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Python Team Lead | London

Global Hedge Fund


Posted 2 Mths Ago

Salary: up to £160k base + 50% bonus

Experience: 8+ years



This is a global, massively successful hedge fund employing thousands of people, but this division has a tech-centric culture, with all the latest technologies and greenfield projects / building from scratch – with no legacy systems.

This team runs as differently from a traditional financial firm as you can get; offering a unique opportunity for an experienced leader to use their extensive Python skills in a fast-paced, collaborative culture, where your hard work is well-rewarded.


You’ll join a talented Quant Technology team, developing and maintaining the next generation of in-house analytics and trading tools. All greenfield work, you’ll work closely with tech, middle office and trading teams in Tel Aviv and New York/Miami to build out and enhance their back-end distributed systems.

This role offers at least 50% hands-on development; alongside this, you’ll mentor & coach a small team of Python developers, sharing knowledge and motivating them to excel.

Here you’ll find no ‘finance culture’ and very little ‘red-tape’; it is a team of techies who are there to build vital tools and systems. A hedge-fund salary without the long, finance-associated hours or work. The ability to face off to the business is essential, as are outstanding communication and collaboration skills.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Significant Python skills (8+ years of development, at least 2 being in Python) plus 2+ years’ team lead experience
  • Solid demonstrable leadership abilities
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or related) from a top-tier university
  • Previous experience developing and maintaining back-end distributed systems


  • Experience of cloud tech, client server, distributed computing and micro-services design patterns
  • Skills in any of the following: Docker/Kubernetes, NoSQL (e.g. MongoDB), asynchronous programming in Python, Linux, CI/CD, modern C++ development
  • Finance experience NOT required, but nice to have

Benefits & Incentives

  • Strong salary + bonuses + generous benefits package
  • Greenfield work / big impact
  • Positive, friendly culture and rewarding place to work
  • Work-from-home opportunities