Financial Software Engineer (Python)



Software Engineering, Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Beacon Platform was founded in 2014 by Kirat Singh and Mark Higgins, industry leaders in building and designing enterprise-scale trading, analytics, and risk management platforms. Our products enable financial institutions of all sizes to operationalize front-office development at enterprise scale on the cloud. The Platform consists of Beacon Front Office Suite for cross-asset management of trades, positions and risk, and Beacon Core, an integrated development and operating platform that enables quants and software engineers to collaboratively develop and continuously deploy business solutions. Beacon’s open architecture and transparent source-code model empower clients to achieve their business goals while maintaining unparalleled ownership of the full technology stack.

Position Overview

The Financial Software Engineer position is part of the Beacon Front Office Suite (FOS) engineering team that is responsible for designing, developing and testing essential Beacon’s front office components. You will work closely with our clients, which include investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds, insurance companies, and commodities trading companies.

What You’ll Do

Work on various components to support our clients. These include:

  • Fintech
  • Market data modeling
  • Time series framework
  • Trade ingestion/high frequency trades
  • Workflow modeling
  • Integrations with third party systems
  • Adapt and customize our core cloud-hosted Trading Risk Management (TRM) platform to address their unique needs, such as expanding and extending trading risk management capabilities, improving analytical models, designing and implementing data warehouses to aggregate a firm’s data, implementing workflow tools to manage data flows, and reporting and visualization solutions
  • Integrate with cloud computing services and other third party systems
  • Add features to Beacon’s framework for easy developing and deploying of applications.
  • Providing ongoing support and enhancement of the Beacon Platform

What We’re Looking For

  • 3-5 years of experience at a Fin Tech company
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Fundamentals of software engineering such as data structures and algorithms
  • Exposure to multiple programming languages and paradigms
  • Familiarity with financial instruments
  • Must be located in the NYC metropolitan area

What Will Make You Stand Out

  • Familiarity with streaming technologies like Kafka and Redis
  • Familiarity with SQL and NoSQL database technologies
  • Familiarity with cloud computing such as AWS or Azure

Expected Salary Range: $130,000 - $177,000

What You’ll Love About Beacon

  • Unlimited PTO - This isn’t your typical unlimited PTO plan. All employees take at least 20 days off a year. After that? Take the time off you need to strike the perfect work/life balance for you.
  • 10 paid company holidays
  • 401k match
  • Charitable donation match
  • Access to Udemy - An online learning and teaching marketplace with over 185,000 courses. Learn programming, marketing, data science, or brush up on your public speaking and writing skills.
  • Startup Culture - Our employees have a voice and can make a big impact across the organization. A lot of people in large companies don’t feel connected to what they’re doing and feel like they’re put in a box. Here you will have the freedom to be creative and innovative. We’re looking for smart and driven people to help get us to the next level.

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