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Quantitative Developer - Fall Co-op 2019 At Mackenzie Investments

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Job Description

Job Description

Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967 and is a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related services to retail and institutional clients. The company has $66.37 billion in assets under management, and as part of IGM (a subsidiary of the Power Financial Group of Companies), is the largest independent asset manager in Canada, with $157.62 billion. We are committed to the financial success of investors, through their eyes.

Our Vision
Everything we do starts with the needs of investors, whether they are saving for a child’s postsecondary education, setting money aside for the future needs of a family member with a disability, or funding their own retirement. In fact, our focus is summed up in our Vision statement: We are committed to the financial success of investors, through their eyes.

Our Values
Our growth and success are the direct result of our employees, and we strive to create a workplace supported by the following core values: Creativity and Innovation, Strong Decision Making, Collaboration, Courage, Honesty and Integrity, Confidence and Pride.

At Mackenzie Investments you can Build Your Career with Confidence by:
Changing the Game: We have a vision and a strategy that will challenge the way business in this industry is done and help Canadians be successful in the ways that mean the most to them.
Making a Smarter World: We believe in continuous learning, understanding what is most important and sharing the benefits of that knowledge.
Being Proud: As a part of our team you will do some of your best work, develop some of your most valuable skills and give back in ways that make a difference in the lives of Canadians.
Joining an Unstoppable Team: We build teams that look out for each other, ask the best of each other and deliver the finest work.
Learning and Growing: We offer an environment where you can indulge your curiosity to learn; getting the challenges and feedback you need to refine your skills and abilities.
Thriving in a Supportive Environment: We have created a workplace where your efforts and career are supported by your team and your leader.

The Investment Management Department at Mackenzie Investments is seeking to hire a contractor Quantitative Developer for the Global Fixed Income Team.

The candidate will be helping our small but growing team to develop cutting-edge research and analytical tools. The candidates will be responsible for maintaining and improving the team’s existing core quant infrastructures. The student will work very closely with all members of the team and will be able to gain exposure to all facets of the business.
The Main Responsibilities Of The Role
  • Create quantitative tools and infrastructure used to construct portfolios, conduct empirical research, and monitor portfolios
  • Support and improve the production processes updating database, generating trade signals and portfolios
  • Support and improve the portfolio risk monitoring and performance attribution systems
  • Communicate with trading desk and back office necessary to ensure smooth running the trading processes, consolidate information needed for risk and performance monitoring
The Main Requirements:
  • Possesses strong programming skills in Python and one other secondary language
  • Knowledge of database (Mongodb or SQL)
  • Experience working with Cloud computing tools (preferably on AWS)
  • Experienced working with large datasets is considered an asset
  • Familiarity with software design patterns and a capacity to work with a variety of technologies
  • Self-starter with strong problem solving skills and the ability to think outside of the box
  • Team player who demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail with an ability to produce quality work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Exhibits strong interests in technologies and finance and is keen to apply the latest technologies to solve fascinating problems in quant investing (docker, micro-services, ci, continuous deployment, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of statistics and finance, understand global macroeconomics and global financial markets
Please indicate in your cover letter why you are interested in working for Mackenzie. All resumes should be received by May 13, 2019. Mackenzie Investments is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodations in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

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