AllianceBernstein

  • Python Developer

    Location : Location US-TN-Nashville
    ID
    2019-6723
    Category
    Information Technology
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    AllianceBernstein (AB) is a global investment-management firm providing industry-leading research and investment solutions through a combination of innovation, intellectual curiosity and relentless ingenuity. We offer high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional and individual investors worldwide. Our clients include some of the world's top institutions as well as private-wealth clients and retail investors. Through close partnerships with our clients, we collaborate on investment strategies across regions and sectors to inspire innovative thinking and deliver superior outcomes.

    We invest in our people and in the communities in which we operate, and we celebrate our diversity to showcase what makes us unique. We offer our talent the opportunity to grow professionally while working on cutting-edge ideas and outcomes in a global culture that operates as a tight-knit community.

    If you're ready to innovate and grow your career, join us.

     

    IT Group Description

    The Multi-Asset Technology group supports quantitative research, model development, and portfolio management processes for Multi-Asset Solutions (MAS) unit of AB. Specifically, we directly support the Dynamic Asset Allocation (DAA) group, the outcome-oriented product group, the defined-contribution retirement solutions group, the custom alternative solutions group, the index and factor investment group, and other quantitative investment groups.

    Responsibilities

    IT Job Description:

    We are seeking a Nashville based Python developer to join our MAS technology team.

               

    Describe the applications and business or enterprise functions the role supports:

    MAS actively manages over $130 billion for global institutions, high net worth individuals, and retail mutual fund investors. The group’s macro and quantitative research insights are used to develop innovative investment products and drive investment decisions. We assess both short and long-term outlooks for risk and return across all major markets, including Equities, Fixed Income, Currencies, Commodities, Credit, Real Assets, and Alternatives.  We use quantitative and fundamental research techniques that are highly adaptive to the current market environment.  We combine these views with the specific needs of clients to develop custom portfolio solutions.

     

    The Multi-Asset Technology group is in the process of developing a new platform to provide better portfolio insights, improve portfolio construction, and streamline portfolio implementation.

     

    The key job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Develop a research and investment pipeline framework to drive portfolio optimization, monitoring, and trade building
    • Evaluate and implement new technologies to solve complex problems
    • Provide full lifecycle support for in-house developed investment platform
    • Provide L2 application support

     

    What makes this role unique or interesting (if applicable)?

    This role provides the candidate with a once in a career opportunity to be part of team that is completely reengineering our MAS investment platform.

     

    What is the professional development value of this role, i.e. what learning and professional growth does the role offer the candidate?

    The candidate will have an opportunity to learn and/or expand existing skills in Python, SQL, and DataOps methodologies. The candidate will be involved in evaluating and leveraging new technologies to deliver a state-of-the-art investment platform.

    Qualifications

    Job Qualifications (The ideal candidate should have the following):

    Qualifications, Experience, Education:

    • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related major
    • 5+ years of rigorous design/development experience
    • 2+ years of Python application development experience
    • 2+ years using Agile or DevOps methodologies (continuous integration / deployment)
    • 1+ years developing microservices (utilizing RESTful API)
    • Strong relational database design/development skills (SQL Server or equivalent)
    • Experience with test driven development
    • Track record of working on complex projects under aggressive deadlines

     

    Skills:

    • Strong analytical ability
    • Must demonstrate excellent communication skills and be comfortable working closely with business partners
    • Candidate must be a self-starter, a dependable partner, and team player
    • Candidate must be willing to take full ownership of projects and show strong client commitment
    • A strong desire to document and share work done to aid in long term support

     

    Special Knowledge (if applicable):

    • Financial industry experience a plus but not required
    • Experience with document databases (e.g., MongoDB) a plus
    • Experience with cloud-based computing and container technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) a plus
    • Experience with Git/GitHub
    • Experience with Azure

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