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Silicon Valley Associates- Specialist IT Recruitment Agency in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai and Japan



HOT_HK Data Scientist, Desk Quant, Python, $1.1M HKD Annual


   07 / 12 / 2023


    Work Visa


    Hong Kong

Experience Summary

2+ years of experience in the finance industry

Current & Previous Employers and jobs include:
Desk Quant, Equity Volatility at XXXX

Quantitative Researcher at XXXX


Ph.D. Physics

M.Sc. Physics

B.Sc. Physics

Motives & Seeking

Is passively looking for a job right now and is just looking for better opportunities in the market. Interested with the Trading Analyst/Developer role.


English – Fluent
German - Native
French - Fluent

Recent / Current Salary

    $960K HKD Annual

Expected Salary

    $1.1M HKD Annual



    1 month

Interview Availability

    Afternoon to Evening HKT


Interview Assessment Notes 



  1. Could you introduce yourself and tell us about you? Your current / recent jobs and employers? Previous companies and jobs?
    Been living in Hong Kong for about a year now and is originally from Europe. During his PhD, he decided he wanted to work in finance and first job was with XXXX as a Quantitative Researcher where he managed his own trading strategies, doing research, and developing some utility for trading analysis. After that, he looked for opportunities in Asia and was able to join XXXX as a Desk Quant with Equity Volatility Trading teams. For his development background, he is very strong with Python and whole data science stack including libraries such as NumPy, PySpark, PyTorch, etc.

  2. What skill(s) / experience would you self-describe as strongest or specialist in?
    Strongest skill would be Python in terms of programming languages, he’s been using and learning it since undergraduate so for about 10 years now. Can rate himself a 4-5 out of 5 in working with Python.  

  3. Do you have the lists of key criteria's according to the client's requirements?
    He took his Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD in Physics. He can say he’s strong with basic statistics and mathematics. For Python, he considers it as his strongest along with Panda. For Linux-scripting, he has touched it in the past but not much. Also mostly been using Linux as a user but not much of administration side. Also familiar with financial markets especially in Australia, HK.


Employment Agency

Silicon Valley Associates Recruitment.

907, 9th Floor, Silvercord Tower 2, Tsim Sha Tsui. Kowloon, Hong Kong

25F, Central Plaza, Xin Tian Di, Shanghai

Ubi TechPark #01-08, Singapore

Sunshine Technology & Innovation Centre, No.1003 Nanxin Road, Nanshan, Shenzhen

Job-Seeker Agreement

The Candidate has agreed that Silicon Valley Associates Recruitment may disclose their profile to potential employers for the purpose of seeking new employment. Silicon Valley Associates Recruitment will never charge any fees from job-seekers.

Employer Terms

General Terms and Conditions apply to all requests, offers, and agreements regarding the provision of services, and are available upon request. These can be sent to you on request or can be found on our website: svarecruitment.com.

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