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Operations Associate

The Voleon Group, Berkeley

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Voleon is a technology company that applies state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to real-world problems in finance.  For more than a decade, we have led our industry and worked at the frontier of applying machine learning to investment management. We have become a multibillion dollar asset manager, and we have ambitious goals for the future.
 
Your colleagues will include internationally recognized experts in machine learning research as well as highly experienced technology and finance professionals. The people who shape our company come from other backgrounds, too, including concert music performance, humanitarian aid, opera singing, sports writing, and the submarine service. You will be part of a team that loves to succeed together.
 
In addition to our enriching and collegial working environment, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits packages, technology talks by our experts, a beautiful modern office, daily catered lunches, and more.
 
The Operations Associate Program is a rotational program designed to introduce strong performers to various aspects of hedge fund operations, including the opportunity to work on special projects. The program aims to provide broad exposure, experience, and training that are unparalleled for recent grads. As an Operations Associate, you will establish breadth of knowledge working closely with different operational teams in the rotational portion of the program. Then you will build depth of expertise through a “specialization” with one of these teams for a longer period. At the end of the 1-3 year program, Operations Associates may find permanent roles on our teams. You will report directly to senior managers and executives at our organization and have opportunities for substantial growth within the firm. This role is a means to make a difference: you will start making deeply impactful and lasting contributions on day one, and you will develop a highly coveted skill set.
 
Please note that this is not a position for candidates seeking to become investment professionals/analysts, and it is not a position for candidates seeking to become traders.
 

Responsibilities

  • Over the course of a 1-3 year program, fulfill rotational responsibilities in diverse areas within hedge fund operations, which may include finance, business strategy, human resources, investor relations, fund operations, recruiting, reporting, and regulatory compliance
  • Excel and become a domain expert in each of your assigned areas, including your eventual “specialization” role.
  • Complete high impact project work as an individual contributor
  • Collaborate effectively on teams with other colleagues, including other Operations Associates
  • Work directly with senior executives and receive personalized mentorship and coaching
  • Become part of a fun and engaging group of fellow Operations Associates and share meaningful experiences with them

Target Profile

  • Intellectually curious explorer interested in learning about a broad variety of business challenges
  • Organized executor capable of independently managing multiple workstreams on schedule with high attention to detail
  • Analytical thinker who takes a structured approach to decomposing and solving problems
  • Critical thinker who notices opportunities for improvement
  • Team player drawn towards a collaborative working environment

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with strong academic performance and/or references
  • Authorization to work in the United States
To apply for this position, please include your GPA, transcripts, and standardized test scores (SAT as well as GRE and/or GMAT, if applicable). Submissions without these items will not be considered.

The Voleon Group is an Equal Opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation and identity, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship, or any other factors prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

About The Voleon Group

Co-founded in 2007 by two leading scientists, The Voleon Group combines an academic approach to research with an emphasis on scalability and risk management to deliver cutting-edge technology at the forefront of the finance industry. Many of our leaders and employees hold doctorates in statistics, computer science, and mathematics, among other quantitative disciplines. We are committed to exemplary performance in all aspects of our research and operations, while maintaining a culture of intellectual curiosity and flexibility. Voleon’s CEO holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford and previously founded and led a successful technology startup. Our Chief Investment Officer/Director of Research is a Statistics faculty member at UC Berkeley, where he earned his Ph.D.

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