Fast-Track Technology/Quantitative Training Scheme - Systematic Hedge Fund

Permanent | £35-45,000 + Bonus | City | | Posted by Shane Ferguson | 12.07.16

Black Swan Tech Team are currently partnering with one of Europe’s best performing systematic Hedge Funds across a range of positions within the funds technology team.

The fund manages a substantial amount of assets using entirely systematic and quantitative approaches to investing.  At the heart of the fund is a deep rooted technological focus which is the driving force for everything the fund does.  This sustains a culture of brilliant technological minds that are constantly raising the bar on what can be achieved through scientific and mathematical trading. 

To continue such accelerated trajectory the CTO would like to add some fresh new technological minds to the business.  With such seasoned experience across the fund the CTO is looking for the next generation of technology experts to join the fund across a number of diverse opportunities.   This will include but not limited to:   

  • Quant developers working closely with expert researchers to take new alpha to production.
  • Work with expert execution developers who innovate 100% in-house suite of order management/algorithmic execution using low latency techniques and innovative UIs to outperform what is available on the sell side
  • Data scientists that analyse, research and operate vast quantities of data
  • Working with the  trading desk and to provide 1st line support in trading billions of dollars flow each day
  • Developing innovative transactional and exception driven tools to automate the post-trade of the firm.

There is a diverse technology stack across the fund including  C++/Java/C#, Python and Matlab, various storage mediums (SQL & HF tick data) as well as a big appetite to explore some newer technologies surrounding parallel computing and machine learning.  With a flat and engaging culture all new hires will get exposure across said technologies.    Initial focus for hire will be London based but with offices across Europe, Asia and the US trajectory to such locations is achievable should you perform. 

Candidates will gain full exposure to an intense set of financial training, the same training offered to the funds traders and quants and studying towards industry qualifications is encouraged. 

To apply you will have an outstanding academic background from a top tier academic institution in a computer science, engineering or scientific related degree with experience from one of the tier 1 Investment Banks in its technology division.  You will be strong on at least one of the technologies mentioned above but most importantly you will have a genuine passion and desire for technology and systematic trading.   The CTO will expect demonstration of this through work experience and active in the open source community or similar interesting projects.   You will also be highly motivated to achieve and progress quickly.  This opportunity will particularly suit those candidates at the large investment banks who feel their role is slightly siloued and regimented and see the logic and rational to moving to a smaller, flatter buy side institution where exposure is much greater and your performance is noticed directly by senior management who ultimately decide on your development.

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