Investment Engineer, Westport, Bridgewater Associates
Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors.
Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the world’s markets and economies work — using cutting edge technology to validate and execute on timeless and universal investment principles.
Founded in 1975, we are a community of independent thinkers who share a commitment for excellence. By fostering a culture of openness, transparency, and inclusion, we strive to unlock the most complex questions in investment strategy, management, and corporate culture.
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Bridgewater’s unique success is the direct result of our unique way of being. We want an idea meritocracy in which meaningful work and meaningful relationships are pursued through radical truth and radical transparency. We require people to be extremely open, air disagreements, test each other’s logic, and view discovering mistakes and weaknesses as a good thing that leads to improvement and innovation. It is by continually striving together for the highest levels of truth and excellence that we create meaningful work and meaningful relationships. Within this culture, Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority because it is essential to finding the best talent in the world, enabling our idea meritocracy, and creating an environment where all types of people can thrive. We have a full-time team as well as affinity networks that work on these issues – If you would like to learn more, please let your Bridgewater recruiter know.
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What is Investment Engineering?
As an Investment Engineer, your mission is to understand how the world’s markets and economies work and codify this understanding. You will spend your time designing and building the algorithms which are used to generate Bridgewater’s views on markets, translate those views into portfolios, and trade those portfolios. Every piece of investment logic is owned by an Engineer who:
Is an expert in their investment domain and can hold the whole model of the investment system in their head
Designs systems that beautifully express and run our investment logic and evolves with our investment understanding
Runs and develops a team of engineers to build and maintain the investment system
We also shape how Bridgewater does investment research: we deeply understand how exploration is done and evolve the methods and tools to more rapidly develop breakthrough insights.
What is the Investment Engineering Ethos?
We are an Engineering owned and led organization which strives to balance fierce independence with incredible community support in an environment that is intellectually vibrant and driven to make a mark on the world as a collaborative force.
Our core values:
Honesty, transparency, directness, personal accountability, driven by doing what’s right for the organization
Holding a very high bar for each other, everything we do, and everything we build
Actively engaging in shaping our environment and how we do things. You create the culture again every day you come into the office – it must be highly dynamic and owned by all of us.
Autonomy and self-motivation: we are here to enable and develop (not manage) great people who share our way of being and passion for working on important problems that have big impact
What is the opportunity for new full-time hires?
We are looking for people who can own one of our large investment systems in the next 5-7 years. With that, you will work on a project with real systems impact from day one and take ownership of a sub-system within 18 months
In your first year, you will take a structured 9-month Investment Engineer class designed to be a guided exploration covering a range of topics. Wrestling with the investment and engineering content of the class will provide the opportunity for deep development of thinking abilities
You will be mentored by Engineers who deeply understand and are invested in your work, your interests, and who will help you stretch into different areas of professional growth
You will be a click for the role if you have a:
Passion and knack for building data models and algorithmic systems that solve complex investment problems
Deep interest in markets, finance, and investing
Great analytical mind
Desire to work with the best people in a highly entrepreneurial and collaborative environment
Interested in learning more about working at Bridgewater? Hear about the experiences of our employees here.
For most of our roles, Bridgewater offers remote work flexibility, with most employees required to work on campus as their principal work location, a minimum of two days (and in some cases three days) per week with the option to work offsite on other days.
Why Choose Bridgewater?
It takes all types to make Bridgewater great. We seek a diverse group of innovative thinkers and push them to engage in rigorous and thoughtful inquiry. We develop people through an honest examination of their abilities and performance, enabling personal growth and professional development. We strive to provide you opportunities that will challenge you and unlock your potential.
One of our core priorities at Bridgewater is to enable our employees to build a great life and career, and we believe our benefits are an important extension of that philosophy. As such, currently Bridgewater offers a competitive suite of benefits including:
Health insurance with 100% premium covered and access to additional concierge medical services
401(k) plan with generous employer match
Paid time off, including fully paid parental leave and a competitive PTO package
Workplace flexibility and access to back up childcare
Financial assistance for family building support, including adoption and egg freezing
Workplace wellness, including on-site gyms, free meals and healthy snacks , and meditation rooms
An engaged and active community that includes many company events, affinity networks, and extracurricular interest groups § For a full list of Bridgewater benefits, click here.
Bridgewater reserves the right to change its current benefits program at any time, in a manner that is consistent with applicable federal and state regulations
This job description is not a contract and confers no contractual rights, privileges, or benefits on any applicant or potential applicant. Bridgewater has the right to change any and all terms of this job description, including, but not limited to, job responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Nothing in this job description constitutes an offer or guarantee of employment.
Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Investment Engineer full time position requires the candidate to be eligible to work in the United States for a minimum of 3 years from the candidate’s start date. If visa sponsorship is required for any part of the three years, the successful candidate must demonstrate continuous, or eligibility to renew, work authorization in the United States for at least three years after the date of hire, without being subject to selection through a lottery process.
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