Careers

Our goal is to bring together the best and the brightest in a dynamic environment that inspires high performance and welcomes diverse views.

What We Look For

  • Effective communication skills
  • Self-motivated, can-do attitude
  • High level of ownership
  • Ability to prioritize and focus on multiple tasks
  • Ability to handle diverse, challenging assignments

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Attractive bonus structure
  • Competitive benefits plan
  • Flexibility for work / life balance
  • Professional learning and intellectual growth
Open positions

Opportunities

Software Engineer Chevy Chase, MD Microsoft Desktop Support Chevy Chase MD Network Engineer Chevy Chase MD

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Software Engineer

Job Description:

We are seeking experienced and highly motivated software engineers to join our Technology Team. You will be responsible for architecture design and development of various applications for our automated trading and back-office operations. The ideal candidate would be a role model and take full ownership of development projects. The resource needs to possess cross-functional skills to understand business needs and achieve certain technical benchmarks. Software Engineers lead FORT’s efforts to automate trading to the greatest degree possible. Measures of trading system efficiency—such as response time, latency and throughput—are analyzed. Execution quality and portfolio liquidity are evaluated. Ongoing development projects are undertaken to improve system performance. In every task, software engineers are keenly process and automation-oriented as they seek to provide industry-leading research capabilities and trading execution.

 

Roles/Responsibilities:

·         Understand existing business practices and proprietary software systems.

·         Analyze business needs and technological goals, create technical design and specifications for assigned application.

·         Create road map for application development, testing and implementation.

·         Database design and application development.

·         Set up document version control or wiki for specifications and test plans. Executing test plans and reporting the results.

·         Take ownership of software applications, making code changes and enhancements as needed. This will include maintaining and updating a large code-base; updating and rewriting applications and tools; testing and deployment; managing database; systematically organizing and managing data, settings and logs.

·         Work with product owners to understand desired application capabilities and testing scenarios.

·         Continuously improve software engineering practices.

·         Work within and across Agile teams to design, develop, test, implement, and support technical solutions across a full-stack of development tools and technologies.

·         Lead the craftsmanship, availability, resilience, and scalability of your solutions - Bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experiment with and learn new technologies, participate in internal & external technology communities, and mentor other members of the engineering community.

·         A quick learner with a strong aptitude for success in a fast paced and demanding environment.

·         Develop state of the art distributed financial modeling systems and tools.

·         Develop software that enables fully-automated trading processes.

·         Develop tools and software for investment process automation and monitoring.

·         Work closely with portfolio management, middle office and research professionals to create custom-tailored, unique solutions that provide clear business value.

·         Support and monitor mission-critical technology functions and processes.

 

Required Education & Experience:

·         BS/MS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field

·         Exceptional programming skills. Strong development experience in C, C++, C#, Python, .Net, VB.Net, VB 6.0

·         Experience using multiple programming and scripting languages

·         Minimum 5 years’ experience in design and development, documentation and testing of applications using an object oriented programming language

·         3 years of experience programming in writing multi-threaded applications, agile development and software automation

·         Excellent troubleshooting skills

·         Good verbal/written communication skills required

·         General financial industry concepts/ awareness required

 

Technical skills:

·         Looking for a seasoned developer with hands-on work experience with one or more programming languages – C / C++ / C# / Python / .Net / VB.NET / VB6.0 / SQL Server

·         Working experience with Scripting languages like Perl

·         Exposure to equities/futures trading is desirable but not mandatory

·         Experience with S&P Capital IQ Compustat database and Bloomberg API would be a big plus

 

Please forward your resume to jobs@fortlp.com.

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Microsoft Desktop Support

FORT is a premier hedge fund in the managed futures space, providing alternative investment advisory services to institutional investors for over two decades. The firm develops proprietary, fully automated systematic trading strategies.  The firm maintains offices located in Chevy Chase, MD and New York, NY and manages approximately $2.3 billion in assets under management.


FORT is currently one of the top 20 managers by assets worldwide in the CTA/Managed Futures space according to CTA Intelligence, an industry publication. One of the firm’s strategies was recently awarded the “Managed Futures (CTA) Long-Term Performance (5 Years) under $1B” award at the HFM Week US Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2016.


We are looking for an enthusiastic professional to join our team, based out of our corporate office in Chevy Chase, MD. Employees at FORT have a natural pathway to interact with other departments, allowing for cross-training and a substantial increase in their knowledge base of both the firm and the hedge fund industry. At FORT, we encourage innovation, implementation of cutting-edge technologies, teamwork, self-organization, and diversity and inclusion.


FORT offers a relaxed work environment, allowing employees to maintain a good work/life balance. Some of the benefits offered are:

·       Attractive compensation and bonus plans

·       Company funded SEP IRA contributions

·       Four weeks of paid vacation per year plus eight paid holidays

·       Flex work schedules

 

FORT is looking for a full time Microsoft Desktop Support Associate to provide hardware, systems software and network maintenance and support to our employees, based in Chevy Chase MD and New York City. This is an exempt position.

 

Job Description:

  • Configuration and troubleshooting of Microsoft Windows, MS Office 365, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP.
  • Diagnosing, repairing, re-imaging and reloading operating systems and applications.
  • Managing, supporting and troubleshooting network printers, scanners and phones.
  • Troubleshooting basic network issues and implementing solutions.
  • Configuring and troubleshooting hardware; onsite and at data center facility.
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting of Routers, Switches, Firewalls, and Servers


Skills

  • Hands-on experience with Windows OS in professional environment
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and networking concepts
  • Familiarity with Video Conferencing is a plus
  • Experience with SharePoint is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to relate highly technical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to lift heavy equipment, up to 50 lbs.
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Frequent travel required to New York office
  • Availability over the weekends is critical to the position, as most intrusive changes to the systems are implemented over weekends.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required 
  • 2-5 years’ experience handling a similar role for IT Desktop Support 
  • CompTIA A+ or similar Certification would be a plus

 

If interested, please forward your resume to Sulekha.banerjee@fortlp.com.

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Network Engineer

FORT is a premier hedge fund in the managed futures space, providing alternative investment advisory services to institutional investors for over two decades. The firm develops proprietary, fully automated systematic trading strategies.  The firm maintains offices located in Chevy Chase, MD and New York, NY and manages approximately $2.3 billion in assets under management.


FORT is currently one of the top 20 managers by assets worldwide in the CTA/Managed Futures space according to CTA Intelligence, an industry publication. One of the firm’s strategies was recently awarded the “Managed Futures (CTA) Long-Term Performance (5 Years) under $1B” award at the HFM Week US Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2016.


We are looking for an enthusiastic professional to join our team, based out of our corporate office in Chevy Chase, MD. Employees at FORT have a natural pathway to interact with other departments, allowing for cross-training and a substantial increase in their knowledge base of both the firm and the hedge fund industry. At FORT, we encourage innovation, implementation of cutting-edge technologies, teamwork, self-organization, and diversity and inclusion.


FORT offers a relaxed work environment, allowing employees to maintain a good work/life balance. Some of the benefits offered are:

·       Attractive compensation and bonus plans

·       Company funded SEP IRA contributions

·       Four weeks of paid vacation per year plus eight paid holidays

·       Flex work schedules

 

FORT is looking for a Network Engineer to join its Infrastructure Management team. The role requires a dynamic personality adept at data network technologies with hands on experience in building and maintaining Data Center based 24x7x365 network environment. The ideal resource would be methodical and systematic in nature, an involved team player with a can-do attitude.

 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining the speed and reliability of the firm’s network, at office and Data Center locations in 24x7x365 environment.
  • Configure and update Cisco and Fortigate Firewalls access rules, security policies, route manipulation using OSPF & BGP metrics, IPSEC VPNs and redundancy features.
  • Manage Cisco and HP switches: IGP routing, VLANS, Virtual Port Channels, Spanning Tree and failover features.
  • Microsoft Windows operating systems, VMWARE ESXI, VMWare Horizon View.
  • Monitor Network perimeter for threats and attacks using cybersecurity management tools.
  • Implement Cybersecurity best practices and train users on cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Update Alienvault IDS and sensors to monitor and mitigate threats.
  • Work with Telcos for upkeep of voice, data links, and with Managed Service providers to mitigate threats and troubleshoot network issues.

 

Key Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: 

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Expert knowledge of Cisco firewalls and switches – expert level certifications - with 7-10 years' experience in design and deployment of Datacenter LAN/WAN networks and Firewalls in mission-critical, 24x7 production environments.
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP, Spanning-Tree and VLANs and extensive experience with both interior and exterior routing protocols, including OSPF, and BGP.
  • Demonstrated ability to systematically troubleshoot problems in complex systems and network environments.
  • Solid understanding of VPN concepts and experience with IPSEC, IKE and SSL.
  • Travel to office and Datacenter locations required on a need basis.
  • Ability to lift and install network equipment, if needed.
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to create and maintain technical documentation.

 

If interested, please forward your resume to Sulekha.banerjee@fortlp.com.

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