Senior Kdb+/q Developer

  • £800 per day - 12 month contract
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Contract, Full time
  • Winston fox
  • 01 Oct 18

The Systematic Trading team is responsible for the creation and management of fully automated systematic investment strategies that focus on the Equities market. The group operates at the intersection of quantitative modelling, technology and portfolio management and is therefore highly interdisciplinary. As a senior developer, you will have responsibility for full creation and management for the firms' critical high-speed tick data platform. This position is a hands-on role responsible for creating and optimising their evolving data platform.

Role

The Systematic Trading team is responsible for the creation and management of fully automated systematic investment strategies that focus on the Equities market. The group operates at the intersection of quantitative modelling, technology and portfolio management and is therefore highly interdisciplinary. As a senior developer, you will have responsibility for full creation and management for the firms' critical high-speed tick data platform. This position is a hands-on role responsible for creating and optimising their evolving data platform. 

 

Responsibilities

Create/Produce end-to-end High-Speed Investment Data solutions and tools for the Algorithmic Trading Portfolio Management team.

 

Key Skills

  • Minimum of three years of commercial experience
  • Deep understanding and experience of KX Technology - KDB+ and q Programming
  • Deep understanding and experience of financial market data, especially equities and futures
  • Experience Linux development environment and associated scripting
  • Understanding of SQL
  • Programming experience in C++ is highly desirable.  
  • An ambitious and self-starting approach to implementation of their work
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment that encourages intellectual curiosity and problem-solving
  • An excellent academic record
  • Genuine interest in Financial Markets
  • High level of numeracy and analytical skills
  • Collaborative, team-oriented personality

 

Company

Founded in the 1990's, this firm is one of the World’s foremost hedge fund managers specialising in global equities with $40b in AuM. They are headquartered in London with offices in New York; and Hong Kong. They are multi-award winning investment firm with several accolades, such as Best Hedge Fund and most innovative Hedge Fund. The firm is fully dedicated to the objective of providing its clients with a persistent, risk-adjusted return on their investment. Through their range of products, investors can select funds offering variable sources of alpha and beta, in different combinations, from equity markets around the world. They run traditional, fundamental long/short investing grounded in stock-specific analytical research and a pioneering, and proprietary, systematic, fund.

 

Culture

The company employs approximately 300 people worldwide and has established itself as one of Europe’s foremost asset managers. Recognition of the need to retain a competitive edge provides the background for a work environment that encourages innovation. They have a distinctive culture that is meritocratic, challenging, innovative and intense. The company defines success by the quality of return delivered to investors. The talent, passion and vision of their people are the engines that drive the company’s evolution. They have a set of values rooted in integrity, entrepreneurial flair and professional excellence, and the atmosphere at the firm is collaborative and dynamic while offering considerable potential for rapid individual advancement and professional growth.