Friday, December 14, 2012

Financial Quant Analyst /Systems Developer, SGA - Newport Beach

Financial Quantitative Analyst /Systems Developer

Job Description
Strategic Global Advisors, LLC (SGA) seeks to fill a financial analyst/software engineering position to support and enhancing production systems for our quantitative equity investment processes including monitoring their functionality and ensuring quality of all of the daily processes as well as to take the lead in maintaining and developing the firm's proprietary equity evaluation, portfolio analysis, and quantitative production software. The existing platform is a series of .NET applications and code libraries that rely on a SQL database back-end, including extensive use of stored procedures and user-defined functions. The candidate will have the opportunity to advance this platform by integrating new data sources, expanding the parallel computing capability, and incorporating web/mobile access. The candidate may also have the opportunity to contribute to the investment process through stock selection research, financial analysis, and backtesting of strategies.

Experience, Education and Skills
Extensive experience with VB/C#.NET and SQL are essential (a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience required). Familiarity with Matlab is preferred. Prior experience with user interface design, parallel/GPU computing, database administration, testing, data integrity, web programming, system administration, and/or release management would be beneficial. Prior experience with financial software packages such as FactSet, Bloomberg, Charles River, or other financial databases would be a plus. Candidates may have some or all of the following background: BS/MS in Computer Science/Engineering, MBA, MFE, or equivalent; experience with linear algebra; mathematical modeling; optimization; statistics. Previous experience in finance is preferred but not required. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on individual with the capability of taking a project from the conceptual stage through to implementation.
Please send resume and inquiries to Bskarra-corson@sgadvisors.com .

About Strategic Global Advisors, LLC
Strategic Global Advisors, LLC (SGA) is an employee owned, registered investment advisor (RIA) based in Newport Beach California providing international and global equity strategies for the institutional marketplace. Through our disciplined investment process that integrates quantitative and fundamental methods, we construct portfolios that focus on stock selection, rather than country and sector timing. The firm has built a proprietary stock selection model, risk model and optimizer as part of our quantitative framework. Since the firm’s founding in 2005, SGA has established track records in several international equity strategies, achieved GIPS Compliance and Verification, and built a research, portfolio management and trading interface. Our seasoned team of investment professionals has an average of 15 years of investment experience in quantitative methods, fundamental research and global investing.
SGA Website: http://sgadvisors.com/

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