My educational track frequently meandered off the beaten path, initially studying music theory which catalyzed my interest in mathematics and physics; subjects which would unintentionally prepare me for graduate work in financial engineering. The culmination of these studies would result in the development of a career in software engineering focused on quantitative analysis and algorithmic trading in the financial markets. My introduction into the industry would be realized in analyzing, developing and improving financial models for market making energy, foreign exchange, treasury and agricultural futures and options. Being thrown into a complex software environment with only the minimal understanding of standard engineering principles, I quickly realized that the key to my success in implementing many of these models would reside in improvement of my systems engineering prowess. Some modeling successes, many late nights at the office, and more than a few beers later, I was working as Manager of Financial Engineering at Hanley Group Capital. As I developed my software engineering skill set, learned new languages and design paradigms, and matured as an "implementer" as opposed to a "theorist", I quickly found myself rising in rank on the software development side. A few successful major projects down the road, and a major acquisition in the bag, I had ascended the engineering ranks to Director of Software Development at INTL Hanley. In that capacity I oversaw the development, management, operation and delivery of high frequency trading functionality for proprietary market making in the futures and options markets. Emerging challenges in the US regulatory environment began to directly affect a large chunk of our OTC activities at INTL Hanley. This situation was the catalyst for my proposition of a design for a liquidity routing, monitoring, reconciliation and reporting system spanning all companies under our parent entity INTL FCStone. This plan was approved by global INTL leadership and I was awarded funding and autonomy to create a global division for data exchange. This program maintained and opened up new OTC trading activities in the US and abroad, allowing INTL to remain competitive with much larger investment banks, brokerages and clearing organizations. Since my time at INTL, I have joined with a couple other Chicago trading industry technical leaders in order to build a consulting firm focused on niche high performance trading system development. We employ an extensive high frequency trading system portfolio in the futures and options markets, develop and operate a custom market analytics, system automation, and data visualization suite in order to protect draw-down risk and increase the profitability of existing strategies for our clients. Warning: I stumbled upon bitcoin a couple years ago when my trading peers began working with the crypto-currency; since then I have been afflicted with the bug! Specialties: Node.js, MongoDb, RabbitMq, Java, C#, SQL, Matlab, Python, VBA, Financial Modeling, Time Series, Econometrics, Physics, Mathematics, Probability, Statistics, Proprietary Trading, High Frequency, Arbitrage, Energies, FIX, FAST, Options, Futures, Derivatives, Position Management, Risk Management, Execution, Matching Engines, Simulation, Backtesting, Data Visualization, Analysis
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Brief: - C#: expert - FX, interest rates: expert - P&L, VaR, sensitivity analysis: expert - ASP.NET, Web services, WCF: expert - MS SQL Server, ADO.NET, XML: expert - Agile, SDLC, Unit testing: expert - Low latency, multi-threading, lock-free programming: expert - Git: expert Experience: • Hands-on experience of implementing algorithms for energy trading, risk management, VaR and sensitivity analysis. • Commodities contracts pricing. Power and Gas contracts valuation & parameters estimation algorithms. • Multifactor simulation engine implementation, allowing simultaneous multithreaded correlated simulation of many risk factors along with their forward curves. • Programmatically using LP & QP solvers, tuning solvers to achieve maximum available performance for tasks required by the application, decomposing forward quotes into single curve etc. • Excellent knowledge of C#, C++ and T-SQL. Hands-on knowledge of accessing data from client applications, from both C++ and .NET. • Huge experience in designing efficient concurrently accessed MS SQL databases storing huge amounts of data. • Low latency programming skills, including lock-free programming. Experienced in distributing financial data calculation algorithms between threads, processes and machines.
I am an expert-level software developer in C++ (multi-threaded, socket-based, boost/STL) and SQL on Windows, Linux and Android over the last 20 years. I have developed numerous applications through complete software development life-cycles for leading companies in the fields of finance/banking, pharmaceuticals and video games. I am a native English speaker and my verbal and written communication skills are excellent.
Hello! I am Rodolfo, and I have been doing freelancing projects since 2008. I prefer working with people and companies where high ethical and commitment standards are valued. Working under clear scopes and with the time and costs variables well stablished is one of my main concerns. Participating on high impact projects is always very inspiring and challenging at the same time, those are my favourite type of projects.
1. Sun certified Java Programmer with 15+ years of strong experience in definition, estimation, design, development and implementation of multi – tier distributed enterprise applications. 2. Having Master’s degree in Computer Science from accredited university. 3. More than 7+ year experience in working in United States fortune 500 companies like Liberty Mutual, Broadridge Financial in domains like finance, insurance and mortgage. 4. Extensive experience in Software development life cycle[SDLC] and project management using Agile, Scrum, Iterative development model 5. Strong experience in co-coordinating task in between different teams - development, QA, Business, Infrastructure, external client and third party providers. 6. Very strong in Object oriented programming [OOPS] , Object oriented analysis and design [OOAD], Object Modeling ,Data Modeling, SOA, REST 7. 10+ years of experience in using Java , J2EE , WebSphere 7.1, 6.0 ,5.1,Weblogic 8.0 / 6.1 , JBOSS 4.0 servers. 8. Experienced into system migration and upgrade projects like upgrading JDK from1.3 to 6, and porting system from Websphere Application Server 5.1 to Websphere Application Server 7.0 and etc. 9. Expert into development in middle-ware components using IBM MQ Series, Message Broker, MDB, JMS. 10. Extensive expertise in designing / developing /extending framework like AJAX, DWR, JESS, Spring, Hibernate and Struts 11. Expert into designing J2EE architecture, SOA and design patterns 12. Strong 3+ years of experience in using XSL, XSLT, XML, SARISSA, Java Script, CSS and HTML for data and presentation layers. 13. 5+ years of strong in development of web service with AXIS 2.0 Java – RPC , business intelligence with ILOG – JRULE / C++ and JESS 14. Extensively worked on optimization of schema, Store Procedure, Trigger, Views in Oracle 10g /9i / 8i, MS SQL Server 7.0, Sybase, and DB2. 15. Strong analytical and problem solving skill, working knowledge of Open ESB, BPEL, JBI 16. Knowledge of C, C++ , DoDAF 2.0 , TOGAF 9 architecture frameworks 17. Learning Big Data – Hadoop concept and programming.
Strong NoSQL, Java/J2EE architect with proven enterprise/web solutions built. Lead teams of development members and interface with business development leads. Interact with external clients to pitch for myriad of technical solutions. Designed and administered complex data intensive distributed solutions. 11 years of solid Java experience excelling in Finance, Telecom, Healthcare domains.
I can assist you with the following: -Financial models and forecasting -Drafting Information Memorandums -To help management to prepare for investor or board presentations/ meetings -business valuation advice -Business divestment, selling and/or acquisition strategies -Financial analysis of your business and summary report -Assessment of your capital structure (leverage, equity, dividend etc) -Other corporate finance related matters. Why me? I have over 14 years of experience in finance sector, 10 years of which are in corporate finance. I specialise in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), financial modelling, capital structure, business valuations, corporate restructuring and other corporate finance advisory services. I have worked for the following companies: Lanta Bank (Russia), ABM AMRO Craigs (New Zealand), Cameron Partners Investment Bank (New Zealand) and Ernst & Young (New Zealand). My qualifications include Master of Commerce with First Class Honours in Finance from University of Auckland and Bachelor of Business Management from Novosibirsk State University of Technology. I'm fluent in two languages: Russian and English
My name is Tahira and I'm experienced in business and technology. Previously, I worked in strategy at Bain & Co where I helped large companies with projects such pricing strategy, cost reduction, customer segmentation, and growth strategy. I've also worked at a few startups (in the mobile development sector, financial services sector, and quality assurance sector). I graduated with a degree from Stanford in 2012. I really love helping early stage companies get off the ground and love to really vet business models or help people create solid business plans. If it sounds like I can be of help, please reach out! Skills: - Financial Modeling (in Excel) - Business Plans - Market Sizing and Research - Pitch Decks and Presentations - Pricing Strategy - Growth strategy