Senior Backend Engineer – WorldQuant

Website WorldQuant

WorldQuant develops and deploys systematic financial strategies across a broad range of asset classes and global markets. We seek to produce high-quality predictive signals (alphas) through our proprietary research platform to employ financial strategies focused on exploiting market inefficiencies. Our teams work collaboratively to drive the production of alphas and financial strategies – the foundation of a balanced, global investment platform. Technologists at WorldQuant research, design, code, test and deploy projects while working collaboratively with researchers and portfolio managers. Our environment is relaxed yet intellectually driven. Our teams are lean and agile, which means rapid prototyping of products with immediate user feedback. We seek people who think in code, aspire to tackle undiscovered computer science challenges and are motivated by being around like-minded people. In fact, of the 600 employees globally, approximately 500 of them code every day. WorldQuant’s success is built on a culture that pairs academic sensibility with accountability for results. Employees are encouraged to think openly about problems, balancing intellectualism and practicality. Excellent ideas come from anyone, anywhere. Employees are encouraged to challenge conventional thinking and possess an attitude of continuous improvement. That’s a key ingredient in remaining a leader in any industry. Our goal is to hire the best and the brightest. We value intellectual horsepower first and foremost, and people who demonstrate an outstanding talent. There is no roadmap to future success, so we need people who can help us build it. Our collective intelligence will drive us there.

Job Responsibilities (include, But Not Limited To The Following)

  • Participate in designing distributed system architecture for systems and services.
  • Participate in development and maintenance of backend services in Python
  • Participate in development and maintenance of services to work with third parties such as: Spark, Kafka, Elastic Search, Kubernetes, etc …
  • Participate in development and maintenance of monitoring services using SupervisorD, Prometheus, Sentry, Alerta, etc …
  • Coordinate with stake holders such as pure infrastructure team, business team, etc … to resolve crossing issues.

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent job experience.
  • 5+ years of hands-on industry experience developing scalable and robust software applications in web environments with exposure to backend stacks
  • Deep understanding in Spark, Kafka, K8s
  • Strong understanding of data structures, algorithms, Object Oriented Programming and Model-View-Controller web framework
  • Working knowledge of Unix/Linux environment.
  • Experience with microservices, caching tools, data visualization, queuing systems or large-scale distributed systems is great plus.
  • Excellent debugging and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English

What We Offer

  • Competitive and attractive compensation package with clear career road-map – where you feel challenged everyday
  • We offer a strong culture of learning and development: training courses, library, speakers, share and learn events
  • Learn from who sits next to you! Working in WQ you are surrounded by smart and talented people
  • Employee resources groups with strong diversity and inclusion culture
  • Premium Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous time-off policy, unlimited sick days, re-creation sabbatical leave (based on tenure), Trade Union benefits for staff and family
  • Team building activities every month: Local engagement events, monthly team lunch – Employee clubs: football, ping-pong, badminton, yoga, running, PS5, movies, etc.
  • Annual company trip and occasional global conferences – opportunity to travel and connect with our global teams
  • Happy-hour with tea break, snacks and meals every day in the office!

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