Scientific Computing Engineer - Nice
About Scientific Beta
Scientific Beta, an SGX and EDHEC venture, is the name of the smart beta index provision activity originally set up by the EDHEC Risk Institute, the applied finance research centre of EDHEC Business School. On January 31, 2020, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) acquired a majority stake in Scientific Beta with the commitment to maintain the strong collaboration with EDHEC Business School, and principles of independent and empirical-based academic research, that have benefited Scientific Beta’s development to date.
Scientific Beta is an original initiative, which aims to favour the adoption of the latest advances in smart beta, green and thematic index design and implementation by the whole investment industry. Its academic origin provides the foundation for its strategy: offer, in the best economic conditions possible, the smart beta, green and thematic solutions that are most proven scientifically with full transparency of both the methods and the associated risks. In particular, Scientific Beta launched in 2021 a unique series of pure climate indices that translates companies' climate performance and alignment engagement into portfolio decisions. As of June 30, 2021, the Scientific Beta indices corresponded to USD 63.75bn in assets under replication.
Scientific Beta has a dedicated team of 52 people across the world who cover development, production, operation, client services and promotion of its index offering.
As part of its international development programme and to strengthen its equity index development activity, Scientific Beta is recruiting an Experienced Scientific Computing Engineer for Scientific Beta in Nice, France.
The successful candidate will be an Experienced Scientific Computing Engineer with skills in database management and quantitative finance. A typical profile would be an engineering graduate from a leading school, with subsequent experience in software development, and a qualification or knowledge in a quantitative discipline of finance. Experience in a software development role in a financial company would be a strong asset for the position.
Under the supervision of the Production Director, the successful candidate will contribute to improving the architecture of the Scientific Beta’s software solution, which produces the thousands of indices that are representative of its original approach. He/she will intervene on the various layers involved in the platform, from financial data processing to index valuation and analytic calculation. The position’s scope includes the prototyping of methodological evolutions, custom indices and reporting, as well as supporting the quarterly production processes.
Skills and experience
The candidate will be experienced in safe development principles and techniques. He/she will master development in Scientific Computing (MATLAB or equivalent – e.g. Python/R), with continuous integration and testing, while supporting software reuse and refactoring. Knowledge of database querying and management (SQL Server, MySQL), operating systems and scripting (Windows and Linux) are a plus.
The position requires someone who is proactive and passionate about ensuring the quality of software deliverables, and who can communicate with the Client Services, Operations and Research teams.
EU work permit is mandatory.
The salary will be determined according to Scientific Beta’s pay scale, based on the candidate’s qualifications and previous experience.
To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Scientific Beta, please visit www.scientificbeta.com.