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Quant Developer - Leading Systematic Trading Hedge Fund
October 9, 2018
London, United Kingdom
A systematic hedge fund, my client creates complex model strategies that are traded systematically, globally. This is not your standard prop-trading house; technology underpins every aspect of the business and is integral to the firm's DNA. They are a fun and enthusiastic community of tech-geeks, Sci-Fi fans, football and extreme sports nuts, and foodies; who enjoy working in a non-hierarchal, professional environment that combines the best cultural elements from Silicon Valley Startups and HFT firms.
You are expected to build, enhance and support research and trading tools. You must have a demonstrative ability in analysing technical and business problems and make intelligent technical decisions. This is a Java role, involving design, programming and testing. Experience in C++ is also beneficial.
Skills and Experience Required
Exceptional programming skills (2+years experience) from a technically elite background; for example – but not limited to – Hedge Funds/HFT/Prop Trading firms, Investment Banks, Tech Giants, Startups.
Knowledge of Unix scripting.
Experience in OO design and strong data structures and algorithms.
Demonstrative ability in delivering in a demanding context.
2:1 degree (or equivalent) from a prestigious university in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or mathematical degree.
C++ experience beneficial but not requisite.
No financial knowledge necessary, but commercial experience in Fixed Income business and/or working alongside quantitative researchers is beneficial.
Benefits & Incentives
Strong Salary – Up to £150k and lucrative hedge fund bonus (75%+ is the norm).
Excellent work-life balance. Not rigid, long working hours.
Not traditional hedge fund tech secrecy - active contributions to Open Source, and proud of their own code. Also host events for Docker and Machine Learning and host Hackathons.
Down-to-earth, progressive work culture – attempts to synthesise dynamic projects and remuneration of a fund with the comfortable environment of a Tech Giant.
If you feel you are a strong match or interested in a general chat about the hedge fund market, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Internal Number: 4660504
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