The partners at Seven Eight Capital have a long track record of successfully implementing quantitative trading strategies in the global equity markets and have delivered superior risk-adjusted returns regardless of market conditions.  Writing code at Seven Eight Capital is about working with a small team of top-notch coders and quantitative traders.  We’re a hedge fund that is built on technology, and as a coder, you won’t be working on opaque “business logic” as a second tier player.  We’re a 100% quantitative/automated trading firm, and that means building the best technology we can.  Coding is our life-blood, and over 90% of our employees write code every day.  
 
Our Software Engineers help us leverage the latest and greatest technologies to build our trading and research systems.  Do you want to scale up to thousands of cores to fit a new ML model?  Do you like thinking how we can leverage the cloud for better DevOps?  Do you want to become an expert in real-time trading systems?  These are the things we do.
 
Seven Eight combines the culture of a small startup with a unique partnership with a large investor that gives us the financial resources to grow quickly.  A people-first culture allows you to learn new skills and apply them to your job on a daily basis and the top-notch team around you will be there to help.  Frequent work outings bring a relaxed culture where everybody knows what's happening and collaboration is encouraged.

 

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, test, and maintain distributed cloud-based services for our internal data platform.
  • Build and improve existing data ingestion and analysis software that processes static or streaming data from various sources.
  • Manage project deliverables and priorities, and work well independently and as a team.

 

Qualifications

  • Programming expertise in Python and/or Java. Expertise in C/C++/Rust in lieu of Java is acceptable.
  • Background in API services.
  • Experience with secure coding practices.
  • Experience in developing and scaling service-oriented architecture.
  • Strong interest in building software for everyday use in financial markets.
  • CS Data Structures/Algorithms and enthusiasm for programming.
  • Ability to test, document, and communicate how your code works, including building samples for complex libraries/functions. 
  • Ability and desire to learn new technologies on-the-fly and experiment with new open source packages to solve problems.
  • Comfortable with Linux as a daily computing environment.
  • Comfortable working in a distributed team environment.
  • Experience with cloud computing services (AWS + EC2, Batch, EKS/ECS) & Kubernetes (a plus).
  • Previous engineering experience at tech companies or full-time roles (a plus).
  • Involvement in a large-scale open source or similar large-scale project (a plus).
  • Proficiency with scientific Python (Pandas, Numpy, scientific python stack) (a plus).
  • Experience with web development (a plus).

 

Company Benefits and Perks

  • Medical and dental insurance for employees, dependents, and domestic partners
  • Competitive 401k match and retirement savings options
  • 4 weeks of PTO in addition to Your Birthday and NYSE Market Holidays 
  • Collaborative and inspiring learning environment that embraces startup culture.
  • Modern and welcoming office with a kitchen, snack/refreshment station, gaming area, gym and wellness rooms, right by Bryant Park.
  • Hybrid work policy that allows the flexibility to work remotely on Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Biweekly Lunch and Learns.
  • Company social and team-building events, including our annual 78 Day celebration.

 

Seven Eight Capital is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

At Seven Eight Capital, we celebrate and thrive on diversity in all forms. It is our priority to create an inclusive and inspiring environment where every teammate is respected and supported.

 

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