Financial Risk Analytics is part of the IHS Markit group and provides industry leading risk analytics solutions to sell side institutions within the financial markets. Risk management and risk regulation is continuously driving demand for more accurate calculations and risk system vendors are continuously striving for improvements in performance and scalability. The product is carefully architected to scale from running on a single laptop for demonstration purposes right through to running on thousands of cores in distributed grids. Financial Risk Analytics provides solutions for Credit Risk PFE, Market Risk VaR and sensitivities, Credit Value Adjustment (CVA), Initial Margin (IM) and regulatory calculations.
Financial Risk Analytics is currently investing in their technology platform to develop new revenue-generating products, leveraging open source projects and big data technologies. These include new visualization, risk aggregation and smart data initiatives that address new data, risk, and regulatory requirements and are highly visible and strategic within the organization. These initiatives are using technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, HDFS, HBase, Apache Kafka, Docker, AWS, along with in-house-developed technologies, on Windows and Linux operating systems. This role will specifically be using the following languages and technologies: Scala, Python, Redis, Kafka, AWS, Docker, Git.
You will be working in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment, building commercial products which are at the heart of the business. You will focus on developing a large-scale distributed computing system written mainly in Scala that leverages today’s latest big-data technologies. You will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the software development life cycle, including design, development, testing, deployment, documentation, and customer support. You will have a development background (mandatory) and an interest in finance (ideal). You will work closely with Agile development teams (your own and others), financial engineers, and product development groups.
Duties & Accountabilities
Be an active and collaborative team member as part of an Agile development team of 7-10 people.
Participate in regular backlog grooming, sprint planning, design and code review meetings, pair programming, sprint reviews and retrospectives, and other team activities.
Take ownership of development tasks, including design, development, code reviews, testing and test automation, and documentation of enhancements for applications and services.
Produce high-quality work, always following quality standards such as unit testing, integration tests and documented code.
Be delivery-focused, have a passion for technology, and enjoy offering new ideas and approaches.
Work with distributed teams in multiple locations worldwide.
Pitch in wherever needed to deliver a high quality release to clients on time.
Specific responsibilities may be adjusted based on your relative strengths and interests.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software/Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience.
Technical - knowledge of the technologies used in this role is desirable but not required .
A bias to action – a willingness to “jump right in” with an emphasis on producing results.
Highly collaborative – an affinity for solving complex problems through dialogue with team members.
Curiosity – always seeking the “why’s” and “how’s” in the interest of continuous learning and the mastery of a craft.
Comfortable with ambiguity – can begin to explore and solve complex problems even when the problem and solution are not well defined.
Passion for software – enthusiasm for coding and new technologies and their potential to make an impact.
Innovation – the courage to challenge prevailing assumptions and suggest better ways of doing things.
Leadership – a tendency to inspire others and rally them towards the achievement of shared goals.
Client focus - Happy clients are really important to you.
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