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Senior Quant Developer – Risk Management – New York

Market-Leading Global Hedge Fund

New York

Posted 2 Mths Ago

One of the world’s largest hedge funds using innovative and cutting-edge technology, where data is central to the investment process. Great opportunity for hands-on software engineers with strong project delivery experience to be part of the team responsible for the development of risk applications across multiple business lines.

This is a great time to join as they embark on a re-engineering program, expanding their real-time risk capabilities, building new calculation & analysis interfaces and developing the data analysis architecture. Working closely with Senior Risk Managers, you will lead projects and/or small teams initially focused on fixed income and FX asset classes. You’ll develop primarily in Python to enhance and develop algorithms and models, use C++ for server-side infrastructure, and HTML5 (React, Node.js) for data visualization.

To be successful, you must be a very strong communicator, with a good understanding and previous use of software development life cycle best practices.


  • Minimum 7+ years’ experience in system analysis, design and programming
  • Python skills are preferred; C++, KDB/Q and Unix also advantageous
  • SQL and data manipulation experience essential
  • A background in Finance is essential
  • Experience of web application frameworks beneficial, e.g. HTML5, JavaScript (ES6+) & frameworks (React), Node.js
  • Demonstrable analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Desirable: major risk vendor products, e.g. RiskMetrics or Barra
  • Master’s degree in a quant field, e.g. engineering, science, computer science, mathematics

Rewards and Incentives

  • Significant salary + bonus + benefits
  • Build complex software solutions to solve challenging problems in agile environment
  • Positive, friendly culture