Senior Data 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: We are seeking for an exceptionally talented candidate to join our rapidly growing team as a Data Engineer. The Data Engineer will partner with our close-knit team of quantitative researchers, technologists and data sourcing colleagues to analyze and enrich a broad range of structured and unstructured large-scale data.

Job responsibilities include, but not limited to the followings:

  • Enriching a wide range of structured and unstructured data into datasets for quantitative analysis and financial engineering.
  • Enhancing data quality & integrity by developing validation tools to measure the effectiveness of data enrichment.
  • Becoming a domain expert on different deep learning and machine earning applications, analyzing & understanding the underlying dynamics and behaviors within the data.
  • Develop insights based on the data and collaborate with the research team to generate signals.
  • Developing the utility tools that can further automate the software development, testing and deployment workflow.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Strong academic background – minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a technical or quantitative field.
  • Practical experience with and understanding of deep neural networks and other machine learning techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement data science pipelines and real-time applications in Python  (C++ is a plus).
  • 3+ years of relevant experience as a Data Engineer or similar roles.
  • Proficiency with python based tools like Jupyter notebook, coding standards like pep8.
  • Proficiency with C++ based tools like STL, object oriented programming in C++ is a plus 
  • Exceptional analytical & problem solving abilities, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Good command of English 
  • Excellent software development skills: ability to convert rough overall use-cases to a working codebase.
  • Motivated by a deep curiosity and passion to learn is a plus.
  • Past experience as a data scientist or data engineer in finance or investment profile is a plus. 
  • Experience with Linux/Unix shell and Git is a plus. 

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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