Other - Newark, NJ Senior Investment Associate

About the position

QMA is a SEC-registered investment adviser organized in the state of New Jersey as Quantitative Management Associates LLC. The firm was founded in 1975 as the quantitative equity and global multi-asset solutions business of PGIM, Inc. After operating for many years as a unit within PGIM, Inc., the Global Investment Management Businesses of Prudential Financial, Inc., QMA became a wholly owned subsidiary of PGIM, Inc. in 2004.
QMA is team-driven and intensely collaborative. Diversity in both background and skill sets fosters a culture of intellectual curiosity and stability. As an independent firm owned by one of the world’s largest asset managers, QMA enjoys the best of both worlds: a distinct investment focus backed by deep capabilities.
Our sole business is asset management, targeting long-term, sustainable performance for our global client base, including corporate and public pension plans, endowments and foundations, sovereign wealth funds, multi-employer pension plans, and sub-advisory accounts for leading financial services companies.
We are looking to hire an experienced individual to assist with the implementation of quantitative equity strategies that cover US, global and international markets. This includes the development of robust applications to support the firm’s research and production requirements, as well as the maintenance of existing code to ensure the necessary level of quality throughout the codebase. We are committed to developing clean, intuitive and well-documented software using industry best practices and the individual in this position must share this philosophy. This position will support all aspect of the investment process covering research, signal generation, portfolio construction, order submission and post-trade analysis.    The individual will need to communicate effectively across a number of different groups to be successful.
In addition to the direct role in software development, we seek an individual that will champion software best practices across the group. The ideal individual should have extensive software development experience, preferably in the financial services industry.   Prior experience with python, investment algorithms, and large financial data sets is desirable.


  • 5+ years relevant work experience
  • Strong programming skills with a preference for hand-on python experience.
  • Prior experience developing software in financial services, with a preference for relevant-experience in an asset-management environment.
  • Prior experience with MS-SQL, C# or R is a desirable.
  • Experience with source control systems, unit and integration testing.
  • Hands-on experience developing large, complex programming projects.
  • Solid understanding of current best practices in the software industry.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail is required

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit www.prudential.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at staffingagencies@prudential.com for more information about doing business with Prudential.

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