Financial Software Engineer (Quant)

New York City /
Financial Engineering /
Full-Time
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 strong team of PhDs to help us build a new future for wealth management. You will work directly with our engineering team and 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 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 will take ownership over a set of financial models and work to scale research code to production code. You must be analytical and communicative as you will work with multiple teams at Vise AI.  You must have a knack for working with numbers, an enthusiasm for exploring seemingly impossible problems, and a practiced or natural understanding of how varying inputs are likely to change the results. You should be comfortable building and testing complex investment ideas. You should thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced startup environment, with people who are passionate about their work and mission. You’re not just excited to work cross- functionally, you demand it. And you pride yourself on being curious, coachable, and a team player. You must be flexible and quick. The problem we’re trying to solve as an organization is dynamic and each day brings fresh and exciting challenges. You can react quickly and efficiently when called upon to change or pivot.

Requirements

    • Strong proficiency in Python
    • Bachelor's degree / Master’s Degree / Ph. D - finance or mathematics is a plus
    • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience as an engineer in a quantitative role
    • Strong comprehension of statistics and probability distributions
    • Ability to manage remotely
    • Strong coaching and mentorship skills
    • Understanding of statistical and machine learning models
    • Strong knowledge of the financial markets
    • Strong analytical and communication skills

    • Our stack: Python, Postgres, Apollo, Express, TypeScript, React.js, Redux, 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.