Senior Software 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 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: The Senior Software Engineer is a Developer whose primary tasks will be to build and develop components for the Alpha Factory. A successful candidate should be familiar with modern design patterns and can apply suitable programming paradigms to create and maintain a robust and flexible system. In addition, this role will work closely with the operations team, adopting CI/CD techniques to ensure that the software products are being delivered in a timely yet reliable manner. 

Its Impact: The ability to deliver robust software that drives Alpha production will enable WorldQuant to remain nimble and quickly apply new strategies into different regions and asset classes. Adopting state-of-the-art development and delivery process, including DevOps, will be critical in achieving these goals.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop robust backend application services and APIs.
  • Propose system design and develop new systems as well as enhance existing systems
  • Be an active member of an agile engineering team who is continuously looking to improve team performance.
  • Automate CI/CD processes.
  • Monitor and analyze platform reliability and performance and develop improvements.
  • Work with leading open-source technologies (such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Grafana stack, Sentry, Redis, Kafka, Git, etc.).

What You’ll Bring:

  • Passion toward software engineering and interest in running real-world applications at scale.
  • Excellent problem solving abilities and judgment with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience developing scalable and robust software.
  • Excellent coding skills. Solid understanding of the broad Python ecosystem including Numpy, Pandas is a plus…
  • Working knowledge in various database and messaging technologies such as SQL, Redis, Kafka etc
  • Mature, thoughtful, with the ability to operate in a collaborative, team-oriented culture
  • Experience with Linux environment and shell scripting.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent job experience.
  • Candidates need not have prior experience in financial services.

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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