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Job ID1614
Job TitleSenior Application Analyst
Permanent/Contract Contract
Travel (%)0
Date Posted 3/8/2019
State/Province ON
Job Description A bank in Downtown Toronto is looking for a Senior Application Analyst for a 8 month contract (Maybe renewed or go Full-time)... The GCMT – Cash Equity & Quantitative Trading Solutions is seeking a Quantitative Application Specialist. The Quantitative Trading Solutions (QTS) group develops and operates bank's equity algorithmic trading platform, portfolio trading applications, ETF market-making operations and related technology systems. This bank's Sales & Trading provides liquidity, distribute content, and create product solutions to help our clients with best execution. We are seeking a talented quantitative application specialist to join our team and contribute primarily to advanced analytics and financial modelling related to the measurement and management of our financial risk. The ideal candidate will have experience building high performance trading applications. The successful candidate will be joining the QTS team that offers an entrepreneurial environment for creative and driven individuals. In addition to working on quantitative problems (pricing and risk management), the candidate would be exposed to many challenges of building systems that incorporate machine learning and other AI techniques. Candidate Value Proposition The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a challenging and fast paced work environment, while working with a great team and using new technology. Typical Day in Role • Work with QTS and trading to advance risk management platform • Contribute to all phases of the software development lifecycle including, but not limited to, product research, technical design, unit and regression testing, and production support • Design and implement analytics and automation for equity desks • Analyze system performance and trading results to find ways to improve our execution • Develop and maintain a strong knowledge of quantitative trading strategies, technology, market structure, risk management and hedging
Job Requirements Must Have Skills: 1) Strong programming skills, ideally including developing real-time, event-driven applications (5+ years) 2) Java (3+ years of hands on coding/programming experience) 3) Angular (1+ year of hands on experience) 4) Familiarity with open-source big data tools such as Kafka (2+ years of experience) 5) Experience with data structures, algorithms, and designing for performance (2+ years of hands on experience) 6) Experience building web applications (2+ years of experience) preferred Angular web applications 7) Capital markets experience (1+ years of experience) and/or related education such as CFA/FRM (Financial Risk Manager) designation 8) Understanding of trading flow research, analysis and impact cost models Nice-To-Have Skills: • Experience and/or relevant course load in AI, specifically machine learning • Familiarity with portfolio optimization and/or risk modeling tools such as Axioma or Barra • Exposure to asset classes in Capital Markets • Experience with Python, C++, kdb+ • Knowledge or exposure with Spark, Neo4j, Docker and R Degrees or certifications: • STEM post-secondary degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
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