Sr Quantitative Developer

Franklin Templeton Investments

$150K — $200K *


More than 4w ago


8 - 10 years of experience

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Job Description

At Franklin Templeton, everything we do is focused on one thing – delivering better client outcomes. We do that by partnering closely with our clients, assessing their strategic needs, and identifying the solution or solutions that can meet the challenge. Over 9,500 employees working in 30 countries around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 155 countries. For more than 75 years our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.

O’Shaughnessy Asset Management (OSAM) is a research and money management firm based in Stamford, CT. On December 31, 2021, OSAM was acquired by Franklin Templeton. The firm manages approximately $8.3 billion in assets for institutions and financial advisors. Our approach to managing money is transparent, logical, and completely disciplined, leading to long‐standing relationships with our clients. We are a leading provider of Custom Indexing services via CANVAS®. CANVAS® is a platform offering financial advisors an unprecedented level of control and ease in creating and managing client portfolios in separately manages accounts (SMAs). Advisors can set up custom investment templates, access factor investing strategies, utilize passive strategies, actively manage taxes, and apply ESG investing and SRI screens according to the specific needs, preferences, and objectives of individual clients.

For more information on our firm, please visit our website at


OSAM is hiring a Senior Front Office Software Developer (Senior Quant Developer) to join our Research/Quant Technology team. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a passion for solving business problems with technology and possess strong programming experience. This position is a hands-on role responsible for developing, supporting, and maintaining a firmwide research, investment, and trading data-rich platform supported by applications, APIs, and visualization tools. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates with a strong technical background and excellent communication skills to interface directly with OSAM’s research team and CIO.

We anticipate this position sitting in Stamford, CT or New York City with a hybrid work schedule (partially remote), but we may be open to hiring in other geographic locations.

What are the ongoing responsibilities of a Senior Quant Developer?

  • Work directly with the Researchers to integrate & optimize research data processes and models.
  • Design and develop cloud-native solutions in C#/Python/SQL to promote consistency of use of the Firmwide data platform across numerous analytical tools.
  • Build robust data pipelines from many sources of varied levels of data quality, supporting both research demands, ad-hoc client analytic requests, and the core production applications.
  • Drive a technology strategy with increased levels of automation to reduce risk and enhance data quality and associated controls
  • Partner with the Data Science team to create next-generation risk models including machine-learning driven platforms and code sets.

What ideal qualifications, skills & experience would help someone to be successful?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field of study. Advanced Degree a plus.
  • 7+ years of prior professional programming experience (preferred).
  • Advanced C# and SQL experience.
  • Medium to advanced knowledge of Python
  • Working knowledge working with Windows environments and cloud-based technologies (Azure).
  • Excellent communication skills to be able to interact with a wide range of users ranging from very technical (quants) to non-technical.
  • Experience with equity products and associated market data, pricing, and risk concepts
  • Results-oriented team player, with the ability to handle a rapidly changing set of projects and priorities while maintaining a strong professional presence.
  • Strong analytical skillset with demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Fast learner with the ability to adapt quickly and work in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent time management skills.

Additional desired experience:

  • Experience working in the front office environment with research and investment teams
  • SQL Server experience
  • Experience with DevOps practices, including CI/CD, and infrastructure-as-code
  • Experience with the following technologies: GIT, App Containers, Microservices & APIs, shell scripting, messaging buses
  • Experience in Optimizers

Along with base compensation, other compensation is offered such as a discretionary bonus, 401k plan, health insurance, and other perks. There are several factors taken into consideration in making compensation decisions including but not limited to location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. At Franklin Templeton, we apply a total reward philosophy where all aspects of compensation and benefits are taken into consideration in determining compensation. We expect the salary for this position to range between USD $150,000 - $200,000.




What makes Franklin Templeton unique?

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of—the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights of our benefits include:

  • Three weeks paid time off the first year
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with 85% company match on your pre-tax and/or Roth contributions, up to the IRS limits
  • Employee Stock Investment Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
  • Onsite fitness center and recreation center*
  • Onsite cafeteria*

*Only applicable at certain locations

We believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values, and is an important element of how we achieve success.

We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals.

Franklin Templeton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. We invite you to visit us at to learn more about our company, career opportunities and recruitment process.

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