Talent Acquisition Manager

WorldQuant is seeking an exceptional talent acquisition manager to help drive recruiting efforts in our Research organization. Position based in Moscow and Saint Petersburg


WorldQuant develops and deploys systematic financial strategies across a variety of asset classes and global markets. We seek to produce high-quality predictive signals (alphas) through our proprietary research platform to employ financial strategies focused on exploiting market inefficiencies. Our teams work collaboratively to drive the production of alphas and financial strategies – the foundation of a sustainable, global investment platform.

WorldQuant’s success is built on a culture that pairs academic sensibility with accountability for results. Employees are encouraged to think openly about problems, balancing intellectualism and practicality. Great ideas come from anyone, anywhere. Employees are encouraged to challenge conventional thinking and possess a mindset of continuous improvement. That’s a key ingredient in remaining a leader in any industry.

Our goal is to hire the best and the brightest. We value intellectual horsepower first and foremost, and people who demonstrate an exceptional talent. There is no roadmap to future success, so we need people who can help us create it. Our collective intelligence will drive us there.

Simply put, talent attracts talent. Smart people want to be surrounded by smart people and this philosophy will drive and motivate how you will approach each search and each candidate. The talent acquisition manager will be on the front lines of representing WorldQuant and our values and will successfully demonstrate this by ensuring a positive, high-quality candidate experience. As a member of the talent acquisition team, you realize that every touch point is an opportunity to further engage with candidates and enhance the firm’s brand.


Job Responsibilities

Leading all aspects of talent acquisition process including, but not limited to the following:

  • Sourcing candidates through various channels (job sites, recruitment agencies, career fairs, etc.)
  • Reviewing CVs
  • Reaching out to candidates and informing them about the role and the Company
  • Administering tests and scheduling interviews
  • Maintaining/working with recruitment database
  • Providing regular updates and feedback on recruitment activities
  • Arranging Company presentations at universities and contributing to Company branding activities
  • Coordinating background check and onboarding processes for new employees
  • Partnering with management and HR team on recruitment issues
  • Exploring and implementing market best practices in recruitment


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a top university
  • At least 2 years of experience as a Recruiter/Talent Acquisition Specialist in an agency or in-house
  • Deep understanding of recruitment practices, employment law and local policies
  • Good knowledge of English (both oral and written)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with Microso Office (World, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Willingness to take initiative and propose creative ideas to improve recruitment pipeline
  • Strong work ethic

As a plus:

  • Track-record hiring top talent with quant background (Mathematics, Programming, Economics, Physics, Engineering and similar)


What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation package, which may include annual discretionary bonuses and annual salary increases;
  • Healthy work-life balance support (flexible start of working day, parental leave, sabbatical aer 5 years of service etc.);
  • Regular teambuilding and corporate events;
  • Monthly team lunches;
  • Social package:
    • Medical insurance and cancer insurance for employees and their family members including dental (wife/husband, children under 23 years old);
    • Life insurance (for employees only);
    • Support program for employees and their relatives on psychological, legal, and financial issues;
    • Sick leave – 100% of salary, including full payment of maternity leave (140 days);
    • Parental leave program up to 3 weeks for secondary care givers (fathers) with 100% pay;
    • 3 additional vacation days per year in addition to statutory vacation;
  • Culture of continuous learning: certification, online and offline training in Russia and abroad, English classes, mentoring in professional development;
  • Fruits & snacks in the office;
  • Relocation package in certain cases (if applicable).


Stages of our recruitment process:

  • CV review;
  • 3 rounds of interviews;
  • Decision