Senior Developer - Production Team - One vacancy in Nice, France - Full-time position

  • Competitive
  • Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
  • Permanent, Full time
  • EDHEC Scientific Beta
  • 21 Mar 19

As part of its policy of transferring know-how to the industry, EDHEC-Risk Institute set up ERI Scientific Beta. ERI Scientific Beta is an original initiative which aims to favour the adoption of the latest advances in smart beta design and implementation by the investment industry. Its academic origin provides the foundation for its strategy: offer, in the best economic conditions possible, the smart beta solutions that are most proven scientifically with full transparency of both the methods and the associated risks.

As of June 30, 2018, the Scientific Beta indices corresponded to USD 34bn in assets under replication. With offices in Boston, London, Nice, Singapore and Tokyo, ERI Scientific Beta has a dedicated team of 52 people who cover the client support, development, production and promotion of its index offering.

As part of its international development programme and in order to strengthen its equity index development activity, the EDHEC group, one of Europe’s leading research and teaching institutions, is recruiting a Senior Developer for ERI Scientific Beta in Nice, France.

The successful candidate will be an experienced developer with skills in quantitative finance (calculation and back testing). A typical profile would be an engineering graduate from a leading school, with subsequent experience in software development, and a qualification or knowledge in a quantitative discipline of finance. Experience in a software development role in a financial company would be a strong asset for the position.

Under the supervision of the Production Director, the successful candidate will be in charge of maintenance, improvement and documentation of the back-end tier of ERI Scientific Beta’s software solution, which produces the thousands of indices that are representative of its Smart Beta 2.0 approach. He/she will intervene on the various layers involved in the platform, from financial data processing to index valuation and analytics. The position’s scope includes the prototyping of methodological evolutions and custom indices and their corresponding documentation and reporting.

The candidate will be experienced in safe development principles and techniques. He/she will use MatLab and SQL as development tools, in cooperation with continuous integration and testing, while supporting software reuse and refactoring. Knowledge of operating systems and scripts (Windows and Linux) are a plus. The position requires someone who is proactive and passionate about ensuring the quality of software deliverables, and who can communicate with the client services, operations and research teams. 

EU work permit is mandatory. 

The salary will be determined according to the EDHEC pay scale, based on the candidate’s qualifications and previous experience.

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