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Software Developer / Big Data Engineer - Hedge Fund

£110000 - £140000 per annum + Plus Bonus + Benefits
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30 days ago
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Craig Pearman
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Software Engineering & Architecture

This innovative Systematic Trading firm, seeks an experienced and gifted Software Developer / Big Data Engineer with genuine expertise in Python to work within a fast paced Data team. You will work very closely with Quant Research, Trading, Quant Development and traditional ETL/ELT Data Engineering.

  • Salary - £110k-£140k
  • Bonus - £20k-£40k
  • Full Benefits
  • Hybrid Work Model (Office Central London)

In this latency sensitive trading environment, your work is intrinsic to the firms PnL. Your core focus will be on on the following areas, to enable the capture, ingestion, transformation, storage, and provision (up and downstream) of large alternate datasets covering structured, semi-structured, and unstructured -

  • API Layer
  • Central Data Platform
  • Telemetry tools
  • Bespoke Data tools for the front office teams

Post 18-24 months successful tenure previous individuals have moved internally into....

  • Lead roles
  • Quant Development
  • High performance development and Algo Engineering teams
  • Risk and Analytics teams

Opportunity for internal mobility to APAC and East Coast U.S promoted.

Desired background and skills

  • 3+ years of exp. as a Software Engineer / Big Data Engineer with an understanding of modern Data Architecture
  • Previous Finance experience is NOT essential, you will develop a deep understanding of multiple asset classes including Equities, Fixed Income, Futures and Options, and their respective market microstructures
  • Superb programming skills inc. Python expertise inc. expert understanding of the scientific stack (Pandas, NumPy, SciPy), plus some exposure to high performance languages such as Golang, C++, C#
  • Expert understanding of advanced Data Structures
  • Extensive API development experience, inc. REST / GraphQL / Postman
  • Strong SQL
  • Experience with min. 2 of SQL Server, MySQL Postgres, and MongoDB, Redis, NoSQL
  • Cloud exposure - any of AWS, Azure, GCP with former preferred
  • 1st class (ideally, 2.1 considered) Degree / Master's (Distinction required) in STEM field
  • Familiarity with LeetCode / HackerRank assessments
  • This will be your 2nd or 3rd role post graduation
  • UK RTW or EU Citizenship (Sponsorship provided for EU Citizens (only) from top Universities)


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Craig Pearman

Craig Pearman

Specialisms: Software, Software Engineering & Architecture, Financial Trading & Risk

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