Quantitative Engineer at SIMON

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Want to work at the forefront of a fast-growing and award winning FinTech company? With an incredible team and partners looking for innovative results, we're rapidly growing and continue to add new asset classes to our offerings. As a cloud-based company, we transitioned seamlessly into a socially-distanced workforce in 2020, and with a pace that hasn't slowed, we're still hiring and are currently on the lookout for smart and collaborative talent to join our team. We are currently operating remotely, and will transition to a flexible and hybrid model later this year.

Job Description

We are looking for outstanding Quantitative Engineers to join our New York-based team who can quickly grasp complex and fluid business problems and solve them with elegantly designed, robust, reliable, highly-performant, and highly readable code. If you love using the latest technologies, working on creative software projects, and/or thinking about innovative new business plans in your spare time, read on.

How You Will Fulfill Your Potential

  • Leverage open-source technologies and cloud solutions to build elegant features that SIMON platform users love
  • Design and implement elegant and easy-to-scale code, models, and schema that capture the economics of deeply complex financial instruments
  • Collaborate with other engineers to research and implement state-of-the-art pricing and analytics features electronically accessible on the SIMON platform
  • Generate and expand SIMON's creative and reliable solutions to all asset classes, as well as product issuers, wholesalers, and distributors
  • Coordinate closely with sales and product development teams daily to push SIMON's FinTech strategy and improve the overall profitability of our business

What We're Looking For

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or other quantitative area or related field
  • 2-4 years of experience with open-source technologies or object-oriented/functional programming, strong ability to write easy-to-scale, high-quality code
  • Strong mathematical and statistical skills
  • Good knowledge of financial markets and financial instruments
  • Detail-oriented, ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently while also being a strong team player
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Passionate about programming and cutting-edge technologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's or Ph.D. Degree in quantitative area or related field
  • Professional experience with Python and JVM based languages such as Scala, Java, and Kotlin
  • Knowledge of optimization, stochastic modeling, Monte Carlo simulations
  • Experience with relational and NoSQL databases such as PostgreSQL and MongoDB
  • Experience with AWS solutions such as Lambda, S3, Kinesis, ElastiCache
  • Full-time or internship experience on front-office or developer role in the financial technology industry is a plus

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, the chance to work with a curated team of top-notch, highly creative talent, and a fun and agile work environment with many perks in New York City's Hudson Yards district, but are operating remotely through at least summer 2021.

About SIMON

SIMON Markets is an award-winning fintech company that is committed to transforming the digital experience for financial professionals, enabling them to better serve their clients. SIMON's intelligent and innovative platform delivers an end-to-end digital suite of tools to over 100,000 financial professionals, who serve $5 trillion in client assets, empowering them with on-demand education, an intuitive marketplace, real-time analytics, and lifecycle management.

With a focus on reshaping the advisor experience, SIMON is setting new industry standards, simplifying the complex, and delivering structured investment, annuity, and defined outcome ETF solutions to investment professionals, centralized within one unique ecosystem.

Originally incubated within Goldman Sachs, SIMON launched as an independently operating company in December 2018 under the shared ownership and direction of seven leading financial institutions-Barclays, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Prudential, and Wells Fargo. Growth equity firm WestCap became an investor in 2021. The company is headquartered in New York, NY, with an additional location in Birmingham, AL.

No matter which part of the team you join, there is something interesting to work on. Our front-end team is building out our web and mobile presence using React, Redux, and Webpack along with some very sophisticated data visualizations. Our back-end team is using Scala, Akka, Postgres and other open-source technologies to build a micro-services architecture that can scale to handle our ambitious roadmap. Our quantitative engineering team is researching and building novel financial strategies to widen our competitive advantage. Our dev-ops team is creating a development and production environment with Docker and Kubernetes to keep us nimble. Product Management sits in the middle of it all to make it happen.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • Python (pandas)Languages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AkkaLibraries
    • AWS SDKLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PlayFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • Vert.XFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • AuroraDatabases
    • SnowFlakeDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

As a cloud-based company, we transitioned seamlessly into a socially distanced workforce in 2020, with flexible plans to return to the office in 2021.

An Insider's view of SIMON

What are some social events your company does?

We’ve focused on keeping the company connected during these times, and it’s been great to continue to connect with coworkers we wouldn’t otherwise see. Whether it’s virtual tastings, cooking classes, or our upcoming holiday party, I’m thankful to work for a company that cares so much about its employees!

Autumn

Platform Specialist

What does your typical day look like?

We pride ourselves on the fluidity and evolving nature of pivoting on a swivel to focus on the pressing priorities of that minute, day, or week. Being surrounded by driven teammates with equal intellectual curiosity creates an environment that pushes us to pursue the work we are passionate about while cohesively striving towards goals as a team!

Olivia

Senior Business Operations Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

SIMON is my first job following graduation from my master’s, and during my two years, I grew from junior to senior level and am now working on advanced projects. I learn new things every day with plenty of opportunities to cross-collaborate and integrate with clients. Join us and you too will grow at a pace you cannot imagine!

Stacey

Senior Quantitative Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity is essential–it helps us find innovative ways to leverage new technologies to meet our clients’ needs. I’m always available to act as sounding board for ideas and feedback, encourage cross-team collaboration, empower decision making creating a culture where we learn from mistakes rather than be discouraged, and set the right example.

Pranav

Head of Backend Engineering

What are SIMON Perks + Benefits

SIMON Benefits Overview

*Currently working remotely, we plan to re-open our office when it is safe to do so again in 2021.*

At SIMON, team members are recognized as our greatest resource and greatest asset. We are committed to doing quality work, upholding a mission that inspires and propels us, and using our strengths every day.

Perks and a suite of inclusive, well-rounded benefits that support our team and their families play an important role in giving us the balance we need to show up and perform at our best. SIMON is proud to offer comprehensive health care, mental health benefits, unlimited paid time off, generous parental leave, and more to all full-time team members.

As we continue to work remotely until it is safe and comfortable to return to an office environment, SIMON remains actively focused on delivering an engaging and supportive employee experience. We have expanded our healthcare coverage to include a concierge primary care network membership, created custom development plans for employees, and hosted ongoing virtual team events focused on bringing the team, and our families, together for unique experiences even while we work from home.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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