Junior Software Engineer

Boutique international investment advisor to sophisticated investors looking for a software engineer to join the talented team located in our London headquarters.

Overview of the Firm

Partners Capital LLP is an independent international investment advisory firm serving high net worth families, foundations and endowments located in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Boston and New York.  We act as the outsourced investment office providing wholly independent advice on asset allocation and best of breed asset manager selection across all geographic markets.

The firm was founded in 2001 by investment professionals seeking an independent and conflict free adviser to provide portfolio construction advice and to conduct rigorous analysis of investment opportunities.  From its initial focus as the ‘money manager to the money managers’, Partners Capital has grown to become an adviser to endowments and foundations as well as prominent family offices and successful entrepreneurs across the US, UK, Europe and Asia. Our clients are typically sophisticated, well informed, experienced investors.  Our current assets under management exceed $24 billion and we have over 150 employees across the five offices.

Our strategy aims to provide our clients with highly customised bespoke advice, which diversifies their portfolios across all asset classes including long/short equity, private equity, real assets, fixed income/credit, absolute return and cash.  We also manage approximately 30 private pooled vehicle portfolios to improve the efficiency of investing in, and gaining access to funds within these asset classes, as well as offering our model portfolio within a multi asset class pooled vehicle.  Developing and launching additional funds is a core element of our strategy in terms of continuing to offer our clients the best investment opportunities.  With the help of our investment committee, shareholders and clients, we endeavour to gain access to the top performing managers in each asset class.

It is our fundamental investment philosophy that all investment professionals in the firm have a balanced set of skills in the area of 1) client investment strategy development and implementation and 2) asset manager due diligence.  Our clients expect to be able to discuss the performance, strategies and teams associated with each asset manager in which they invest, and this is only possible through the active involvement in the asset manager evaluation and performance monitoring process.   This distinguishes Partners Capital significantly from the vast majority of wealth managers in the world who separate these functions.  We believe that this also offers the professional working with Partners Capital a much more diverse and challenging balance of activities.

The Partners are former strategic consultants or private wealth management advisors.  The firm includes backing from Portland Place Partners, an investment partnership backed by Sir Ronald Cohen (co-founder of Apax Partners) and Lord Jacob Rothschild.  Our external investment committee includes members of the Cornell and Denison University endowments.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be an exceptionally talented software engineer and will have graduated in the top quartile of his or her class having studied Computer Science or an equivalent technical degree from a top-rated university.

The candidate will be joining a small team where the impact will be immediate and tangible. To be effective the candidate needs to be curious, practical, committed to high quality well tested code, apply clear judgment and critical thinking, as well as collaborate closely with others in the firm. The candidate will be working directly with investment and client service professionals and must have a flexible and entrepreneurial approach to their work with an appetite for challenges. The developer should have:

 

(mandatory)

  • Strong knowledge of Python ideally using the Flask framework
  • Thorough knowledge of object oriented programming and design patterns
  • Genuine passion for solving complex problems through programming
  • An unrivalled enthusiasm for new and emerging technologies
  • Exposure to automated testing frameworks for Python and Web Applications
  • Experience building front ends using JavaScript frameworks, preferably React.
  • A good understanding of relational databases (MySQL)

 

(optional)

  • Previous experience working in financial services
  • Experience with SQLAlchemy
  • Experience building data visualisations using D3
  • Proficient on Linux platforms with knowledge of various scripting languages

Position Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the individual is to work on all phases of the software development cycle. The responsibilities include:

Develop and support software as required by the business. This includes building solutions to manage and report on client portfolios as well as software to help source and carry out effective due diligence on investment managers.

Maintaining and improving the existing codebase based on guidelines set by the team management

Working in a collaborative team environment with lots of pairing

Remuneration

The salary is competitive and would include a bonus, depending on candidate’s experience and qualifications.

Contact Details

Email CV & cover letter to: annabel.twiney@partners-cap.com with subject line “Junior Software Engineer”