A stimulating place to work

Aspect is all about its people.

We harness the best in each of our employees, giving them the responsibility to make a real difference. We are open-minded, curious, fair and honest and we love a challenge. Here you can quickly make a difference, however junior you are and in whatever role you play. Evidence based opinion and creativity is truly valued.

We have set out a very ambitious strategy. As well as being a fantastic opportunity for personal growth, a career at Aspect also represents an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of systematic investment. We recruit talented people who are intellectually ambitious, curious to learn and who are team players.  In return, we provide a truly unique culture: we care about our people and work hard to ensure that they fulfil their potential in a stimulating and rewarding environment.

Business Areas

A successful and thriving quantitative research effort is fundamental to Aspect's business – it ensures the continuous evolution of the alpha-generating models which deliver investment returns to our clients.

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Our Researchers maintain and develop mathematical investment models. Working primarily in MATLAB, they deal with a wide range of projects covering Signal Generation, Portfolio Construction and Market Execution in a collegiate and collaborative atmosphere. Employees in this department are given plenty of autonomy whilst maintaining constant access to the knowledge and guidance of our Research Directors.

If you have, or are working towards, an MSc or PhD with strongly analytical scientific or engineering content (e.g. physics, statistics, signal processing) and you are interested in developing a long and rewarding career at Aspect, please check the Opportunities below for open vacancies or submit your CV under 'Speculative Applications' so we have it on file for future opportunities.

 

Software Development 

The Software Development Team designs, builds and maintains Aspect’s highly automated execution systems which runs from front office trading to back office reconcilliations.

The trading systems are Java-based. Back end systems include SQL Server, JMS and distributed caching technologies. We use IntelliJ and Git when developing. Our tools and processes are designed to ensure we produce software of the highest quality and deliver it to production safely and efficiently. For example, we have built a highly automated continuous integration, continuous delivery and automated testing system using Git and TeamCity that we are constantly evolving.

The development process is agile, highly collaborative and focuses heavily on continuous improvement. Daily stand-ups, retrospectives, pairing and TDD are standard. We are always experimenting with new technologies, techniques and ways of working. We hone our craft by participating in and hosting software community events. We also attend conferences and engage directly with thought-leaders in various technical disciplines.

Research Technology

The Research Technology team plays a vital role at Aspect providing high quality quantitative software and financial data for use by our front office applications, signal generation engine and quantitative research users.  The Research Technology team uses the same agile approach as the Development team, working in a highly collaborative and innovative environment.

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IT Infrastructure

Our Infrastructure team is responsible for Aspect’s vast technology estate. We run over 400 servers (a mix of Linux and Windows) from two data centres, provide technical support to all of our users across the whole business and 24 hour support to our London-based Trading team.

We are always on the lookout for talented generalists to join our team who are interested in working with a broad range of technologies with a view to enhancing their careers in an open and engaging environment.

At the heart of Aspect’s core values lies our commitment to our clients, as well as to fairness, integrity, respect and the love of a challenge.

Whether it be a role in Investor Relations, Legal, Compliance, Operations, Finance or HR, at Aspect we can provide the opportunity to work in an exciting, stimulating environment where employees are given real opportunities to demonstrate their value and further their careers.

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