New York Job Opening with the Strats Team at Standard Chartered Bank

Key responsibilities

Development of quantitative analytics; software engineering; software design and architecture; overall design and implementation of a wide range of financial software across FX, IR, commodities and credit asset classes; team leadership.

Job description

Strats are generalist software engineers. As a Strat you will be involved in all of: software design; architecture specification; project management; implementation; requirements gathering; research engineering; devops.

You will work on the trading floor, directly with traders, building software to automate their work and improve their efficiency. The role is highly development focused and you will use Haskell for almost all tasks: data analysis, market data publishing, database access, web services, desktop GUIs, large parallel tasks, quantitative models, solvers, everything. This is a fast paced role – code you write today will be deployed within hours to hundreds of users and has to work.

This is a position in New York as part of an expansion of the Strats global team; you will be instrumental in building a local Strats team in New York. Demonstrated experience in typed FP (Haskell, OCaml, F# etc) is required. We have around 4 million lines of Haskell, and our own Haskell compiler. In this context we look for skill in typed functional programming to capture and abstract over complex systems.

Experience writing typed APIs to external systems such as databases, web services, pub/sub platforms is very desirable. We like working code, so if you have Hackage or github libraries, we definitely want to see them. We also like StackOverflow answers, academic papers, or other arenas where you can show broad FP ability.

You have project and client management skills — you will talk to users, understand their problems and then implement and deliver what they really need.

The role requires physical presence on the trading floor in New York. Remote work is not an option.

Years of Relevant Experience

PhD in Computer Science or related discipline; or equivalent 4+ years experience, including use of Haskell in a production environment and team leadership.

Skills Summary

Haskell or other typed functional programming language (F#, OCaml); computer science background; software design and engineering; team management.

How to apply

If this sounds exciting to you, please email the following to strats-jobs AT sc DOT com:

  • Your CV
  • A short motivation text
  • Coding samples (preferably publicly available)

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