digitalmars.D.announce - Symmetry Investments is recruiting developers in London and Hong Kong
- Laeeth Isharc (108/108) May 22 Hi.
Hi. 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. Laeeth. Symmetry About Us: At Symmetry Investments, we seek to engage in intelligent risk-taking to create value for our clients, partners and employees. 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. https://github.com/symmetryinvestments/overview https://github.com/atilaneves/dpp https://dlang.org/blog/2017/05/31/project-highlight-excel-d/ https://github.com/libmir/mir-algorithm 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 not. 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 sequentially. 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 Location: 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. http://symmetryinvestments.com/careers/