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We are seeking a software developer with innate problem-solving skills to join our innovative financial engineering team. In this role, you will develop and enhance financial software packages that enable and expand our world-wide trading operations, partner with users to determine requirements for software enhancements, write programs to connect software packages to internal and external data sources, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the financial industry as the veritable "mission control" of our business.

Skills & Requirements

  • At least a bachelor’s degree from a top university in computer science or an engineering discipline.
  • Experience using SQL.
  • Strong coding abilities in Java/Linux.
  • Solid communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • An obsession with and commitment to producing accurate results.

About Two Sigma Investments

What is Two Sigma and why apply for a job with us?

Two Sigma is a career destination for the intellectually curious who want to learn, invent, and create. The people of Two Sigma – a dynamic and diverse group of scientists, engineers, and business professionals – are accomplished analytical thinkers and passionate problem solvers.

We are a technology company that applies a rigorous, scientific method-based approach to investment management. Since our founding in 2001, Two Sigma’s vision has been to develop technological innovations that intelligently analyze the world’s data to consistently deliver value for our clients.

Software Engineering at Two Sigma

Technology drives our business — it's our main competitive advantage — and as a result, software engineers play a pivotal role.

They tackle the hardest problems through analysis, experimentation, design, and elegant implementation.

Software engineers at Two Sigma build what the organization needs to explore data's possibilities and act on our findings – to mine the past and attempt to predict the future. We create the tools at scale to enable vast data analysis; the technology we build enables us to engage in conversation with the data, and search for knowledge and insight.

We champion a disciplined, collaborative, scientific approach which allows us to meet the immediate needs of the business, while innovating in a way that is constantly forward-looking and future-reaching.

We attract engineers with a true passion for data. We seek individuals who want to build for today and invent for tomorrow. We value curiosity and insight, balanced with pragmatism and practicality. We recognize both the small steps, as well as the broad vision.

Joel Test score: 10 out of 12

The Joel Test is a twelve-question measure of the quality of a software team.

  • Do you use source control?
  • Can you make a build in one step?
  • Do you make daily builds?
  • Do you have a bug database?
  • Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
  • Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
  • Do you have a spec?
  • Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
  • Do you use the best tools money can buy?
  • Do you have testers?
  • Do new candidates write code during their interview?
  • Do you do hallway usability testing?
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Learn more about Two Sigma

We have great benefits

Medical/dental for your family + life and disability insuranceHealthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts401(k) retirement plans with partial company matchCommuter benefits programsPaid time offWellness programs and onsite gymSnacks/beverages + frequent company lunches and treatsWork-life balanceUnique, vibrant Two Sigma cultureThe opportunity to learn and grow with a supportive, collaborative team!

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