VP/ Lead Software Engineer


We develops and deploys systematic financial strategies across a variety of asset classes and global markets. We seek to produce high-quality predictive signals (alphas) through our proprietary research platform to employ financial strategies focused on exploiting market inefficiencies. Our teams work collaboratively to drive the production of alphas and financial strategies – the foundation of a sustainable, global investment platform.
Technologists at the company research, design, code, test and deploy projects while working collaboratively with researchers and portfolio managers. Our environment is relaxed yet intellectually intense. Our teams are lean and agile, which means rapid prototyping of products with immediate user feedback. We seek people who think in code, aspire to solve undiscovered computer science challenges and are motivated by being around like-minded people. In fact, of the 600 employees globally, approximately 500 of them code on a daily basis.
Our success is built on a culture that pairs academic sensibility with accountability for results. Employees are encouraged to think openly about problems, balancing intellectualism and practicality. Great ideas come from anyone, anywhere. Employees are encouraged to challenge conventional thinking and possess a mindset of continuous improvement. That’s a key ingredient in remaining a leader in any industry.
Our goal is to hire the best and the brightest. We value intellectual horsepower first and foremost, and people who demonstrate an exceptional talent. There is no roadmap to future success, so we need people who can help us create it. Our collective intelligence will drive us there.
THE ROLE: We are seeking an exceptional individual to lead the design and implementation of large-scale, complex software systems. The candidate is expected to work closely across teams within WorldQuant as a handson leader. A successful candidate will possess an in-depth knowledge of design patterns, software architecture and design principles and how to implement them. He/she should be familiar with common technologies used in distributed systems as well the use and maintenance of database systems.
The candidate must have strong knowledge of Python 3 and associated libraries. The engineer needs to constantly write unit tests and document all code. This person should have a solid understanding of the development process pipeline, practicing effective code version control, as well as Continuous Integration and Deployment. Most importantly, the candidate must be pro-active and adapt quickly to changes in the underlying software system and hardware infrastructure.


Degree in a quantitative or technical discipline from a top tier institution
15+ years of experience as a developer with experience in developing distributed systems; demonstrated experience mentoring and guiding junior members of the team
Capable of mentoring and guiding junior members of the team who have had less experience in developing software systems
Demonstrated ability to program in Python (working knowledge of Numpy, Pandas, Django and Asyncio) and developing cluster-based applications on Linux/Unix platforms; familiarity with scripting languages
Working knowledge in various database and messaging technologies such as SQL, Redis, Kafka, Cassandra etc.
Possess a strong mathematical background to better understand the quantitative environment and more effectively translate business requirements into software solutions
Familiarity with technologies related to distributed systems such as Kafka, Redis, ZooKeeper, Mesos and Kubernetes
Experience using relational (MySQL etc.) and NoSQL (Cassandra, MongoDB)
Exceptional communication skills in both verbal and written form
Excellent problem solving abilities and judgment with strong attention to detail
Mature and thoughtful, with the ability to operate in a collaborative, team-oriented culture
Motivated by the transformational effects of technology-at-scale


Day-off: 15 days (less than 2 years employee); 20 days (more than 2 years)
Health Insurance (AON – person and family)
Bonus: 2 – 4 times salary based on performance.
Company trip: once a year, monthly activities
Tea break, snacks, dinner order


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Job Summary

Company Type:

product, Investment Management

Technical Skills:

Python, Management


Ho Chi Minh, Ha Noi - Viet Nam



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