Applying for a job can seem like a black hole, so here’s how we do things

We have a variety of open roles, some of which are always open. This is because we don’t have a set number of seats to fill, but we want to continue meeting talented people and grow a team around them.

We hire (and therefore recruit) in a considered and thoughtful way; fast growth isn’t something we buy into. However, we do try to create an efficient, fair process. We believe this gives everyone the best chance of representing themselves and showing off their strengths, rather tripping them up on areas they’re not familiar with.

We are happy to fly people over from across the world for interviews, as well as organise visas where required for those that end up joining us.

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How we Hire

We build our recruitment process around our roles, our candidates and our growth plans. This means our process will look and feel a bit different at different times. Whatever we do, we put a lot of energy and focus into making sure the various stages are well planned and well communicated. We are happy to fly people over for interviews, as well as organise visas for those that require a visa to work in the UK. Please note that due to social distancing guidelines, all interviews currently take place over the phone or on video call.

  • Sending your CV
  • Phone Interview
  • Tech Challenge
  • Onsite Interviews
  • Final Interviews

Sending your CV

When you apply, please send your CV along with a cover letter describing what kind of role and business you’re looking for in a bit more detail.

We receive a high number of applications every week, but we aim to get back to people within 48 hours.

Phone Interview

These will be with a member of the Strategic Growth team or a member of the team recruiting the role. They tend to last 20-45 minutes and will focus at a high level on your experience, your aspirations and your interest in Quadrature. For some roles there may be a few technical questions too.

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Tech Challenge

If you are a Quant Development candidate, you will be invited to complete a technical programming challenge. Every candidate is different, but programming is an integral part of this role at Quadrature, and this stage gives us a sense at a very high level how you approach a problem using code.

The challenge is in python and we are looking for code that is clean, efficient and completes the task - comments are advised. We don’t believe in arbitrary time limits so you can complete it at home and in your own time.

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Onsite Interviews

Next we invite candidates to come into our office in London for a morning or afternoon of face to face interviews. During these you’ll meet 2-3 people from the team to work through technical or case study questions. You’ll work with your interviewer to solve these problems; they are there to guide and brainstorm with you, so don’t be afraid to ask questions and be receptive to hints.

We won’t ask you to interview with us for weeks on end, but if you do come to our offices expect two or three rounds of onsite interviews.

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Final Interviews

If the first round of onsite interviews go well then we will invite you back to meet a few more people, ending with Greg and Suneil (our CEOs).

Whilst some of these interviews may have technical elements, there is nothing you need to prepare unless specifically asked to - just try to relax and be yourself. You’ll be meeting the leaders of our business, so try to bring some questions too!

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Sending your CV

When you apply, please send your CV along with a cover letter describing what kind of role and business you’re looking for in a bit more detail.

We receive a high number of applications every week, but we aim to get back to people within 48 hours.

Phone Interview

These will be with a member of the Strategic Growth team or a member of the team recruiting the role. They tend to last 20-45 minutes and will focus at a high level on your experience, your aspirations and your interest in Quadrature. For some roles there may be a few technical questions too.

50 - Process 2

Tech Challenge

If you are a Quant Development candidate, you will be invited to complete a technical programming challenge. Every candidate is different, but programming is an integral part of this role at Quadrature, and this stage gives us a sense at a very high level how you approach a problem using code.

The challenge is in python and we are looking for code that is clean, efficient and completes the task - comments are advised. We don’t believe in arbitrary time limits so you can complete it at home and in your own time.

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Onsite Interviews

Next we invite candidates to come into our office in London for a morning or afternoon of face to face interviews. During these you’ll meet 2-3 people from the team to work through technical or case study questions. You’ll work with your interviewer to solve these problems; they are there to guide and brainstorm with you, so don’t be afraid to ask questions and be receptive to hints.

We won’t ask you to interview with us for weeks on end, but if you do come to our offices expect two or three rounds of onsite interviews.

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Final Interviews

If the first round of onsite interviews go well then we will invite you back to meet a few more people, ending with Greg and Suneil (our CEOs).

Whilst some of these interviews may have technical elements, there is nothing you need to prepare unless specifically asked to - just try to relax and be yourself. You’ll be meeting the leaders of our business, so try to bring some questions too!

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Two Quadrature employees looking at a computer screen

Getting to know you

At various stages of the recruitment process we’re looking at cultural fit. This doesn’t mean we want to hire people just like us, as we realise how much that damages the diversity of a business. Instead, we’re looking at how people think, behave and communicate, which helps us understand what that person might be like to work with.

We appreciate that this may be daunting - all we ask that you be yourself, tell us what’s important to you and ask questions about what we’re like so that we can figure out if this is the right place for you.

Employees sat talking at high chairs with views out of windows

Understanding your potential

Your knowledge and experience is very important, but these aren’t the only things we’re looking for, nor are they necessarily the most important. We spend a lot of time during our interviews looking at potential - namely what a candidate might be able to do. We look at your approach to learning, how you solve problems, how you think, what you ask and what you do when you’re not sure. So remember to think out loud and ask questions!

Quadrature employee working at table

Interviewing tips

If you are invited to interview with us then these tips are worth remembering, so that you can get the most of your time with us.

  • Be prepared. We’re not easy to find online, but you can research our industry and get a sense of what we do, which will give you some insights into our business before you meet with us.
  • Think out loud. We want to hear how you think, learn, problem solve and explore. You don’t need to say much, but hearing what is spinning around your head when you’re considering a question or a problem is helpful!
  • Ask questions. This is a two way street, we’re being interviewed too. If there’s something we’re not able to answer we’ll let you know, but we try to be as transparent as possible.
  • Be pragmatic. It can be tempting to go for the perfect answer or perfect solution, but life isn’t perfect. Start small, build up, discuss the trade offs, ask clarifying questions, try and fail - you’ll get to a much better answer much faster.
  • Be concise. Whilst we do want you to talk out loud and ask questions, we only have a finite amount of time with each other. Focus on the most important points and remember to circle back to the original question if you hear yourself going off topic.