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Senior Data Engineer

South Florida Tech Hub

South Florida Tech Hub

Data Science
Miami, FL, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

The Role

We are seeking a talented and motivated individual to join the global Data Platform team at Schonfeld. The team is re-envisioning Schonfeld’s platform including the data-processing pipeline, research and back-testing infrastructure in the cloud. The platform is designed to allow PMs to analyze data, back test their strategies and deploy them to production seamlessly.

What you’ll do

The Senior Data Engineer will be responsible for maintaining, enhancing, and optimizing functionality within the Data Platform. You will create new functionality within our data processing pipelines – which could be integrating new data formats, creating new analytic tools, or enhancing parallel compute capabilities. You will work on POCs and investigate new technologies. You will collaborate with Portfolio Managers as well as the data science and data ops teams to identify functionality and access gaps in loading data sets and ensure they are closed.

What you’ll bring

What you need:

  • Expert level Python scripting and module creation/maintenance
  • Expertise working with financial data
  • Expertise with Big Data
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience building, deploying, running and debugging at code at scale on the cloud using containers – AWS highly preferred
  • Experience with high volume, high availability distributed systems
  • Experience mentoring junior engineers
  • Experience and ability to work as part of an L3 rotation
  • Highly skilled and analytical problem solver with logical thought processes and quantitative aptitude
  • Strong ownership experience and a track record of delivering results

We’d love if you had:

  • Experience within a quantitative trading firm/hedge fund
  • Experience with C++
  • Experience with Cluster/Scheduler software solutions

Our Culture

The firm’s ethos is embedded in our people. ‘Talent is our strategy’ is our mantra and drives how we approach all initiatives at the firm. We believe our success is because of our people, so putting our talent above all else is our top priority.

Schonfeld strives to create an environment where our people can thrive. We foster a teamwork-oriented, collaborative environment where ideas at any level are encouraged and shared. The development and advancement of our talent is honed through interactions with each other, learning & educational offerings, and through opportunities to make impactful contributions. In our agile environment, engineers are expected to self-organize and collaborate on the best way to solve problems, and they are collectively responsible for the entire team’s delivery. Engineering teams are small and cross-functional, and value learning and knowledge sharing.

At Schonfeld, we strive to cultivate a sense of belonging throughout all of our employees with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the forefront of this mission. As a firm we are committed to creating a hiring process which is not only fair, but also welcoming and supportive. On a daily basis, our employees welcome diversity across identity, thought, people and views which serves as the foundation of our culture and success. You can learn more about our DEI initiatives here – Belonging @ Schonfeld.

Who we are

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors is a multi-manager platform that invests its capital with Internal and Partner portfolio managers, primarily on an exclusive or semi-exclusive basis, across four trading strategies; quantitative, fundamental equity, tactical trading and discretionary macro & fixed income. We have created a unique structure to provide global portfolio managers with autonomy, flexibility and support to best enable them to maximize the value of their businesses.

Over the last 30 years, Schonfeld has successfully capitalized on inefficiencies and opportunities within the markets. We have developed and invested heavily in proprietary technology, infrastructure and risk analytics and continue to capitalize on new opportunities. In 2021 we launched our newest strategy, discretionary macro & fixed income as part of the continual growth of Schonfeld’s investible universe. Our portfolio exposure has expanded across the Americas, Europe and Asia as well as multiple asset classes and products.