Exceptional Developer

J Harlan Associates - New York, NY

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for an Exceptional Developer at a prominent NYC Hedge Fund.

NO EXPERIENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES IS NECESSARY FOR THIS ROLE.  Thought process, commitment to excellence and creativity are the key attributes of the successful candidate.

An exciting opportunity to join the Systematic Trading Team with the responsibility to design, build and maintain the systematic trading investment platform and tools for data management, order simulation and reporting.

The Quantitative Developer’s responsibilities will include:

  • Design and implement an execution trading platform to include quote collection, book building, trade execution and interaction with backoffice;
  • Design and manage scalable data warehouse and ETLprocess;
  • Build historical data processing and analysis tools forresearch;
  • Build and maintain tradingsimulator;
  • Enhance, support and monitor existing trading systems /strategies. 

The idea candidate will have a background that includes the following:

  • Demonstrated track record of exceptional achievement and 3+ years of experience as a developer;
  • 3+ years of experience in data engineering;
  • A degree in Computer Science or equivalent;
  • Solid understanding of both relational and NoSQL databasetechnologies
  • Experience with distributed data storage & processing framework is a plus (experience with Spark in particular is a plus)
  • Strong programming background in data structures, trading algorithms, concurrent / multi-threaded systems, Python, Java and C++
  • Working knowledge of system programming in Linux
  • Knowledge of other programming languages such as Bash, Scala, Ruby is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Driven by the pursuit of excellence and achievement with consummate work ethic;
  • Uncompromising ethics and integrity. 

We are looking for a creative and detail-oriented individual who loves solving deep and complex problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the products they build and deliver; an individual with a passion for development, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class service.

If you or anyone in your network would be interested in this opportunity, please send resume to Owain Morgan at omorgan@jharlan.com or directly contact us at (212) 792-9756.

Aboutthe Client:

The firm is one of the most recognized names in the alternative asset management world, with an outstanding track record.


'J Harlan Group, LLC' is an executive search and advisory firm specializing in recruiting for Financial Services and related 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: Thursday, September 9, 2021

Position Contact
Owain Morgan
Managing Director
(212) 792-9756
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