Careers

Join the exceptional team of financial technology professionals and work in a creative and open environment encouraging professional growth and achievement.

Join us

Vichara is currently looking for excellent programmers with a variety of skills, but especially C#, Java, C++ and quantitative skills for our New York, Florida, Bogota and India offices. We encourage professional growth at all levels and provide our people with a dynamic working environment, career advancement opportunities and excellent pro-employee benefits.

Environment

Vichara provides a creative and open environment that supports expression and achievement and gives everyone a chance to contribute to Vichara's success. Vichara is a vital and stimulating place to work. With personnel from all over the globe our culture is one of diversity and excitement with people eager to learn from each other. Our technical professionals have diverse academic and industrial backgrounds, but especially in computer science, mathematics, physics and finance.

Benefits

Vichara provides a comprehensive benefits package to all of its employees including a competitive salary package, life insurance coverage, accident insurance, and many performance linked incentives.

We also encourage our employees to work out flexible work arrangement with their managers to help them juggle responsibilities at home and work.

So if you are bright, creative, passionate about a career in financial technology, and committed to excellence just like we are, please send us your resume at career@vichara.com. Also follow @VicharaCareers on Twitter for news and updates on the latest openings.

Current Openings

Senior Quantitative Analyst

Job Description:
As a part of the Fixed Income Products Technology team, build and integrate custom prepay, default and other models for Risk Management and Risk Reporting supporting the Credit Risk and Front Office teams. The group focusses on building and integrating models with their valuation systems to evaluate how Agency MBS portfolio and other fixed income security portfolios will perform under changes in interest rates etc. As a Senior Quantitative Analyst your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Researching and modeling fixed income securities.
  • Model validation and testing.
  • Responsible for financial modeling, analysis and data collection, as well as the interpretation of market information, statistics, and pricing.
Qualification:
  • At least 5 years of experience working on interest rate, market risk and other models
  • Very strong econometrics knowledge (time-series, multi-variate statistics)
  • Phd. In Maths, Economics, Physics or similar
  • Experience with MBS data and prepayment modeling would be a definite plus
Locations: New York, London, Gurgaon, Hyderabad

Apply at career@vichara.com

Senior Java Developer – Risk

Job Description:
As a part of the Client Services team build custom applications for Risk Management and Risk Reporting supporting the Credit Risk and Front Office teams. As a Senior Java Developer your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Designing and implementing new functionalities in Java, Spring, Oracle Coherence, Web Services, PL/SQL
  • Writing server-side code to implement business logic
  • Optimize existing and write new stored procedures.
Qualification:
  • A Java developer with at least 4 year of experience in Java and Spring
  • Strong SQL Skills
  • Financial Service background especially Risk will be a huge plus.
Locations: NY, London, Poland, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad

Apply at career@vichara.com

Project Leader

Job Description: Project Leader needed in Los Angeles, CA to: design & develop software using C++, C#, C, SQL, AJAX, ASP. NET, SQL Server & others; analyze req’ts of development & use quantitative finance to develop high-end software applics based on user req’ts; manage software development of proprietary products, inc. a securities analytics component library & a derivatives pricing tool. MS in Comp. Sci., Comp. Applics., or rel. field or for. equiv. plus 1 yr. rel. exp. req’d. M-F 9AM-5PM, Salary: $130,000.00/year.

Send resume w/ cover to:


HR, Vichara Technologies, Inc.
5 Marine View Plaza Ste
312 Hoboken NJ 07030.

No emails or tel. calls. EOE.

Project Manager

Job Description: Project Manager needed in Los Angeles, CA to: design & customize custom applications; analyze & design databases & data warehouse for managing assets for large multi-asset funds; interact with trading desk & middle office to build custom applics for their portfolio manag't & risk manag't reporting needs. BS in Manag’t, Manag’t Info. Sys. or rel. field or for. equiv. plus 5 yrs. progressive rel. exp. req’d.

Send resume w/ cover to:


HR, Vichara Technologies, Inc.
5 Marine View Plaza Ste
312 Hoboken NJ 07030.

No emails or tel. calls. EOE.

Senior Database Developer/ Architect – Fixed Income

Job Description:
The Senior Data Architect/Developer will be responsible for database design, data modeling, configuration, and development as well as ETL related work to build a mission critical enterprise risk platform, which supports various portfolio and security risk management needs within Western Asset. The person will implement tasks required for database design & development & optimization, ETL related implementation, and continuing operation of the enterprise risk management system as well as support other databases in risk management team. He/she will also work closely with project lead, system architect, quant/SAS developers, QA engineer, and business analyst throughout project lifecycle under minimum supervision of project manager.

Qualification:
  • Minimum 8 years hands-on data modeling and database design experience for enterprise applications.
  • Minimum 7 years of intensive database programming experience such as SQL, PL/SQL, and stored procedures.
  • Minimum 3 years data modeling experience in Fixed Income domain and understand data fields for various fixed income products including Structured Product, Options, and Swaps and other derivatives.
  • B.S. or equivalent education in financial engineering is required.
  • Familiar with Oracle 11g and MS SQL 2012 new features
Locations: Los Angeles

Apply at career@vichara.com

Senior SAS Developer/ Architect

The Senior SAS Quant Architect will be responsible for the design, development, programming, and testing of risk and analytic systems, user interface, and the implementation of highly optimized SAS code related to security valuation, market state simulation, and reports for a large data set. Design, develop and test software to implement quantitative models, system /user interface, and required data transformations using SAS, Mathematics/statistics/financial libraries as well as procedural, object-oriented and scripting languages.

Qualification:
  • At least 10 years ( Architect) or 5 years (Developer) of experience with SAS in general and familiar with Base SAS, Macros, PROC SQL, IML, and SAS Enterprise Guide.
  • Hands-on working experience with SAS Risk Dimensions
  • Minimum 5 years software development related to financial models in fixed income or derivatives domain.
  • Prior hands-on working experience with FinCAD Analytics Suite for developer is strongly preferred.
  • B.S. or equivalent education in financial engineering is required.
Locations: Los Angeles

Apply at career@vichara.com

Senior Developer – Front Office Technology

The Senior Developer will be responsible for Design and development of front-to-middle office systems using C#, ASP.NET, WCF, XML etc.

Qualification:
  • 3 - 7 years of C# .NET development experience in investment banking industry
  • Very strong hands on SQL query writing experience.
  • Knowledge in Sales & Trading (especially Fixed Income)
  • B.Tech. or equivalent education in Computer Science is required.
Locations: Gurgaon

Apply at career@vichara.com

Project Manager – OMS – Black Mountain / Everest

Based in Los Angeles, the AVP/Sr. Program Analyst will be responsible for performing hands on project management and business analysis work to drive implementation of the Black Mountain Order Management System.

Qualification:
  • At least 5 years of Project and Process Management experience with large scale technology implementations, custom development, and data integrations
  • Direct experience with Charles River IMS or Black Mountain Systems (preferred)
  • Knowledge of the Financial Services industry, specifically the Alternative Asset Management arena a plus
Locations: Los Angeles

Apply at career@vichara.com

Senior AngularJS Developer

Based in Gurgaon the Senior Developer will be responsible for developing web applications using angular.js , react.js and/or other javascript frameworks.

Qualification:
  • At least 3 years of Javascript development experience using one or more of BackboneJS/AngularJS/
  • Hands on experience in HTML5, CSS3, LESS or SCSS
  • Knowledge of the Financial Services industry, specifically the Alternative Asset Management arena a plus
Locations: Gurgaon

Apply at career@vichara.com

Senior Murex Developer

Based in Hong Kong and China, the Senior Developer will be responsible for leading MUREX implementations for our financial services clients.

Qualification:
  • 3 to 5 years of experience on Mx G2000/Mx.3.1 Back office Module
  • Good experience in writing Unix shell scripts and SQLs
  • Good knowledge of Murex datamart
Locations: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, London

Apply at career@vichara.com

Management Consultant

Management Consultant needed in Pasadena, CA to: assist w/ functional req’ts gathering, business process documentation & applic testing; development & support of propriety applics; analyze client req’ts in project areas inc. IT testing & product acceptance & new business operating models; research emerging & available product functionality; produce project documentation inc. formal proposals & schedules, business req’ts, functional specs, project plans & test cases. MS in Finance, Economics or rel. field plus 1 yr. rel. exp. req’d. Send resume w/ cover to: HR, Vichara Technologies, Inc., 5 Marine View Plaza, Ste 312, Hoboken, NJ 07030. No emails or tel. calls. EOE.

Information Security Engineer - Audits

Job Description:

The Information Security (InfoSec) Engineer will assist the firm by preparing for and responding to client security assessments and audits. They will also conduct on-site and on-line security assessments of our vendors and other third-parties to ensure these entities follow client security requirements and industry best-practices. The InfoSec Engineer will help to organize, oversee and coordinate other annual testing and assessment projects, including business continuity assessments and penetration testing. Candidates must have hands-on technical expertise with GRC tools, intrusion prevention & detection and direct experience with security audits.

Qualification:
  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Information Assurance, Computer Science, Business, Information Systems or a related degree from an accredited institution.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) are both preferred certifications.
  • Five (5) years experience with relevant technologies and similar professional setting.
  • Strong client-service orientation and focus with excellent written and verbal presentation skills.
Locations: Los Angeles

Apply at career@vichara.com

Sr. Consultant-Share Point & Mobile Applics

Job Description:

Sr. Consultant-Share Point & Mobile Applics. needed in LA, CA to: build web and mobile apps for RMBS analysis & rel. securities; discuss use cases & req’ts for mobile apps w/ business users; develop wireframes for mobile apps; re-architect database layers to support specific client needs; develop custom iOS and android app using the rewritten DB, UI & Web services layers. BS in Comp. Sci., Info. Tech. or rel. field or for. equiv. plus 2 yrs. rel. exp. Exp. In developing mobile apps in iOS & android & exp. in sharepoint req'd. Send resume w/ cover to: HR, Vichara Tech. Inc., 7 North Broad St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450. No emails or tel. calls. EOE.

Software Developer

Job Description:

Software Developer needed in LA, CA to: design & develop software applics for financial services firms & hedge funds; analyze system req’ts for front & back offices of investment manag’t firms; design & develop comp. proprietary products; design, develop & customize proprietary trading & valuation systems; develop applics used by trading desk; incorporate third-party data sources & develop UI for proprietary & custom trading tools; integrate prepayment, interest rate & cash flow models w/ proprietary & custom trading tools. BS in Comp. Sci., Comp. Eng’g, or for. equiv. or rel. field plus 5 yrs. rel. exp. or MS in Comp. Sci., Comp. Eng’g., or for. equiv. or rel. field plus 1 yr. rel. exp. req’d. Send resume w/ cover to: HR, Vichara Tech. Inc., 7 North Broad St., Ste. 200, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. No emails or tel. calls. EOE.