Build and Release Engineer

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: We are seeking an especially talented software engineer to join our team. The right candidate will have the ability to:

  • work closely with a distributed team of engineers to support, enhance, and expand company-wide developer tooling and build and deployment systems and infrastructure
  • collaborate with engineering and research teams to improve developer build and deployment experience
  • practice ownership and ensure reliability of existing and new build and release pipelines
  • assist with package and release software requested by the WorldQuant users
  • work with users and the team to troubleshoot and address issues for a variety of software; debug and resolve library dependency, build systems and deployment issues for Python, C++, and Java codebases
  • develop and ensure quality of documentation and build tools to facilitate user experience
  • create proprietary solutions to increase stability and scalability of the build, test and deploy portions of the firm’s SDLC processes

What You’ll Bring:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English language
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, approachable personality
  • Good analytical skills and passion for solving problems in pragmatic ways with a sense of urgency
  • Experience with build systems, software packaging and package managers
  • Experience with software build automation systems, experience with Nix (nixpkgs, NixOS) is a big plus
  • Proficiency in Linux (shell tools, bash, understanding of file systems and networking)
  • Proficiency in Python, able to write clean code and tests, able to debug code
  • Experience debugging build systems: Make, CMake, Bazel, etc
  • Proficiency with Git and experience with CI/CD pipelines

Nice to have:

  • Background in multiple programming languages
  • Experience with infrastructure management (Ansible)
  • Experience with cloud computing and containerization
  • Experience with configuration and support of Nginx
  • Experience with configuration and use of monitoring systems (Prometheus, Grafana)

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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