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Stress Testing Developer - JAVA/Risk

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Contract


Risk developer - JAVA/ Stress testing

Contractor (PAYE)

Location: London

Department overview:

The Core Risk Engines team is responsible for the applications that manage the credit and market risk calculations for the bank.

Key objectives critical to success:

The successful candidate will work closely with the business stress testing group, analysts and other developers to add stress testing functionality to the main market risk system so that the legacy system can be retired. The development team is spread across London, NY, Shanghai and Mumbai. The new stress testing system is written mainly in Java (with some Python) and uses cutting edge technology such as Apache Spark and ActivePivot. The successful candidate should also have excellent business knowledge (including numerical analysis) as they will be responsible for investigating and explaining differences in results between the legacy and new systems.

Skills, qualifications and knowledge required:

Minimum qualifications:

· Market risk experience gained in an investment bank, hedge fund or similar financial institution.

· Experience of full software lifecycle

· Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken)

· Able to work with business and technical staff to both define and resolve problems

· Able to manage priorities and work independently

Required technical skills

· Java 8


· Financial maths - Greeks, VaR, scenarios/stress testing, PnL attribution, product knowledge, Pricing

· Linux and Windows

· One or more of ActivePivot, Spark or Python

· Financial maths - Greeks, scenarios, PnL attribution, product knowledge, pricing

· DI framework (Spring or similar)

· Automated testing and continous integration (e.g. Jenkins/Hudson)

· Unit testing and mocking tools

Desirable technical skills

· Grid/Farm/Distributed computing

· Gemfire

· ActivePivot

· Spark

· Python

· Autosys

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London, Greater London, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual