Developer, Execution Tools

Austin, USA
Jul 10, 2021
Aug 09, 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:

We are looking to add to our Software Development team and hire a dedicated Python Developer to continue to evolve our trade generation platform. Over the past twelve months we have delivered on a variety of pivotal initiatives that have been well received by the business and ultimately led to increased appetite and cadence of new initiatives and problems to seek! You will be joining a lean, proactive yet collaborative team with a track record of outsized impact.

In this role you will partner with senior stakeholders and developers across the organisation crafting and implementing a wide variety of business focused solutions, developing improvements for existing applications and participating in support.

Position Requirements:


  • Take the lead in bringing innovation to a strategic suite of applications on the trading floor; work on projects with visible business impact;
  • Craft the design and implementation of our next-generation order generation system. This system is used daily across various desks to automate trading tasks including but not limited to: portfolio rebalancing, opportunistic switch trade idea generation and portfolio yield enhancement;
  • Learn and contribute to the development of our portfolio optimization technology
  • Contribute across our entire application stack back-end and front-end (the team is relatively self-sufficient);


BS/MS degree in a STEM / Computer Science related field
  • Expertise in Python;
    • Experience writing production-ready code (clean, simple, testable, etc…)
    • Experience with code archaeology (studying poorly documented legacy code, refactoring, and decommissioning). As our project grows we will be consolidating business functionality on our strategic platform, this implies bringing business functionality from various legacy applications onto our platform
  • 5+ years of professional software development and market structure knowledge;
    • Ideally, experience in designing and developing solutions for electronic trading systems
  • Be an independent, critical thinker with a track-record of innovation and collaborating across teams leveraging new technologies
  • Product owner mind-set in every task; we are hesitant to do tech for the sake of tech
  • Experience and appetite to work with colleagues with a mathematical & quant background
  • Thrive in solving problems with code whilst holding a proactive and collaborative demeanour


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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