Quantitative Engineer


New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering QA
  • Post Date: 04/20/2021
  • Website: vise.com
  • Company Address: 74 Warren St, Suite 5W, New York, NY, 10007

About Vise

Founded in October of 2016 by Samir Vasavada and Runik Mehrotra, Vise automates investment management for financial advisors using artificial intelligence. Vise has built a full-stack platforming spanning the entire lifecycle of the advisor-client relationship, including: designing personalized portfolios for clients, managing portfolios, and providing on-going intelligence. By doing so, Vise helps financial advisors focus on their most valuable resource -- their client relationships. Vise is headquartered in New York City and is backed by Sequoia Capital Founders Fund and Bling Capital.

Job Description

Vise is an artificial intelligence-driven asset management platform, built and designed specifically for the Financial Advisor of the future. We are transforming the financial industry by bringing the power of AI and machine learning to automate investment management for financial advisors and build fully customized portfolios backed by portfolio intelligence. Located in New York, we are a well-funded Series A stage startup, backed by Sequoia, Founders Fund and Bling Capital. We are working in one of the largest industries in the world, with customers who are hungry for modern tools and technology that will help them win. Come join us!
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.

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 haven't don't have defined answers
Our stack: Python, Postgres, Express, TypeScript, Node, React, Redux, and AWS
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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