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Python Core Developer

Hedge Fund trading team


Posted 3 Mths Ago

Salary: £160,000 base + profit share bonus (TC can be north of £500k)


Job Description:

One of the world’s most prestigious hedge funds is looking for an outstanding Python Developer to join one of their their Fixed Income trading pods.

You’ll join a small fixed-income PM team of 10 that enjoys huge autonomy and is looking to grow their risk-taking. Working directly with the PM/trader, you’ll support the team’s entire tech stack. You will have to demonstrate ability to make the trade-offs between long-term stability and sustainability of the tech stack and the immediate needs of the risk takers. Tech stack is primarily Python and they make heavy use of cloud resources and containerization to get things done.


  • Stability of daily production (incl. data ingestion and processing, production services)
  • Maintain the team’s infrastructure (SQL databases, Linux servers, CI, services, etc.)
  • Enforce best practices in coding and provide guidance to other team members
  • Turn user ideas into production level code and help risk-takers write better code

Skills and Experience Required

  • Minimum 5+ years’ development experience (ideally more!)
  • Deep understanding of Python
  • Experience managing SQL databases (in particular dealing with time series data)
  • Technical background (Maths/ Comp Sci/Engineering)
    • Finance is not a hard requirement


  • Advanced academic background in STEM, e.g. Masters or PhD
  • Previous experience in Fixed Income

Benefits & Incentives

  • Significant salary + a bonus tied to profits / trading strategy success
  • Greenfield work / big impact
  • Very collaborative and friendly culture where ideas from everyone are implemented
  • Small team with large AUM