No, you probably won't be able to put the title "King Quant" on your door, but as Head of Quantitative Development for a Major Asset Manage based in Manhattan you will be responsible for developing strategy and architecture that will unify all production quantitative processes at the fund. That sounds pretty cool. Plus it's one of over 400 jobs we have listed in the hedge fund industry and telling folks you're head quant at a hedge fund should be worth few "ah hahs."
Just because you'll be the head of something, this position is at the VP level role, so you're still working your way up the ladder. That means you only need about seven good years under your belt in technical analysis and programming in a quant investment management role or something similar on the sell side.
There's a bit of preference for equitiies experience but don't shrug off that fixed income work you've done.
You're still going to need that advanced Degree in Finance, Engineering, or related discipline along with some exceptional skills in data analysis, financial model design, quant programming, and systems architecture. You'll also be asked to show how some of your investment ideas and production algorithms performed.
It's up to you algo-jockey. If you have what it takes to do this job, IJC recruiters wants to hear from you, like yesterday. Go here.