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Head of ArcticDB Engineering - C++

Man Group plc London, United Kingdom
Posted 3 days ago Hybrid Job Permanent Competitive
ArcticDB is a recently open-sourced client-side time-series database written in Python and C++. ArcticDB is also a business, we provide features and support for ArcticDB users globally. We are hiring for a head of ArcticDB engineering. You will be responsible for the delivery of all new ArcticDB features, along with maintenance and support, both for internal (Man Group) and external users. You will be responsible for looking after a team of several engineers across our London and Sofia (Bulgaria) offices.

You will work with users, the Head Quant (and Product Manager) of ArcticDB, and the Chief Architect to continue to build out our innovative high-performance time-series database. It'll be a very collaborative role, requiring creative problem solving to deliver roadmap features progressively with rock-solid stability. The role will report into the Head of ArcticDB. Beyond the engineering team ArcticDB is a complete business with sales, marketing, product management and business development activity.

We are looking for an agile and hands-on technology manager with excellent engineering skills and product development experience.


The Man Group systems are almost all running on Linux and most of our code is in Python, with the full scientific stack: numpy, scipy, pandas, scikit-learn to name a few of the open-source libraries we use extensively. We implement the systems that require the highest data throughput in Java and C++. ArcticDB is built in C++ for users globally, with Windows, Linux and Mac builds across python and pandas versions and supporting a number of storage backends and cloud environments.

Essential
  • Substantial development engineering experience
  • Excellent team management and communication skills
  • A knowledge of a modern data-science stack
  • Demonstrable programming experience in C++ and Python
  • Experience of the challenges of dealing with large code-bases
  • Used a range of open-source frameworks and development tools
  • A knowledge of modern practices for data engineering and stream processing
  • Working knowledge of one or more relevant database technologies e.g. Oracle, Postgres, MongoDB, ArcticDB.
  • Proficient on Linux
Advantageous
  • Prior experience of working with financial market data
  • Relevant mathematical knowledge e.g. statistics, time-series analysis.
  • Expertise in building distributed systems with service-based or event-driven architectures,
  • and concurrent processing
Personal Attributes
  • Strong academic record and a degree (or equivalent industrial experience) with high mathematical and computing content e.g. Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Physics from a leading university
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to establish and maintain a close working relationship with your team and senior business people alike
  • Keen analytic approach to problem solving
  • Self-organised with the ability to effectively manage time across multiple projects and with competing business demands and priorities
  • Focused on delivering value to the business with relentless efforts to improve process
  • Confident communicator; able to argue a point concisely and deal positively with conflicting views.
Work-Life Balance and Benefits at Man

Man Group is proud to provide the best working environment possible for all of its employees, and we are committed to equality of opportunity. At Man Group we believe that a diverse workforce is a critical factor in the success of our business, and this is embedded in our culture and values. We run a number of external and internal initiatives, partnerships and programmes that help us to attract and develop talent from diverse backgrounds and encourage diversity and inclusion across our firm and industry. https://www.man.com/diversity . Man Group is also a Signatory of the Women in Finance Charter.

Man Group supports many charities, and global initiatives. We support professional training and development, and requests for flexible or part-time working. Employees are also offered two 'Mankind' days of paid leave per year as part of the Man Charitable Trust's community volunteering programme.

We offer comprehensive, firm-wide employee benefits including competitive holiday entitlements, pension/401k, life and long-term disability coverage, group sick pay, enhanced parental leave and long-service leave. Additional benefits are tailored to local markets and may include private medical coverage, discounted gym membership and wellbeing programmes.
Job ID  JR005143
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