Front Office Python Developer, Contractor

London, United Kingdom
22 May 2022
17 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Part Time
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $2.2 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 3,070 employees in 22 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

PIMCO leverages the Beacon cloud platform to build rich web user interfaces and backend services with components utilizing full stack Python. We're looking for a senior software engineer with excellent Python web development skills. You'll leverage our cloud platform to build applications for our internal Portfolio Management, Analytics and other teams. In addition, you'll build and extend platform UI components based on React and exposed via Python. Experience with React/JavaScript is preferred, or willingness to learn. This is an exciting opportunity to accelerate developer enablement efforts, given the rapid growth of our cloud platform usage across the firm.

  • Build applications for internal teams, including Technology, Analytics and Portfolio Management
  • Extend our Beacon platform UI component suite, leveraging Python and React, to write reusable code for internal developers
  • Exceptional team player and communicator, collaborate closely with technology and business colleagues
  • Establish and socialize excellent engineering practices

Position Requirements:

  • 7+ years of software development experience
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related technical field
  • Experience working with trading desks is preferred
  • Financial Markets knowledge is a plus
  • Deep knowledge of Python 3.6+
  • Strong grasp of JavaScript, React JS, HTML, CSS
  • Exposure to data structures and algorithms, OOP and design patterns
  • Experience building reusable components
  • Expertise in REST APIs, WebSockets, Messaging, Caching
  • Experience with data modeling, relational and NO SQL databases
  • AWS, Docker, GitHub familiarity preferred


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office

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