Skip to main content

Senior Quant Researcher

Apply Now
Job ID 210387 Date posted 06/13/2022 Location : Wayzata, Minnesota | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Senior Quant Researcher, will perform the most complex analytics and market intelligence activities to develop business intelligence, optimize effectiveness and predict business outcomes. In this role, you will independently research data, market information and trends and create and maintain complex, global modeling tools and systems. You will analyze data and interpret and execute strategies to share best practices.

Key Accountabilities

  • Design trading strategies and build tools globally based on fundamental and non fundamental influences on commodity markets.
  • Lead the discovery and create prototypes of new quantitative tools and strategies.
  • Develop scalable machine learning components to generalize models to other data sources, commodities or products and maintain advanced statistical ensemble systems.
  • Benchmark, back test and stress test models to identify true sensitivities and risks.
  • Maintain and enhance code repository and models infrastructure in a scalable fashion.
  • Coordinate with the trading desks on the model's correct usage to validate conclusions and improvement opportunities.
  • Conduct complex market analyses and advise the trading team to adjust their positions as appropriate.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in systematic trading

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Apply Now

Linkedin Job Matcher

Find where you fit in at Cargill. Log in to connect your LinkedIn profile and we’ll use your skills and experience to search the jobs that might be right for you.

Find Your Match


The Cargill Cocoa Promise is committed to securing a thriving cocoa sector for generations.

Learn More (Sustainable Coco)

& Inclusion

Our inclusive culture helps us shape the future of the world.

Learn More (Inclusion & Diversity)

Life at

Discover how you can achieve your higher purpose with a career at Cargill.

Learn More (Life at Cargill)

View All of Our Available Opportunities