Analyst, Portfolio Analytics

  • Competitive
  • Boston, MA, USA Boston MA US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Acadian Asset
  • 07 May 18 2018-05-07

We are seeking a software developer to join the Portfolio Analytics Implementation team. You'll be part of a small team of domain experts who are responsible for the ongoing design, development, and support of Acadian’s state-of-the-art portfolio optimization, trading, and simulation systems. This role is ideal for a software engineer who's interested in understanding the intricacies of applying an investment model with substantial AUM. This is a unique opportunity to utilize and hone a variety of technical skills while gaining and applying financial services knowledge. Technology skills: Python/Pandas, Java, SQL. Business skills: Portfolio Construction/Optimization, Trading, Simulation.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand the portfolio construction, optimization and trading processes.
  • Assist users in portfolio construction setup.  Diagnose, interpret, and explain results.
  • Maintain and improve our existing production and simulation tools.
  • Migrate data access to firm-wide standard.
  • Design, develop and support proprietary software code base and tools
  • Develop and execute process improvement initiatives through software development
  • Test, maintain and document code for applications
  • Collaborate with the investment/research and client-facing teams

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent technical experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of software development and design experience.
  • Hands on development experience with Python (Numpy, Scipy, Pandas), SQL, and Java.
  • Ability to solve analytical problems.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of portfolio construction, optimization and trading is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a collegial, results-oriented environment.
  • Drive to deliver on high value projects and a roll up your sleeves attitude.