Trading Systems Engineer -VP

AQR Capital

AQR is a global investment firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We strive to deliver concrete, long-term results by looking past market noise to identify and isolate the factors that matter most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. By putting theory into practice, we have become a leader in alternative strategies and an innovator in traditional portfolio management since 1998.

At AQR India, our employees share a common spirit of academic excellence, intellectual honesty and an unwavering commitment to seeking the truth. We’re determined to know what makes financial markets tick – and we’ll ask every question and challenge every assumption. We recognize and respect the power of collaboration and believe in transparency and openness to new ideas.

 The Team

The Trade Engineering team is responsible for order management, efficient trade execution of AQR’s investment strategies and trade analytics to evaluate the efficiency of execution and trade transaction cost. The team is comprised of experienced and highly motivated software developers who design and develop in-house built multi asset global trading systems.

Your Role

Candidates will report into local Trading Development leaders and work closely with onshore teams to understand the business, build and support systems to enable effective trading platforms across equities, fixed income, futures, currencies, and other major asset classes.

What You Will Bring

  • Software development, maintenance, and support of the firm’s trading analytics systems
  • Collaborate with internal development teams for trading requirements and delivery of solutions.
  • Participate in global calls and engage in engineering affairs to stay attuned and aligned to general development initiatives and technology strategy.

Who You Are

  • BE/BS/MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent field from top schools
  • 10+ years of software development experience, preferably in front office trading area
  • Experience with complex projects through the software development lifecycle
  • Experience working and collaborating with global and distributed geographic teams
  • Business knowledge of financial instruments, market microstructure, trade lifecycle, risk identification and mitigation.
  • Outstanding coding, debugging, and analytical skills. Strong focus on testing and test automation.
  • Strong expertise on C++ and Go Lang is desired. 
  • Experience on scripting, Python and DB Programming is preferred.
  • Experience in and knowledge of a broad spectrum of data technologies is a plus–AWS, Hadoop ecosystem, Big data and Cloud technologies
  • Strong knowledge of contemporary technology solutions.
  • Experience with automated testing frameworks is a plus

We believe that the next innovation to transform our business could come from anyone at AQR. Expect to be recognized not only for your diligence and hard work today, but for your vision for tomorrow. We are mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers, passionate about advancing financial investment management using technology.

Life at AQR


AQR offers generous benefits: 100% paid Medical, Dental and Vision coverage. Perks include health and wellness allowances, meditation programs, onsite breakfasts and lunches and stocked kitchens with seasonal treats.

Employee Connectivity

Employees participate in a range of connectivity and community building events & experiences the firm offers: Book Clubs, Research Colloquiums, baseball outings, Star Wars premiere, our Food Truck Social and volunteer opportunities.

Learning & Development

QUANTA, the firm's learning and development program, offers both professional and personal growth opportunities through 350+ classes per year.