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digitalmars.D.announce - Symmetry Investments is recruiting developers in London and Hong Kong


Walter+Andrei said this was okay to post here since it relates to 
D.  This is for one role working with our analytics and research 
groups; more in the pipeline.  Feel free to ping me directly if 
you are involved with the community already.



About Us:

At Symmetry Investments, we seek to engage in intelligent 
risk-taking to create value for our clients, partners and 

Symmetry Investments is a global investment company with offices 
in Hong Kong and London. We have been in business since 2014 
after successfully spinning off from a major New York-based hedge 
fund. Currently we have about 110 full time employees and manage 
approximately US$4.2 billion of capital.

We derive our edge from our capacity to generate Win-Wins – in 
the broadest sense. Win-Win is our fundamental ethical and 
strategic principle. By generating Win-Wins, we can create unique 
solutions that reconcile perspectives that are usually seen as 
incompatible or opposites, and encompass the best that each side 
has to offer. We integrate fixed-income arbitrage with global 
macro strategies in a novel way. We invent and develop technology 
that focuses on the potential of human-machine integration. We 
build systems where machines do what they do best, supporting 
people to do what people do best. We are creating a collaborative 
meritocracy: a culture where individual contribution serves both 
personal and collective goals - and is rewarded accordingly. We 
value both ownership thinking AND cooperative team spirit, 
self-realization AND community.

D/C++ Quantitative Developer

This is an outstanding opportunity for the right person in terms 
of the intrinsic challenges of the role, the responsibility, the 
exposure to senior management, the opportunity to shape the 
development of something new, and over time the compensation.

Whilst we are a commercial enterprise, we highly value deep 
technical expertise and the cultivation of craft. You will be 
working closely with the Partner in charge of technology, who is 
a contributor to the open source community and a change agent for 
adopting modern development practices within the company.


As a D/C++ Quantitative developer you will work closely with the 
analytics and research groups to develop analytics and tools to 
support the investment and research processes of Symmetry.

Hard Requirements:

We are looking for mature hackers with a moral compass and sense 
of responsibility who have kept their imaginativeness. We value 
interest and capabilities as much as formal experience. Academic 
credentials are not a requirement if you can demonstrate 
outstanding capabilities, but for this role you should have a 
strong knowledge of quantitative techniques and computer science 
- data structures and algorithms.  You should also have strong 
knowledge of declarative programming.

You should be comfortable with the finer points of D and C++, and 
you should be ready and able to go deep when necessary to 
identify and address the root cause of problems.  You are able to 
write and develop domain-specific languages where they are an 
appropriate solution to a business challenge.

You will be working in a creative, often less-structured 
environment, with a high degree of autonomy to implement 
solutions. You are comfortable asking for help when you need it. 
You are capable of accepting direction should the longer-term 
strategic goals of the firm favour a particular solution fit.

You are able to communicate both at the level of ideas and 
concretely either in writing or in person/by telephone. The 
ability to be diplomatic is valuable, but not absolutely required.

You have a pragmatic devotion to excellence: the ability to 
recognize and evaluate interim solutions, while not being 
satisfied about retaining a hack in the long run.  You should 
recognise the costs of boilerplate and appreciate the aesthetic 
and commercial benefits of designs that involve writing as little 
code as possible.  You should care deeply about design and code 
quality, and recognise that performance matters more often than 

You are able to think about problems in a generic, high-level way 
AND pragmatically use common sense. You can think associatively 
and hold a complex mental picture in your head as well as work 

An ability to think clearly and to act decisively in occasional 
high-pressure moments is desirable.

Soft Requirements:

Knowledge of the below will be helpful:

     Languages: 5 years or more experience with D and C++; Python 
and Haskell or Ocaml


We currently work with certain remote developers as consultants.  
We view remote work as a way to collaborate with outstanding 
talent beyond the locations where we currently have offices.  In 
time it is likely we will extend remote working, but at this 
point we are emphasizing hiring locally in London and Hong Kong 
because for our business a balance is needed.  We will shortly be 
opening up a Singapore office, and for exceptional candidates 
this would also be a possibility.

Next Steps:

We are always looking for talented people. This note describes 
one of our current needs. However, if you believe you are the 
type of candidate we are looking for and that you can create a 
win-win for Symmetry, please feel free to get in touch.

Send us your CV, a recent (non-proprietary) example of relevant 
work you have done, and a cover letter explaining your interest 
and how you think you can contribute to Symmetry to 
careers symmetryinvestments.com.

A member of our team will get in touch to discuss opportunities, 
if we agree that there is a potential win-win.

May 22 2018