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Rentech HFT tech job descriptions reveal quite a bit

(Last Updated On: April 2, 2016)

Rentech HFT tech job descriptions reveal quite a bit

Rare job posting reveal some neat secret choices at this firm (see below to see how to get job there)
Let’s study some jobs currently posted at RenTech. These are rare so they may be pulled at any time! Note the ‘true’ tag in each job URL listed. This is a rare insight in to this highly secretive fund.

Are they so secretive that they have this position? I mean do they have their own custom email server infrastructure?

Mail Server Administrator

Applicants should be team players with a broad background in information technologies, experienced in daily systems administration tasks, and have excellent troubleshooting skills.

Responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to: mail infrastructure design and implementation, e-mail compliance and discovery, installation and maintenance of systems, troubleshooting problems, evaluating software and hardware, designing and implementing new systems, and supporting all peripheral systems associated with e-mail at the organization. Applicants are expected to participate in an on-call rotation, and participate in after-hours support when required.

Required Skills:

  • Experience administering mail systems (Sendmail, Postfix, Exchange).
  • Experience administering DNS servers (BIND).
  • Experience with corporate e-mail compliance.
  • A thorough understanding of mail and security protocols (SMTP/IMAP/TLS).
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience administering Windows environments.
  • Experience administering Linux in a corporate environment.
  • Experience deploying and supporting open source and proprietary infrastructure services (OpenLDAP, ISC DHCP, NFS, OpenAFS, Heimdal Kerberos, Cyrus IMAP, OpenSSL).
  • Knowledge of scripting (Perl, Tcl, ksh) to automate tasks.

https://www.rentec.com/Jobs.action?mailServer=true

Note Advent Geneva need here:

Computer Programming

RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES, a quantitatively based financial management firm, has openings for programming positions at its Long Island, NY research center and Manhattan, NY corporate office.

Programming Opportunity

We are looking for bright, outstanding programmers who are interested in working in a stimulating and academic environment to implement and support software used in systematic trading, financing and accounting. You would be joining a group of roughly one hundred fifty people, half of whom have Ph.D.s in scientific disciplines. We have a spectrum of opportunities for individuals with the right skills and aptitude.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or related fields
  • Excellent academic record, with Accounting and Tax experience a plus, with at least 10 years of experience.
  • Experience with tax related computations, including wash sales, a plus.
  • Strong analytic skills.
  • Deep experience in Advent Geneva, Java, C++, and SQL databases.
  • Ability to deploy cost basis computations in trading models in a tax effective way.

https://www.rentec.com/Jobs.action?computer=true

This one is really important but pay attention to the specific Linux TOOL skills they want

Systems Administrator

Applicants should be team players with a broad background in Linux server and desktop technologies, experienced in enterprise operations, and have excellent troubleshooting skills.

Responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to: designing, deploying, supporting and troubleshooting the Linux server and desktop infrastructure; documenting the IT infrastructure, policies and procedures; and performing general user support. Applicants are expected also to participate in after-hours work and an on-call rotation.

Required Skills:

  • Extensive experience designing, deploying and supporting Linux servers and desktops.
  • Thorough understanding of systems and network protocols (LDAP, DNS, DHCP, Kerberos, NFS, TCP/IP, SMTP, IMAP, SSL) and UNIX/Linux system internals (kernel, drivers, file systems, virtual memory).
  • Excellent troubleshooting and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience deploying and supporting open source and proprietary infrastructure services (BIND, FreeRadius, OpenLDAP, ISC DHCP, NFS, Kerberos, OpenSSL), integrating them into the existing infrastructure, and debugging and patching them
  • Experience implementing, operating and supporting open source tools for system and security monitoring and management on UNIX/Linux platforms (e.g. mrtg, syslog-ng, xymon, Puppet/Chef/CFEngine).
  • Knowledge of scripting (perl, tcl, bash, ruby) to automate tasks.

https://www.rentec.com/Jobs.action?sysadminEs=true

This job listing really details the emphasis on data sent throughout their entire intra network so that is a big hint!

Network Engineer

Applicants should be team players with a broad background in network and security technologies, experienced in enterprise operations, and have excellent troubleshooting skills.

Responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to: deploying, supporting and troubleshooting the network infrastructure; documenting the IT infrastructure, policies and procedures; and performing general user support. Applicants are expected also to participate in after-hours work and an on-call rotation.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience deploying and supporting scalable routed and switched network.
  • Hands-on experience with enterprise-class routers, switches, firewalls including cisco and non-cisco equipment.
  • Good understanding of network and routing protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, OSPF and BGP).
  • Excellent troubleshooting and creative problem-solving abilities, including packet-level traffic analysis.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with systems administration in an Linux and Windows enterprise environment.
  • Experience deploying and supporting open source and proprietary infrastructure services (BIND, FreeRadius, OpenLDAP, DHCP, Kerberos).
  • Experience implementing, operating and supporting open source tools for network and security monitoring and management on UNIX/Linux platforms (e.g. mrtg, syslog-ng, xymon, snort/suricata/Bro, flowscan/SiLK).
  • Knowledge of scripting (perl, tcl, bash, ruby) to automate tasks.
  • https://www.rentec.com/Jobs.action?networkEs=true

Compensation mentioned here:

RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES, a quantitatively based financial management firm, has openings for programming positions at its Long Island, NY research center.

Programming Opportunity

We are looking for bright, outstanding programmers who are interested in working in a stimulating and academic environment to implement and support software used in systematic trading. You would be joining a group of roughly one hundred fifty people, half of whom have Ph.D.s in scientific disciplines. We have a spectrum of opportunities for individuals with the right skills and aptitude.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics
  • Excellent academic record
  • Strong analytical and programming skills
  • Experience with software development in a C++ Unix environment

We offer:

  • Extremely high compensation
  • On-the-job training in finance and technical trading
  • Intellectually vibrant work atmosphere
  • Beautiful offices and facilities on our Long Island campus

Total expected first-year compensation will range between $125,000 and $250,000, depending on background and experience.

Research will be the highest paying in any firm of this kind !

Quantitative Finance

RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES, a quantitatively based financial management firm, has openings for research and programming positions at its Long Island, NY research center.

Research & Programming Opportunities

We are looking for highly trained professionals who are interested in applying advanced methods to the modeling of global financial markets. You would be joining a group of roughly one hundred fifty people, half of whom have Ph.D.s in scientific disciplines. We have a spectrum of opportunities for individuals with the right scientific and computing skills. Experience in finance is not required.

The ideal research candidate will have:

  • A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, or a related discipline
  • A demonstrated capacity to do first-class research
  • Computer programming skills
  • An intense interest in applying quantitative analysis to solve difficult problems

The ideal programming candidate will have:

  • Strong analytical and programming skills
  • An In depth knowledge of software development in a C++ Unix environment

Compensation is comprised of a base salary and a bonus tied to company-wide performance.

https://www.rentec.com/Jobs.action?research=true

I saw in one of these that they focus on equities, futures, and FX only. No options trading. I thought they would be something they would be doing !

So ya wanna job huh? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/getting-into-rentech

Yeah it’s next to impossible to get into rentec. It is probably the single most difficult HF to get into. I applied with great UG grades in pure math (best math school in Canada) and took every course available in stochastic processes/analysis, represented my school in Putnam, had a top10 MFE where I was class president and had a 3.9 GPA, and I’m a matlab ninja. I wrote an exquisite cover letter and had a referral from a Princeton math phd that runs his own fund.

Their response was:

“Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately, you do not meet the criteria for any of our positions.”

You have a better chance of getting into NASA than RT.

 

 

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