Quant Developer Job Description

Quant Developer Job Description

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Quant developer provides on-hand new development as well as support, maintenance or enhancement of existing applications in various programming languages such as VBA & SQL.

Quant Developer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective quant developer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included quant developer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Design test cases and test applications for systems used for a variety of analytical, pricing, risk management or credit pricing to ensure the business needs are met and analytics are correctly implemented
Strong working knowledge in Python (2 & 3), experience to apply, adapt and extend existing Python packages (such as nose and multitest) essential
Develop robust, performant pricing, trading and risk systems including building new applications & enriching existing applications using the most suitable technology choices
Knowledge of international financial markets, derivatives products and models
Proven programming skills, including Python and C++
You play a key role in the model implementation and tooling development within Pricing & Product Hedging in a newly developed in-house software platform
Functionality for risk, finance and treasury regulatory modelling
Product, model, risk factor, market data and other taxonomies
Developer/researcher position for the quant vol trading system used in options market making
Responsible for strategy development, backtesting and algorithm optimization

Quant Developer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Quant Developer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the quant developer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Finance, Computing, Graduate, Technical, Associates

Skills for Quant Developer

Desired skills for quant developer include:

Python
Various scripting languages
Similar
VBA
Pricing
Products
Risk
Design patterns
Fixed income
R

Desired experience for quant developer includes:

General development including connectivity components, price feed components, infrastructure
Strong programming background in a structured language (C, C++, Java)
Familiarity with UNIX/Linux network programming
Able to produce performance-critical, production-ready, maintainable code
At least two years of experience developing for a production environment
Experience writing exchange connectivity and networking is a plus

Quant Developer Examples

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Quant Developer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a quant developer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for quant developer
  • The position is a Developer/Manager role to develop, optimise, extend and maintain the infrastructure which underpins the core model validation workflow
  • Hands-on approach with focus on pragmatic solutions
  • Experience with C++, preferably in a multi developer environment is a plus
  • Knowledge of LaTeX
  • Interested in development in the context of Finance - demonstrated by qualifications and experience
  • Excellent communicator - both written and oral, stakeholder management experience appreciated
  • Build into and enhance existing client-reporting and trade monitoring tools, by utilizing and engaging our trading platform (Sidecar)
  • Experienced with software development working with source control, automated test and regression tools
  • Support local quant and day-to-day tasks such as model and product testing and analysis, data collection, analysis and presentation
  • Be responsible for the running of periodic reports
Qualifications for quant developer
  • Experience in high-frequency or algorithmic trading is a plus
  • Hands-on experience with C/C++ Quantitative Development
  • Solid understanding of statistics, probability, inverse problems, stochastic calculus, financial and econometric models, estimation and calibration techniques
  • Experince with modern version control systems like Git or SVN is a *very* strong plus
  • Experience with HTML/JavasScript web application development (JQuery, Backbone.js, d3.js, IPython) is a *very* strong plus
  • Experience with version control tools and processes (Subversion, CVS, Clear Case )
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Quant Developer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a quant developer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for quant developer
  • You will learn Open Source python technologies for advanced data visualizations, widgets and analytics
  • Object oriented programming in C#, high performance computing
  • Can coordinate and implement model changes
  • Execute and document Functional Acceptance Test (FAT) on new version of software
  • Design, develop, test the Rates Derivatives / CRT valuation platform
  • Develop or refine computer applications that provide deeper analysis on home price forecast and mortgage credit loss forecast models
  • Confer with business unit management to determine analytical needs
  • Examine mortgage data, economic data, model construct and model outputs and determine the efficacy of current analytical standards or models
  • Design, development and maintenance of modelling libraries and frameworks
  • Architecture for model integration with technology systems
Qualifications for quant developer
  • Proven API, Java server and SQL database design skills
  • Extensive experience in building trading systems, preferably HF or execution algorithms
  • 7+ years relevant experience, large financial firms, technology companies
  • Strong knowledge of current web technology stack, including HTML5, Javascript, angular.js, jquery
  • 3-7 years experience designing and developing on Unix based platforms
  • Knowledge of SAS desired but not essential
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Quant Developer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a quant developer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for quant developer
  • Adoption of new technologies – AAD, vectorisation, GPUs, machine learning
  • Consistency, sharing & de-duplication of analytics across all modelling teams in QA
  • Models for trading book and banking book analytics
  • Coordinating development of systems of models across teams, either within QA or other modelling groups
  • Provide best in class service to Barclays clients
  • Analysis of and improvements to algo performance
  • Calibration and optimisation of parameters
  • Design and implement technology solutions to meet GVAR requirements
  • Perform analysis, enhancement, and development work using companys core software platforms
  • Develop solutions that are configurable and scalable to meet the various business needs
Qualifications for quant developer
  • Computer Science or Statistics degree desired but not essential
  • Not only understand but also suggest requirements that would achieve our business goals
  • Implement these requirements following the best development practices to ensure production stability
  • Support the desk if they encounter issues in the production environment
  • Exhibiting a commercial mindset
  • Building an accurate understanding of the data that is used to make decisions
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Quant Developer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of quant developer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for quant developer
  • Interact with business stakeholders (Risk, Product, our members) in order to iterate on specifications and test/evaluate output of the Quant library
  • Work with BA and clients to understand the requirements and write up technical documents
  • Perform QA/Systems testing to seek sign offs from clients
  • Evaluate new technologies for integration with existing infrastructure
  • A deep understanding of hedge fund strategies and signals that drive them
  • Aladdin - the investment platform used to manage >$15 Trillion of the global assets
  • Machine learning and data science technology and how to apply these to alpha generation
  • Experience in designing and implementing scalable middle tier services
  • Knowledge of the functional programming paradigm or functional languages such as Haskell or Scala
  • Familiarity with Windows OS and related technologies, in particular COM, MSI, SxS, MSBuild
Qualifications for quant developer
  • Developing a solid technical expertise of the eco-system used by the cockpit
  • Familiar with Equities specific risks (greeks and factors) and analytics
  • Familiar with Python’s Enaml
  • Graduate Students or those who have finished their degree (Undergrad/Masters/PhD) in Computer Science
  • Experience with a statistical software package
  • Validate models independently from the risk management team and provide approvals and validation reports for senior managers
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Quant Developer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a quant developer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for quant developer
  • Focus on various aspects of the projects leading to the successful implementation and improvements of the business critical tasks and risk management systems
  • Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Policies and Policy Standards
  • A deep understanding or hedge fund strategies and signals that drive them
  • We value post-graduate degree holders, but we also like individuals with equivalent commercial experience
  • You will be sent on training to improve your expertise in data science, quantitative investment strategies and capital markets
  • Working as a software engineer on the Athena platform
  • Communicating with a range of stakeholders regarding technical projects
  • Working as part of a global technology community
  • Learning about the business functions the team support
  • Come up to speed quickly on the requirements and mathematics of the project
Qualifications for quant developer
  • Ensure that model validation results are documented, including finding and recommendation, and any issues are escalated to senior management
  • Identify and mitigate aggregate model risks
  • Provide methodological and quantitative support to other Risk Management teams
  • 2+ years of financial services experience, within model development/validation or another quantitative area (buy side/sell side)
  • Knowledge of capital adequacy and financial regulations
  • Experience in database management (SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase)

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