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Quantitative Research Analyst

Quantitative Research Analyst
Newport Beach, CA
165,000 - 240,000
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Job Description

PIMCO is a global leader in active fixed income. With our launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the 50+ years since, we have worked relentlessly to help millions of investors pursue their objectives – regardless of shifting marketing conditions. As active investors, our goal is not just to find opportunities, but to create them. To this end, we remain firmly committed to the pursuit of our mission: delivering superior investment returns, solutions, and service to our clients.

Since 1971, our people have shaped our organization through a high-performance inclusive culture, in which we celebrate diverse thinking. We invest in our people and strive to imprint our CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Responsibility and Excellence. We believe each of us is here to help others succeed and this has led to PIMCO being recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is seeking a Quantitative Developer to join the PM-Analytics Portfolio Engineering team and be focused on the implementation of systematic strategies and processes. In this role, you will partner with Quant researchers, Portfolio managers and fundamental analysts in developing and implementing systematic signals and investment strategies. Your job will involve data analysis, understanding inputs to signals, developing systems to deploy strategies for alpha generation, and performing analysis to support the strategy/model implementation process across multiple asset classes. As a developer in our Newport Beach office, you will interact directly with our portfolio managers and quantitative researchers. Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about quantitative methods in the financial industry, technology, and impactful delivery.


  • Work closely with quants and portfolio managers to implement, deploy and support strategy model development.
  • Fully understand the PIMCO Common Model Execution Framework and contribute to its development.
  • Provide timely and proactive support to end users.
  • Troubleshoot data and/or software issues and be able to rapidly implement fixes.
  • Work with Data Teams to onboard required data on PIMCO’s core data services platform.
  • Actively participate in design and review sessions with stakeholders, project managers, and developers.
  • Work collaboratively with technologists, traders and other researchers to build robust systematic trading software solutions.


  • Quantitative Master’s degree (financial engineering or other technically demanding program such as theoretical physics or math)
  • 2+ years of hands on experience with Python and relational databases is required.
  • Proficiency in any of the modern SQL based relational databases.
  • 2+ years of Object Oriented Programming (“OOP”) with hands on experience in Java (or C#/C++) is a plus.
  • Solid understanding of probability and statistics (e.g. machine-learning, time-series analysis, pattern recognition, NLP).
  • Experience of using quantitative techniques in solving highly complex data intensive problems.
  • Experience in the financial industry preferred.
  • Able to work independently, handle multiple tasks, and thrive in a collaborative and fast-paced team environment.
  • Exceptional analytical skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communicator - verbal and written.

PIMCO follows a total compensation approach when rewarding employees which includes a base salary and a discretionary bonus. Base salary is the fixed component of compensation that is determined by core job responsibilities, relevant experience, internal level, and market factors. The discretionary bonus is used to award performance and therefore is determined by company, business, team, and individual performance.

Salary Range: $ 165,000.00 - $ 240,000.00

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

PIMCO recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, national origin, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), age, military or veteran status, disability (physical or mental), any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws. The company also prohibits discrimination on other basis such as medical condition, or marital status under applicable laws.

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PIMCO is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, including veterans, in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system due to a disability and you would like to request an accommodation, you may contact us at 949-720-7744 and leave a message. This is a dedicated line designed exclusively to assist job seekers with disabilities to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.

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