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Data Engineer

Location : London

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

The Research Data team at G-Research is looking for a talented Data Engineer to join them. The team is responsible for processing and modelling vendor data and making this available in a standardised format for research and trading. The datasets range from simple CSV files to complex hierarchical formats, covering subjects as diverse as analyst tips and weather forecasts. We aim to provide the tools and services to access this data and ensure data quality and consistency.

This role involves collaborating closely with other teams across the business to deliver outstanding data resources and end-to-end design and implementation. Key technologies used in this role include: SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, Spark, Kubernetes, Kotlin, Java, Scala, C#, .NET Core

The platform that the firm provides is used 24 hours a day, and all engineers in the group have a responsibility to support production issues encountered in the data processing.  This will include a share of overnight calls from within the firm.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Designing and implementing high-quality code to process and manipulate large datasets
  • Building cutting-edge tools and infrastructure supporting core facilities in the firm
  • Strong data management skills
  • Advising cross-team initiatives
  • Assessing frontier technologies
  • Occasional full stack engineering  (despite the team being primarily backend focussed)
  • Optimising data storage and modelling
  • Responding to the ever-changing requirements of the business.

Who are we looking for?

  • A demonstrable understanding of database design and use, or other data management techniques (both relational and non-relational)
  • A proven ability to engineer high-quality software
  • An appreciation of good software architecture, Comp Science fundamentals and data structures
  • Experience with micro-services and distributed systems
  • Experience of TDD and the ability to write clean code
  • Experience of agile methodologies and a familiarity with retrospectives and continuous improvement processes
  • A demonstrable desire to stay informed on the latest technologies and practices.
  • A keen interest in applying continuous delivery principles
  • Financial experience may be useful but is not required. Candidates from non-financial backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Why should you apply?

  • Highly competitive compensation plus annual discretionary bonus
  • Lunch provided (via Just Eat for Business) and dedicated barista bar
  • 30 days’ annual leave
  • 9% company pension contributions
  • Informal dress code and excellent work/life balance
  • Comprehensive healthcare and life assurance
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Monthly company events

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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