Developer - Hedge Fund Developer - Hedge Fund …

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in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 30 Oct 20
competitive base + bonus
Attribution Search
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 30 Oct 20
competitive base + bonus
Posted by:
Shane Ferguson • Recruiter
Posted by:
Shane Ferguson
Recruiter
Top ranking European Alternatives Investment Manager, is currently hiring for a Developer to join its lean and highly strategic Technology Team.

Our client, a top ranking European Alternatives Investment Manager, is currently hiring for a Developer to join its lean and highly strategic Technology Team.

This opportunity will suit only the most motivated and talented of tech individuals and cover a diverse range of tech initiatives in an A Class Development team.

As a Developer in an experienced and highly engaging team you will be responsible for a host of tech duties all of which add significant value to the Portfolio Managers, Traders and the Business.   

Duties will include but not limited to:    

  • Writing code both under supervision and autonomously
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Using a diverse array of coding languages with an initial focus on SQL
  • Building and analysing Data Sets and Data Warehousing
  • Bespoke Data production for Portfolio Managers to support Investment Decision
  • Produce functional specifications
  • Follow and interpret functional specifications
  • Developing applications and ensuring the quality of applications delivered to production
  • Engaging directly with the business and ensuring technology delivers significantly to the Investment team and the wider business


Given the smaller and flatter set up of the hedge fund this role is extremely visible.  It gives the opportunity to significantly challenge the status quo and improve the technology already in place and therefore will require the self-motivation and work ethic to match. 

This is mostly likely to suit a candidate at an Investment Bank or larger corporate house who is looking to gain the benefits that converting to a smaller hedge fund brings.  You will welcome the change in environments from a culture of cost cutting and maintenance to that of growth, change and continuous improvement.  Trajectory in this role will be steep, either leading tech initiatives and development projects individually or internal mobility to other key departments over time.  

Given the demands of the role, the right candidate will have experience in/come from

  • Tier 1 Investment Banking
  • Technology Graduate Scheme
  • Excellent academics, ideally Computer Science/Engineering
  • Excellent technical understanding of:
    • Structured Design and Software Engineering, especially OO programming
    • Relational Databases
    • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Strong business knowledge, particularly asset class knowledge, risk and trading
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