Algorithmic Trader

South Korea
Presto Labs – Presto Labs /
Full-time /

Presto Labs ( is a quantitative trading firm, established in Singapore back in 2014. We build automated trading systems fueled by data-driven quantitative analysis to achieve stable and sustainable investment returns. Our engineering teams do what humans do best – create algorithmic decision processes in order to achieve what no human trader ever could in today’s fast-changing, unbelievably complex financial world.

As an Algorithmic Trader in our team
Our team is looking for an outstanding algorithmic trader who will make automatically tradable signals on creative ideas. To research trading signals, our traders use innovative technologies such as machine learning, deep learning and etc., to analyze various data, including low-level market microstructure data, news feed, fundamental data, analyst prediction and etc.
As a Quant Researcher in Presto Labs, you will analyze such data and turn your hypotheses and insights into real-world signals. You will work together with the world’s top-class quantitative engineers, developers, and traders of Presto Labs.


    • Extract useful information from raw data
    • Build money making signals from the extracted information
    • Adopt innovative technologies to data analysis and to the research process
    • Work together with traders to monetize the signals.
    • Manage and upgrade signals based on market environmental changes


    • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a leading university in a quantitative field including, but not limited to, Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Financial Engineering and etc.
    • Proficiency in C++ and Python or in other programming languages
    • Excellent analytic skills with relentlessness in finding gems out of the vast amounts of data
    • Prior experience in finance is not required but one must possess an eagerness to learn about finance and global financial market
    • Scientist-like mindset
    • Strong proficiency in English
    • Open to working abroad
    • *The Resume must be written in English


    • Interest and personal participation in financial markets
    • Excellent academic achievement
    • Thoughtful, warm hearted, and collaborative
    • Korean language skill in conversational level

What we can offer

    • Guidance to understand how mathematics, computer science, and data analysis methodologies are connected to the financial market
    • Competitive salary and compensation
    • Learn from world-top researchers and traders
    • Friendly and scholarly working environment in IFC
    • Lunch allowance of up to 20,000 won
    • Unlimited snacks and drinks in canteen
    • Top quality equipments & softwares
    • Annual medical check-up

Hiring process

    • Resume review
    • Online coding and mathematics test
    • 1st round interview
    • 2nd round interview
    • * Depending on the circumstances, the interview process may change.