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Engineer Manager

Berkeley, California, United States
March 15, 2019

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Guy Zidkia

Locations of Preference: New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston

Email: Tel: +1-347-***-**** EXPERIENCE

AlphaSimplex, Boston, United States Oct. 2018 - Jan. 2019 Research Scientist Internship

• Developed systematic investment strategies using option and future data.

• Executed quantitative research on liquid alternative strategies using statistics, mathematical modeling, and machine learning.

Pie Finance, Tel Aviv, Israel Feb. 2016 - Apr. 2016 Energy Trading Intern

• Built a department for managing funds related to the energy sector. Traded commodities futures.

• Analyzed market data using Python, R and Excel to find signals and trends in the market.

• Responsibilities included researching the energy market, building database and establishing strategies for Barak Capital, short/mid-Tel term Aviv, and Israel back testing them. Jan. 2015 - Aug. 2015 Portfolio Manager

• Managed funds with high risk complex strategies mainly with Options and Futures of different assets.

• Worked around the clock with the European and US markets, Bonds, Forex and Commodities.

• Utilized a deep understanding of market powers and decision-making processes: up to $30 mil. volume per day/ up to 100,000 options per day, max profit on one trade - $600,000. Migdal Capital Market - International Department, Tel Aviv, Israel Nov. 2013 - Jan. 2015 Trader/Broker (front desk)

• Traded worldwide (stocks, options, futures, forex and bonds) with up to $70 mil. per trade.

• Responsible for all derivatives trades of the desk (building strategies and executing trades). Specializing in US equity, options and futures.

• Participated in hedging, IPOs, secondaries and research reporting. SKILLS

Programming: Excellent in Python. Proficient in C++, R, Matlab, SQL and VBA. Mathematics: Stochastic Calculus, Linear Regression Modeling, Probability and Statistics. Languages: Fluent in English and Hebrew.

Finance: Experience in portfolio management and consulting for family and friends, since the age of 16. CERTIFICATIONS & PROJECTS

Applied Data Science, Coursera (University of Michigan) June 2018 Machine Learning Engineer Nanodegree, Udacity March 2018 Projects included: Trained a smart cab to drive using reinforcement learning techniques. Classified images from the CIFAR-10 dataset using a convolutional neural network. Artificial Intelligence, Edx (Columbia University) Dec. 2017 Projects included: Natural Language Processing (NLP), sentiment analysis of movie reviews. Linear Regression and Modeling, Coursera (Duke University) Aug. 2017 MILITARY SERVICE

Israel Defense Forces: Special Agent Dec. 2009 - Oct. 2012 Honorary discharge as staff sergeant.


University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business Expected March 2019 Master of Financial Engineering candidate

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Master of Business Administration, Finance Concentration Oct. 2015 – July 2017 BA in Economics, accounting minor. (91/100) Oct. 2012 – Sept. 2014 The University of Texas, Austin, Texas Aug. 2016 – Dec. 2016 MBA Exchange Student Program. Coursework: Financial Risk Management, Financial Strategies, Advance Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis.

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