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A new kind of hedge fund built by a network of data scientists

Backend Engineer

$120k – $160k • 0.01% – 0.2%
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Numerai is a new kind of hedge fund powered by a data science tournament. Data scientists earn cryptocurrency building machine learning models and the fund makes money trading these models in the global stock market.

To date, we have given out over $6M in winnings to over 14K data scientists globally. Our hedge fund has been trading our user models for over a year. We are backed by top VCs (USV, First Round Capital) and crypto funds (Paradigm, Placeholder).

We are looking for strong backend generalists to join the early engineering team. If you want to work hard and build something the world has never seen, let's chat.

Our stack
- React / material UI / graphql front end
- Elixir / Golang / Python backend services
- Python / s3 / airflow data pipelines
- Solidity contracts on ethereum
- Geth / Parity nodes
- AWS / Docker
- Postgres

- Ability to write very high-quality, well-tested code
- Strong communication and collaboration skills
- Strong grasp of statistics, game theory and machine learning

Desired experiences
- Maintaining mission critical systems in production
- Building internal tools and automation
- Python, Go, Elixir, Postgres, AWS
- Distributed or decentralized systems
- Security, networking and devops
- Open source software development

Interview process
- Apply
- 1 hr technical phone screen
- 5 hr onsite

Please read
- medium.com/numerai/numerais-master-plan-1a00f133dba9
- numer.ai/learn

Please answer
- What makes a good engineer / engineering team?
- What motivates you?
- What are you good at?

Coding exercise
- Solve 2-3 problems from projecteuler.net
- Use any language, library or framework
- Add short readme with any notes or instructions
- include link of public github repo

Meet your team

People you would work with in this role

Richard Craib

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Founder @ Numerai

Matt Boyd

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President & COO @Numerai Head of Capital Markets & Trading @Sensato Investors Head of Financing (equity, fixed income & prime brokerage) @BlackRock

Natasha-Jade Chandler

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Currently @Numerai Producer @SDGO Former Head of Ops @DataProphet Co-Founder and CEO @Solaraza (Exit, 2010) Linguistics, PolSci @University of Cape Town

Jonathan Sidego

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John DiCerbo

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Controller at Numerai

Anson Chu

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VP Engineering @Numerai, former Software Engineer @Uber

Bryant Luu

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Python Django Vue React SQL Elixir Go

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