VP Engineering Lead - q/kdb team

New York, USA
25 Aug 2021
27 Aug 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $2.21 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 3,025 employees in 20 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

Here at PIMCO we leverage the Kx Refinery to provide storage and analytics for real-time and historical tick data. We are looking for a senior q/kdb engineer to join our team who can design and direct the building of q/kdb systems for portfolio analytics, portfolio managers and other business and Technology teams on KxR, the PIMCO installation of Refinery. You will manage the day-to-day operation of KxR. You'll also support efforts to empower the growing number of KxR users across the firm. You will have the opportunity to eventually be promoted to manage the team.

  • Collect and distill business requirements and define technical options, trade-offs and present to both technical and business audiences
  • Work with the team to ensure well-architected technical solutions for Portfolio Analytics and other internal clients
  • Work well as a team leader and collaborate closely with technology and business colleagues
  • Ensure that solutions follow q/kdb/Refinery best practices as well as PIMCO internal standards
  • Provide second level user support for business critical problems

Position Requirements:

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or related technical field
  • 5+ years of development experience, with deep knowledge of q/kdb
  • Good interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills an absolute must with a demonstrable ability to lead in a team environment
  • Self-motivated with strong aptitude for learning and business problem solving
  • Write idiomatic q/kdb and be familiar with latest versions
  • Knowledge of Kx Refinery a strong plus but not strict requirement
  • Financial Markets background preferred
  • Python experience is a strong plus
  • Java and/or C++ experience a plus


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office

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