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Altx: Data Engineer


ALTX connects the right investor to the right fund, with a state of the art network that helps investors and funds alike find more satisfying investments with innovative algorithms, behavioral and traditional statistics and analysis.



Altx At: Altx
Location: San Francisco, CA
Web: www.getaltx.com


About ALTX:
ALTX connects the right investor to the right fund. Our product is a state of the art, two sided, cloud-based network that helps investors and funds alike find stickier, more satisfying investments with innovative algorithms, behavioral and traditional statistics and analysis. Here's more information about our product and our product and our team.

Founded by hedge fund expert Sam Hocking, our team is made of software engineers, bankers, marketers, psychologists and operations experts. We're challenging the norms and learn from each other, and we're determined to make our way of matching qualified investors to the right funds the new standard for institutional investing.

We have a product out with customers onboard including some of the world's largest endowments and major financial organizations, a strong board of advisors including Harvard, Stanford and the London School of Economics, and we're set to double our team. If working in an environment that values intellect, innovation, creative thinking and teamwork is something that excites you, join us!

The role:

We're hiring a Data Engineer to design and implement the systems and algorithms that power our product. You'll build products that ingest, analyze and serve high volumes of financial, behavioral and social data -- products that transform disparate data from multiple sources into actionable, meaningful information for our business and our customers.

As an early hire in this team you'll play an important role in growing our product, and you'll partner with database developers, engineering leadership, subject matter experts, and software engineers to acquire and manage all of the world's financial and relationship data related to Hedge Funds.

Relevant and interesting things you'll do:
  • Develop pipelines and systems to ingest and analyze rich financial, behavioral and social data.
  • Design and build algorithms that extract signals from data including time-series analysis, anomaly detection, entity extraction, taxonomy generation, sentiment detection, recommendation generation, user preference trends and more.
  • Architect and build analytical systems that scale.
  • Partner with engineering, data operations and industry subject matter experts to build the next-generation of all our data products.
  • Work within an Agile environment.


Our ideal candidate has:
  • Experience with ElasticSearch
  • 2+ years of experience programming in Java and Python
  • 1+ years of experience building data processing pipelines
  • A passion for building amazing products that solve interesting problems!

 
Bonus points for:
  • Experience with RabbitMQ
  • Experience with Apache Kafka and Apache Storm
  • Experience with Neo4J or other graph databases
  • Experience with AWS
  • Prior work experience in the finance industry
  • Degree in Computer Science or in a STEM field
  • Some experience working at a startup or on a small team

 
Here's what we're offering:
  • True startup experience - a chance to disrupt an $11 trillion dollar industry
  • Direct access to advisors and executives who are the top experts in alternative investments, behavioral finance and data science from HBS, Stanford, LSE, and MIT
  • Working with an experienced and collaborative team to build a delightful, disruptive, world class product
  • Prime location in downtown San Francisco, close to BART, Muni and CalTrain
  • Generous compensation and equity. Excellent health, wellness, and 401k plan

 
And of course:
  • Mac or PC? You chose when you get here, along with a huge monitor.
  • Hungry? We've got a fully stocked pantry with snacks and drinks.
  • Speaking at a conference or holding a workshop? We'll pay for your expenses.
  • Love listening to Spotify, Pandora, or Rdio? We'll get you a subscription.
  • Personal development? We'll set you up with a PluralSight subscription or General Assembly classes.

 
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