Bridgewater Associates- Management Systemization
Our mission is to bring idea meritocracies to the world, in other words, organizations in which the best ideas win. Humans are naturally and historically poor at decision making, and the costs are high: opportunities squandered, businesses wrecked, people hurt. Why? Human ego, frailty, and bias. The idea meritocracy exists to help people get what they want out of life. Our team has set out to systemize a better way for people to work together, to build strong and vibrant communities, and ultimately to achieve world class results. We equip people with the ability to understand one another, thoughtfully disagree, stress test ideas, and compound knowledge through objective decision making.
Team & Product
Dave Ferrucci, the creator of IBM’s Watson and founder of Elemental Cognition, has joined forces with Ray Dalio, founder of the largest and most successful hedge fund in history and author of New York Times #1 bestseller, Principles. Together, they lead a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and artists creating a platform that combines the best qualities of intelligent systems and intelligent humans.
By collecting streams of real time experimental and observational data from a large and ever-growing number of sources, we construct and fit statistical, machine learning, and optimization models of people and of work. In a collegial atmosphere we debate modeling of human character, and what is the best ontology to represent it. We ask ourselves questions like: how do we know what people are like? Who is best for a given job? How can we work, together, better, more effectively? And, since we aspire to help people all over the world, we engineer for scale—a suite of applications built atop a forward thinking scalable and distributed architecture, to sustain a beautiful user experience within a rich ecosystem.
Prototyping, developing, productionalizing, and maintaining systems at all levels of the stack
Iterating with users, stakeholders, and engineers on all aspects of an application’s design
Collaboration with other team members to craft quality technical solutions in an open way
Working with engineering leaders to design & implement scalable, resilient system architectures
Web frameworks & tools: React, Redux, RxJS, LESS, Sass, WebPack, npm
Strong knowledge of the JVM and Java, preferably expertise with Scala
Data messaging, persistence, and caching: Kafka, Spark, SQL, Ignite, ElasticCache, PrestoDB
Design patterns: microservices, CQRS, 12-factor apps, event sourcing, reactivity and streaming
Exposure to DevOps: continuous integration, automated testing, cloud deployments, etc.
Bonus if expertise with machine learning, data science, or a math & statistics background
Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity Employer