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2024 Quantitative Research Development Summer Analyst

AQR Capital Management
2024 Quantitative Research Development Summer Analyst
Connecticut, US
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Job Description

About AQR Capital Management

AQR is a global investment firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We strive to deliver concrete, long-term results by looking past market noise to identify and isolate the factors that matter most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. By putting theory into practice, we have become a leader in alternative strategies and an innovator in traditional portfolio management since 1998.

AQR takes a systematic, research-driven approach, applying quantitative tools to process fundamental information and manage risk. Our clients include institutional investors, such as pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, as well as financial advisors.

The Internship Program

Our 10-week summer program puts real work of the firm in your hands. You will work alongside brilliant people, gain insights and know-how from our Quanta Academy Summer Term curriculum, and experience what it’s like to work at the pinnacle of global, systematic investing.

Learning is the cornerstone of our culture and plays an active role in the internship experience — through daily collaboration and interaction with employees at all levels, in workshops and classes, and most significantly by working on projects that matter to the many clients we serve. Our unique AQR Quanta Academy: Summer Term learning series, a structured program, consists of over 40 hours of educational, skill-building and networking events.

Your Role

The process of turning quantitative insights into actionable investment strategies is a critical component of AQR’s success, and as a Summer Analyst in Quantitative Research Development you will work closely with researchers to create new systematic investment strategies and refine existing ones, applying technology expertise along with a practical understanding of markets to implement research ideas and develop systems that further enable the business. You will also help to maintain a sophisticated infrastructure and tooling environment in support of the business, as well as a complex production process including orchestrating numerous workflows with large amounts of data.

What You’ll Bring

  • Ability and desire to develop in Python (our primary language for the business)
  • Ability and desire to develop in Java.
  • Understanding of design patterns and object-oriented programming techniques
  • Knowledge of best practices for large scale application design, SOA, microservices, distributed compute, containers, and use of the cloud.
  • Strong attention to detail, passion for careful testing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding or experience in finance a plus

AQR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/VET/DISABILITY

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