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ACM@UIUC Weekly Job Postings
Week of 09/29/13

With postings from:
* PDT Partners, LLC - Quantitative Investment Manager
* PDT Partners, LLC - Quantitative Investment Manager
* PDT Partners, LLC - Quantitative Investment Manager
* Turn Inc.
* Turn Inc.
* Reflektion, Inc.
* Pinterest
* Pinterest

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Title: Applications Developer & Integration Specialist
Company: PDT Partners, LLC - Quantitative Investment Manager
Contact: Eunice Baek <careers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 2126210400
Hiring for: Full time
Description:
The Process Driven Trading team is seeking recent computer science
graduates who love to solve business problems to join our global team.

The applications integration & programmer role involves working in a
tightly-knit group of highly-skilled and experienced applications and
systems development engineers.  This group works closely with PDTâs
business professionals, trade execution and monitoring team,
quantitative researchers, as well as systems administrators and
engineers.

The position is focused on building and integrating a broad range of
applications and tools that facilitate our hedge fund business. This
involves working on pre- and post-trade processes, tools development,
reporting and analysis of both our technology environment and our
trading. Projects will vary in size, from hours to months in duration,
and provide significant exposure to many aspects of our business, giving
technologists the opportunity to understand how a hedge fund operates.

PDT is a fun and collaborative community of tech geeks, science fiction
fans, Lord of the Rings aficionados, musicians, martial artists,
extreme-sports enthusiasts and foodies who enjoy a non-hierarchical,
professional environment.  Our culture encourages and expects
significant contribution from all members.

Profile:
âStrong technical and academic background
âCommitted to solving critical business problems through appropriate use
of technology
âInherently motivated and excited by having an impact on the business
âGeneralist mentality and comfortable with working on many small and
medium-sized projects
âEnjoys interacting with exceptionally smart users/internal clients
âFocused on understanding business requirements and needs

Responsibilities:
âDevelop and maintain proprietary business applications and systems that
support the management company as well as our fund operations
âIntegrate and maintain third-party, best-in-class applications
âBuild flexible and powerful tools and reports for our Technical
Operations Monitoring team
âGather business requirements and conduct needs analysis

Skills & Attributes Required:
âStrong programming in any object-oriented language as well as scripting
ability
âSound software engineering practice & processes
âWorking knowledge of relational databases and SQL
âKeen trouble-shooting and problem-solving
âSelf-driven and highly-motivated with the ability to adapt to change
âWell-developed sense of urgency coupled with the ability to think on
oneâs feet
âAbility to think creatively and implement effective solutions
âAbility to work collaboratively
âClear and succinct communication, both verbal and written
âBachelorâs degree in Computer Science/Information Technology

Optimal candidates will have experience in many of the following:
âApplications programming in C++, C, C#,  Java, Python or Perl
âUnix and Windows operating systems
âGUI/visualization tools development
âRelational databases such as SQL Server, Postgres, Sybase, MySQL
âFinancial markets and products knowledge appreciated, NOT required


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Title: Quantitative Researcher -- PhD
Company: PDT Partners, LLC - Quantitative Investment Manager
Contact: Eunice Baek <careers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 2126210400
Hiring for: Full time
Description:
Research Opportunity:
The PDT team â a proprietary quantitative investment manager â is hiring
new or recent PhD graduates and postdoctoral fellows to create and
improve proprietary trading models and strategies while working closely
with a deep bench of senior researchers.

We have a highly-successful record of hiring, challenging and retaining
talented researchers from diverse academic backgrounds. Individuals
interested in conducting innovative research with real-world impact seem
to enjoy and excel at the types of problems we like to solve.

PDT Researchers work in small, nimble teams where merit and
contribution, not seniority, drive the discussion. We strive to foster
an intellectually-challenging environment that welcomes the contest of
ideas, not personalities.

In our research-driven approach to the financial markets, our Chief
Scientist oversees the group-wide research agenda, ensuring team members
are working on the most critical and interesting problems, with focus on
research rigor and standards.

PDT is a fun and collaborative community of tech geeks, science fiction
fans, Lord of the Rings aficionados, musicians, martial artists,
extreme-sports enthusiasts and foodies who enjoy a non-hierarchical,
professional environment.  Our culture encourages and expects
significant contribution from all members.

Responsibilities:
Work closely with senior researchers on a variety of trading strategies
and research projects, with the opportunity to conduct independent
research and originate research topics over time
Contribute to the long-term success of our research-driven algorithmic
trading business


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Title: Algo-Trading Monitoring & Support Specialist 
Company: PDT Partners, LLC - Quantitative Investment Manager
Contact: Eunice Baek <careers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 2126210400
Hiring for: Full time
Description:
The PDT team â a proprietary quantitative investment manager â is
seeking a highly-talented, operationally-brilliant individual with
excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills to join our
Trading Desk Monitoring team.

The monitoring role is critical for our algorithmic trading business.
The team takes collective responsibility and ownership for the daily,
successful operation of PDTâs trading systems and trading infrastructure
A significant aspect of the role is responding in real-time to the
output of our alerting and trading technology, looking for
irregularities or unusual activity which might be indicative of a
problem. The team seeks to fix as many problems directly as possible.
Strong, broad technical knowledge, proficiency in scripting languages
such as Perl and Python, and the desire to manage and understand a
highly complex environment are essential.

Successful candidates relish the urgency required in the real-time
monitoring aspect as well as the opportunity to develop expertise in
complex systems monitoring as a discipline.

This role offers a tremendous opportunity to be at the epicentre of the
operations of a successful, sophisticated investment manager, gaining
broad knowledge of technology, trading, and the investment management
landscape.

PDTâs team structure is unique, with researchers, technologists, trading
operations, and system engineers working closely together within the
Firm.   Our researchers develop trading models through rigorous
research, our technologists create the systems on which these models
run, and the role of monitoring is to ensure the smooth execution of the
models.  Operators in monitoring need to maintain close relationships
with their global teammates as well as with many internal and external
groups including brokers and other counterparties.

PDT is a fun and collaborative community of tech geeks, science fiction
fans, Lord of the Rings aficionados, musicians, martial artists,
extreme-sports enthusiasts and foodies who enjoy a non-hierarchical,
professional environment.  Our culture encourages and expects
significant contribution from all members.


Responsibilities:
âEnsure that all automated trading engines are working as expected
âMonitor exchange connectivity
âSolve real-time trading issues expediently; make rapid situation
assessments
âHandle constant interruptions while following through on priority tasks
âEvaluate, gather requirements for, and if needed, contribute to the
design of new reporting tools and applications for diagnostics,
reporting and analysis
âMaintain and improve various scripts/tools, as well as write new ones
âExplore, propose and implement ideas to improve the efficiency of the
desk
âMonitor servers, networks and other technical infrastructure for
availability and capacity issues
âPerform root cause analysis of issues and problem-manage long term
solutions
âManage first line of defense troubleshooting of a complex environment

Requirements:
âExceptional trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills
âDeep understanding of complex systems
âDemonstrated ability to improve procedures and operational processes
âAbility to work collaboratively
âAbility to manage time effectively, set priorities and meet deadlines
âSelf-driven and highly-motivated with the ability to adapt to change
âDetail-oriented and precise
âAbility to think creatively and implement effective solutions
âCommunicate clearly and succinctly both verbally and in writing
âProgramming and scripting ability in Perl or Python, or a strong desire
to learn how to program in these and other languages
âBachelorâs degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics
or other analytical field



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Title: Software Engineer, Distributed Systems
Company: Turn Inc.
Contact: Tommy Shiou <tommy.shiou@xxxxxxxx> 630.418.4850
Hiring for: Full time, Intern/Co-op
Description:
Turn is a ~300-person exit-stage startup based in Silicon Valley. We
deliver real-time insights that transform the way leading advertising
agencies and marketers make decisions.

If youâre passionate about distributed computing, multi-petabyte data
warehouses and real time stream query processing over a thousand-node
computing cluster, and are interested in joining a world class
engineering team you might well be the person weâre looking for. This
hands-on role contributes to the organization's success through
expertise in large scale MapReduce systems and advanced database
architecture. Qualified individuals will have a solid background in the
fundamentals of computer science, distributed computing and large scale
data processing.

Requirements:
- Experience with Java, C++ or C
- Some experience or classes/projects with distributed systems, advanced
applications building, large scale data processing or application
partitioning.
- Must be hard working, team oriented, bright, creative, cooperative,
and an exceptional problem solver. And nice. We only have nice people.

Location: Redwood City, CA and Champaign, IL (Research Park)

To apply, apply online at http://www.turn.com/career-opportunities or
email me your resume & cover letter at tommy.shiou+resumes@xxxxxxxxx

See more at: http://www.turn.com/career-opportunities


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Title: Software Engineer, Applications & Front-end
Company: Turn Inc.
Contact: Yifan Ying <yifan.ying@xxxxxxxx> 949.981.7387
Hiring for: Full time, Intern/Co-op
Description:
Turn is a ~300-person exit-stage startup based in Silicon Valley. We
deliver real-time insights that transform the way leading advertising
agencies and marketers make decisions.

We are looking for kick-ass software engineers to join our rapidly
growing Applications team, responsible for all of the client-facing
components at Turn. You should be motivated by building high
performance, web-based, enterprise applications that are used to manage
hundreds of millions of dollars in digital marketing spend around the
globe. We are mostly full stack developers with exposure to everything â
back-end, front-end, and everything in between. Tech stack includes:
Java, Hibernate, Spring 3, JQuery, JS, HTML5, CSS, MongoDB, Vertica...

Requirements:
- High degree of comfort in Java or other object-oriented language
- Experience with web-based development, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
- Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery
- Knowledge of application frameworks such as Spring 3
- Experience with database technologies
- Keen sense of information architecture and visual design

Location: Redwood City, CA and Champaign, IL (Research Park)


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Title: Interns and Full-time employees
Company: Reflektion, Inc.
Contact: Shane Ryoo <shane.ryoo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 217-417-0585
Hiring for: Full time, Part time, Intern/Co-op
Description:
Reflektion is a leader in cloud software and one of Silicon Valleyâs
fastest-growing companies. In addition to the rapid growth, we are
rapidly winning customers and hiring some of the best minds in Silicon
Valley. Our headquarters is located in San Mateo, California and we are
continuing to expand globally. We offer competitive salaries, great
benefits, and a high-energy environment with lots of room for personal
and professional growth.

We are looking for developers at all levels, both for internships and
full-time.  Experience in Python and/or C++ is a requisite.  Machine
learning experience is highly desired.  The willingness to learn new
technologies, attack problems that haven't been previously solved, and
be flexible is a must.


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Title: Software Engineer â Intern
Company: Pinterest
Contact: N/A <krissi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> N/A
Hiring for: Intern/Co-op
Description:
We're looking for an engineering intern to help us build and scale
Pinterest. You'll work alongside our engineers to develop your very own
project that impacts millions of pinners. You should be a thoughtful and
efficient problem solver, and love working across the stackâours
includes Python, HIVE, MySQL, Java, Javascript, Redis, Solr, and Hadoop.
Some examples of previous pintern projects:
â ï Jeff pitched price drop notifications during our Make-a-thon. He
shipped it ten weeks later, and now pinners get emails when products
they've pinned drop in price.
â ï Kasey created a system metrics dashboard that processes all requests
in real- time.
â ï Jared pushed a distributed tracing tool that helps us identify and
fix the greatest sources of latency.
Sarah, JJ, and Ken rewrote our entire mobile website from scratch.
Victor implemented aesthetic image analysis to automatically hide low-
quality pins.
Responsibilities
â Write clean code
â Come up with efficient and creative algorithms for complex problems
â Contribute and implement new features from scratch
â Independently manage your project and know when to ask for guidance
Requirements
â Interest in learning new programming languages
â Familiarity with Python, Javascript, and Java
â Desire to enhance the pinner experience
â Previous industry experience is a plus
Additional Info
â This is a 12 week, paid position in San Francisco
â Check out our engineering blog at http://engineering.pinterest.com
To apply, please login to your I-Link account and submit your resume to
Pinterest


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Title: Software Engineer â New Grad
Company: Pinterest
Contact: N/A <krissi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> N/A
Hiring for: Full time
Description:
We're looking for a software engineer who's eager to get deep in the
code to help scale Pinterest. You should be comfortable working in a
fast-paced environment, and be a thoughtful and efficient problem
solver. You should also love working across the stackâours includes
Python, HIVE, MySQL, Java, Javascript, Redis, Solr, and Hadoop.
To give you a sense of the type of stuff you could be doing, here are
some projects our interns did over the summer:
â ï Jeff pitched price drop notifications during our Make-a-thon. He
shipped it ten weeks later, and now pinners get emails when products
they've pinned drop in price.
â ï Kasey created a system metrics dashboard that processes all requests
in real- time.
â ï Jared pushed a distributed tracing tool that helps us identify and
fix the greatest sources of latency.
Sarah, JJ, and Ken rewrote our entire mobile website from scratch.
Victor implemented aesthetic image analysis to automatically hide low-
quality pins.
Responsibilities
â Write clean code
â Come up with efficient and creative algorithms for complex problems
â Contribute to and implement new features from scratch
Requirements
â Familiarity with Python, Javascript, and Java
â Desire to enhance the pinner experience
â Previous work experience (2+ internships or relevant experience)
Additional Info
â This is a full-time, paid position in San Francisco
â Check out our engineering blog at http://engineering.pinterest.com
To apply, please login to your I-Link account and submit your resume to
Pinterest

ïInterviews at UIUC will take place on October 15th and 16th


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