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Equity Index Software Engineer / Quant

London Stock Exchange Group
Equity Index Software Engineer / Quant
Charlotte, US
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Job Description

Senior Engineer for Equity Index Product in FTSE Russell, working directly with research and business teams to create new cloud-based services facilitating the design, creation, analysis, benchmarking and operation of new indices and data products for our clients. We are on the lookout for someone who wants to join a team focused on solutions for complex methodological and data science problems working directly with the Research and Product teams.

The remit for this role is a part of the wider programme to build solutions for a new index platform and help achieve the strategic goals of the FTSE Russell business.


  • Help develop a quantitative understanding of what the Equities Index Product business is looking to achieve and build solutions that support those outcomes.

  • Collaborate with other Index technology and business teams in Fort Mill to support realization of FTSE Russell outcomes.

  • Write high-quality, maintainable code for new services and methodologies that adheres to engineering best practices and standards.

  • Take part in code reviews and provide meaningful feedback to other developers.

  • Support the modernization and refactoring of capabilities from a database-centric to a distributed architecture on AWS using microservices, lambdas and AI/ML services.

  • Deliver solutions using combinations of ideally Python, but also MS SQL, Postgres, Java and Typescript to support new Equities Product solutions for our customers.

  • Support Index Management teams to meet regulatory requirements, governance, polices and standards.

Minimum Requirements

Technical/ job functional knowledge

  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics or Electronics / Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • Strong proficiency in programming languages, ideally Python (numpy, pandas, etc), but any other background will be considered.
  • Experienced with software engineering methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban.
  • Experience with the development of complex technical solutions within a fast-paced business.
  • Experience in working on data management and data focused projects.
  • Experience working with cloud environments such as AWS, Azure or GCP.
  • Experience of Business and Technical Analysis, Quality Assurance or DevOps would be great.

Business / Sector expertise

  • Financial services or similar experience preferred but not essential.

Personal skills & capabilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Full of curiosity and a drive to learn.
  • Phenomenal team-mate, problem solver and a self-sufficient person with an ability to constructively address issues.

At LSEG, we believe that creating a diverse and inclusive organisation is fundamental to the way we deliver on our promise of creating essential partnerships and open opportunities. Our open culture is central to how we deliver our purpose – driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth – in everything we do.

Working with us means that you will be part of a dynamic organisation of 25,000 people across 70 countries. However, we will value your individuality and enable you to bring your true self to work so you can help enrich our diverse workforce. You will be part of a collaborative and creative culture where we encourage new ideas and are committed to sustainability across our global business. You will experience the critical role we have in helping to re-engineer the financial ecosystem to support and drive sustainable economic growth. Together, we are aiming to achieve this growth by accelerating the just transition to net zero, enabling growth of the green economy and creating inclusive economic opportunity.

LSEG offers a range of tailored benefits and support, including healthcare, retirement planning, paid volunteering days and wellbeing initiatives.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. This means that we do not discriminate on the basis of anyone’s race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. Conforming with applicable law, we can reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

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