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Like science and technology? Curious about financial markets? Come and help deploy the world's capital in a profitable, responsible and sustainable way.

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

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

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; and
  • Increase coverage of platform monitoring and reporting technologies.

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

  • As minimum, a Masters (or equivalent) in a computer science or IT-related subject;
  • Certification in AWS Solutions Architect Professional is essential;
  • Significant experience of architecting and managing AWS environments;
  • Experience in a consulting role linked to Cloud technologies;
  • Proficient in Python and bash scripting; and
  • Experience of working in a DevOps lead role and with QA teams.

Other

  • Competitive Salary and benefits.
  • Closing date: 5 September 2018
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Fund Accountant

London

Primary Duties

  • Production of the daily P&L process, reconciling administrator P&L to internal estimates, including attribution of P&L by driver
  • Production of weekly fund return estimates and attribution;
  • Full daily and month-end NAV process, including:
    • Adherence to valuation source hierarchy and overall valuation policy;
    • Assisting administrator in receiving independent confirmation of external valuations; and
    • Reconciliation of estimated NAV / P&L to final NAV / P&L;
  • Monitoring of daily valuation changes to ensure movements are in line with market drivers;
  • Internal reporting, including:
    • Daily reporting of P&L by region and currency; and
    • Prepare monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc reports for senior management summarising P&L attribution, fund performance, key drivers, changes and/or risks to business continuity.
  • Assist in the development of new business, fund start-ups, new products or new corporate structures; and
  • External reporting, including:
    • Assist in preparation of annual audited financial statements; and
    • Regulatory reporting – assist in the preparation and review of Form PF and AIFMD, for example.

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

  • A minimum of 18 months experience in a product control role, or detailed fund accounting role within a major financial institution;
  • Strong communication skills; and
  • Particularly adept in Excel and other Microsoft programs.

 Educational & Professional Qualifications

  • Educated to degree (or equivalent) level or higher, preferably from a leading university;
  • Strong grades in relevant subjects associated with this role; and
  • Qualified, or part-qualified in a relevant professional qualification, such as ACCA or CIMA.
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Operations Analyst

London

The Operations Team

The Operations team is London-based and consists of seven people. The team covers the front to back trade flow for the firm (from trade capture, through trade reconciliation to all trade management functions e.g.: trade events; settlement; corporate actions; compression; collateral; and treasury).

The products traded by Systematica include the following: bonds; CFDs; credit derivatives; equities; equity swaps; futures; FX forwards/options; and interest rate swaps.

Primary Duties

  • Processing, controlling and improving Systematica operations. That stretches from post execution through to the administrators and external counterparties, headed in the three main bands:
  1. Trade management (e.g. Flow, Events etc.);
  2. Trade reconciliation; and
  3. Post trade (e.g. collateral and treasury)
  • Reviewing and completing trade reconciliations, position and cash breaks, investigating and resolving differences;
  • Booking maintenance and reconciliation/control of new trades and all trade amendments/events;
  • Support of front office for all trading related operational issues (this is not a trading assistant role);
  • Treasury and collateral management;
  • Resolving position/trade queries and providing ad-hoc reporting;
  • Maintaining relationships with outsourced administrators, where some settlement and reconciliation procedures are performed, Prime Brokers, Executing Brokers, Vendors; and
  • Ensuring that the business is properly and securely controlled and risks are hunted out, and, where necessary, managed and mitigated or removed.

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

  • Skilled communicator with strong interpersonal skills;
  • 2 years of relevant professional experience within an investment bank or investment manager would be preferred
  • Experience in either DTCC, ICELink, Markit MTM, Markitwire, TradeWeb, Traiana, or Bloomberg would be advantageous;
  • Adept user of MS Excel, particularly with regard to VBA.

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Educated to degree (or equivalent) level; and
  • IOC or IMC accreditation preferred
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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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