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Senior Python Quant Developer

Harvey Nash IT Recruitment Switzerland

Posted on Dec 21, 2020 by Harvey Nash IT Recruitment Switzerland

Zürich, Switzerland
IT
4 Jan 2021
Annual Salary
Contract/Project



Overview of business area or project:


Wealth Management Platform - Started as a Portfolio Optimization tool, it was later developed into a single page Angular application and shared in a closed internal BETA with Relationship managers and Investment consultants.


This product was extremely well received by upper management and lead to the creation of the Wealth Engine team where all of the exciting disruptive developments to do with portfolio optimization and visualization are being brought to life.


Key Responsibilities:


A challenging role as a Senior Python Quant Developer in a demanding business (Investment Management)


  • Translating high level business requirements into quantitative models

  • Implementation of requirements, with particular focus on scalability, stability, automated testing

  • Interaction with an international team of developers, architects, quantitative investment professionals

  • Exposure to cutting-edge technologies and approaches for portfolio construction, trade recommendation, asset allocation

  • Creative environment in which technology is a key business value driver

Overview of the department/team (team size, backgrounds, personalities):


  • 15 Engineers growing year on year

  • 3 sub teams (Quantitative, Platform, User Interface)

  • Team members are from different nationalities and countries, all working on-site in the same location

Challenges Contractor will be facing in this role:


Working in a challenging role in terms of time-line, technical and functional complexity without detailed requirements, with an ability to define more detailed requirements through discussions with the team, UX and digitalization. Very strong communication skills are needed in terms of working efficiently with the Team.


Essentials Skills and Qualifications:


  • Strong experience and knowledge of Python (+ 7 years) and its ecosystem including quant related libraries with a particular focus on developing highly performant code (without using C/C++)

  • Strong knowledge of portfolio optimization techniques and theory, including principles of risk management in finance

  • Good understanding of financial time series and products, ability to understand and solve data quality issues in financial products (Experience in financial industry - +3 years

  • Master studies in technical discipline from renowned university (math, computer science engineering, physics) concluded in rapid time and with excellent marks

  • Previous experience of a (quant) developer role in finance or computationally intense computing, eg banking, trading, asset management, risk management, insurance, scientific computing/academia

  • Good experience in API design, related technologies (OpenAPI, Swagger, REST, gRPC) and relevant Python libraries such as FastApi, Flask, Pydantic etc.

  • Experience with Linux environments

  • Good Team Player

Desired Skills and Qualifications:


  • Experience with Java

  • Experience in DevOps tools (Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, cloud & containerization technologies)

  • PhD in quantitative area

  • Experience of Agile practices and processes (eg SCRUM, KANBAN)

Candidate Value Proposition:


  • Exposure to cutting-edge technologies and approaches for portfolio construction, trade recommendation, asset allocation

  • Creative environment in which technology is a key business value

If you think this could be the right role for you, please feel free to apply online or please contact Agnieszka Wojcik directly (see below).




Reference: 1041794759

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