This hedge fund job, for an immediate hire, is with a new fund with offices in Greenwich, CT and New York City. The post is a bit slim on detail (qualifications, responsibilities, trading strategies, technologies, &c) compared to other job descriptions for quant jobs. That probably means the firm is interested in talking to more, rather than fewer, candidates, and probably indicates an entrepreneurial environment where a wider, rather than narrower, skill set will be appreciated. The hiring firm’s focus on distressed investing represents a current trend in hedge fund launches.
Front Office Senior Developer / Quant
New York, NY / Greenwich, CT
New distressed asset-backed hedge fund seeks a strong programmer with experience analyzing asset-backed products such as mortgages and autos to work in a senior front office development role. Will be the lead developer of tools to help the portfolio managers trade the market. This role will provide great opportunities to learn the financial markets with tremendous growth potential in the front office.
The ideal candidate will have 3+ years in the business and have strong programming skills in languages such as C++, Perl, Java and Visual Basic. A background in computer science is ideal. Development experience with Bloomberg, Yieldbook, Loan Performance, Intex, 1010 Database are big pluses. Looking for someone who is able to think independently, is flexible, can work at a solid pace with front office PMs, and grow with the role.
This is an excellent role for a senior quantitative analyst who wants to move to the hedge fund industry and pioneer new methods of looking at the current distressed opportunities in the markets. Good compensation and fantastic career upside. Immediate hire.