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Culture and Purpose

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Our purpose

We believe in revolutionizing the financial industry with collaboration and radical openness, empowering people and harnessing the creativity of a talented community. We do this by sharing beautiful open-source engineering with an organic community of quantitative finance professionals from around the world. We provide a place where people can be challenged, gain recognition for and profit from their efforts and connect with others interested in the same topics.

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IN COLLABORATION, RADICAL OPENNESS AND COMMUNITY

We believe in revolutionizing the financial industry with collaboration and radical openness, empowering people and harnessing the creativity of a talented community. We do this by sharing beautiful open-source engineering with an organic community of quantitative finance professionals from around the world. We provide a place where people can be challenged, gain recognition for and profit from their efforts and connect with others interested in the same topics.

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GENIUS IS DISTRIBUTED

We believe in revolutionizing the financial industry with collaboration and radical openness, empowering people and harnessing the creativity of a talented community. We do this by sharing beautiful open-source engineering with an organic community of quantitative finance professionals from around the world. We provide a place where people can be challenged, gain recognition for and profit from their efforts and connect with others interested in the same topics.

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THE FUTURE OF INVESTMENT WILL BE AUTOMATED

We believe in revolutionizing the financial industry with collaboration and radical openness, empowering people and harnessing the creativity of a talented community. We do this by sharing beautiful open-source engineering with an organic community of quantitative finance professionals from around the world. We provide a place where people can be challenged, gain recognition for and profit from their efforts and connect with others interested in the same topics.

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JOIN THE WORLD’S FIRST QUANT PLATFORM TODAY

We believe in revolutionizing the financial industry with collaboration and radical openness, empowering people and harnessing the creativity of a talented community.

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OUR DRUMBEAT

QuantConnect is fighting some impossible odds and continues to thrive thanks to the grit, intelligence, and stamina of our team. We have values that we’ve tried to codify into statements below. If these resonate with you, you’ll enjoy a creative and challenging work environment where you’re given a lot of control and discretion to execute the mission of the company. We promise it will not be easy =).

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LIFE & WORK

We believe in revolutionizing the financial industry with collaboration and radical openness, empowering people and harnessing the creativity of a talented community. We do this by sharing beautiful open-source engineering with an organic community of quantitative finance professionals from around the world. We provide a place where people can be challenged, gain recognition for and profit from their efforts and connect with others interested in the same topics.

Do One Thing At A Time

Only ever do 1-2 things at a time and do them well. It can be tempting to start a new project when things get hard on the one you’re working on, but see it through to completion, and think of creative ways to move the project along. Don’t let a barrier become an excuse to start something new!

Blame Rarely Matters

There’s no point wasting time or energy thinking who’s to blame. We want people to feel comfortable accepting responsibility and working together as a team to fix the system. Focus on what we learned and avoid it in the future.

BALANCE

We have an infinite list of incredibly hard problems to do, all with seemingly critical deadlines. It can be hard to weigh that pressure with the time we have to fulfill it. QuantConnect is not quite a cushy big-tech yet, we’re a scrappy, lean start-up fighting against almost impossible odds, but we still need to sleep. We ask people to give everything they can Monday to Friday 8-12 hours a day, focus and work expediently on the challenges presented, and in return, we commit to not intruding on the weekends and after-hours time. You’ll be promised the space to completely switch off.

It’s Not Done Until Its In Production

“Done” isn’t pull-requested; “done” is in production being used by users with supporting documentation. For marketing, “done” is queued up on the blog/pr-platform with a scheduled release date or being read/watched by people. There’s always a way to get things done if you put your head to it.

Plan for the Future, Execute in Steps

We always think 5 moves ahead, where we will be in 2 years, and execute that vision in small achievable steps to move us in the direction of the final goal. We don’t need to ship the perfect product all at once, but we need to be headed in the right direction.

Do the Hard Things

Almost every challenge we face is incredibly hard. The level of technology and nuance in this sector keeps us on our toes daily. It can be tempting to find the shortcuts and make a fast solution to the challenge at the cost of long-term maintenance. Take the time, do the job right and solve it the “right” way. Do it first.

Every Communication Delivers Value

Every time we talk with our community we deliver value in our message to our readers. We don’t engage in pure promotional or one-sided messaging. Readers should come away having learned something new or tangibly gained.

Design in Teams / No Lone Rangers

We are a team in all senses. We share the blame, responsibility, and credit. When designing something loop in a team member and volley ideas back and forth, the end result will be a much more mature and well-thought-out concept.

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Sponsorship
Opportunties

QuantConnect’s Invest-A-Quant program provides Industry Leaders a unique opportunity to strengthen your brand by investing in future generations of aspiring Quants. Demonstrate your commitment to the quants of ‘tomorrow’ by supporting the learning and development of today’s potential candidates.

The QuantConnect Advanced Potential Program provides Investment-Sponsors an avenue to grow their diversity and inclusion portfolio by creating pathways for exceptional talent - that may be facing barriers to launching their quant careers.

Be exposed to an abundant funnel of future candidates that could be connected with your organization from day one

Candidates gain exposure, learning, and development to real algorithmic trading

Develop relationships with candidates over the one year program

Identify future talent pool candidates for progression

Career ready candidate joins the firm

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How Does it Work?

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Sponsoring organizations can choose among prequalified scholarship applicants or be allocated quants from our pool of applications. Organizations are provided full access to the selected candidates to build long-term relationships.

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Selected candidates are trained on QuantConnect to gain hands-on practice, critical thinking, and real experience in quantitative trading. Monitor selected candidate training, engagement, and progress towards learning outcomes. Align your candidate’s educational journey with your organization’s requirements.

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Sponsoring firm brands are exposed to thousands of views per day by high-profile listings in the discussion forums, the sponsorship application pages, and community email campaigns to 175,000 quants globally. Details of opportunities with your organization will be shared with the global QuantConnect community to extend your reach to future candidates. QuantConnect will provide a full marketing pack for your use to promote your support of the program.

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Advanced Potential Program

QuantConnect will be partnering with Organisations and Industry Leaders to create opportunities to invest in the future of aspiring Quants.

We are looking to break down barriers that may be restricting your access to our platform, and provide guidance and direction for your career. Starting October 2021 we are accepting applications to the Advanced Potential Program.

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Annual Paid Subscription

Quants win a fully paid Researcher-Pack, with a total value of $548.

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Network Development

Be introduced to industry leaders to explore potential future employment opportunities.

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Career Guidance

Access to customized educational material, training programs, and guidance to hone skills desired by contributing firms.

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Resume Brand Recognition

Bolster resume by advertising winning placement and become a certified graduate of the QuantConnect Advanced Potential Program.

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APPLY NOW

We believe in revolutionizing the financial industry with collaboration and radical openness, empowering people and harnessing the creativity of a talented community.

Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The QuantConnect Sponsor A Quant Program is open to new members only
  • A set of qualifying questions and responses are available on the form below

Sponsorship Process

  1. Submit an application for consideration
  2. Selection by participating firms and acceptance to QCAPP
  3. Guided mentorship, learning, and development over a 1-year program
  4. Apply what you’ve learned for real trading
  5. Build a relationship with the firm investing in your future
  6. Enhance and facilitated industry career opportunities

Disclaimer

  • Positions are offered solely at the discretion of QuantConnect and the participating organizations.
  • Positions are limited to sponsorships available.
  • All decisions are final.