Front Office Trading Infrastructure Engineer

J Harlan Associates - New York, NY

Front Office Trading Infrastructure Engineer

NYC Hedge Fund – Systematic Trading

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Front Office Trading Infrastructure Engineer at a prominent NYC Hedge Fund.

As a member of the firm’s Systematic Trading Multi-Asset Automated Strat Arb Trading team the Infrastructure Engineer will be heavily involved in the ongoing development, maintenance support and optimization of the firm’s systematic trading infrastructure covering research, data and trading systems.

You will join a successful and growing group engaged in multi-asset automated stat arb trading building a complex suite of research, data, and trading systems. They are an extremely experienced team of about twenty quants, engineers, and portfolio managers. They are all technical and hands-on builders. Each of them wears many hats, and so will you.

You'll plan and execute updates to their front office trading infrastructure and tools. You'll take ownership of their Python and C++ development environment, build tools, automated testing, and deployment setup. You'll also lead migration of their research workflows and data to a public cloud. You'll evaluate and implement new tools and technologies to take our production trading setup to the next level. You'll improve their research platform, developer experience, test environment, and config management.

This is an ideal role for an experienced developer interested in quant finance, for a financial developer looking for systems and infrastructure responsibilities, or a strong operational engineer looking to transition to software and infrastructure engineering.


  • You'll take ownership of their Python and C++ development environment, automated testing, and deployment setup.
  • You'll plan and execute updates to their infrastructure and tools. You'll also lead migration of their research workflows and data to a public cloud.
  • You'll evaluate and implement new tools and technologies to take their software setup to the next level. You'll improve their developer experience, test environment, and config management.


  • A degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills


    They'll expect you to arrive with these skills—and then level-up all of them.


  • Python development skills, not just scripting.
  • Familiarity with Python tools and data science ecosystem.
  • Experience with test and CI tools (any).
  • Solid understanding of git and git workflows.
  • Basic familiarity with Linux, storage, and networking.

    If you are not experienced with Python but have demonstrated development skills in other languages, we are open to discussion.

    The following further qualifications would help you succeed, though they expect a talented individual will be able to acquire them as needed.

  • Experience on AWS and/or GCP.
  • Experience with Ansible, Puppet, Chef, or other config management systems.
  • Linux and/or Windows sysadmin skills.
  • Knowledge of testing best practice.
  • Software and infrastructure security skills.
  • Experience using and administering relational and/or NoSQL databases.
  • Familiarity with Docker or another container technology.
  • Experience in an automated trading environment.

An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical and business problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the products they build and deliver. An individuals with a passion for technology, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class technologies.

About the Client:

The firm manages $40+B of assets under management across fixed income, currencies, equities and commodities asset classes and related derivative and other instruments in the global markets for an international clientele. The investment strategies of the firm include, among others, discretionary global macro, quantitative global macro (managed futures), discretionary equity long/short, quantitative equity market neutral and growth equity.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment management firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works side-by-side with the firm’s senior partners in a highly collaborative and charged trading floor environment.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients

'J Harlan Group, LLC' is an executive search and advisory firm specializing in recruiting for Financial Services, Management Consulting and Public Accounting companies. The organization is a global leader in professional staffing and consulting services working with major companies in the US and Global investment capitals around the world. Built by industry leaders to meet the talent demand needs for highly professional and specialized roles, J Harlan Group, LLC operates under the highest level of professional and quality standards providing a customized project approach for each client and search assignment.

Posted On: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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