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Senior Front-End Developer | Greenfield Hedge Fund Opportunity

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Salary: US$120000 - US$200000 per year + bonus
  • Job reference: 233331/001_1541024653
  • Sector: Selby Jennings, Development
  • Date posted: 31/10/2018

Senior Front-End Developer | Hedge Fund Opportunity

Los Angeles, CA

My client is a global investment firm in LA founded 80 years ago that now spans to offices in 14 different countries with around 7,500 employees.

This is an opportunity to join as a Senior Front-End Engineer for a greenfield project where you will be building products from scratch. You will collaborate within a team of Analysts and Portfolio Managers to drive the development of proprietary research processes. This role will collaborate directly with senior investment professionals and technology associates to build models and deploy them into a production environment.


  • Design and build responsive web products from start to finish, including maintaining a central role in any groundwork, infrastructure and product discussions

  • Implement new features in a highly collaborative work environment alongside Product, Design and API developers, as well as other front-end engineers

  • Contribute to a future-ready, high quality and performance code base

  • Share technical solutions and product ideas through design review, pair programming, code review and technical discussions

  • Utilize proactive problem-solving to address challenges and functional concerns

  • Demonstrate initiative, self-motivation, creative problem-solving and effective interpersonal/communication skills that support the process of working within collaborative teams

  • Institute superior technology capabilities with diligence, attention to detail and technical intuition

  • Show a passion for designing product user interfaces that will drive the rapid adoption

  • Balance competing priorities while adhering to deadlines and aligning resources with value demands


  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent experience

  • 7+ years of experience of front-end or web application development

  • Expertise with JavaScript, HTML, CSS and/or other front-end technologies, as well as web frameworks (React, ReactNative, Angular, Ember, Backbone) and front-end or web application development

  • The ability to find fulfilment in building innovative products and thrive in a fast-paced, intellectually-demanding and service-oriented environment

  • Experience with Agile software and test-driven development, as well as developing user-facing software and working with the whole web stack, including protocols and web server optimization techniques (preferred)

  • Experience of working in an Agile environment

  • Outstanding communication skills, ability to establish and maintain a close working relationship with distributed team members and business partners.

  • Intellectual horsepower, critical thinking and learning agility with demonstrated ability to quickly adapt and utilize cutting edge technologies to solve business problems; conversant with current technologies applied in the fields of machine learning, data science, NLP and/or AI.

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