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Opportunities at Systematica

Data science drives so many disciplines nowadays. Over ten years ago the Systematica team was ahead of its time in insisting that investment management was no exception and should be done through data science.

Quantitative investment management is now a big trend and we are right in the middle of it!

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Who Are We

Systematica Investments Limited is a privately owned investment manager. It provides its services to hedge funds, funds of hedge funds or managed accounts. The firm manages separate client-focused portfolios. It also launches and manages hedge funds. The firm invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe.

Diversity in Numbers

Just over 100 staff… but 26 nationalities!

We value and support diversity.

We are day one sponsors of Difera, an employer diversity accreditation scheme instigated by Liberate. Liberate is the Channel Islands’ equality and diversity charity with branches in Jersey and Guernsey.

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Jobs

Production Systems Group Engineer

Geneva

Purpose and Overview of Role

The role is within the Production Systems Group (PSG) in Geneva, part of the Technical Operations (Tech Ops) team. The Tech Ops function ensures the smooth operation of our IT Infrastructure, software and change process on a 24 hour basis. The function encompasses the following teams;

  • Production Systems Group
  • Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Data Operations
  • Infrastructure management
  • Cyber security

PSG are the first line technical support team for the Systematica trading and middle office IT platform, supporting a 24×6 global trading business. The team operates from Geneva, London, Singapore and New York.

QA operate a testing regime to ensure that software delivery is reliable and robust.

Data Operations on-board new data sources into the organisation, facing external vendors and also provide 24×6 support for the core data platform underpinning the global trading platform.

The Infrastructure team faces off to our primary infrastructure provider ‘Options IT’, monitoring the SLA and change management activities.

PSG is a technically diverse team, focused on the continual delivery of the day to day operations of the automated trading platform. Team members need to collaborate well which often requires flexible problem solving and a commitment to understanding technically complex issues. No day is ever the same in PSG. This is an opportunity for an engineer with a demonstrated commitment to support and technical operations to join the Geneva team, working closely with the trading, research and development groups and become an integral part of the business activity.

Primary Duties

  • Ensure continued operation of production systems;
  • Resolving issues and queries, working with the wider business or groups in other offices where appropriate;
  • Co-ordinate and effect change across the infrastructure alongside other Tech Ops groups; and
  • Developing the support capabilities and knowledge of the team.

General

  • Any other duties commensurate with the post holder’s position and seniority; and
  • All employees should understand that it is their personal responsibility to comply with all organisational, statutory and regulatory policies and procedures.

 Experience, Knowledge, & Skills

  • Three of more years of experience supporting complex systems;
  • A commitment to servicing diverse business needs and groups;
  • A breadth of exposure to different technology platforms with the aim of delivering solutions and change. This could include multiple operating systems, programming languages, databases, scripting solutions and deployment / configuration management tools; and
  • Adaptability in dealing with uncertainty in their approach to solving problems.

Production Systems Group Engineer – London or Geneva – May 2018

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Senior Software Engineer - Execution Technology

London

About and Purpose of the Role

To support the Execution Technology team and the wider business by building the platforms, tools and algorithms that enable Systematica’s investment models; this includes the firm’s multi-venue, multi-asset class Execution Management Systems for Futures, FX, Equities, Options and Interest Rate Swaps. The team is responsible for all the firm’s front office trading technology.

The work will be varied across the Execution Technology space and may involve new execution sub-systems, FIX gateways, execution algorithms, order routing, market data feeds, trade monitoring, GUI development and post-trade reporting.

This is a full-stack development role and will require the delivery of full projects, including server-side and GUI work.

Primary Duties

  • Work with people across the firm to understand the business processes and requirements;
  • Implement new software and adapt existing systems;
  • Work with the Production Systems Group to release software into the production environment; and
  • Provide second line support for the systems.

General

  • Any other duties commensurate with the post holder’s position and seniority; and
  • All employees should understand that it is their personal responsibility to comply with all organisational, statutory and regulatory policies and procedures.

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience building trading systems using FIX, preferably at a hedge fund, investment bank or other trading firm;
  • Extraordinary programming skills with an interest in distributed systems;
  • Demonstrable experience building large-scale systems with event-driven architectures;
  • Five or more years of experience with Java or a core Java expert. Java is our main server-side language; and
  • Knowledge of C#/WPF is preferred, but training can be provided.

 Educational & Professional Qualifications

  •  A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or higher in a technical or quantitative field. Preferably a computing degree.

Senior Software Developer – Execution Technology – London – May 2018

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DevOps Engineer

London

Purpose and Overview of Role

The role is within the Technology Operations (Tech Ops) Group. The Tech Ops function encompasses the following teams;

  • Production Systems Group
  • Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Data Operations
  • Infrastructure management
  • Cyber security
  • DevOps

PSG are the first line technical support team for the Systematica trading and middle office IT platform, supporting a 24×6 global trading business. The team operates from Geneva, London, Singapore, and New York.

QA operate a testing regime to ensure that software delivery is reliable and robust.

Data Operations on-board new data sources into the organisation, facing external vendors and also provide 24×6 support for the core data platform underpinning the global trading platform.

The Infrastructure team faces off to our primary infrastructure provider ‘Options IT’, monitoring the SLA and change management activities.

DevOps works alongside all the above teams, as well as the wider Technology Group (Developers and Modellers) with the purpose of continuous improvement.

This is an exciting role with a broad and dynamic remit. There is scope for involvement on a wide variety of projects across the Technology Team.  The successful candidate will have opportunities to adopt latest technologies, evaluating both off-the-shelf and open-source products.

There will be ample opportunity for the successful candidate to learn new skills and to gain experience in areas new to them.

Systematica actively supports personal development and offers a personal training budget that TechOps staff are strongly encouraged to use.

Primary Duties

  • Work on areas of automation and process improvement that deliver against higher level business objectives
  • Work on the roadmap to Continuous Deployment of Front and Middle Office Technology stack
  • Contribute to the management of third-party and open-source software
  • Increase coverage of platform monitoring and reporting technologies

General

  • Any other duties commensurate with the post holder’s position and seniority; and
  • All employees should understand that it is their personal responsibility to comply with all organisational, statutory and regulatory policies and procedures.

 Experience, Knowledge, & Skills

  • Three of more years of experience in both Linux (command line) and Windows environments
  • Strong proficiency in scripting languages, e.g. Python, Groovy, Bash, PowerShell
  • Experience of working with, e.g. Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Salt
  • Experience of hybrid-cloud environments in the enterprise environment

Distinguishing Qualifications:

  • Cloud Platform Certification, e.g. SysAdmin, DevOps Engineer
  • Cyber Security Certification, e.g. OSCP
  • Linux Certification, e.g. CompTIA or LPIC

DevOps Engineer – London – May 2018

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Compliance Manager

Jersey

Primary Duties

General duties:

  • Contributing to the establishment and operation of Systematica’s Compliance & Risk Strategy, liaising with the Senior Management and advising on relevant regulatory matters and good practice within the industry, in order to ensure that Systematica maintains its robust business control framework.
  • Supporting and working with Compliance Officers employed by other members of the Systematica Group in other jurisdictions to ensure global compliance across the Systematica Group with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.

Specific duties:

  • Overseeing the provision of comprehensive advisory, monitoring and control services to Systematica’s entities;
  • Maintaining the various regulatory registers such as Breaches / Complaints etc.;
  • Maintaining, and improving where required, the Compliance Monitoring Programme and Business Risk Assessment and reporting the results to the Board in a timely manner;
  • Oversight of AML related matters such as sanction screening process and reporting on matters arising or omissions and remediation as required;
  • To review customer due diligence and sign off in relation to the existing customers ‘routine review cycle;
  • To review and sign off ‘new customer’ due diligence and ‘trigger event’ customer due diligence as required;
  • Maintaining robust risk reviews on Systematica’s processes;
  • Ensuring that any regulatory action points are efficiently brought to the Boards attention and that timely progress is made to address / resolve them;
  • Monitoring and update of internal policies and procedures and controls ensuring consistency within the operation of the business with group standards and any regulatory obligations;
  • Managing the assessment and acceptance of new business;
  • Encouraging and supporting a compliance culture within Systematica’s offices in Jersey and in other locations;
  • Maintaining a thorough awareness of industry best practice and developments in relation to applicable regulatory laws/guidance, (both locally and internationally), including AML obligations;
  • Ensuring that the Board is kept apprised of industry best practice and any such developments and changes in regulatory requirements/guidance, and that internal procedures are devised / adapted as required;
  • Maintaining the Procedures / Compliance Manuals, ensuring that all staff are and remain aware of Systematica’s internal procedures / obligations;
  • Attending as required, multi-jurisdictional compliance meetings and ensuring that all action points are followed up and dealt with as appropriate;
  • Preparing quarterly compliance reports for the Board of Directors (and any ad-hoc reports as required) and attendance at Systematica’s board meetings as required;
  • To act as the main point of contact with the Regulator (and any other applicable bodies) either through correspondence or in the event of any regulatory inspection to assist with any such undertaking; and
  • To review and facilitate the Annual Licensee Renewals to the JFSC.

 General

  • Any other duties commensurate with the post holder’s position and seniority; and
  • All employees should understand that it is their personal responsibility to comply with all organisational, statutory and regulatory policies and procedures.

 Experience, Knowledge & Skills

  • At least five years’ experience in a Jersey-based senior compliance role, in order to understand the complexities and breadth of the role;
  • Previously authorised by the JFSC to act as a MLRO, MLCO, and CO;
  • Experience within an asset management environment is strongly preferred;
  • Exposure to other regulatory markets, such as the United Kingdom or Switzerland is advantageous;
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with all staff at all levels;
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage a range of competing priorities and projects to tight deadlines;
  • An analytical and methodical mind;
  • Proficient in MS Office software.

 Educational & Professional Qualifications

  •  Educated to degree (or equivalent) level or higher, preferably from a leading university;
  • A relevant professional qualification, such as ICA International Diploma in Compliance.

Compliance Manager – Jersey – April 2018

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Human Resources Adviser

Jersey

Purpose of Role

Reporting to the Head of HR, you will help provide a reliable and efficient HR advisory and administrative service to all of the Company’s employees.

Primary Duties

  • Prepare all Human Resource-related contractual documents, which includes offer letters, contracts of employment, amendments to contracts, and other statutory documents where required;
  • Assist with the employee welcome process, which includes background checks, induction packs, AML training, and creation of employee files;
  • Maintain six employee information databases with up-to-date and relevant information relating to payroll, benefits, and other employment-related information;
  • Generate monthly reports, which includes risk metrics, headcount, and ad-hoc investor-related enquiries;
  • Administer employee benefit schemes across for Jersey, London, New York, and Singapore – Geneva is administered separately;
  • Monitor and log employee Continuing Professional Development and other approved training;
  • Formulate role profiles for new vacancies and distribute to authorised recruitment agencies;
  • Collate, log, and acknowledge employment applications from individuals and agencies. Arrange interviews as required;
  • Oversee the holiday and absence database for all offices;
  • Prepare and administer the monthly payroll for Jersey, Switzerland, New York, Singapore, and London;
  • Produce employee letters and attestations as required from employees; and
  • Reply to requests for references.

  General

  • Any other duties commensurate with the post holder’s position and seniority; and
  • All employees should understand that it is their personal responsibility to comply with all organisational, statutory and regulatory policies and procedures.

 Experience, Knowledge, & Skills

  • Previous experience in a similar role would be essential;
  • A finance background is preferred but is not essential;
  • Excellent English language skills are mandatory;
  • Strong organisational skills, coupled with an efficient and pro-active mentality; and
  • Computer literate – especially in Excel.

 Educational & Professional Qualifications

  • Educated to ‘A’ level (or equivalent) standard; and
  • A relevant HR qualification would be preferred.

HR Adviser – Jersey – June 2018

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Graduate Program

Research Program

For the ongoing improvement of our quantitative trading models as well as for conception of new ideas, we welcome highly-talented graduates with a passion for research and data analysis.

Technology Program

Systematica can be thought of as a financial technology firm. Our investment approach depends on the interaction of our quantitative models with high-powered computer systems.

Your introduction to a world where science and technology meet financial markets.

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