WorldQuant Company Profile

Backend Software Engineer


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Backend Software Engineer WorldQuant develops and deploys systematic financial strategies across a broad range of asset classes and global markets. We seek to produce high-quality predictive signals (alphas) through our proprietary research platform to employ financial strategies focused on exploiting market inefficiencies. Our teams work collaboratively to drive the production of alphas and financial strategies – the foundation of a balanced, global investment platform. Technologists at WorldQuant research, design, code, test and deploy projects while working collaboratively with researchers and portfolio managers. Our environment is relaxed yet intellectually driven. Our teams are lean and agile, which means rapid prototyping of products with immediate user feedback. We seek people who think in code, aspire to tackle undiscovered computer science challenges and are motivated by being around like-minded people. In fact, of the 600 employees globally, approximately 500 of them code every day. WorldQuant’s success is built on a culture that pairs academic sensibility with accountability for results. Employees are encouraged to think openly about problems, balancing intellectualism and practicality. Excellent ideas come from anyone, anywhere. Employees are encouraged to challenge conventional thinking and possess an attitude of continuous improvement. That’s a key ingredient in remaining a leader in any industry. Our goal is to hire the best and the brightest. We value intellectual horsepower first and foremost, and people who demonstrate an outstanding talent. There is no roadmap to future success, so we need people who can help us build it. Our collective intelligence will drive us there. The Role: WorldQuant is seeking a talented developer with experience in the development of robust, scalable backend systems to build and maintain the next generation of of our technology. The team’s technology is a key component of signal research and portfolio generation. The team is involved at every stage of the software development lifecycle from planning to operations and provides second line support to production. The software is written primarily in Python and built on a modern stack but the role is open to all software developers who thrive on solving complex technical problems; experience in finance is not required. The team is open and inclusive to everyone; the diverse projects may require working alone or in a team alongside users to adapt the system to new business requirements. What you’ll bring:
  • Experience of building robust, scalable backend service solutions
  • Experience of SQL and other data technologies
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrable skills in at least one or more OOP language; Python knowledge and familiarity with the standard Python numerical stack (numpy, pandas, etc.) is a bonus but not a requirement
  • Continuous integration and deployment best practice experience strongly preferred
  • Other pluses include: Linux, Redis, Postgres and event based system knowledge
  • Self-motivation and willingness to get involved in all aspects of the development process
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to express complex concepts in simple terms; fluency in the English language
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