No financial experience required.
Technical freedom and the chance to be part of a brand new team within a successful Hedge Fund should be the key.
You'll be joining a team that was formed around 3 months ago. You'll work with Quants to build systems responsbile for giving them their data. Think data pipelines and data processing, on a huge scale. The data comes from various sources - social media, market data, weather, companies house, etc. - you're creative and you have the ability to solve these "data problems".
With these huge datasets, you'll get plenty of exposure to machine learning. All of the quant teams there use various machine learning techniques, so if you've got strong experience here, or want to learn more, this is an extra added bonus.
Python is the main programming language used in this team, so the absolute must have is that you're a Python developer. You're familiar with multiple Python libraries and you're keen to explore the power of others.
You'll also work with things like AWS, Kafka, Spark, parallel and grid computing, lots of SQL (of course) and much more.
You don't need to come from a financial background. In the past they've hired from Google, Facebook, Palantir, etc. so you don't have to be coming from a Hedge Fund or a Bank to get a look in. Your talent and personality will be most important.
You'll expect a salary up to £150k plus an uncapped bonus (100%+ in some cases), but aside from that you'll get more technical freedom in this smaller environment (compared to a bank, or Google), where technology is the heart and soul of the business. Investment in tech is huge, as is investment as you.
Fantastic offices in Central London, with lots of free food and snacks (and a chef), but the chance to work on great tech platforms with humble, intelligent technologists make this a great place to work.
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