We’re looking for a uniquely talented software engineer to join our world-class team. PDTers are creative, energetic, friendly, entrepreneurial, and collaborative. If you could walk around our office, you’d see that we’re a focused, intent, and nimble company with none of the attitude and bureaucracy of a stereotypical Wall Street trading firm. Our engineers love to work on challenging and complicated problems, and in return, they have a chance to make a direct impact on our bottom line. For the right talent, there is fantastic growth potential.
Our standards for code quality are high, and our bar for the software engineers who write it is stratospheric. Successful engineers at PDT move fluidly between roles over time. Engineering jobs at PDT have some different flavors with a mix of C++, Java, and Python focuses.
That said, we're open to any OOP experience, so long as you're comfortable working in one of our primary languages.
An efficient and well-tooled engineering team is crucial to a successful quantitative trading firm, and as a member of PDT’s Software Infra team you’ll design and build our next generation software deployment platform, ensuring our engineering team has access to best-in-class tools and you’ll act as a force multiplier to all engineers within PDT.
As a SI engineer, you’ll:
Develop complex new software systems, extend and integrate the latest open-source and third-party development tools, containerization and orchestration technologies, both on-premises and in the cloud.
Understand and shape how these ‘web-scale’ technologies can be applied in a trading organization with varied use-cases and stringent performance and reliability requirements.
Embed within application teams to integrate infrastructure into their real use-cases, work hand-in-hand with our Systems Infrastructure team to build a great platform.
Why join us? PDT Partners has a stellar twenty-seven-year track record and a reputation for excellence. Our goal is to be the best quantitative investment manager in the world—measured by the quality of our products, not their size. PDT’s very high employee-retention rate speaks for itself. Our people are intellectually extraordinary and our community is close-knit, down-to-earth, and diverse.
5+ years of experience establishing and evangelizing engineering best practices across diverse engineering teams
Significant experience programming in one or more of C++, Python, or Java
Ability to collaborate with a larger team on design innovations
Keen debugging, problem-solving, and optimization skills
Pragmatic and mature approach to technology
Bachelors or masters degree in CS from a rigorous academic program