Python Developer - Inventa IRP Strats, Associate, London

Location(s) UK-London
Job ID
2021-78759
Schedule Type
Full Time
Level
Associate
Function(s)
General
Region
EMEA
Division
Global Markets
Business Unit
SecDiv Data Office Strats
Employment Type
Employee

MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

The Inventa team works closely with trading to develop quantitative medium-frequency signals and trading strategies for risk management, by processing a wide range of data sets and applying cutting-edge modelling techniques. Python is our primary language and we draw heavily on its ecosystem of services and libraries such as pandas, sklearn, scipy, numpy, jupyter, streamlit, matplotlib, bokeh, dask, flask, testplan and pymongo. We make use of the best technology for each problem and we are always keen to move forward, upgrade/update our tech stack and explore new solutions available.

 

Why Join Inventa?

In this role, your impact will be to design and build services, libraries and tools for both signal research and execution. This will include building resilient data processing pipelines (both streaming and batch), a distributed backtesting/simulation framework, tools for portfolio analytics and integrations with firm systems. Key challenge will be to develop solutions that are both reliable and scalable and make it possible to explore new ideas and seize commercial opportunities quickly. While your focus will be tech enhancement and innovation, you will be working along with the business within a close-knit global team and get exposure to signal development front-to-back, including financial markets, modelling and research.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

The Inventa team of strategists works closely with trading to develop quantitative medium-frequency signals and trading strategies for risk management, by processing a wide range of data sets and applying cutting-edge modelling techniques. Python is our primary language and we draw heavily on its ecosystem of services and libraries such as pandas, sklearn, scipy, numpy, jupyter, streamlit, matplotlib, bokeh, dask, flask, testplan and pymongo. We make use of the best technology for each problem and we are always keen to move forward, upgrade/update our tech stack and explore new solutions available.

 

Why Join Inventa?

In this role, your impact will be to design and build services, libraries and tools for both signal research and execution. This will include building resilient data processing pipelines (both streaming and batch), a distributed backtesting/simulation framework, tools for portfolio analytics and integrations with firm systems. Key challenge will be to develop solutions that are both reliable and scalable and make it possible to explore new ideas and seize commercial opportunities quickly. While your focus will be tech enhancement and innovation, you will be working along with the business within a close-knit global team and contribute to signal development front-to-back, including building financial markets knowledge, and doing hands-on modelling and research.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Responsibilities

  • Work very close to the business to design and build key components of our tech ecosystem for both signal research and execution
  • Hands-on research and development of trading strategies with the team
  • Collaborate efficiently within a diverse global team that iterates fast
  • Think commercially and identify solutions that maximize return on investment, considering utility as well as costs (incl maintenance costs)
  • Work in a fast-paced environment as a self-starter

Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree (Masters/PhD a plus but not mandatory) in a computational field (Computer Science, Software Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or in a related quantitative discipline)
  • Excellent programming skills in Python
  • Experience working with NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB)
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to build consensus
  • Interest in financial markets

Preferred Qualifications

  • Financial Services industry experience (in particular as a quantitative developer)
  • Experience in statistical modelling or machine learning
  • Experience using libraries from Python’s data science ecosystem (e.g. pandas, sklearn, matplotlib, bokeh, flask, streamlit)
  • Experience with stream-processing systems (e.g. Kafka).
  • Experience with Kubernetes, Docker and Airflow

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