Quantitative Developer

Budapest, Hungary

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 firmwide platforms and tooling 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.

The Role: WorldQuant is seeking an exceptional candidate to join the firm as a Quantitative Developer. The right candidate will be able to use their development and practical thinking skills to slice through complicated challenges to find the most clear and effective solutions. Quant Developers will design, code and implement proprietary systems and tools to help bring research ideas to life, and have a real business impact. You will collaborate with other data scientists, mathematicians and computer scientists to gather, analyze and spec out requirements, develop and test code, and manage deliverables. A successful candidate will have a track record of solving problems, be comfortable thinking outside the box, and bring cross-disciplinary solutions into play.
What You’ll Bring:

  • Degree in a technical or quantitative discipline.
  • 1+ years of work experience as a developer with experience in developing data pipelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to program in Python on Linux/Unix platforms; familiarity with scripting languages.
  • Familiarity with technologies related to data engineering such as Spark, Pandas, etc.
  • Experience with effective code version control, as well as Continuous Integration and Deployment.
  • Exceptional communication skills in both verbal and written form: 
    • Mature and thoughtful, with the ability to operate in a collaborative, team-oriented culture.
    • Ability to express complex concepts in simple terms, especially to non-experts.
  • Excellent problem solving abilities and judgment with strong attention to detail.
  • Motivated by the transformational effects of technology-at-scale.
  • Experience in finance is a plus but not required. 
    • Understanding of basic probability, statistical inference, software solvers, mathematical optimization is a plus, but not essential

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package 
  • Core benefits include: premium private health insurance and life insurance with savings plan  
  • Support for every aspect of life through Employee Assistance Program and fully covered sick leave 
  • Strong culture of learning and development: training courses, library, guest speakers, share and learn events, global conferences 
  • Regular offsite team buildings, annual conferences and occasional global summits – opportunity to travel and connect with our local and global teams 
  • Employee resources groups with strong diversity and inclusion culture 



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