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10 Oct 2019

Full-time(Senior) Quant Engineer Portfolio Systems

swissQuant Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Job Description

swissQuant Group provides quantitative services, consultancy and products for financial and industrial clients, including a number of global Fortune 500 companies. Our business edge originates from the effective translation of Intelligent Technology into measurable, bottom-line client value. swissQuant Group is a privately held company incorporated in 2005 as a spin-off of ETH Zürich.

We offer a Quant Engineer position for a dedicated Quant with a minimum of 5 years of experience to strengthen our team of 9 quant engineers and software developers. The focus of the quant work is on improving the computation core of our current risk engine, both methodologically as well as programmatically.

You will be expected to work in the research, development, and delivery of quantitative decision-support tools and services, in the areas of risk management for a large scale risk engine. This will include modeling, simulation, and analysis of financial market data, as well as improving state-of-the art risk management solutions in accordance with client requirements. As our technology is generally delivered as software, it is important that you are familiar with the software development life cycle such as pull requests and Git. Assistance in the marketing of our offerings is also a part of the job description. You are therefore expected to possess strong communication skills in addition to excellent technical capabilities.

To be a successful candidate, you must fulfil the following requirements:

  • A higher university degree (PhD, MSc or equivalent) in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Finance, or Applied Sciences with a strong background in mathematics and statistical modeling, econometrics, or related fields
  • Intermediate/strong knowledge of risk management in financial markets and a strong motivation to develop further in that field
  • At least five year’s work experience in a non-academic setting, in the financial sector
  • Advanced computer programming skills in Python; Java is a plus.
  • Knowledge of software life cycle: Git, Jira, Jenkins, testing, etc.
  • Strong communication skills in English, fluency in German is an advantage
  • A flexible and highly motivated personality, able to integrate and contribute to our young and dynamic team of quant engineers
  • Eligible to live and work in Switzerland
  • The following points would also strongly support your candidacy:
  • SQL and noSQL (MongoDB) knowledge
  • Any other advanced programming skills such as Docker, Kubernetes/Openshift, Linux Bash, etc.
  • Project management experience, especially in the Agile/Scrum way

Job Categories: Software Engineer. Job Types: Full-time. Salaries: Competitive.


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