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 and sovereign wealth funds, Taft-Hartley plans, endowments/foundations, and sub-advised funds, many of which are included in Pensions & Investments’ top 200 largest retirement funds. We are a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.

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:

Director, Client Service & Business Development This position is responsible for servicing the firm’s institutional clients and their consultants and developing new business opportunities. Responsibilities include serving as primary point of contact for clients, consultants, and prospects, engaging in business development initiatives, reviewing materials, communicating investment philosophy and process, investment strategies, and performance, and monitoring the competitive landscape. The successful candidate should be able to effectively communicate, build and maintain relationships, manage projects, and have strong organizational and communication skills.
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We are seeking a Director, Client Service & Business Development. This position, in our Client Service and Portfolio Analysis group, is focused on servicing the firm’s institutional clients and their consultants and developing new business opportunities.   

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as primary point of contact for clients, consultants, and prospects
  • Engage in business development initiatives
  • Review materials for client and marketing meetings and RFP and RFI responses
  • Communicate the firm’s investment philosophy and process, investment strategies, and performance with clients, consultants, and prospects
  • Monitor the competitive landscape and industry trends 



This position requires an individual who is comfortable with quantitative equity management. Requirements include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA and/or CFA a plus
  • A minimum of 5 years of investment industry experience
  • Ability to effectively communicate in both client and business development meetings
  • Ability to build and maintain client relationships
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Team player with a willingness to travel
  • Strong ethics and integrity
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Equity Product Specialist This position is responsible for communicating the firm’s investment philosophy and process, investment strategies, and performance to clients, prospective clients, and consultants. Primary responsibilities include analyzing and interpreting investment performance, creating client-focused communications, contributing to client and marketing materials, and monitoring the competitive landscape. The successful candidate should understand equity markets, quantitative equity management and products, performance attribution, and modern portfolio theory, and be able to communicate investment concepts, manage multiple projects, and have strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills.
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We are seeking an Equity Product Specialist. This position, in our Client Service and Portfolio Analysis group, is primarily focused on communicating the firm’s investment philosophy and process, investment strategies, and performance to clients, prospective clients, and consultants. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Communicate the firm’s investment philosophy and process, and review investment strategy and portfolio positioning and performance with clients, consultants, and prospects
  • Analyze and interpret investment performance using internal proprietary attribution systems and commercial systems such as FactSet, Barra, and Axioma
  • Create client-focused communication pieces including performance commentaries, RFP and RFI responses, and presentation materials
  • Handle ad-hoc client requests and projects
  • Contribute to creating effective client and marketing materials
  • Engage in business development initiatives
  • Monitor the competitive landscape and industry trends

This position requires an individual with a deep understanding of equity markets, quantitative equity management and products, performance attribution, and modern portfolio theory. Requirements include: 

  • MBA or master’s degree in Finance or related field required, CFA a plus
  • A minimum of 5 years of investment industry experience
  • Ability to communicate complex investment concepts to a variety of audiences
  • Strong analytical and computer skills
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Team player with a willingness to travel
  • Strong ethics and integrity
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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 
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C# Software Engineer This position will help with the front-end development efforts of our Next-Generation Portfolio Engine. This role will build out User Experience requirements in C#/DevExpress/WPF/REST tech-stack, maintain current code base, and provide both automated and manual testing of the product. Primary responsibilities include owing all front-end development activities, including researching the technology, validate upgrades of vendor libraries, and development, testing, deployment and maintenance of the product and also working closely with the development team to incorporate additional data feeds, and design and develop visual workflows. The successful candidates must possess strong C# coding skills and have an MS degree Engineering with a strong focus on Computer Science.
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We are seeking a C# Software Developer to build out User Experience requirements in C#/DevExpress/WPF/REST tech-stack, maintain current code base, and provide both automated and manual testing of our Portfolio Engine user interface. You will have an exciting opportunity to build compelling front-end applications, enhance User Experience in the Next-Generation Portfolio Engine, and present investment performance analytics.

Primary Responsibilities include:
  • Own all front-end development activities, including researching the technology, validate upgrades of vendor libraries, and development, testing, deployment and maintenance of the product
  • Work closely with the development team to incorporate additional data feeds, and design and develop visual workflows
  • Collaborate with business partners to gather requirements and incorporate User Experience (UX) enhancements to the product
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to product quality: provide manual testing of the product as needed and automate comprehensive GUI testing
  • Adhere to the firm’s established process and workflow for development, testing, documentation and rollout of the product and recommend new best practices, as needed
  • Build scripts and utility tools to help the development team, as needed
  • Requirements include:
  • Master’s degree in Engineering with a strong focus on Computer Science
  • 1+ years of experience in C# 7.0 or higher versions
  • Experience in front-end development in WPF is a strong plus
  • Familiarity with DevExpress WPF controls and tools is desired but not required
  • Able to deliver product enhancements on time with quality in a fast-paced environment
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • Intellectual curiosity, passion for front-end development and a commitment to technical excellence
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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, Julia, 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. 

Responsibilities include:
  • Implement, enhance, and manage quantitative models
  • Design and improve proprietary data repository and financial data platforms
  • Automate and support the Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) processes from various market data vendors
  • Develop and manage 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, Julia, C++, C#
  • Experience in processing large and complex datasets
  • An advanced knowledge of math and statistics
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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/Julia 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:
  • Implement and enhance quantitative models, proprietary portfolio construction, and optimization techniques with Research and Portfolio Management teams
  • Architect and manage global data repository incorporating millions of financial and market data points
  • Create high performance simulation and optimization engines
  • Develop and manage investment workflow management systems
  • Build and extend analytics and reporting platforms 

Requirements include:
  • MS/PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, or related discipline
  • Must have strong programming skill in Python/Julia, experience with NumPy/Pandas or similar quantitative software a plus
  • Must have hands-on programming Experience in C/C++
  • 2+ years’ experience with database technologies like SQL server, Oracle, etc.
  • Outstanding coding, debugging, and analytical skills
  • An aptitude for math and statistics
  • Knowledge in .NET and C# is a plus
  • Passionate about solving complex business, data, and technical challenges
  • Contributions to open source software a big plus
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Technology/Engineering Manager This position is part of our Investment Technology team and will work with technology and business stakeholders to help 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++), and experience in a technical leadership role, 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/Engineering Manager 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/Engineering Manager 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, development, quality assurance, and operations support within the Technology department. 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the analysis, development, and ongoing support of technologies and analytics driven solutions, and serving as a liaison between technology and business stakeholders at all levels
  • Manage projects, lead meetings, develop consensus, establish implementation plans, manage project schedules, and apply best practices of project management
  • Analyze portfolio manager requirements and translate them into implementation plans to update quantitative models, optimization, trading, and analytical reporting systems
  • Identify project issues and develop solutions collaboratively with business stakeholders; understand and mitigate technical and operational risks
  • Provide oversight for the various phases of testing and user acceptance of technical implementations
  • Evaluate and manage relationships with data and technology providers

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a technical discipline (e.g., Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics)
  • Strong knowledge of equity data (Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, FactSet, etc.) and front/middle/back office operations
  • Must have prior hands-on programming experience (C/C++, Python, Java)
  • 3+ years of experience in technical leadership role at a financial firm – analyzing, designing, developing, and implementing business processes and supporting implementation of technology solutions
  • Good SQL programming
  • 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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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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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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