• Permanent, Full time
  • Anson McCade
  • 2018-06-18
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Competitive
  • Full time

Software Engineer - High Performance Quant Developer

My client is a global investment management firm, that covers quantitative systematic trading across financial markets. They are a technology-driven firm and have deep expertise in trading, technology and operations and use this to achieve high-quality returns for their clients.

 

Software Engineer - High Performance Quant Developer

 

London/Singapore

 

My client is a global investment management firm, that covers quantitative systematic trading across financial markets. They are a technology-driven firm and have deep expertise in trading, technology and operations and use this to achieve high-quality returns for their clients.

 

As a technology and data driven firm, they design and build their own cutting-edge trading systems from scratch, including high performance trading platforms to large scale data analysis hubs. They currently have tech offices in London, Montreal and Singapore and are looking to expand their London office. 

 

 Main Function

 

You will be joining a Core Development team and working on developing high performance trading engines and building out their existing infrastructure. You will be working side-by-side with researchers and traders and helping implement trading strategies into the business. You must be comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and be able to effectively manage your time. The role encourages cross-team working and daily interaction with researchers/traders so good communication skills are a must.

 

Candidate Requirements

 

You must have a strong work ethic, be enthusiastic to work on the bleeding edge of technology, and have the drive to push through complex initiatives. Attention to detail and defensive programming experience.

 

Skills and Qualifications

 

  • Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related subject; Masters or higher a plus
  • 3+ years strong programming experience under Linux, at least 1 year in C++
  • 2+ years’ experience working on high performance mission critical systems
  • A team player with good communication skills and a preference for compromise
  • 2+ years experience working in trading floor environment, implementing fully automated trading strategies (execution or prop trading)
  • Experience in effective collaboration with quant researchers and traders, responsible for trading model design and operation; proven ability to:
    • convert abstract requirements into concrete trading implementations and algorithms
    • troubleshoot trading algorithm and systems issues across large complex distributed systems#
  • Effective and professional communicator

 

Desirable Skills

 

  • Familiarity with basics of listed capital markets and market microstructure (esp. equities and futures); advanced understanding a strong plus
  • Basic statistics; advanced quantitative skills a plus, but not required
  • GUI programming experience a plus
  • Ability to debug complex issues under Linux (memory corruption & leaks, buffer overflows, etc)
  • Modern OO design and software engineering paradigms, especially rapid prototyping and fast iterative release cycle (RAD)
  • Python, Q/kdb+
  • Testing methodologies (unit tests, regression tests)
  • Dev workflow – SVN, GIT, JIRA, Code Reviews, etc
  • Grid & cluster tools (especially SLURM) 

 

 

If interested please send a copy of your CV to Amita.Patel@AsnonMcCade.com or call 020 7740 6700 for more information.

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