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Quantitative Developer

Quantitative Developer
New York, US
125,000 - 175,000
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Job Description

The Role 

An external portfolio manager at Schonfeld is seeking highly qualified and talented Quantitative Developer to join the team. In this role you will work directly with some of the best and most experienced researchers and technologists in the quantitative trading industry. You’ll work collaboratively to contribute to our cutting-edge trading and research infrastructure. You will have the opportunity to work on the end-to-end platform helping to manage market data, execution, simulation, data transformation, positions and risk. The ideal candidate enjoys keeping updated with the latest technologies and distributed systems and would look to bring on the relevant technologies to help the team continue to be bleeding edge.

The team was founded in 2014 and is built on a successful track record of trading systematic strategies powered by scientific and cutting-edge technologies. The team is consisted of successful portfolio managers from top quantitative funds, top-notch machine learning researchers, statistics professors from academia and excellent technologist previously from high-frequency trading space. The team focuses on statistical arbitrage strategies trading global futures and has achieved high return and Sharpe every single year since inception. We are constantly looking for improvements to power and evolve our research and trading platform to expand our success story.

What you’ll do 

In this role, you will:

  • Directly contribute to the development of Kernel’s market data, signals prediction and trading platform
  • Design, build and launch highly efficient and reliable data pipelines to process large-scale market data
  • Provide data systems and architecture through distributed services with parallel computing
  • Partner with quantitative researchers and portfolio managers to provide insights through data

What you’ll bring

What you need:

  • Proficiency with Python and experience with Linux/Unix operating systems
  • Understanding of data structures, algorithmic complexities, and numerical algorithms
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a collaborative, complex and highly technical team environment
  • Intellectual curiosity and passion for solving challenging problems using technology

Our culture

The firm’s ethos is embedded in our people. ‘Talent is our strategy’ is our mantra and drives how we approach all initiatives at the firm. We believe our success is because of our people, so putting our talent above all else is our top priority.

Schonfeld strives to create an environment where our people can thrive. We foster a teamwork-oriented, collaborative environment where ideas at any level are encouraged and shared. The development and advancement of our talent is honed through interactions with each other, learning & educational offerings, and through opportunities to make impactful contributions. In our agile environment, engineers are expected to self-organize and collaborate on the best way to solve problems, and they are collectively responsible for the entire team's delivery. Engineering teams are small and cross-functional, and value learning and knowledge sharing.

At Schonfeld, we strive to cultivate a sense of belonging throughout all of our employees with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the forefront of this mission. As a firm we are committed to creating a hiring process which is not only fair, but also welcoming and supportive. On a daily basis, our employees welcome diversity across identity, thought, people and views which serves as the foundation of our culture and success. You can learn more about our DEI initiatives here - Belonging @ Schonfeld.

Who we are

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors is a multi-manager platform that invests its capital with Internal and Partner portfolio managers, primarily on an exclusive or semi-exclusive basis, across four trading strategies; quantitative, fundamental equity, tactical trading and discretionary macro & fixed income. We have created a unique structure to provide global portfolio managers with autonomy, flexibility and support to best enable them to maximize the value of their businesses.

Over the last 30 years, Schonfeld has successfully capitalized on inefficiencies and opportunities within the markets. We have developed and invested heavily in proprietary technology, infrastructure and risk analytics and continue to capitalize on new opportunities. In 2021 we launched our newest strategy, discretionary macro & fixed income as part of the continual growth of Schonfeld’s investible universe. Our portfolio exposure has expanded across the Americas, Europe and Asia as well as multiple asset classes and products.

The base pay for this role is expected to be between $125,000 and $175,000. The expected base pay range is based on information at the time this post was generated. This role may also be eligible for other forms of compensation such as a performance bonus and a competitive benefits package. Actual compensation for the successful candidate will be determined based on a variety of factors such as skills, qualifications and experience.

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