Senior Backend Engineer

Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

WorldQuant develops and deploys systematic financial strategies across a broad range of asset classes and global markets. We seek to produce high-quality predictive signals (alphas) through our proprietary research platform to employ financial strategies focused on market inefficiencies. Our teams work collaboratively to drive the production of alphas and financial strategies – the foundation of a balanced, global investment platform.

WorldQuant is built on a culture that pairs academic sensibility with accountability for results. Employees are encouraged to think openly about problems, balancing intellectualism and practicality. Excellent ideas come from anyone, anywhere. Employees are encouraged to challenge conventional thinking and possess an attitude of continuous improvement.

Our goal is to hire the best and the brightest. We value intellectual horsepower first and foremost, and people who demonstrate an outstanding talent. There is no roadmap to future success, so we need people who can help us build it.

Technologists at WorldQuant research, design, code, test and deploy projects while working collaboratively with researchers and portfolio managers. Our environment is relaxed yet intellectually driven. We seek people who think in code and are motivated by being around like-minded people.

Job Responsibilities (include, but not limited to the following):

  • Participate in designing distributed system architecture for systems and services.
  • Participate in development and maintenance of backend services in Java and Python
  • Participate in development and maintenance of services to work with third parties such as: Spark, Kafka, Elastic Search, Kubernetes, etc …
  • Participate in development and maintenance of monitoring services using SupervisorD, Prometheus, Sentry, Alerta, etc …
  • Coordinate with stake holders such as pure infrastructure team, business team, etc … to resolve crossing issues.

What You’ll Bring:

  • 5+ years of hands-on industry experience developing scalable and robust software applications with exposure to backend stacks
  • Working knowledge of Spark, Kafka, K8s
  • Strong understanding of data structures, algorithms, Object Oriented Programming and Model-View-Controller web framework
  • Excellent skills with at least one of following programing language Java, PHP, Python
  • Experience with system design, caching tools, queuing systems or large-scale distributed systems is great plus
  • Working knowledge of Unix/Linux environment
  • Experience with Python, data visualization is a big plus
  • Excellent debugging and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English

What We Offer:

  • Competitive and attractive compensation package with clear career road-map – where you feel challenged everyday
  • We offer a strong culture of learning and development: training courses, library, speakers, share and learn events
  • Learn from who sits next to you! Working in WQ you are surrounded by smart and talented people
  • Employee resources groups with strong diversity and inclusion culture
  • Premium Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous time-off policy, re-creation sabbatical leave (based on tenure), Trade Union benefits for staff and family
  • Team building activities every month: Local engagement events, monthly team lunch – Employee clubs: football, ping-pong, badminton, yoga, running, PS5, movies, etc.
  • Annual company trip and occasional global conferences – opportunity to travel and connect with our global teams
  • Happy-hour with tea break, snacks and meals every day in the office!

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