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Backend Developer

Requisition ID:  46365
Business Unit:  Fitch Solutions
Category:  Information Technology

Tel Aviv, IL

Date Posted:  Feb 7, 2024

Backend Developer


GeoQuant is currently seeking a Backend Developer based out of Israel (hybrid).

GeoQuant is seeking to hire a Backend Developer, ideally with some background in DevOps & Infrastructure fields, to support the company’s tech side. Candidates will have the opportunity to code and develop in multiple programming languages, on a microservice oriented environment, using latest modern tech stack.  


The position will work directly under GeoQuant’s Head of Technology, but will also need to communicate well and be able to work with other peers and senior colleagues from different departments.  


What We Offer:


  • GeoQuant is a non-hierarchical organization comprising a small team of driven, friendly, laid-back employees; the ideal candidate would possess similar qualities while also being a self-starter and possessing the ability to work both autonomously and at the direction of a busy executive team. 
  • GeoQuant’s core team is spread geographically across time zones and countries; strong time management and communication skills are therefore imperative. 


We’ll Count on You To:


  • Maintain existing code, solving bugs, implementing changes.
  • Developing new features, new tools, and working on new green-field projects for new product endeavors.
  • Help maintaining and keeping the stability of our infrastructure and availability of our services & products.
  • Building and Improving tech-related “support systems” such as monitoring, alerts, analytics, etc.
  • Supporting and helping the PoliSci team and the Sales team when working with internal (non-client facing) systems, usually due to clients demands.



What You Need to Have:



  • BA or BsC in Computer Science, or Software Engineering, or similar degree in the field. 


Technical & Professional Experience 

  • At least 4+ years of experience as a backend developer. Significant time working at startups or in a startup-like environment – advantage. 
  • Fluent in Ruby On Rails or NodeJS (for Backend development). Experience with the other mentioned language and/or Python – strong advantage 
  • Strong data orientation - managing and understanding data pipelines, data storage & management, schema design, etc. Highly experienced working with SQL (PostgreSQL – advantage). Some acquaintance with MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch – advantage 
  • Regularly working using standard collaborative work practices (i.e. Git, etc…) 
  • Good grasp of software engineering and coding best-practices.  
    Must be able to deliver code at highest quality. 
  • At least basic familiarity with AWS Cloud Infrastructures and working with AWS management console. 
  • Some knowledge and experience with DevOps & Infrastructure related worlds – strong advantage. Specifically, with any of the following: Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Terraform, GitOps, ArgoCD, ArgoWorkflows, Jenkins. 
  • Developing or maintaining algorithms implementations – advantage 
  • Familiar with async work distributions, workers & jobs queues, consumer-producer concept – advantage. 



What Would Make You Stand Out:


  • Fast learner, eager to learn and expand knowledge horizontally, being a jack of many trades. 
  • Independent, self-sufficient, and self-reliant personality, being able to tackle big tasks with little spec and a lot of uncertainty and see them end to end.
  • Can fill in gaps in knowledge and requirements with only little help (as opposed to being spoon-fed with all the nitty-gritty details) 
  • Must be comfortable working in dynamic agile environment (not referring to agile methodologies such as scrum, lean, etc, but more like “no defined methodology” work environment), where tasks and focus can change frequently. 
  • Display exceptional organizational and time/deadline management skills and ability to prioritize among various deliverables.



Why Fitch?


At Fitch Group, the combined power of our global perspectives is what differentiates us. Our global network of colleagues comes together to accomplish things greater than they ever could alone.


Every team member is essential to our business and each perspective is critical to our success. We embrace a diverse culture that encourages a free exchange of ideas, guaranteeing your voice will be heard and your work will have an impact, regardless of seniority.

We are building incredible things at Fitch and we invite you to join us on our journey.


GeoQuant, a Fitch Solutions Company, uses advances in political and computer science to create high-frequency, systematic country risk data and analytics that are transparent and can be validated. Our geopolitical forecasts are highly accurate because they are built on robust models. When they’re wrong, you’ll know that, too. We let the data speak.


Fitch Solutions provides data, research and analytics that help clients excel at managing their credit risk, offer deep insight into the debt investment market and provide comprehensive intelligence macroeconomic environment. All available on our platform, Fitch Connect, designed and built using our credit, macro and industry expertise to help you make more informed decisions.


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