Company

Alphataraxia Management (ATX) is a fast-growing quantitative investment management group with offices in both Washington, DC and Newport Beach, CA. We specialize in wholesale electricity markets, where extreme volatility is the norm and the marketplace is constantly evolving, presenting new opportunities for growth and insight. We are currently one of the top participants in the power markets and are looking for hard-working candidates with genuine enthusiasm for solving complex problems to join our collaborative and high-caliber team.

Job description

We are looking for hard-working candidates with genuine enthusiasm for solving complex problems to join ATX as Analysts. Applicants who are comfortable with numbers, rigorous analysis and the basics of programming -- regardless of specific major (sciences, engineering, humanities, or economics) -- will thrive in our information-rich environment. Our 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 they 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.

Our process is like encountering real-world problem sets: difficulty scales over time, mastered complexity offers a tremendous sense of accomplishment, and feedback comes in the form of investment returns. We welcome applications from motivated graduating seniors or master’s students regardless of major. Stand out applicants may also have an interest to learn about energy and electricity markets — though no prior power market experience is required.

Applicant requirements

Candidates should be highly quantitative, have a strong academic record, have excellent communication skills, and be team-players. We do a lot of coding and playing with data, so familiarity with basic coding concepts such as those taught in an intro computer science class is preferred. However, applicants do not need extensive coding experience, just a desire to learn. Our extensive on-the-job training and mentoring will prepare you to be successful at our firm. Unlike larger banks and commodity trading shops, we operate in smaller groups with much less specialized roles. Holding aside above-market compensation, our greatest advantage is that we offer dramatically higher rates-of-learning than are found in more traditional or specialized roles, as analysts will be given a high level of responsibility and freedom.


A little more about us

  • We play with vast amounts of data and turn our findings into actionable trading decisions.
  • We try to explain how things work both fundamentally and quantitatively.
  • We build all our own proprietary tools, enabling us to prototype, iterate quickly, and pivot when necessary.
  • We automate as many redundant processes as possible to maximize time spent on analysis.
  • We move quickly with minimal bureaucracy and a high level of ownership.
  • We have a team-first mindset, and focus on developing our team members.
  • We believe strongly in the value of maintaining a variety of perspectives and experiences within our team.
  • We work in a collaborative, casual environment, yet also expect high throughput from each member of our team.
  • We pride ourselves on our openness, transparency, and horizontal structure--across the firm, we all work closely together to tackle difficult problems.

Benefits

We strive to offer best-in-class compensation and benefits alongside an unrivaled work-life balance.

  • $100,000 annual salary
  • Annual discretionary bonus / signing bonus
  • 19 paid vacation days + 7 paid federal holidays
  • Excellent health, dental, and vision insurance (including HSA option) with no monthly premiums for best-in-class platinum individual plan
  • 401k match -- 100% company matching on the first 4% of deferrals with immediate vesting
  • Annual firmwide weeklong summit
  • Hybrid remote work environment -- most of the year we are in the office Tuesday to Thursday with remote flexibility Monday and Friday
  • Flexible remote work months -- fully remote option for the month of July and between Thanksgiving and New Years
  • Casual environment (informal attire)
  • Snacks and unlimited coffee in the office
  • Firm sponsored social events including happy hours, lunches, book club, and more!

Application

We want to find the right people for the right seats. If you could see yourself excelling in this position, we encourage you to apply.

Please also submit any undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

We will read all Cover Letters submitted, but they are not required. Please email careers [@] alphataraxia.com with optional Cover Letters, any additional materials, or questions.

Please note that we can only extend offers to students that are authorized to work in the US; we are unable to sponsor OPT or H-1B applications.