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Senior Java Quantitative Software Engineer

Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Posted on Jul 22, 2022 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Chicago, IL 60601
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

*We are unable to sponsor for this permanent Full time role*

*Position is bonus eligible*

Prestigious Financial Institution is currently seeking a Senior Java Quantitative Software Engineer with a specialization in Java/Spring/Kafka develop to help build and support our index platform and services. This engineer will be responsible for expanding our global index brand by adding not only functionality but operational solutions to an ever-growing competitive market of indices. Participate in business requirements gatherings, system design, and software architecture. They will be responsible for writing code, creating tests, peer reviews and rotating system support with other members of the team.


  • Develop and implement quantitative software applications to process and analyze Real Time financial market data in a high-performance computing environment
  • Writing high quality testable code with performance in mind
  • Maintaining a highly available system
  • Regularly review code, algorithms, models, and methodologies of other quant engineers to provide constructive feedback.
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot numerical computational issues.
  • Able to refactor, enhance, and create new functionality within the frameworks used by our numerical systems.
  • Subject matter expert in a significant area of numerical computation or quantitative finance.
  • Strong ability to estimate and meet their own project schedules
  • Design modern application that are scalable and maintainable
  • Distill complex requirements into manageable features/tasks
  • Efficiently gather and store information into databases for audit and statistics
  • Help refine existing practices and technology to improve our process
  • Collaborate across all business lines to provide accurate and efficient time to market
  • You will also analyze and recommend technologies and tools to improve efficiency and quality of the development process.

Education: BA/BS in STEM field


  • STEM background with an interest in financial markets, derivatives pricing, quantitative modelling, and risk analytics.
  • Must have strong programming skills in C++ and/or Java; functional programming skills in SQL; and working knowledge of R, Python/NumPy, MatLab, or similar language for working with data and performing scientific computing. Programming in CUDA is a plus.
  • Financial markets experience a plus (market data, reference data, risk).
  • Strong Linux background.
  • Strong ability to work within a global team, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines
  • The ability to understand, code and decode index calculations a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a dynamic environment, quickly pick up new skills and adapt to changing business needs.
  • Experience in full project life cycle development and the use of JIRA and other collaboration tools.
  • Team player with strong communication, collaboration, active listening, and problem-solving skills
  • Competent with version control tools
  • Experience with Kafka desirable.
  • Self-directed, self-motivated.

Reference: 1676244353

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