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 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.

The Role: We operate systems that interact with WorldQuant's Alpha production system, and provide integrity check along the whole Alpha data pipeline. Working with us you will develop and maintain software with a range of different technologies including Linux system, high performance grid computing, container and orchestration, databases and message brokers. You will have chance to develop software running on bare-metal and containerized computing environment to process and visualize large amount of data sources.

  • Develop WorldQuant's production system focusing on Data Integrity, support end-user's request, investigate and troubleshoot issues, response to incidents.
  • Facilitate effective quantitative analysis and research, develop utility tools that can further automate the software development, testing and deployment workflow
  • Integrate best-of-breed tools and technologies such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, Docker, Kubernetes.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively across teams to understand users' business and requirements.

What You’ll Bring:

  • 2+ years of professional development experience with Python.
  • Passion about pragmatic software engineering, well-written code, accessibility and maintainability.
  • Hands-on experience with Linux environment and Git. Knowledge on CI/CD, Gitlab CI is a plus
  • Experience using relational databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL. Knowledge on message queues, time-series databases, query engines e.g. Redis, RabittMQ, Kafka, TimescaleDB, Trino is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience using Python; understanding of Python idioms and limitations; working experience with numpy, pandas, pyspark, SQLAlchemy, Flask/Celery is a plus
  • Excellent analytical skills and a passion for solving problems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; fluency in the English language
  • Mature, thoughtful, with the ability to operate in a collaborative, team-oriented culture  ​  

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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