Systematic Trading Lead

Newport Beach, USA
Nov 15, 2022
Dec 15, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us:

We are a leading global asset management firm with over 3,000 employees across 20 offices in 15 countries; we help millions of investors around the world pursue their financial goals.

We hire critical thinkers. People who thrive in a collaborative culture like ours where we solve real problems while building the future of finance.

  • Are excited to be part of a vibrant engineering community that values diversity, hard work, and continuous learning.
  • Love solving complex real-world business problems.
  • Recognize that cross-functional collaboration is a core component of success for the team.
  • Believe there are multiple ways to solve most technical problems and are willing to debate the trade-offs.
  • Have become a stronger engineer by making mistakes and learning from them.
  • Are a doer, someone who wants to grow their career and gain experience across technologies and business functions.

  • Continuously invest in a high-performance and inclusive culture, in which a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints are celebrated and valued.
  • Encourage career mobility, so you can benefit from learning different functions and technologies, and we gain the benefits of your experience across teams.
  • Run technology pro bono programs that help the non-profit community and give our engineering community opportunities to volunteer and participate.
  • Offer education reimbursements and ongoing training in technology, communication, and diversity & inclusion.
  • Embrace knowledge sharing through lunch-and-learns, demos, and technical forums.
  • Consider our people to be our greatest asset-we will help you learn what PIMCO Technology has to offer so you can participate in activities that benefit your career while delivering impactful technology solutions.

Position Description:

PIMCO is scaling its Systematic strategies business and is building the technology team. We are searching for the lead technologist to support this build out. The team is responsible for working with Quant PMs to 1) provide the research infrastructure 2) translate research ideas into trading strategies 3) provide the trading platform. This individual will lead the design, build and operation across these three areas and lead the technology team. We are looking for an individual with rich domain expertise in systematic trading and electronic trading architecture and a passion for sitting at the intersection of finance and technology.

Position Requirements:

  • 7+ years of experience with systematic trading technology - experience with 1-2 prior platform build outs across research and trading
  • Strong partner to the desk - working daily with Trading/Quant to solve problems, architect solutions and phase. Composed in a fast moving environment.
  • Exceptionally strong engineering manager who empowers, grows individuals and drives culture and engineering practices
  • Production mindset understanding the criticality of code developed in systematic trading and the rigor required in production environment
  • Pragmatic and commercial decision maker - delivering value while iterating the platform
  • Expertise in Python and feels ownership of the codebase and quality even if not coding the majority of the time
  • Ability to engage a wider group of technology stakeholders/dependencies in execution technology or trading services


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office