Associate (Greenwich, CT)

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 leaders in alternative and traditional strategies since 1998.

AQR takes a systematic, research-driven 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.

Your Role:

  • Work with differing aspects of research for our global portfolios.

  • Work with engineers and researchers to help coordinate, communicate, drive projects, and streamline work involved in creating or improving AQR’s systematic investment strategies.

  • Support our engineers with additional domain context and experience, including identifying work items and further streamlining and systematizing routine changes.

  • Execute research engineering projects, including new signal and model production queues, new builds around data consolidation, distributed computing and machine learning projects, and projects around enhancing the firm’s research systems and data management.

  • Help to define and specify projects in collaboration with other teams.

  • Assist with the coordination of researchers and engineers.

  • Translate research requests and requirements into engineering tasks.

  • Oversee progress and stay on top of implementation.

  • Help test and assure final deliverables.

  • Perform process engineering including learning all aspects of research engineering workflow.

  • Review code and provide constructive feedback.

  • Gather feedback and requests from stakeholders and generate ideas for business process enhancements.

  • Collaborate with researchers and key stakeholders on strategic improvements.

  • Improve research engineering workflow efficiency by performing significant process analysis.

  • Communicate and coordinate between Research and Engineering to bridge any gaps.

  • Work with engineers to support project deliverables.

  • Refine requirements and breakdown requests in specific work.

  • Facilitate collaboration and communication between teams.

  • Support engineers to maximize value added.

  • Perform financial industry business processes.

  • Perform quantitative research in the finance domain.

  • Implement financial technology and business/system process re-engineering projects.

  • Work with Python, SQL, and scripting languages.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Requires Bachelor’s degree, plus three (3) years of experience. 

AQR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/VET/DISABILITY

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.

AQR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.