Quant Developer - Modelling / Data Analysis / Greenfield

  • up to £150K + min 50% bonus
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Oxford Knight
  • 09 Oct 18

Quant Developer role at a leading London Hedge Fund – Direct exposure to Traders + the Business

Job Summary

Quant Developer role at a leading London Hedge Fund – Direct exposure to Traders + Business – Year one bonus 50% minimum.

This Quant Dev role is a unique one. Whilst many companies float Quant Developer roles which turn out to be dev roles – in this role - no longer will you be tinkering strategies passed down to you by Quants – You are modeling and building new strategies daily.

This company employs no BA's. The Quant Developers work on the development and research of all front-office modeling, risk and valuation systems. Working directly with portfolio managers, CIO, CRO and the CTO – This is a very business facing role – enabling the successful candidate to learn the entire complex business model and not only gives the opportunity for growth into senior quant dev roles – but also through the business.

The Company

A structured credit-based hedge fund managing over $1.5bn AUM – Growing out their Quant Developer headcount to increase the influx of new models and enhance current ones. Still, in the relatively early stages having been trading very successfully for around five years – it is a great time to be joining this hedge fund.

This is an incredibly talented team of experienced finance professionals with a wealth of knowledge to pass on. Rarely in a fud will a candidate gain direct exposure to the business as in this case.

The Candidate

You will be self-motivated and analytical – excelling in all previous employment and education. Researching, modeling and deploying alpha generating strategies excites you. You are an advocate of TDD, BDD and overall agile practices. You will also feel confident pitching new ideas to the business and working directly with traders to implement innovative strategies and spot original opportunities.

Skills and Experience Required

Exceptional programming skills in any Object-Oriented language
Passion for analysing data and building alpha generating models
A strong enthusiasm for programming and technology
Ability to own all aspects of development projects from start-finish
Minimum 2.1 degree in Computer Science / Mathematics or a related field

Benefits and Incentives

Strong salary up to £150k + very strong hedge fund bonus (50% min year one)
Working Directly with traders and the business
Excellent work-life balance
Progressive culture with direct exposure to management as mentors