My client, a leading Asset Management firm here in New York, is looking for an experienced Java Engineer with Hadoop technology experience to join one of their newer divisions that specializes in processing and analysis of big data sources. This elite group is made up of Data Scientists and Software Engineers whose main goal is to provide data driven research to the firms Long/Short equity investing businesses through various modes of analysis and development. The Java Platform Engineer will be mandated with designing and building solutions for processing big and unstructured data sets, while working closely with Data Scientists and the firms Portfolio Managers. Not only does this talented group of engineers develop around new data sources, but they do a lot of work with both data exploration and visualization as well.
It is imperative that the candidate they bring on board has worked extensively with Java and ideally has had exposure to Hadoop or other big data technologies. Developers on this team work in an agile environment to understand the business value of both new and existing data sources, and than productize these discoveries into product. My client is not necessarily looking for candidates with prior financial experience; in fact, they are open to seeing resumes from buy-side, sell-side and non-finance firms.
2+ years of professional Java/Core Java Development experience
Exposure to Hadoop or other Big Data platforms
Keen interest in Big Data technologies
Finance experience IS NOT required
Interest in finance
Ability to work and devise innovative solutions autonomously
Strong communication skills
Strong team player