My client is a successful and growing private FinTec firm, formed by some well known senior quants in the market. They specialise in the provision of risk management tools to the financial industry. They have rapid growth plans over the next five years, providing solutions to financial institutions across the globe, in all asset classes. Solutions are built within Amazon Web Services, leveraging high performance compute analytics and cost-effective elastic scaling.
They have succeeded in signing major hedge funds in Europe and Asia , leading to additional resources required in terms of technology and day to day support. Therefore they are looking to hire a Quant Analyst/Developer to work under their Head of Product Development who has been instrumental in building out the core product offering.
Proficiency in the following areas is desired:
- Trade knowledge: from the most vanilla (e.g. futures) to the highly exotic (e.g. multi-asset performance based auto-callables). Front office exposure to real world hedging strategies, and their limitations, is expected.
- Financial modelling: a knowledge of derivative pricing models is desirable. Demonstration of having worked on such models in a professional context would be a strong plus.
- Market data: the platform supports five different asset classes, with end of day market data available 'out of the box'. A working knowledge of overnight marking and data management is therefore desirable.
- Coding skills: C++, C# or a related language (Python, Matlab, Java). Coding is Windows based, but knowledge of Linux based programming would also be an advantage.
This is a great opportunity for someone at an early stage in their career looking to gain experience of working in a small team directly with the CEO and Lead Quant with a steep learning curve. This is opportunity to build a business and be part of something really cool at an early stage. Joining now means you have the opportunity to be a key early employee, and have loads of opportunity to grow career-wise and in equity ownership.