Quantitative Software Engineer

Squarepoint Capital




Position       Quantitative Software Engineer

Location      Montreal, Singapore & London

Squarepoint is a systematic investment manager that has deep expertise in quantitative trading, technology, and operations. We seek to achieve high quality, uncorrelated returns for our clients and develop model-based investment strategies through rigorous scientific research. As a data-driven firm, technology is critical to our success and we design, build and operate our own state of the art systems, from high performance automated trading platforms to large scale data science and compute farms. We have a strong learning culture and construct our teams to succeed without borders, emphasizing true collaboration between disciplines and offices around the world.

Job Description

Squarepoint Capital is adding to our team of world class software engineers. Selected individuals will join a highly accomplished team of professionals working directly with quantitative researchers to implement specialized software for research and trading.  Being a part of the technology team, the expectation is to rapidly deliver solutions using existing tools and frameworks then collaborate with peers in technology to mature and evolve the underlying frameworks for wider use. The job involves driving cross-team initiatives and daily interaction with quant researchers and technologists, thus good communication skills are essential.

Candidate Requirements


  • Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related subject; Masters or higher a plus
  • 5+ years programming experience under Linux at least 3 years in both C++ (C++11, C++14) and Python
  • Q/kdb+ experience
  • Financial knowledge and basic statistics; advanced quantitative skills a plus, but not essential
  • Modern software engineering paradigms, especially rapid prototyping and fast iterative release cycles.
  • Self-starter: ability to rapidly learn and apply new technologies as warranted by projects; balancing tactical work with pursuing long-term strategic objectives.
  • Team player with excellent communication skills

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

  • Grid and cluster tools, especially SLURM
  • Experience in large-scale system design
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