Financial Engineer


We're looking for talented and highly motivated financial engineers to join our Advice Research team. Financial engineers at NextCapital work as part of our highly innovative Advice research team and solve difficult problems related to financial advice and investment management. Our clients range from everyday investors to large financial institutions. Learn more about us at


  • Disrupt the financial advice industry by building the next generation of financial advice and investment management solutions
  • Learn from experienced quantitative researcher and expert software developers through pair coding and hone your skills across a cutting-edge financial economics and retirement finance
  • Build well-tested, efficient and reusable quantitative analytic models and scalable software
  • Make an immediate impact by contributing to research and building new analytic features from start to finish



  • You have strong knowledge of linear algebra, statistics, financial mathematics, computational finance, especially Portfolio Optimization is required
  • You have real world experience with some of the following: portfolio optimization, investment management, style analysis, manager due diligence, retirement planning, annuity and other guaranteed income products, and ERISA and IRS regulations
  • You have advanced Matlab skills, or equivalent experience with R or Python
  • You have a Masters or PhD degree in Financial Engineering, Analytic Finance, Quantitative Finance, or Financial Mathematics, or other graduate degree in a quantitative discipline with equivalent field experience
  • You're a strong candidate if you are on track for CFA or SOA certification
  • You have 1+ year of industry experience in the financial industry working with investment fund manager evaluation, selection, and building optimal investment portfolios to track or outperform model asset class portfolio benchmarks. Experience in the DC industry is a big plus



  • Help bring affordable, easy to use financial advice that impacts that lives of millions of people
  • See your work move into production quickly, and avoid the bureaucracy that slows down larger companies
  • Receive great benefits like stock options, employer 401(k) match, and employer contributions to health, dental and vision coverage
  • Enjoy a laid back work environment surrounded by top quality researchers & engineers that enjoy working with each other
  • Get in on the ground floor of a growth stage company where you can have a real impact on the company's future
  • Participate in company-sponsored cornhole leagues, Thursday After Hours (cards, video games, treats), fantasy football leagues, hackathons and other fun events
  • Sip locally roasted coffee or espresso at your modular sitting/standing desk

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