Front Office Data Engineering - VP


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About AQR Capital Management

AQR is a global investment management firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We strive to deliver superior, long-term results for our clients by seeking to filter out market noise to identify and isolate what matters most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. Underpinning this philosophy is an unrelenting commitment to excellence in technology — powering our insights and analysis. This unique combination has made us pioneers in alternative and traditional strategies since 1998.

AQR takes a systematic, research-oriented approach, applying quantitative tools to process fundamental information and manage risk. Our clients include institutional investors, such as pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, as well as financial advisors.

Job Description:

AQR Capital Management, a leading investment management firm, is seeking a talented senior developer to join our Front Office Data Engineering group and work on building our next generation portfolio analytics platform.  The role is based in our new and growing Bengaluru, India office. We are seeking an accomplished developer with a passion for elegant, efficient software, particularly with respect to modularity, precise data modeling, and clean API design. Since this is a senior role, your experience will demonstrate that you are self-motivated, can design and deliver elegant scalable solutions to large complex problems, and can communicate effectively with fellow developers and end users.  You will have an uncompromising eye for good software architecture, a deep understanding of software fundamentals such as memory hierarchies and concurrency, and a track record of project delivery on modern cloud-based, services-oriented platforms. This is a hands-on development role with aggressive, mission-critical delivery schedules.

Experience in quantitative finance is helpful but not required. If you have developed impactful services-based systems in any industry, we’ll teach you the finance that you need to succeed in our world.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or a closely related subject
  • Five to ten (or more) years developing complex production software systems
  • True mastery of object-oriented programming techniques and design patterns
  • Large-scale software development experience in Java, C++, object-oriented Python, or similar
  • Broad practical experience with services architectures on cloud-based platforms (preferably AWS)
  • Experience with a variety of SQL, NoSQL, and in-memory data storage and caching options
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear, compelling documents (presentations, diagrams, wikis, etc.)
  • Confidence to engage directly with our US-based business to discover and refine requirements

How we work:

AQR Capital Management’s head office is based in Greenwich, Connecticut near New York City.  The firm has been in business for over 20 years and currently manages approximately US$150 billion of investor capital with a worldwide total of over 800 employees.  Engineers in our Bengaluru office work in project-based teams tightly integrated with engineers in our head office.  We believe in truly agile development practices without international boundaries – developers in Bengaluru communicate daily with their teammates and business users in the US and workload is assigned based on skills and merit, not location.

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Life at AQR

Benefits

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.