Development Operations Engineer

Man Group

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About Man Group

Man Group is a global active investment management firm, which runs $108.5bn* of client capital in liquid and private markets, managed by investment specialists based around the world. Headquartered in London, the firm has 15 international offices and operates across multiple jurisdictions. Our business has five specialist investment engines, which represent the range of our capabilities: Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man GPM.

These engines house numerous investment teams, working collaboratively within the framework of Man Group, with a high degree of investment autonomy. Each team benefits from the strength and resources of the firm's single operating platform, enabling their primary focus to be seeking to generate alpha for clients. The teams invest across a diverse range of strategies and asset classes with highly specialized approaches, with long only and alternative strategies run on a discretionary and quantitative basis in single and multi-manager formats. Our clients are at the heart of everything we do and we engage in close dialogue with our investors as strategic partners, to understand their particular needs and constraints. Man Group's investment teams are empowered and supported by our institutional infrastructure and technology, which aims to facilitate the efficient exposure to markets and effective collaboration across the organization.

Through the Man Charitable Trust, Man Group is committed to promoting literacy and numeracy on a global scale, and to supporting charitable causes more broadly.

Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker EMG.LN and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Further information can be found at www.man.com

For more information about Man Group's commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit www.man.com/diversity

*As at 31 December 2018. All investment management and advisory services are offered through the investment "engines" of Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man Global Private Markets (GPM).

Man Alpha Technology

Front Office technology at Man is known as Alpha Technology. Alpha Technology was formed in 2018, bringing together a number of Investment Manager specific teams into a single business entity. Alpha Technology's purpose is to create a team, environment and technology platform which promotes the highest level of innovation and agility across all of our investment managers, whilst minimizing unnecessary duplication of technology, tools and process. It is structured into the following teams, each with their own CTO or Head of Technology reporting into the Man Alpha Technology CTO, who in turn reports to Man's Chief Investment Officer:

  • Alpha Platform Technology - is responsible for the common front-office platform, comprising Data Engineering, Python Research and Development Infrastructure and Linux High Performance Compute.
  • Execution Technology - responsible for Electronic Execution Technology and Trader facing tools.
  • Risk Technology - responsible for core elements of front office risk technology.
  • AHL Technology - responsible for AHL specific technology, including research systems, systematic trading strategies, portfolio construction tools and order management systems.
  • GLG Technology - responsible for GLG specific technology, including quant tools, portfolio manager facing tools and order management systems.
  • Numeric Technology - responsible for Numeric specific technology, including research systems, systematic trading strategies, portfolio construction tools and order management systems.

The Role

As a Quant Platform Developer in Alpha Tech, you will be building the tools, frameworks, libraries and applications which power our Quantitative Research and Systematic Trading. This includes responsibility for the continued success of Raptor , our in-house Quant Platform, next generation Data Engineering, and evolution of our production Trading System as we continually expand the markets and types of assets we trade, and the styles in which we trade them. Your challenges will be varied and might involve building new high performance data acquisition and processing pipelines, cluster-computing solutions, numerical algorithms, position management systems, visualization and reporting tools, operational user interfaces, continuous build systems and other developer productivity tools.

Our Technology

Our systems are almost all running on Linux and most of our code is in Python, with the full scientific stack: numpy,scipy, pandas, scikit-learn to name a few of the libraries we use extensively. We implement the systems that require the highest data throughput in Java. For storage, we rely heavily on MongoDB and Oracle.

We use Airflow for workflow management, Kafka for data pipelines, Bitbucket for source control, Jenkins for continuous integration, Grafana + Prometheus for metrics collection, ELK for log shipping and monitoring, Docker for containerization, OpenStack for our private cloud, Ansible for architecture automation, and HipChat for internal communication. But our technology list is never static: we constantly evaluate new tools and libraries.

Technology and Business Skills

We strive to hire only the brightest and best and most highly skilled and passionate technologists.

Essential

  • Exceptional technology skills; recognized by your peers as an expert in your domain
  • A proponent of strong collaborative software engineering techniques and methods: agile development, continuous integration, code review, unit testing, refactoring and related approaches
  • Expert knowledge in one or more programming languages, preferably Python, Java and/or C/C++
  • Proficient on Linux platforms with knowledge of various scripting languages
  • Strong knowledge of one or more relevant database technologies e.g. Oracle, MongoDB
  • Proficient with a range of open source frameworks and development tools e.g. NumPy/SciPy/Pandas, Pyramid, AngularJS, React
  • Familiarity with a variety of programming styles (e.g. OO, functional) and in-depth knowledge of design patterns.

Advantageous

  • An excellent understanding of financial markets and instruments
  • Experience of front office software and/or trading systems development e.g. in a hedge fund or investment bank
  • Expertise in building distributed systems with service-based or event-driven architectures, and concurrent processing
  • A knowledge of modern practices for data engineering and stream processing
  • An understanding of financial market data collection and processing
  • Experience of web based development and visualization technology for portraying large and complex data sets and relationships
  • Relevant mathematical knowledge e.g. statistics, asset pricing theory, optimization algorithms.

Personal Attributes

  • Strong academic record and a degree with high mathematical and computing content e.g. Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Physics from a leading university
  • Craftsman-like approach to building software; takes pride in engineering excellence and instils these values in others
  • Demonstrable passion for technology e.g. personal projects, open-source involvement
  • Intellectually robust with a keenly analytic approach to problem solving
  • Self-organized with the ability to effectively manage time across multiple projects and with competing business demands and priorities
  • Focused on delivering value to the business with relentless efforts to improve process
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to establish and maintain a close working relationship with quantitative researchers, traders and senior business people alike
  • Confident communicator; able to argue a point concisely and deal positively with conflicting views.

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