant ownership and impact on our business, as well as benefits like competitive salary, equity option, early payday and etc.
  • Preference given to candidates residing in Istanbul, and we support hybrid working arrangements.
  • Flexible schedule and the option to be remote up to 3 days a week (though we love to hang!).
  • Office perks (free coffee / food / snacks, co-working space, fun time and community activities)
  • Get to work at Turkey’s one of the top blockchain technology companies.
  • Collaborate with industry leaders and experts.

Join us if you have a proactive mindset, a desire to learn new technologies and a passion to create user-centered applications. Let's democratize finance and connect everyone to the decentralized internet of tomorrow!

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