Interviewing for Quantitative Research & Modeling
Quantitative Research & Modeling covers a diverse set of disciplines, ranging from simple statistics, to complex theoretical mathematics, to cutting edge machine learning techniques.
Our interviews are conducted over video conferencing for a simple reason – Remote interviewing allows us the flexibility to best accommodate candidate and interviewer schedules, giving you the most efficient recruiting process possible.
You’ll work with a Recruiting Coordinator specifically assigned to your schedule, receive a calendar hold for your interviews, and a final email confirmation the business day prior with your remote interview logistics.
Key Information for Applicants
Confirm your interview type
Logistics including video links or office visit details will be sent via email the day before your scheduled interview date.
Be mindful of time
Allow yourself some extra time before your scheduled start time to address any potential video connectivity issues or unexpected transit delays.
Have your resume handy
If you update your resume just prior to your interview, make sure to email it to us in advance.
Respect for your time
If after a few interviews we feel we don’t have the right position for you at Two Sigma, your time with us may be shorter than the slot originally allotted. We want to respect your time and energy so we will communicate with you along the way if you will proceed to additional interviews.
Clarity on next steps
If you don't meet with your recruiter during your interview day, a member of the team will reach out in the following business days. If you have any immediate questions, please reach out to your recruiter.
While we may not have found a fit for you now, we will keep your information on file and contact you in the future should a more suitable position present itself. We encourage you to reapply if you find another interesting position.
What to Expect
We'll cover a few areas in the interview. Here's what you can expect.
Stop and think
Think about and analyze the problem before diving right in. Don’t be afraid to ask your interviewer to clarify the question. Check in as you begin working on the question so you know you’re headed in the right direction.
Don't be afraid to give a "first pass" solution and then iterate
If you have an approach that’s not great, share it with us and discuss why it’s not the best. You can work from there to improve your answer.
Show us your thinking
Your thought-process matters to us. Use the whiteboard session or simply talk it through.
Our interviewers want you to do well and are happy to give you hints if you get stuck while developing your solution.
Check out our mock interview:
Quantitative Research Interview Demo
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