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Quantitative KDB Developer

Quantitative KDB Developer
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Job Description

The Role

We are seeking a highly qualified and talented Quantitative KDB Developer to join an internal portfolio management team focus on an index rebalance strategy.

What you’ll do ** **

The Quantitative KDB Developer will develop and maintain and help expand trading environments as well as ensure the smooth operation of various trading strategies. You will contribute to the KDB data environment - adding new data sources, validating data, interfacing with other internal data systems and periodic ad-hoc testing (upgrades of kdb versions, machine migrations). This individual will develop tools, scripts and applications as needed to optimize, improve, automate and document workflow.

What you’ll bring

What you need:

  • Expertise with KDB/Q
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficiency in Mandarin
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong ownership experience and a track record of delivering results

We’d love if you had:

  • Experience working on an index rebalance strategy
  • Proficiency in Japanese
  • Experience within buy side financial firms

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]( group/life/d53089e7-ba0e-4946-a70c-f47f0d548370/?viewAsMember=true).

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.

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