Quant Engineer Associate

Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location: Irvine, CA, US, 92618

Company: Capital Group

Req ID: 49736 

Location: Irvine, CA 

Other location(s): N/A 

Relocation benefits offered: Yes 

Travel required: None 


“I can be myself at work.”


You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world  ̶  everything that makes you unique. We’re working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better.


We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more.


“I can influence my income.”


You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You’ll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses).


“I can lead a full life.”


You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you’re raising a family, you’re passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we’ll give you the resources that can set you up for success.

  • Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options
  • Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love
  • Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones



Note: Our recruiting process is 100% virtual, which should help with the logistics of your candidate journey. We have transitioned to a hybrid work model, which means our associates are working from home the majority of the time, and coming into the office 20% of the month. You will work directly with your manager to decide what that looks like for you.”



“I can succeed as a Quant Engineer at Capital Group.”


Participate in research, design and engineering of complex quantitative models, tools, applications and platforms that support Investment and Distribution groups to deliver superior, consistent long term investment results.  Quantiative Research Technology Group (QRT) amplifies the impact of quantitative research as a core CG competitive advantage. We do this through innovative solutions, deep research partnerships, robust quantitative engineering, and scalable self-service analytics & data platforms that support various functions including quantitative research (equity, fixed income ,multi asset, macro), portfolio construction, portfolio risk, portfolio optimization  and asset allocation.


Primary responsibilities/essential functions:

  • Participates in research, design, engineering, building, testing and maintaining elements of complex quantitative models
  • Utilizes knowledge in quantitative methods and tools, data analysis, problem solving, software engineering
  • Participates in various aspects of research, protype, production processes
  • Participates in activities related to incubation of quantitative strategies
  • Helps move models from prototype to production
  • In partnership with quantitative research groups
  • Supports research work streams that arise from discussions of more senior associates
  • Participates in team efforts to provides empirical analysis as requested using historical or simulated data
  • Participates in team effort to analyze, interpret and visualize data to help users meet reporting and analytical business needs for requests from senior business stakeholders or other technology areas
  • Develops understanding of capital markets (equity and fixed income), modern portfolio theory, various market data sources and industry portfolio risk models


"I am the person Capital Group is looking for."

  • You have a background in a quantitative discipline. Master’s degree or PhD in mathematics, physics or computer science.
  • You have experience in statistics, data science, machine learning, scientific computing and algorithm development
  • You design software and have programming skills in quantitative langauges (e.g. Python, R, Matlab, Java)
  • You enjoy data analysis, data engineering and visualization skills
  • You have a genuine interest in investment strategies, risk, equities, fixed income or financial derivatives


“I can apply in less than 4 minutes.”


You’ve reviewed this job posting and you’re ready to start the candidate journey with us. Apply now to move to the next step in our recruiting process. If this role isn’t what you’re looking for, check out our other opportunities and join our talent community.


“I can learn more about Capital Group.” 


At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That’s why we offer a culture, compensation and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, our goal has been to improve people’s lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. More than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day. Find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FairyGodBoss, DiversityJobs and Instagram.


We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

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