Core Technology Engineer
WorldQuant develops and deploys systematic financial strategies across a variety of asset classes and global markets. We seek to produce high-quality trading signals (Alphas) through our proprietary research platform to employ trading strategies focused on exploiting market inefficiencies. Our teams work collaboratively to drive the production of Alphas and financial strategies – the foundation of a sustainable, global trading platform.
Technologists at WorldQuant research, design, code, test and deploy projects while working collaboratively with researchers and portfolio managers. Our environment is relaxed yet intellectually intense. Our teams are lean and agile, which means rapid prototyping of products with immediate user feedback. We seek people who think in code, aspire to solve undiscovered computer science challenges and are motivated by being around like-minded people. In fact, of the 600 employees globally, approximately 500 of them code on a daily basis.
WorldQuant’s success is built on a culture that pairs academic sensibility with accountability for results. Employees are encouraged to think openly about problems, balancing intellectualism and practicality. Great ideas come from anyone, anywhere. Employees are encouraged to challenge conventional thinking and possess a mindset of continuous improvement. That’s a key ingredient in remaining a leader in any industry.
Our goal is to hire the best and the brightest. We value intellectual horsepower first and foremost, and people who demonstrate an exceptional talent. There is no roadmap to future success, so we need people who can help us create it. Our collective intelligence will drive us there.
The Role: We are seeking a creative and driven core technology engineer with strong technical and programming skills, proven problem solving ability and excellent communication skills. As an infrastructure developer at WorldQuant you will work closely with our technologists, researchers and portfolio managers to create systems and tools that can be leveraged across the breadth of the company. Here you will design and implement the core systems that support the operation of our business—build, testing and deployment pipelines, software and productivity tools, monitoring and middleware, data infrastructure.
What You’ll Bring: Our ideal candidate will possess detailed knowledge of operating system fundamentals, as well as experience in the design of libraries and software systems. In addition, the candidate will have:
- Degree in a quantitative or technical field
- 3-5 years of experience in software development
- Solid programming skills in C++ and Python
- Familiarity with existing open-source software packages and the DevOps toolchain
- Excellent understanding of data structures and algorithms
- Be an analytical thinker with exceptional problem solving skills
- Able to work independently with minimal direction
- Previous finance experience not required