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Hungary Front Office System Administrator

  • Location
    (HUNGARY) and various
  • Job Reference
    17020
  • Functional Area/Experience
    IT / 2 Years

Job Description & Qualifications

WorldQuant 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 WorldQuant 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.

WorldQuant’s 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 looking for a System Administrator whose primary focus will be to monitor, maintain, and test components of the production systems at WorldQuant. The candidate is expected to be familiar with managing resources and processes on a Linux platform, troubleshooting local and distributed applications’ operational issues, addressing incidents spanning multiple environment types – compiled applications, script-language based applications, SQL and streaming data operations.

The candidate will be familiar with best modern operational practices and be able to apply them to create and maintain a robust and flexible system. In addition, the potential candidate will work closely with multiple development and business teams, adopting continuous integration and deployment techniques to ensure that the business services are being delivered in a timely yet reliable manner. You will also be expected to be able to learn and integrate new technology to complement and enhance existing systems.

What You’ll Bring

  • A degree in Computer Science or an extensive experience in the field
  • At least 2 years of experience as a System Administrator or a Support Engineer
  • Candidates need not have prior experience in financial services

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Core benefits include: premium private health insurance and life insurance with savings plan
  • Support for every aspect of life through Employee Assistance Program and fully covered sick leave
  • Strong culture of learning and development: training courses, library, guest speakers, share and learn events, global conferences
  • Regular offsite team buildings, annual conferences and occasional global summits – opportunity to travel and connect with our local and global teams
  • Employee resources groups with strong diversity and inclusion culture


Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Understanding Linux platform components: file systems, processes, memory, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate distributed applications on Linux/Unix platforms
  • Familiarity with Bash and Golang or Python programming languages
  • Working knowledge of SQL database operation and programming
  • Understanding of messaging technologies such as Redis, Kafka etc. is a plus
  • Excellent problem solving abilities and good technical judgment with strong attention to detail
  • Mature, thoughtful, with the ability to operate in a collaborative, team-oriented culture
  • Motivated by the transformational effects of technology-at-scale
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