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Python Developer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: £150000 - £250000 per annum
  • Job reference: 168021/001_1528733266
  • Sector: Fund Management, Selby Jennings
  • Date posted: 11/06/2018

Python Developer | Hedge fund

Data Applications | Web Scraping

New York, New York

A young, growing TMT hedge fund in the NYC area is seeking a strong Python developer to help build out their data sourcing engine. You would be responsible for looking at new sources of data, web scraping, and building tools and applications for Researchers. The chosen candidate would help leverage the ingested data for research and trading strategies working directly alongside Researchers, Data Scientists and other technologists. This role will require strong communication, analytical and technical skill.

The firm has a young culture and are seeking talented developers to continue to drive the next generation of their technology platform. As they have switched to a more systematic investment approach, they have made significant investment into their technology platform which has led to a lot of exciting new projects taking shape. Most of this role will be entirely new development with little maintenance, so the chosen candidate will need to have a creative mind for design and the ability to write clean scalable code. Any experience working in a highly performant, autonomous, environment in the past will helpful. In addition to their own internal investment to their technology platform, they have made significant returns to their investors. This past year they saw a 30% return on their investments and have seen a 10% growth in 2018 YTD.

Skills Needed for this position:

  • Bachelor's / Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field

  • 3+ years of strong Python experience

  • Skilled using Pandas and NumPy

  • Web scraping experience

  • Data collection experience (financial data or alternative data)

  • Interest in being a part of a growing team and company

Benefits of this position:

  • Opportunity to work in a youthful, talented organization within the Hedge fund space

  • Competitive salary with generous year end bonus

  • Opportunity to work on new projects and have an impact on the design of the platform

  • Fully stocked kitchens and free lunch

  • Free personal training sessions with our trainers at the office's private gym