Job Overview

Product Developer

Location: London, United Kingdom Salary:
Type: Permanent Contact: Claire Burke
Posted: over 1 year ago

Level:  AVP to VP

  • Ideal start date – ASAP
  • Rapid Application Developer (RAD)

Key Responsibilities:

  • The core responsibility will be to develop proof of concept applications for new initiatives looking into risk compression and optimization. 
  • Expected to be familiar with optimizations and machine learning concepts and their applicability/how to code them.
  • Will be working with different internal quant pricing/optimization libraries in R, Python, Java, C++ to craft a new proto type solution.
  • Will be expected to extend the libraries if required.
  • Support the development of SMART services solutions
  • Hand over prototype application to development team to make it production ready.
  • Work with Sales and Product for customer engagement regarding the prototype solution providing expert support.

Key Skills

  • Solid design, coding, testing, debugging skills, and documentations skills.
  • Ability to work with various programming languages and concepts.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Strong analytical ability and efficient problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work both independently, taking ownership, and as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to grasp advanced quantitative concepts easily, or proved to be competent to pick up this knowledge quickly.
  • Clear understanding of pricing and risk issues on financial products on which they have worked.
  • Able to react quickly and perform well under stress and high demand
  • Strong adaptability to the fast changing requirements.

Ideal Experiences

  • 2 to 5 years working experience including internship in finance industry.
  • 2+ years programming experience outside of school using major OO programming, languages, such as Python, R, Java, C, C++.
  • Intermediate working knowledge of MS Excel and VBA.
  • Understanding on relational database such as SQL Server and/or Oracle. Real world working experience on database is a plus.
  • Knowledge on interest rate and fx derivatives products
  • Experience in machine learning / optimization
  • Experience working in a Trading environment, developing tactical tools