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Senior Software Engineer - Python

WorldQuant

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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 an exceptional individual to help in the design and implementation of large-scale, complex software systems. The candidate is expected to work closely across teams within WorldQuant as a hands-on engineer. A successful candidate will possess an in-depth knowledge of design patterns, software architecture and design principles and how to implement them. He/she should be familiar with common technologies used in distributed systems as well the use and maintenance of database systems.

 

What You’ll Bring

  • Degree in a technical or quantitative discipline from a top tier institution
  • 3+ years of experience as a developer with experience in developing distributed systems
  • Demonstrated ability to program in Python and developing cluster-based applications on Linux/Unix platforms; familiarity with scripting languages
  • Familiarity with technologies related to distributed systems such as Kafka, Redis, ZooKeeper, Mesos and Kubernetes
  • Experience using relational (MySQL etc.) and NoSQL (Cassandra, MongoDB)
  • Experience with effective code version control, as well as Continuous Integration and Deployment
  • Exceptional communication skills in both verbal and written form
  • Excellent problem solving abilities and judgment with strong attention to detail
  • Mature and thoughtful, with the ability to operate in a collaborative, team-oriented culture
  • Motivated by the transformational effects of technology-at-scale

 

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Core benefits include: premium private health insurance and life insurance with savings plan
  • Support for every aspect of life through Employee Assistance Program and fully covered sick leave
  • Strong culture of learning and development: training courses, library, guest speakers, share and learn events, global conferences
  • Regular offsite team buildings, annual conferences and occasional global summits – opportunity to travel and connect with our local and global teams
  • Employee resources groups with strong diversity and inclusion culture

 

Copyright © 2021 WorldQuant, LLC. All Rights Reserved. WorldQuant is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital status, citizenship, national origin, disability, military status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other protected characteristic as established by applicable law.

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