Back-end Engineer

New York, NY, United States

A Priori Investment Management LLC

Role Location

  • New York, NY, United States


< 10 people


401 Park Ave S
New York, NY, 10016-8808, US

Tech Stack

  • Python
  • C++
  • AWS
  • GiT
  • Linux

Role Description

Position: We are looking for a smart, creative and hands-on engineer to help build the next generation of the high-performance historical simulation/trading engine that powers A Priori. The incoming candidate will work closely with the firm’s founders and CTO from the initial design through a project's coding, testing, and deployment. As a small company, projects will cover a broad spectrum from data ingestion and analysis through trade execution. We are looking for someone to take ownership of projects and make an immediate impact with the code you write. At A Priori, you will not be a cog in a machine; you will be a part of an interactive and collaborative team that includes the founders. You will be able to own a project from beginning to end and see it meaningfully impact the bottom line of the company. This individual will have a passion for figuring out answers to unsolved problems and will be comfortable working in a fluid start-up environment, bringing an energetic, fun and creative approach to their work. This position is based in NYC.

Responsibilities: • Work with CTO and engineering team to establish and deliver the company’s technical vision and deliver on all aspects of the company’s technology and architecture development • Architect and build a high-performance market data platform • Areas of research and development would include: o Tools to process, analyze, and interact with complex data o Signal processing and optimization o Real-time portfolio analytics o Low latency event processing o Data analysis and integration o Execution engine and post-trade assessments

Requirements: • Bachelor, Masters or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics from a top tier university • Minimum 3 years of experience with hands-on programming for large-scale software development. Cloud experience a plus • Extensive experience architecting, designing, and developing complex software solutions • Experience in Java, Python, and C++. Matlab is a plus • Excellent verbal and written skills; Proven ability to distill complex ideas into crisp, clear messages • Self-starter with a keen focus on meticulous follow through and accuracy in work product • Ability to meet and establish deadlines • A proactive approach and “roll up your sleeves” mentality; and team player focused on driving meaningful results

Compensation: We offer a competitive base salary, bonus, and upside participation with a comprehensive benefits package.

About A Priori Investment Management LLC

A Priori is quantitative investment manager based in New York. Through the rigorous application of the scientific method, we aim to answer the world’s most difficult questions and predict the unpredictable. As one of the top small quantitative managers to launch in the past 5 years, we are looking for a few brilliant minds to join our hunt for alpha. If an unsolved problem keeps you up at night and working in a start-up environment at a nimble, well-funded firm appeals to you, apply to one of our open positions.

Company Culture

In many ways, our culture looks and feels like a startup: we're small, growing rapidly, and moving quickly. But unlike a startup, we have a stable revenue base and a working business that needs our attention. Our next few colleagues will help define our culture, set the direction of technologies we build, and the grow the set of assets and strategies we trade. But they'll get to do it in an environment that has resources and stability. It's the best of both worlds: opportunity for growth, no fear of running out of cash because the venture capital industry imploded.

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