Talent is our edge

RISQ people are highly-skilled problem solvers who believe challenges represent opportunities. Together with our core entrepreneurial spirit, their unique passions and backgrounds contribute to a dynamic, creative and diverse working environment.

We foster flexibility, freedom and teamwork. We strive to create an energetic and inclusive culture for our team to learn and grow. Our objective is to recognise talent, respect hard work and reward success.

We invest in people and technology

Our technology platform and engineering team is the heart of our business. Since 2015, we’ve built proprietary trading systems and integrated them with major exchanges, data providers and market gateways to create a best of breed, end-to-end trading platform.

Our core platform is built in C++, while Python serves as our preferred language for proto-typing and non-latency sensitive production strategies along with C#. We also develop front ends using ClojureScript/React. We adopt new technologies that enhance the functionality and performance of our platform, remaining ever open to innovative solutions.

Our Values

Everyone at RISQ is committed to the values that define our character and culture.

Innovation and creativity

We firmly believe the most ground-breaking solutions emerge from thinking beyond conventional boundaries and challenging the status quo. We foster a culture that encourages everyone to explore new perspectives, experiment fearlessly, and embrace change.

Professionalism

Professionalism drives us to uphold the highest standards in all aspects of our business. Trust, mutual understanding, integrity, respect and appreciation of diversity are what we value. Professionalism permeates every interaction, both within our team and with our clients and partners.

Efficiency

We are obsessive about automation. We embrace streamlined processes, cutting-edge technologies and data-driven insights to optimise trading strategies and seize market opportunities swiftly. We take pride in our ability to harness the power of technology to enhance decision making, maximise return and build lasting partnerships.

Ownership

We empower every team member to act as a stakeholder, encouraging them to take ownership of their work, their decisions, and their contributions to the company’s success. We foster a culture of accountability and responsibility where everyone takes pride in their role and takes initiatives to drive positive outcomes.

Execution

Execution defines our success to date. The relentless pursuit of turning ideas into reality, plans into achievements, and visions into tangible results. Execution embodies the unwavering dedication to making things happen and cements our position as a leading force.

What the
team say

Manu
Software Engineer

“I enjoy working at RISQ because I can openly communicate with my manager, receive support when needed, and there is always the opportunity to get involved in projects of interest. The social events are also great, engaging with colleagues at all levels.”

Victor
Software Engineer

“I’ve been with RISQ for four years now, and what motivates me the most is the high level of autonomy. I have the freedom to recommend and choose which technology I want to use, free from the constraints of legacy systems. There’s a real entrepreneurial atmosphere, allowing me to take on additional responsibilities beyond my job description.”

Chris
Quant Analyst

“I joined RISQ as a graduate over a decade ago and really enjoy the diversity of projects and sectors I’m involved in. Although I mostly work on fairly independent projects, there’s lots of opportunities for cross-department collaboration, which is great. The company organises fun social events, most recently hosting the RISQ Pool Championships which I was actively involved in.”

Marcel
Software Engineer

“Being part of a small team means I get exposure to many projects and I’m always learning. I benefit from close contact with the traders and as a result I further understand the purpose of my work and appreciate the bigger picture. On the technical side, I enjoy being on top of the newest versions of technology.”

Ilya
Junior Quant Trader

“When I talk to my peers from university, it seems like I get more autonomy and also more exposure across the business. I enjoy having a very guided approach to my career progression as I have 1:1 meetings with my manager to set objectives and work towards my goals. Everyone is super-friendly, no matter their seniority, and speaking with colleagues feels like talking to like minded people. I also really like the flexibility – I started in the Engineering Team, but now I’m working in the Power Trading Team.”

Monica
Market Entry Specialist

“I enjoy working at RISQ as every day presents me with different challenges and I get involved in many aspects of the business. It's very rewarding to work on the full lifecycle – from idea to execution – and to know your work contributes to the success of the company as a whole.”

Andreja
Head of People

“At RISQ, there is a great atmosphere and everyone is committed to achieving something big with a sense of camaraderie. The company values independent thinking that enables lots of autonomy and great experiences. I personally enjoy working in an environment where HR can be looked at in a different light - I'm here to empower people to be the best version of themselves and to minimise all unnecessary red tape. I enjoy working with so many bright minds from all over the world, which allows me to broaden my expertise and thrive.”

Andrew
Head of Data Science

“At RISQ I enjoy having the freedom to determine my own way to achieve the company's goals, and to research new and better methods to improve processes and outcomes. I also enjoy not being confined to a silo and being able to be involved with and understand other parts of the business.”

Employee rewards and benefits

We give our employees access to a comprehensive and competitive reward programme, including a wide range of health, wellbeing and quality-of-life benefits.

Gym subsidy

Flexible work arrangements

Private medical insurance

Social

Refreshments

Season ticket travel loan

Careers

Open positions

We offer an exciting and rewarding career opportunity for creative, entrepreneurial-minded candidates who want to work with the latest technology and build things from scratch.

Reporting to the CEO and CCO
Senior Crypto Trader
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The Senior Trader is a pivotal role for the team and will help shape the direction and growth of the profit centre within RISQ.

Detail

The current Crypto team consists of 2x Quant Analysts, and 3x Engineers. We are looking for a Senior Trader to help shape the development of our OTC offering and portfolio management strategies.

Main Responsibilities

  • Find, analyse and execute trading strategies across both institutional, centralised and Defi trading venues. 
  • Monitor the performance of live trading strategies and collate feedback which will inform the quant teams research pipeline for automated strategies.
  • Research new alpha signals in volatility and Defi space.
  • Build external relationships and help develop structured OTC products that create value and flow for the desk. 
  • Collaborate with developers, infrastructure team and other traders to discuss optimal and creative solutions.
  • Help develop a training graduate program alongside HR for junior trading analysts 
  • Manage, mentor and grow a team of trading analysts subject to desk growth. 

Requirements

  • Degree with significant quantitative elements, such as mathematics, computer science, engineering, economics, or a related field;
  • 5+ years of experience managing the PnL associated with a product or portfolio;
  • A strong knowledge and passion for cryptocurrencies and DeFi trading
  • A strong and provable trading track record.
  • Python coding skills - understanding of asynchronous programming is a plus

Abilities & Skills

  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills and keen attention to detail;
  • Comfort working within a collaborative, team-oriented environment, possessing an interest in eventually managing a team of traders in a supportive and productive manner;
  • Ability to manage risk associated with a derivative portfolio and the trading desk’s PnL;
  • Strategic thinking and strong analytical problem-solving skills;
  • Hard-working and eager to learn in a highly intellectual, innovative environment;
  • Ability to draw unique insights from data in refining trading strategies.
  • A heavy bias on data informed decision making.

London
Full-time
Reporting to the CEO and CCO
Propositions Analyst
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This newly created role will be responsible for providing business analysis for new and enhanced propositions throughout the business.

Detail

Team: Reporting to the CEO and CCO

Role: Propositions Analyst


This newly created role will be responsible for providing business analysis for new and enhanced propositions throughout the business, across all of our trading activities in Energy, Metals, Carbon Trading, Gaming, and Sports.

Requirements:

  • Strong investment and trading firm experience - this could be from a commodities, crypto, investment management or any other trading environment
  • Excellent reporting skills with experience building financial market and energy outlooks
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • At least 2-3 years experience in energy markets at an energy company, leading strategic or economic consultancy, trading house or brokerage, or financial services company.
  • Strong academic background with an analytical mindset
London
Full-time
Engineering
Python Software Engineer
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We are looking for a Python Software Engineer to work within an exceptional team.

Detail

We are looking for a Python Software Engineer to work within an exceptional team of 6 engineers delivering cutting edge low latency trading systems and strategies. The successful candidate will spend a large proportion of their time on trading model development. You will be working with Quantitative Analysts and Traders within the organisation across a range of niche products and markets.

We are looking to hire talented individuals who wish to master their technical skills and help us gain and maintain our market edge in this highly competitive industry.

Essential Skills:

  • Computer science (or similar) degree from a top institution at 2:1 or above
  • 2-5 years Python experience, ideally with a mathematical focus
  • Familiarity with SQL and DBMS, ideally Postgres
  • Experience of Linux or Unix-like operating systems and associated tools
  • Familiarity with cloud services such as Amazon Web Services

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in developing to REST and Streaming APIs
  • Mathematical background, algorithmic development experience
  • Working knowledge of Node.js, React
  • A good understanding of network / TCP/IP fundamentals
  • Jira and Jenkins experience
London
Full-time
Quantitative Research
Senior Quantitative Researcher
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You will be part of a centralised Quantitative team working on automated trading strategies across global sport and energy markets.

Detail

You will be part of a centralised Quantitative team working on automated trading strategies across global sport and energy markets. You will be a self starter, with the ability and drive to beat the market using problem solving as well your technical skills to win. RISQ is committed to getting a team of highly talented individuals who can thrive off each other intellectually, promoting personal growth and development. You will have the ability to work on your own strategies as well as being able to work as part of a team and help contribute to other team members strategies.

You will be supported by a talented engineering and data team that will help implement the strategies that you develop.

Essential Skills:

  • 5-10 years quantitative trading experience.
  • Proficient in back-testing, simulation, statistical and machine learning techniques.
  • Proven success in building and implementation of profitable trading strategies
  • Researching, and building systematic training strategies across different asset classes
  • Supporting trading desks and drive the genesis of automation across the teams
London
Full-time
Engineering
Senior C++ Engineer
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You will be joining a talented team working on RISQ trading platform.

Detail

You will be joining a talented team working on RISQ trading platform. Despite our industry standing, we are a relatively small team so you will have plenty of exposure to a variety of projects and have the opportunity to make a significant impact.

We are looking to hire talented individuals who wish to master their technical skills and help us gain and maintain our market edge in this highly competitive industry.

Essential Skills:

  • At least four years experience with C++ in a production environment
  • Highly proficient in C++ (exposure to or awareness of data structures, STL, Boost, C++11 / 14 / 17)
  • Computer science (or similar) degree from a top institution at 2:1 or above
  • A good understanding of Linux, network programming and scripting languages
  • Knowledge of test driven development, test frameworks, continuous integration and the monitoring and support of highly available systems
  • Knowledge of common database technologies
  • An interest in sports betting, financial or commodities trading
  • An interest in high-frequency, low latency transactional systems
  • Comfortable getting involved in DevOps

Remuneration: Competitive

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To be part of a successful and growing team, take a look at our open positions, or if you’ve got a different skill set and would like to introduce yourself, send your CV to enquiries@risqcapital.com and tell us what you can offer.