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Full-Stack Engineer Python, Big Data, Web JS-Based Charting at PortfolioStrat

New York City · Full Time

PortfolioStrat is taking the hedge fund world from an investment process consisting of Bloomberg + Excel spreadsheets to the cloud. We are connecting complex screening and analysis with trading discipline and portfolio management. Our co-founders are former hedge fund portfolio managers with a quantitative bent. We focus on adding data science / machine learning overlays and performing complex analyses on big datasets with very low latency. Come join our team to bring professional asset management to the cloud!

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Job Description

This engineer is a full-stack developer with extensive knowledge in Python and big data technologies and will work with a team of 4 other engineers some of whom are distributed.

-- 3 years minimum of Python and web experience
-- Extensive knowledge of Python
-- Knowledge of various database technologies: SQL, Redis, MongoDB, HDFStore
-- Knowledge of charting libraries like d3.js and HighCharts
-- Interest in advanced statistical analyses and data visualizations
-- Machine Learning knowledge a plus

Our dataset is increasingly large and complex as our analyses are complex and need to be done in near real-time. You work with our distributed engineering team and our CEO and Head of Business Development on product iteration.

PortfolioStrat is a cloud-based trading workflow tool SaaS Platform Portfolio Manager for hedge funds, asset managers, and other sophisticated investors. The platform helps professional investors generate investment ideas through screens and advanced analysis and visualization with statistical analyses, machine learning / data science, and other overlays. We are a team of former hedge fund portfolio managers, investment bank quants and technologists work to connect all parts of the professional investor's workflow in the cloud.

We have recently launched a beta product that has been 1.5 years in development and is backed by over 7 years of prototyping, IP, and industry knowledge. We have 10-20 hedge fund clients who have signed up to be early users of the platform and have signed a major broker to use it.

The two co-founders are looking to disrupt the entire investment workflow of a front office portfolio manager stuck on Bloomberg and Excel spreadsheets. We are closing our seed round now and have previously raised a round of friends and family capital last year.

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What We're Building

PortfolioStrat is a cloud-based workflow for investment professionals built by investment professionals.

It provides a platform for investors to seamlessly and efficiently engage in trade idea generation and portfolio management. Users can build custom trade idea screens and valuation models across all asset classes and structure trades with single and cross asset scenario analysis.

The platform is also set up for screens to interact with each other whereby you can set alerts on trade indices from the dashboard and get emails packages from your alerts. Our analytical and monitoring capabilities empower traders with the ability to generate actionable trade ideas and effectively manage their portfolio, all at a cost far cheaper than an internal quant team.

We aim to position ourselves not as a provider of data, such as Bloomberg, but rather as a platform for the smart analysis of large financial data sets. As such, our initial target market is small to medium sized hedge funds.

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Mary Williamson
Former Portfolio Manager in Fixed Income at hedge funds Fortress Investment Group (FIG) and Alphadyne. Graduated from MIT with two bachelors in CS & Finance.

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