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Software Engineer (Python) – Portfolio Manager Tools

Leading Global Hedge Fund

London

Posted 2 Mths Ago

Our client, a leading investment firm, is seeking an experienced and dynamic Back End Engineer to join a new team working on pioneering projects in Capital Structure Arbitrage (Cap Arb). This role lies at the intersection of sophisticated technology and innovative investment strategies, designed to support some of the most talented Portfolio Managers in the world.

About the Team

This team is a vital force in bridging the divide between equities and fixed income, focusing on two primary areas:

  1. Platform Development: We’re building a python-based platform that integrates datasets, analytics/pricing systems, and technology platforms across the firm. You’ll be shaping a new system to standardize market data; to link diverse securities, derivatives and entities; to power research, exploration and backtesting workflows; and to build valuable and delightful front office apps and tools.
  2. Rapid Application Development: You’ll be part of an elite squad responsible for deploying the platform to PMs and for building robust front office tools and systems to support PMs in trading, risk management, opportunity screening, technical/systematic analysis, and research.

Responsibilities

This is a heavy hands-on engineering role, and you will be expected to:

  • Design, build and maintain beautiful, robust and high-performance APIs and services
  • Ensure that our system is extensible, scalable, reliable and meets agreed-upon SLAs for both external users (PMs) and internal users (your teammates)
  • Craft code that meets an exceptional standard for maintainability, readability and best practices
  • Recognize technical debt, and propose and implement solutions on your own
  • Advocate for improvements to product quality and performance

Requirements

  • 7+ years of experience as a back-end or full-stack engineer, ideally on a front-office team at a hedge fund, focused on scalability, reliability and API design
  • 4+ years of experience with Python or an aptitude for learning new languages and frameworks
  • Familiarity with equity and fixed income products, especially basic pricing & analytics
  • Demonstrated experience with building a product and rapidly iterating based on user feedback
  • Proficiency & thoughtfulness around API design, testability/readability and system architecture
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced development environment and deliver timely results
  • Demonstrated use of data-driven approaches to experiment, measure success and iterate
  • Ability to navigate complex technical and product-related issues
  • Proactive, effective communication and a bias towards action

Opportunities

As an integral part of the team, you will:

  • Enjoy the freedom to move fast, act autonomously, and make your mark on the firm
  • Expand your understanding of complex, cross-asset investment strategies
  • Work with some of the most technically sophisticated investors on the Street
  • Build alongside top-tier software engineers in a dynamic environment

Culture

The firm’s culture is of fast execution with enterprise-level quality. It’s high energy, driven, and not afraid of failure. Every member brings their A+ game and leaves a positive impact on stakeholders, which span many departments across the firm. Their values:

  • Extreme accountability: You own your role and the impact you make
  • Respect for different ideas: We will disagree and that’s great, but we respect the disagreement and embrace the process
  • Bold pursuit: We don’t hesitate in the face of potential mistakes. If you’re confident in the impact, take action
  • Vibrant engineering culture: We champion an energetic, dynamic engineering atmosphere that thrives on continuous upskilling, creative teamwork, and pursuit of innovation

Come be a part of a team that’s building out new platforms, unearthing innovative solutions, and pushing the bounds of what’s possible.