Investment Engine Technology Department

The Investment Engine Technology team at Bridgewater engineers systems to understand the world.  These systems synthesize and industrialize our global understanding into a hive mind of macroeconomic knowledge which enables us to educate and collaborate with the world’s most influential central banks and policy makers and carefully and strategically manage the world’s most important capital.  Our technologists are engineering highly available, high performing and highly secure cloud platforms and infrastructure which support and scale our investing operations. 

Disruption Lab Team

The Lab is a new group within Bridgewater, a small and growing team headed by two of our senior investors and one of our lead technical Architects.  The Lab’s basic premise is to disrupt the firm’s traditional investment processes from the inside out.  

Our mission is to create a series of incremental experiments & prototypes using various machine learning techniques and cutting edge applied technologies coupled with traditional financial analysis methods towards the goal of creating an AI system that can contribute predictive views on markets alongside Bridgewater’s existing processes.  Basically, we are seeking to build another “investor at the table,” minus the subjectivity.  

In a collegial and collaborative atmosphere, the team is comprised of some of our top investment and technology professionals and is tasked to design, construct and understand statistical, machine learning and optimization models of financial markets.  

Position Responsibilities

The Senior Software Engineer will be architecting and developing highly intricate and complex tools and collaborating with our senior and most sophisticated investors.  You will be designing, building and creating new tools coding approximately 80% of your time, leading other engineers’ efforts and delivering robust, scalable, highly secure and state-of-the-art solutions. 

Key Qualifications

  • 8 to 12+ years of experience with expert knowledge of at least one core programming language (Java, Python, C/C++, Scala, Ruby, etc.). Spark, Hadoop and Big Data affinities are a plus.
  • Excellent Software Engineering Computer Science fundamentals, architecture, principles and best practices
  • Track-record of building of high-performance software applications (some knowledge of machine learning preferred)
  • Experience in distributed systems and building large clusters.
  • Strategic thinking, complex problem solving and analytical capabilities
  • The ability to mentor and develop junior engineers
  • A degree in a relevant field (Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering), masters preferred 

Bridgewater Associates Company Overview

Bridgewater Associates is a global leader in institutional portfolio management and the world’s largest and most successful hedge fund.  Based in Westport, Connecticut, Bridgewater manages more than $160 billion in assets for approximately 300 of the world’s most sophisticated institutional investors, including public and corporate pension funds, university endowments, charitable foundations, supranational agencies, foreign governments, and central banks.  Bridgewater’s unique success is the direct result of our unique way of being.  We want an idea meritocracy in which meaningful work and meaningful relationships are pursued through radical truth and radical transparency.  We require people to be extremely open, air disagreements, test each other’s logic, and view discovering mistakes and weaknesses as a good thing that leads to improvement and innovation. It is by continually striving together for the highest levels of truth and excellence that we create meaningful work and meaningful relationships. 

Bridgewater offers a competitive suite of benefits including health insurance with 100% premium covered, 401(k) plan with generous employer match, fully paid parental leave, a competitive PTO package, workplace flexibility (and access to back up childcare), daily transportation from and to NYC, workplace wellness including on-site gyms, free meals, healthy snacks, and meditation rooms, and an engaged and active community that includes company events, affinity networks and extracurricular interest groups. 

Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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