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Junior Systems Developer

Posted by Essentia Analytics on Tue, 24 Mar 2015
Contract type: permanent. Location: Notting Hill, London, England


Name: Julian Hall

About us

At Essentia, we’re a friendly bunch of ex-fund managers, neuroscientists, quants and developers who are breaking new ground in the application of behavioural science to financial markets.

We enable our clients - investment professionals, portfolio managers and fund managers - to capture rich data about their behaviour and thought-process, which we turn into compelling, actionable visualisations and insights. They then use this information to make better investment decisions, and ultimately, improve their fund performance. We are just under 2 years old, but have already made great headway in our market, won numerous awards and been featured widely in the press.

You can get a feel of what it is like working here by taking a look here - we all genuinely love it!

About you

We are looking for someone who wants to work on a genuinely innovative, cloud based, big data analytics platform to join us in our office in Notting Hill.

Skills and Requirements

As a junior developer, we don’t expect you to know everything all at once, but we do expect you to have a great attitude. We have a world class team, so we’ll help bring you along and get you up to speed.

You’ll need to have some familiarity with Python and experience with any of the following will also help:

  • Server side development and REST API design
  • Data-science and machine learning
  • Data visualisation
  • The Pandas and numpy libraries
  • Highly secure, encrypted data systems
  • Large, mixed schema data set management
  • Server administration and dev-ops
  • Non Django Python code-bases
  • Functional programming
  • Front-end development and data visualisation (Backbone/d3)
  • Languages other than Python (any of the Lisps, haskell, golang, rust etc.)
  • Experience supporting a high availability system.
  • Financial data

If you think this a great description of you, please get in touch with a cover letter that explains why you think you’re the right person for the role.

We want to hear your voice in it - CVs with form letters (or without letters) won’t be considered. In addition, a web-presence that shows what you can do (github, programming blogs, portfolios etc.) makes it a lot easier for us to hire you! To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to quoting ref PGH3.

You must have the right to work in the UK.

We only accept applications directly from candidates, no agents please.