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Lead Developer | Boutique Hedge Fund

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: US$170000 - US$200000 per year
  • Job reference: 215901/004_1538668604
  • Sector: Selby Jennings, Software Engineering
  • Date posted: 04/10/2018

A 3+ year old hedge fund based in New York City that predominantly trades commodities, is looking for a Senior Software Developer to build a greenfield quant research platform. This firm is beginning to shift from a fundamental approach to a more systematic/automated approach to investing and needs a talented technologist to make this happen. The firm has more than doubled their AUM in the past year and a half and is projected to push $500 AUM within the next year. In order to support this tremendous growth, they are in need of expanding their existing 10 person team. Fulfilling this key role is their top priority as it will fundamentally change their entire business.


  • Responsible for building a quant research platform from the ground up

  • Continuously developing new and existing platforms for quant modeling and automation

  • Principally use C#, Python, and Windows

  • Building and implementing models with the trading desk spanning across all commodity products

  • Working side by side with the quants, researchers, and traders daily to understand their pain points an suggest improvements and strategies

  • Continue to explore new technologies and being able to develop technologies with an emphasis on scalability and efficiency as the firm continues to grow

  • Being able to wear multiple hats and work on multiple projects at a time


  • 5-10 years' experience

  • Ideally has a systematic quant background

  • 5+ years' experience in C#

  • Experience in building highly scalable automated trading platforms

  • Deep knowledge of algo execution and automation of current processes

If you are looking for a role that will allow you to be the key player in a company's complete transformation, create something of your own from start to finish, and work directly with the firms founding members, then this is the opportunity to take advantage of.

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