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VR/01374 | Asset Management | London | Quantitative Analysts, Information Technology | Negotiable

Our client is a multi billion $ hedge fund. It has expertise in a wide range of liquid investment styles including managed futures, equity, credit and convertibles, emerging markets, global macro and multi-manager, combined with powerful product structuring, distribution and client service capabilities.   Our client is looking for a Trading Systems Developer, who will act as a developer in rhe Company’s Technology group, the overall goal of which involves the design and development of software components for their trading and research systems, ranging from low latency market data feeds and storage systems, research platform development, trading model development and all surrounding and supporting front office systems. The role provides an outstanding opportunity to gain insight into the entire field of systematic trading systems development.  


Technology and Business Skills

  • Exceptional technology skills; recognised by your peers as an expert in your domain.
  • Expert knowledge in one or more relevant programming languages and related frameworks, preferably Python, with C/C++ and Java also desirable
  • Strong knowledge of relational data modelling, database technologies - particularly Oracle and tick-level databases such as OneTick. No-SQL experience such as MongoDB also desirable.
  • A proponent of strong software engineering techniques and agile methods: continuous integration, code review, unit testing, refactoring and related approaches
  • Experience of distributed, concurrent processing server-side development, and event driven, asynchronous architectures with messaging/market data processing
  • The ability to design and deliver systems which exceed end user expectations
  • A keen interest in financial markets, instruments and trends.
  • Proficient working on Linux and Windows platforms; working knowledge of various scripting languages.
  Personal Attributes and Management Skills
  • Significant post graduate experience in software development, preferably in finance.
  • Strong academic record and a degree in a subject with good mathematical content and computing exposure or Computer Science, Maths, Engineering or Physics from a leading university.
  • Intellectually robust with a keenly analytic approach
  • Able to establish and maintain a close working relationship with research academics, traders and senior business people alike
  • Confident communicator; able to argue a point concisely and deal positively with conflicting views
  • The ability to deliver solutions from high level user requirements and to tight timescales, whilst maintaining  technological best practice

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