Quantitative Engineer

| Greater NYC Area
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Vise is an investment management platform built for financial advisors. Founded in 2016, Vise gives advisors the tools and technology they need to grow their business and help clients achieve their goals. By empowering advisors, Vise advances its mission of creating financial freedom for everyone. Vise is backed by Sequoia Capital, Founders Fund, Bond Capital and Ribbit Capital, and recently completed a Series C funding round.
 
We’re looking for a top Quantitative Engineer to join our talented team. You'll help us build a new future for wealth management. You will partner closely with our engineering team and work with our Chief Investment Officer to build sophisticated investment models to shape our portfolio construction and portfolio insights.
 
You will be responsible for writing production ready models (in Python) and work with our team to apply quantitative techniques like machine learning and sentiment analysis to a vast array of data sets. You should also expect to stay up to date on the latest research papers and techniques in your field. You should feel comfortable reimagining investment management and questioning every market assumption. 
 
You should thrive in a creative, inventive, and fast-paced startup environment and want to work with people who are passionate about our work and mission. The problem we’re trying to solve as an organization is dynamic and each day brings fresh and exciting challenges. We're interested in people who will react quickly and efficiently when called upon to change or pivot.
 
Our HQ office is located in One World Trade in NYC, which is now open for anyone who chooses to go in. We will continue to be remote-optional until September 30, 2021. We will monitor Covid-19 trends to ensure the safety of our employees.
What you will own
    • Own a set of financial models and work to scale research code to production code
    • Research and explore seemingly impossible problems; we'll want have a practiced or natural understanding of how varying inputs are likely to change the results
    • Building and testing complex investment ideas
    • Apply quantitative techniques like machine learning and sentiment analysis to a vast array of data sets
    • Partner cross-functionally on a daily basis and make decisions together quickly
What you will bring on Day 1
    • Bachelor's degree / Master’s Degree / Ph. D - finance or mathematics is a plus
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience as an engineer in a quantitative role
    • Applied experience in writing great production-level code using Python
    • Excellent comprehension of statistics and probability distributions
    • Understanding of statistical and machine learning models
    • Working experience within financial markets
    • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills
These would be great to have, but we’re sure you can learn this on the job here
    • Strong coaching and mentorship skills
    • Curiosity and desire to solve problems that don't have defined answers
Vise celebrates and embraces diversity and is committed to building a team that represents a variety of experiences, backgrounds, and skills. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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Location

Historical area near the water. Our office has sweeping north, west, and east views!

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What are some social events your company does?

We have biweekly All Hands on Thursdays, which can include really exciting special guests from investors to interesting people who have revolutionized industries. We also hold bi-weekly virtual happy hours with themes, lunches + snacks for people coming into the office, and ad hoc surprises to keep it fun.

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What are Vise Perks + Benefits

Vise Benefits Overview

One of Vise's top priorities is maintaining the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families. We offer a robust and comprehensive program with multiple health insurance options, dental, vision, free One Medical Membership, and more.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employees should feel like owners of the company and linked to our success, so everyone is offered stock options.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Online course subscriptions available
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