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Big Data Software Engineer

G-Research is Europe’s leading quantitative finance research firm. We hire the brightest minds in the world to tackle some of the biggest questions in finance. We pair this expertise with machine learning, big data, and some of the most advanced technology available to predict movements in financial markets.

The role

This role is in a team responsible for a new research platform. The platform is built on top of leading big data and machine learning technologies (Spark, Tensorflow, Horovod) and designed to accelerate research on near-petabyte-scale data. The team works closely with users of the platform to enable new avenues of research at scale.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Work in a highly collaborative environment with regular pair and mob programming
  • Design and build research tools that drive value out of near-petabyte-scale data using leading data processing (e.g. Spark) and ML (e.g. Tensorflow) frameworks
  • Explore new technologies and trends to enhance the research experience and speed
  • Deliver the end-to-end research process from batch compute to live forecasting
  • Brainstorm with quantitative researchers to achieve scales and approaches that have never been tried before

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Strength in at least one programming language
  • Energy to persevere on complex technical problems
  • Curiosity to learn quickly and apply new technologies or domain concepts
  • Drive to constantly find new ways to make solutions faster, better, lower-maintenance
  • Comfortable holding in-depth conversations with users in their domain language
  • Experienced in software engineering best practices such as TDD, CI and CD

The following experience would also be beneficial (but not essential):

  • Python or Scala
  • Big data technologies, e.g. Spark, YARN, Hadoop
  • ML technologies, e.g. Tensorflow, Keras, Pytorch, Horovod
  • Performance tuning

Why should you apply?

  • Highly competitive compensation plus annual discretionary bonus
  • Informal dress code and excellent work/life balance
  • Comprehensive healthcare and life assurance
  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension scheme with 9% company contribution
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Monthly company events
  • Central London office close to 5 stations and 6 tube lines

G-Research is committed to cultivating and preserving an inclusive work environment. We are an ideas-driven business and we place great value on diversity of experience and opinions.

We want to ensure that applicants receive a recruitment experience that enables them to perform at their best. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation please let us know in the relevant section.


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