Backend Engineer

New York, NY, United States • $175k - $350k • 0.0% - 0.0%


Role Location

  • New York, NY, United States


  • $175k - $350k
  • 0.0% - 0.0%


11 - 25 people


17 W 20 Th St # 5
New York, NY, 10011, US

Tech Stack

  • Google Cloud
  • Python
  • PostgreSQL
  • Angular.js
  • AWS

Role Description

We are looking for a Backend Engineer to help build innovative Machine Learning products for large-scale institutional investing. We work on challenges involving Data Quality, ML Infrastructure, and Alternative Data Sets.

You've got an interest in machine learning and the ability to build impactful solutions at a massive scale. Always willing to roll up your sleeves in order to find results, you thrive in a collaborative environment where you’re always being challenged to find solutions to unique problems.

Job description/Role Responsibility:

  • Own and drive requirements throughout the software development lifecycle for large components of a machine learning based investing product, including architecture/design, implementation, testing, and launch
  • Lead design discussions on data models, architectural framework, and business logic
  • Lead backend strategy for data flows as well as model and backtesting modules
  • Work with your teammates in an unstructured environment to solve diverse technical challenges
  • Partner with various teams to leverage existing and new technologies, integrating them to create a seamless experience for our users
  • Help build and shape our engineering culture

Must Have’s

  • 4-6 years of experience as a backend engineer
  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication and collaboration skills
  • Expert knowledge of Python
  • Ability to write reusable code using best practices (unit tests, commentary etc) independently
  • Ability to work closely with our client's internal teams.
  • Eagerness to tackle big problems that have unknown solutions at the outset
  • Passionate about solving challenging problems and iterating quickly
  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field
  • Strong track record of academic or professional achievement

Nice to Have’s

  • Backend experience in a high growth fintech environment
  • Machine Learning product development experience
  • Experience working with Spark/Hadoop databases and SQL (basic to intermediate knowledge)
  • Strong familiarity with large-scale data requirements

About Kepler

Kepler is a wholly-owned yet independent team working on moonshots in institutional asset mgmt. We perform strategic investments, joint ventures, and internal development of ambitious ideas to transform the asset management space.

Company Culture

Group of curious, passionate do-ers looking to seek out and build great products that push the capabilities within the institutional asset management space.

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