Head of Technology (Portfolio Management)- Tech-Driven Global Hedge Fund
Location: London, United Kingdom
Internal Number: 20431674
One of the world's largest hedge funds, this is an excellent opportunity to join one of the most prestigious technology teams in systematic trading in an agile, hands-on tech manager role. With a flat-structured, 'no-attitude' working environment, this is a great time to join as engineering is currently undergoing significant investment.
This is a highly collaborative position, working with Quants and Engineers across the business as you link together the various facets of the simulation, analytics & reporting platform. You'll monitor gearing, allocations and implementation shortfall, as well as developing and supporting production optimisers, and implementing the necessary engineering identified by PM research.
The majority of the firm's systems run on Linux and most code is written in Python, including extensive use of numpy, scipy, pandas, scikit-learn, etc. But they're also constantly evaluating new technologies, tools and libraries.
The successful Head of Technology will have excellent engineering skills, good financial markets experience, and a good working knowledge of statistics.
Strong portfolio optimisation/construction experience is a must-have
Excellent team management and communication skills
Demonstrable programming experience in Python is essential (Java & C++ desirable)
Substantial quant development engineering experience
Experience of the challenges of dealing with large datasets (structured and unstructured)
Used a range of open-source frameworks and development tools, e.g. NumPy/SciPy/Pandas, Spark, Kafka, Flink
Working knowledge of one or more relevant database technologies, e.g. Oracle, Postgres, MongoDB, ArcticDB.
Proficient on Linux
Competitive salary + generous bonuses
Extra perks including a personal development allowance and sponsorship
Central London office with a very smart, friendly tech team
Flat-structured, transparent and collaborative environment, 'no-attitude' culture
Regular social events, plus annual company trips and team offsites
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