Data Engineer / Architect required for one of the world’s leading hedge funds. Set the tone and drive innovation in Big Data Analytics for portfolio trading and optimization!

  • Excellent compensation + benefits
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Fides & Co
  • 23 Sep 16

A world leader in the High Frequency (HFT) and Systematic Trading space is looking to significantly build-out and upgrade its adoption and harnessing of Big Data technologies and practices to drive innovation and disruption around research and quantitative / portfolio trading.

Working directly with the investments team, this person will be primarily tasked with pricing, risk calculations and portfolio forecasting across a range of products and asset classes. The goal here is to create a more sophisticated and data based approach towards research strategies and ultimately influence trading decisions and revenue outcomes, owning the critical research data content and portfolio analytics across the group.  

To be considered for this position you must demonstrate a genuine passion for solving trading problems through the use of technology and data fundamentals. On a technical level you will require a breadth of knowledge underpinned by solid Python software engineering skills with additional web technologies (node.js, JSON, casperJS for example) coupled with cluster/cloud technologies such as Spark. Experience working in a data intensive role is a priority along with the extraction of data and exposure to ETL and Cassandra or MongoDB.

You do not need to have worked in financial markets previously, although you must demonstrate a keenness to work in this environment.   

This is an exception opportunity for a well-trained, highly proficient and genuinely passionate individual to join a world-class organization and make a real contribution to a complex systematic and portfolio trading group.