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G-Research Overview

London, England
501 to 1000 employees
2001
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
G-Research is a leading quantitative research and technology firm, based in London.

We hire the brightest minds in the world to tackle some of the biggest questions in finance. We pair this expertise with machine learning, big data, and some of the most ... Read more

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G-Research – Why Work With Us?


Working at G-Research

Create today. Predict tomorrow.

G-Research is a leading quantitative research and technology firm, based in London.

We hire the brightest minds in the world to tackle some of the biggest questions in finance. We pair this expertise with machine learning, big data, and some of the most advanced technology available to predict movements in financial markets.

We take pride in our dynamic, flexible and highly stimulating culture where world-beating ideas are prized and rewarded. We employ some of the best people in their field and are keen to nurture their talent in a supportive working environment. 

Visit the G-Research website to find out more and apply.

Quantitative Research at G-Research

Our quantitative researchers use the latest scientific techniques and advanced data analysis methods to predict the movements in global financial markets. They have the freedom, support and resources to explore a wide range of ideas, finding patterns in large, noisy real-world data sets.

 

Mathematical Modelling

Our technology and resources are combined to build a single, powerful platform for researching algorithmic trading strategies. We use rigorous scientific methodology, robust statistical analysis, and pattern recognition to analyse an extensive and varied financial data ecosystem, extracting deep insights from truly massive datasets. Our platform provides the ability to test your mathematical models in action and get instant results using real world data.

 

Inspirational Mathematicians

We pride ourselves on our supportive, intellectual culture. Most of our Researchers have joined from PhDs or Postdocs from top-tier global institutions and we have among our ranks multiple IMO medallists and Fulbright Scholars.

Software Engineering is core to our business. By designing and implementing real-time systems, our engineers are solving some of the world’s most complex financial problems.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Our engineers are bright, creative, and happy to use their initiative when tackling technical challenges. Everyone is given the freedom to find new solutions, either by developing them in-house or using the latest approaches and systems. We have access to extensive resources to invest in top-end hardware and cutting-edge technology.

Inspirational, Collaborative Community

We have a collaborative community of specialist engineers from a wide range of backgrounds. Everyone here shares a passion for technology and works at the forefront of development, always improving our software, approach, and skill set.

Our engineers work in functional teams, creating the opportunity to see the software we have built in action and gain rapid feedback from users.

Leon - Quantitative Researcher

"Having started my university education in Engineering at MIT, finance didn’t initially seem like an option. But, after a discussion with my peers, I steered my PhD research towards more applied maths topics – positioning myself for a finance role.

There was a lot I didn’t know about the G-Research, so I gained insights from those who interviewed me. They all came across as intelligent, curious, and interested in exploring problems from different angles. I figured if people like this enjoy their jobs then I most certainly will.

And over two years in, there’s nowhere I’d rather be. The atmosphere is very relaxed and, as a quantitative researcher, we can pretty much spend all our time doing what we like the most: finding solutions to interesting and challenging problems. There are no office politics and the performance metrics couldn’t be clearer cut, which is a big motivational factor."


Samantha - Software Engineer

"I completed a BSc in Natural Sciences and then went on to do a major in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. After university, I worked for a large bank but quickly realised I was looking for a more exciting challenge. After speaking to a friend who worked at G-Research, I knew it would be the place for me.

My favourite part of working for G-Research is the great working relationship we have with the people we write software for: it feels like we’re working with them, not for them. I also really enjoy the structure of my working day and the proportion of my time spent writing and designing my own code."


Roshni - IT Service Desk Team Lead

"After completing a BSc (Hons) Degree in Network Management and Security at the University of Middlesex, I was fortunate to be put forward for the IT Service Desk position at G Research. My previous role was working within an IT Service Desk, however since joining G-Research I have discovered that this is not a traditional service desk. We are supporting and working with cutting-edge technology in a fast paced environment, making the role both challenging and exciting all the time."


Simon - Cyber Investigation and Response Analyst

"I was looking to move into a pure Information Security role after being a Systems Engineer at a company that made HSMs. G-Research looked like an attractive place to work because they put themselves forward as needing security to protect their core assets – as opposed to security to maintain some arbitrary compliance checklist.

After a few interviews, I was convinced that G-Research was the place I wanted to be. I knew that working alongside the people who conducted the interviews would help me grow professionally. The best part of working at G-Research is the calibre of people that work here. I have learned so much since starting here and have been supported every step of the way, enabling me to pass my CISSP, Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA) exams."


We offer an exceptional employee package which includes:

  • Highly competitive compensation plus annual discretionary bonus
  • Informal dress code and excellent work/life balance
  • Comprehensive private healthcare and life assurance
  • 25 days holiday
  • 9% contributory pension scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Monthly company events and an annual company weekend away
  • Central London office close to 5 stations and 6 tube lines
  • Charity fundraising matching scheme
  • Expert guest speakers
  • Season ticket loan
  • Enhanced Maternity Leave (up to 6 months)
  • GAYE - Give As You Earn
  • Eye-care vouchers

G-Research Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "World-class company, world-class people"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at G-Research has been like a breath of fresh air. You are surrounded by ambitious, driven and talented colleagues (some of whom are genuinely world-class experts in their field), which are contagious traits that drive you to improve. More than this, you have the resources and backing to exceed your goals and have a real impact on the company. The salaries and benefits are excellent, there are ample development opportunities, and the scope of extracurricular activities (including the legendary company weekends away to Europe) is the envy of all my friends. Love my job!

    Cons

    Historically, I understand there have been some blockers related to security. These are barely noticeable now, continues to improve, and is heavily outweighed by all the other positives. Work from homes opportunities have been limited but, again, are starting to increase.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing, keep listening to employees, and keep taking proactive steps to progress the company – and G-Research will continue to be a great employer.

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G-Research Interviews

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at G-Research in February 2020.

    Interview

    Discussed the role with the recruiter over the phone and followed up with a technical interview over video, two interviewers from different parts of the organisation. Recruiter briefed me well on the topics to be covered but these were quite diverse with a focus on optimisation and performance.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you understand about garbage collection in .Net   Answer Question
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