Data Engineer - Trading

J Harlan Associates - New York, NY

Data Engineer - Trading

NYC Hedge Fund – Trading

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Data Engineer - Trading at a prominent NYC Hedge Fund.

As a member of the firm’s Trading team the Data Engineer will be heavily involved in building capabilities to transform large amounts of structured and unstructured data such as text, time series, and events into machine-readable knowledge fueling applications and the investment decision making process. This is a very young team, enabling you to make an impact from the onset.

The Data Engineer will participate in the building of next generation data analysis platforms and will be responsible for the ingestion and processing of large, disparate datasets and application of advanced statistical and machine learning methods to produce models and prescriptive data that result in better decisions by their Portfolio Managers, Analysts, and Traders, Quants and / or applications.


  • Design, develop, test, and deploy elegant software solutions supporting the trading environment
  • Partner with investment professionals to define priorities and deliver custom solutions
  • Engineer world-class products with maximum efficiency and agility
  • Enable improvement through shaping of tools, processes and standards
  • Adopt new technologies to improve existing frameworks of data flow and monitoring
  • Interact with Investment professionals to understand their workflows and requirements
  • Collaborate with front office engineers to enable a fit-for-purpose application portfolio consistent with the target architecture and operating model
  • Produce comprehensive, usable dataset documentation and metadata
  • Ensure excellent customers relationships


  • A degree in Computer Science Statistics or related discipline
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills

They'll expect you to arrive with these skills—

  • Proficiency in Python and analytic packages such as Numpy, Pandas, Scikit-Learn
  • Proficiency in SQL

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

  • processing big data with Python using Spark, Dask, Blaze
  • OLAP with AWS Redshift, Google BigQuery
  • ETL orchestration with Apache Airflow, AWS Glue, or Google Dataflow

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: Thursday, October 22, 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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