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Senior Quantitative Finance Analyst - Quantitative Developer

Bank of America

Bank of America

Software Engineering, IT, Accounting & Finance
Bromley, UK · United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: Senior Quantitative Finance Analyst - Quantitative Developer

Corporate Title: VP

Location: Bromley

Company Overview:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Location Overview:

Join our bustling Bromley office, situated in one of London’s greenest boroughs. Here you’ll find plentiful and easy commuting routes, with central London just 15 minutes away by train.

The Team:

Global Markets Risk Analytics (GMRA) is part of Global Risk Analytics (GRA). It is responsible for developing, maintaining, and monitoring counterparty credit risk and market risk models. GMRA also develops assessment tools to support regulatory, audit, and internal risk management needs for Global Markets. This role sits within Process Engineering (PE) team, which focuses on execution of strategic projects across GMRA by providing technological tools and solutions for process improvement and modelling efficiency.

Role Description:

As a Senior Quantitative Finance Analyst – Quantitative Developer, your primary focus will be developing, maintaining and testing quantitative risk models, used by Global Markets. You should expect to contribute to the three main focuses of the team:

  • Process Automation: improving efficiency and reducing operational risk
  • Full Revaluation VaR: providing support and in-depth analysis for the Full Revaluation VaR and FRTB IMA programmes
  • Strategic Risk Platform: advising and collaborating with teams across the wider organisation to centralise and better manage risk models and data

The team focuses on developing and testing new models/ systems so a pro-active, innovative approach is key. Further, you will often be asked to bring your technical expertise to other projects, requiring strong collaboration and communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform detailed design and lead development of a market risk system focused on model analysis
  • Work at the interface of Technology and Risk Quants
  • Collaborate with a broad number of stakeholders across the Bank
  • Produce production quality code to develop and maintain quantitative risk models
  • Clearly communicate outcomes to stakeholders and senior management
  • Improve efficiency and reduce operational risk across projects
  • Take ownership of systems and changes
  • Deliver in-line with the team’s priorities, GRA’s strategy and stakeholder’s requirements.

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a quantitative emphasis in areas such as mathematics, engineering, or computer science
  • Tracking records and ability to design, lead and develop complex systems
  • Excellent programming ability in Python including good understanding of object oriented programming principles, coding standards, test driven development, etc
  • Prior financial experience, preferably within a large investment bank
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and an able to run with issues
  • Strong attention to detail, intellectual curiosity and commitment to excellence.
  • A team player who can work with colleagues with different experience and backgrounds

Skills that will help:

  • Python programming experience at a large, multi-national bank, using platforms such as Quartz, Athena, SecDb, etc.
  • Experience with large dataset tools incl. relational databases, SQL and Tableau
  • Experience developing, testing or maintaining Risk models such as VaR, FRTB or CCAR
  • Familiarity with pricing models

Benefits of working at Bank of America:

UK

  • Private healthcare for you and your family plus an annual health screen to help you manage your physical wellness with the option to purchase a screen for your partner
  • Competitive pension plan, life assurance and group income protection cover if you become unable to work as a result of a disability or health reasons
  • 20 days of back-up childcare including access to school holiday clubs and 20 days of back-up adult care per annum
  • The ability to change your core benefits as well as the option of selecting a variety of flexible benefits to suit your personal circumstances including access to a wellbeing account, travel insurance, critical illness etc.
  • Access to an emotional wellbeing helpline, mental health first aiders and virtual GP services.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program for confidential support and help for everyday matters
  • Ability to donate to charities of your choice directly through payroll and the bank will match your contribution
  • Opportunity to access our Arts & Culture corporate membership program and receive discounted entry to some of the UK’s most iconic cultural institutions and exhibitions.
  • Opportunity to give back to your community, develop new skills and work with new groups of people by volunteering in your local community.

Bank of America:

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, gender identity or gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, socio-economic background, responsibility for dependants or physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements.