Jacobs Levy Equity Management is widely recognized as a leading provider of quantitative equity strategies for institutional clients. Our prestigious global roster of clients includes corporate pension plans, public retirement systems, and endowments/foundations, including many of Pensions & Investments’ “Top 200 Pension Funds/Sponsors.”

The Jacobs Levy culture emanates from the founders’ entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative relationship, and dedication to research. Ours is an innovative, team-oriented organization that welcomes intellectual curiosity, outside-the-box thinking, and practical problem solving.

Numerous social events throughout the year foster a collegial environment and provide opportunities for staff to interact and build bonds. These include pizza lunches, a holiday party, theater performances, an annual open house, and summer family outings such as a cruise on the Hudson and visits to the Liberty Science Center and the New York Botanical Gardens.

Our corporate campus in Florham Park, New Jersey offers a number of services and conveniences, including a fitness center, walking trails, cafeteria and coffee bar, happy hours, and organized intramural sporting events.

Jacobs Levy seeks innovative professionals who want to grow and learn while helping to drive the success of the firm. We are looking for talented individuals to fill the following positions:

Senior Quantitative Equity Researcher This position requires a PhD in Finance, Econometrics, or related quantitative discipline, with a strong background in technical computing and statistics, to join our research team and entails empirical research into U.S. and global equity market inefficiencies. Must be familiar with fundamental, expectational and market data, have solid knowledge of asset pricing literature, and strong programming skills. Responsibilities include exploratory data analysis, testing various statistical approaches, developing and enhancing models, and reviewing financial literature. Ideal candidate would be self-motivated with minimum 3 years of empirical equity research experience.
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We are seeking a Senior Quantitative Equity Researcher with a strong background in technical computing and statistics to join our research team.  The team is responsible for researching all aspects of the investment process from data processing and alpha modeling through to portfolio optimization.  Our researchers work collaboratively to contribute to our firm’s leading edge, innovative investment process.  We seek people who are passionate about equity investment and motivated to outperform the market.
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Conducting exploratory data analysis
  • Empirical research into U.S. and global equity market inefficiencies
  • Reviewing financial literature
  • Developing new and improving existing investment models by identifying novel investment ideas and innovative data sources
  • Creating innovative investment strategies

Ideal candidates will look to combine creative insights with research to make sound investment decisions.
 
Requirements include:
  • PhD in Finance, Econometrics, or related quantitative discipline 
  • Familiarity with fundamental, expectational and market data
  • Solid knowledge of asset pricing literature
  • Strong programming skills (C++, C#, Fortran, Java, Julia, Python, etc.), preferably experienced with large datasets and also familiar with parallel programming
  • Version control experience (such as Git)
  • An understanding of Bayesian Statistics, Machine Learning, Non-Linear Estimation Methods, Optimization, Transaction Cost Modeling, or Data Visualization is a plus
  • At least 3 years of empirical equity research experience
  • Independent thinker with good economic intuition and demonstrated record of original research
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments and to explain challenging technical concepts oncepts
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Technology Project Manager/Business Analyst This position is part of our Investment Technology team and will work with technology and business stakeholders to design and implement scalable technology solutions to meet investment and reporting needs. Primary responsibilities include analysis, development, and ongoing support of technologies and analytics driven solutions, serving as a liaison between technology and business stakeholders, managing projects, analyzing user requirements and translating them into implementation plans, identifying project issues and developing solutions, and managing vendor relationships. The successful candidate must possess strong knowledge of equity data (e.g., Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters), have strong programing experience (SQL, Python, C++), project management experience, including developing and implementing business processes and technology solutions. MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field required.
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We are seeking a Technology Project Manager/Business Analyst to join our Investment Technology team. The team develops and implements the software required to support the firm’s trading, quantitative research, and other operations. The Technology Project Manager/Business Analyst will work with technology and business stakeholders to design and implement scalable technology solutions to meet investment and reporting needs.

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of financial equity data and will be responsible for project management, requirements analysis, infrastructure, development, quality assurance, and operations support within the Technology department.

Responsibilities include:
  • Analyzing, developing, and ongoing support of technologies and analytics driven solutions, and serving as a liaison between technology and business stakeholders at all levels
  • Managing projects, leading meetings, developing consensus, establishing implementation plans, managing project schedules, and applying best practices of project management
  • Analyzing portfolio manager requirements and translatomg them into implementation plans to update optimization, trading, and analytical reporting systems
  • Identifying project issues and developing solutions collaboratively with business stakeholders; understanding and mitigating technical and operational risks
  • Providing oversight for the various phases of testing and user acceptance of technical implementations
  • Evaluating and managing relationships with data vendors and technology providers

Requirements include:
  • Master’s degree in a technical discipline (e.g., Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics)
  • Strong knowledge of equity data (Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, etc.) and front/middle/back office operations
  • Programming experience (SQL, Python, C/C++, Java)
  • 5+ years of experience in project management or technical leadership role at a financial firm—analyzing, designing, developing and implementing business processes and supporting implementation of technology solutions
  • An advanced level of mathematics and statistics
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to translate technical terms and issues for non-technical stakeholders
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Quantitative Data Engineer This position is part of our Data Technology team and will help implement, enhance, and manage our quantitative models. Primary responsibilities include researching, designing, coding, testing, and deploying projects while working in a fast-paced environment and improving proprietary data repository and financial data platforms. The Quantitative Data Engineer will work closely with quantitative research and portfolio management professionals to implement new ideas. The successful candidate must possess strong knowledge of financial equity data (e.g., Compustat, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters), have solid coding skills (in SQL, Python, and C++), and experience working with large datasets. MS/PhD degree in Computer Science or related field required.
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We are seeking a Quantitative Data Engineer to design and implement our proprietary quantitative investment systems. You will be a key player in the Technology team and will research, design, code, test and deploy projects while working in a fast-paced environment. The Quantitative Data Engineer will work closely with quantitative research and portfolio management professionals to implement new ideas.

Responsibilities include:
  • Implementing, enhancing, and managing quantitative models
  • Designing and improving proprietary data repository and financial data platforms
  • Automating and supporting the Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) processes from various market data vendors
  • Developing and managing reporting and performance analytics platforms

Requirements include:
  • MS/PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, or related discipline with excellent academic credentials
  • Strong knowledge of financial equity data, a plus with experience in Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Compustat, and CapIQ data
  • Broad knowledge of database concepts with proficiency in SQL and stored procedures, preferably with Microsoft SQL Server
  • 2+ years of solid coding experience in Python, C++, C#
  • Experience in processing large and complex datasets
  • An advanced knowledge of math and statistics
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SQL Server Database Administrator This position will build and manage our best in class database platform for our quantitative investment applications and will also develop other applications. Primary responsibilities include maintaining the SQL Server database, designing and developing applications, performing data analysis, and making design recommendations and changes. The DBA will work closely with the Technology team. The successful candidate must have SQL Server DBA experience as well as experience in SQL development, ability to understand requirements, and knowledge of financial equity data (e.g., Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters). MS degree in Computer Science or related field required.
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We are seeking a SQL Server Database Administrator to build and manage a best-in-class database platform for our quantitative investment applications. The candidate will be a database developer and also participate in other application development efforts.

Responsibilities include:
  • Managing database Disaster Recovery and High Availability for quantitative financial data, portfolio management, and trading databases
  • Installing and upgrading the SQL Server database instances in all environments including but not limited to development, QA, and Production
  • Designing and developing quantitative investment systems/applications, interfaces, databases, and reporting as required to deliver new systems functionality
  • Performing data analysis, SQL optimization, database tuning, and general database reliability analysis
  • Proactively monitoring the database systems to ensure secure operations with minimum downtime
  • Working with the development team throughout the system lifecycle on recommendations on table design, database index optimization, and SQL query design
  • Implementation and release of database changes as submitted by the development team
  • Managing security database patches based on company approved maintenance schedules
  • Data processing and its monitoring

Requirements include:
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Proven 5+ years of SQL Server Database Administration experience
  • 5+ years of SQL development experience including package/procedure/trigger/scripting development in a multi-user production environment
  • Ability to understand requirements and create tables, views, stored procedures, functions, and also support SQL deployment to multiple environments
  • Experience with SQL Server High Availability configurations and disaster recovery
  • Experience in C or C++ a big plus
  • Knowledge of equity data (Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, etc.) a big plus
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Quantitative Software Engineer This position will play a key role in contributing to the quantitative investment processes. Engineers are responsible for the design, implementation, optimization, and testing of our proprietary quantitative investment systems. As part of a team, primary responsibilities include implementing and enhancing quantitative models, architecting and managing global data repository, creating high performance simulation and optimization engines, developing and managing investment workflow management systems, and building and extending analytics and reporting platforms. The successful candidate must possess strong coding (in Python and C++) and analytical skills. MS/PhD degree in Computer Science or related field required.
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We are seeking Quantitative Software Engineers to play a key role in contributing to the quantitative investment processes. Our engineers are responsible for the design, implementation, optimization, and testing of our proprietary quantitative investment systems. You will have a great opportunity to build a next generation system for global portfolio management, work with large datasets, and solve challenging business problems.

As part of a team, Primary Responsibilities include:
  • Implementing and enhancing quantitative models, proprietary portfolio construction, and optimization techniques with Research and Portfolio Management teams
  • Architecting and managing global data repository incorporating millions of financial and market data points
  • Creating high performance simulation and optimization engines
  • Developing and managing investment workflow management systems
  • Building and extending analytics and reporting platforms

Requirements include:
  • MS/PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, or related discipline
  • Outstanding coding, debugging, and analytical skills
  • Development experience in Python, experience with NumPy/Pandas or similar quantitative software a plus
  • Experience in C++ or other programming languages a plus
  • An aptitude for math and statistics
  • Knowledge in .NET, C#, and SQL is also a plus
  • An interest in manipulating large datasets
  • Passionate about solving complex business, data, and technical challenges
  • Contributions to open source software a big plus
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Client Service Associate This position will be responsible for client, consultant, and prospect reports, preparing questionnaires and RFPs, updating consultant databases, and assisting in preparing for client, consultant, and prospect meetings. The successful candidate should be comfortable compiling data, have exceptional attention to detail, and be a good communicator. This position requires a bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of related experience in a fast-paced corporate office environment, preferably in the finance industry.
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We are seeking an energetic, dynamic individual to work in our Client Service and Marketing Group. This professional will prepare client, consultant, and prospect reports, analyses, questionnaires, and RFPs.

Responsibilities include:
  • Producing client, consultant, and prospect reports
  • Preparing questionnaires and RFPs
  • Updating consultant databases
  • Using third-party portfolio analysis systems
  • Assisting in preparation for client, consultant, and prospect meetings

This position requires a skilled professional who has strong analytical skills, shows exceptional attention to detail, and is a good communicator.

Requirements include:
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Finance, Economics, or related field
  • 5+ years of related experience in a fast-paced corporate office environment, preferably in the finance industry
  • Exposure to portfolio and/or performance analysis software a plus
  • Familiarity with investment performance and portfolio characteristics data
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills including Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, and Outlook
  • Team player
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Project Specialist This position will manage a variety of projects in our Executive Office, working collaboratively with the other members of the Executive Office team. We are seeking an energetic, dynamic individual who is accustomed to working in a corporate setting at the highest level. Primary responsibilities include interacting and collaborating regularly with the Principals and senior managers to coordinate deliverables from various departments, providing project management and oversight for various initiatives, and working as a team player. The successful candidate will have experience managing projects, strong attention to detail, strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple assignments and deadlines, and be proficient in MS Office Suite. This position requires a bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of related experience in a fast-paced corporate office environment.
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We are seeking an energetic, dynamic individual who is accustomed to working in a corporate setting at the highest level. This professional will manage a variety of projects, report directly to the CEO, and work collaboratively with the other members of the Executive Office team.

Responsibilities include:
  • Interacting and collaborating regularly with the CEO and senior managers to coordinate deliverables from various departments
  • Providing project management and oversight for various initiatives
  • Preparing, reviewing, and editing communications, reports, presentations and other documents
  • Reviewing client materials to ensure accuracy and conformity to company standards
  • Working with in-house editors to coordinate writing projects, manage documents for publication, and ensure timelines are met
  • Managing projects with outside entities, including the Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research at The Wharton School
  • Coordinating public relations projects
  • Managing the firm’s website and on-line presence and conducting internet research
  • Managing the firm’s library and journal subscriptions
  • Assisting in event planning, for both internal and external events
  • Working as a team player with the other Executive Office Team members

This position requires a skilled, professional individual who has a strong work ethic, high degree of professionalism, and professional integrity with an understanding of the need to maintain confidentiality. Position title will depend on the individual’s experience and qualifications.

Requirements include:
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree a plus
  • 5+ years of related experience in a fast-paced corporate office environment
  • Experience managing projects with strong attention to detail
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to establish plans, manage multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to interface with all organizational levels internally as a representative of the Executive Office
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to use proper judgment to reprioritize work for urgent matters with multiple on-going activities and responsibilities
  • Team player with flexibility and a positive attitude
  • Strong ethics and integrity
  • Excellent PC skills. Highly proficient in MS Office Suite
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For immediate and confidential consideration, please email your cover letter and resume to careers@jlem.com. Please indicate the position for which you are applying.

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