Charles Weitzer | 4 Oct 18:18 2013

Machine Learning Startup Seeks Software Architect

My name is Charles Weitzer.  I have a client with a startup quantitative hedge fund located in Northern California. The Fund currently manages a very healthy amount of capital.  The founders have PhD’s in Computer Science from Stanford and in Statistics from Berkeley. They have made unpublished discoveries in the field of Machine Learning and in other areas as well. This is a small, nimble company that is going to be the next big thing in terms of quantitative strategies and systems. 


The team is looking for an extremely talented software architect to design and build a new trading system and to rebuild their current system.  The position is very challenging intellectually and involves architecting and implementing a diverse set of core infrastructures, including new production systems, scientific-computing environments, and modern data stores. From the company’s point of view, this is a distributed computing problem. The position is definitely high-impact and the scope of work mostly greenfield. There is quite a bit of freedom in the choice of software tooling (e.g. it doesn't have to be C++ or Java and they are very open to Erlang, Scala, Haskell, and others).


Qualifications include a proven track record of writing correct, well-designed software, solving hard problems and delivering complex projects on time. You should preferably have experience with high assurance, distributed, fault-tolerant systems. Experience with functional programming as well as real-time, low-latency, cache-friendly systems is a very big bonus. They are getting big fast, so a willingness to take initiative and a gritty determination to produce is essential. The title, scope, and level of seniority is very flexible. As well, given their returns, this is a chance to become extremely wealthy.


Join a team that includes faculty at premier universities and PhD's from top-tier schools, led by the founder and CEO of a successful Internet infrastructure startup. You will have high-impact, and can expect frequent interaction with the researchers, officers, and founders.


Compensation and benefits are highly competitive.


If you are interested or just curious, let me know the best way to start a dialog.


If you know of someone who you would highly recommend, I would appreciate it if you could forward this on to them.


Talk soon,


Charles Weitzer


CEO\Senior Recruiter

Charles Weitzer and Associates, Inc.

Global Financial Recruiting Services

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