Risk Developer – Python – Prestigious Hedge Fund – Excellent Compensation + Benefits

Location: London   Sectors Information Technology  

My client, a prestigious hedge fund, seeks an elite Python Developer to join their established Risk team.

You will be joining a highly proficient team within the firm and will be responsible for designing, building and delivering solutions to their risk management and trading desks.

You will be expected to interact directly with the business users in the investment control, middle office and risk spaces, and be able to understand and interpret their requirements, whilst ensuring solutions are delivered in a strategic and sustainable way.

The ideal candidate would have exceptional technical skills and a strong interest in Pricing & Risk. The role offers great exposure to the many and varied aspects of a hedge fund, and you will be expected to be a good communicator, a strong team player, an open-minded collaborator and able to bring your own and others innovative ideas to life.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual with a passion for risk management and technology to join a leading systematic hedge fund and work with a team of experienced professionals in a dynamic environment. My client is committed to sizable increases on any base salary alongside market-leading bonuses.

Key Responsibilities will include:

· Develop and maintain the risk modelling, pricing, and analytics suite to enable effective decision making by Risk, Portfolio Managers, and the Investment Committee

· Assist Risk Managers to identify, evaluate and manage the risks of trading strategies across multiple asset classes including Equities, Fixed Income, Credit and FX

· Implement and maintain risk models and perform back-testing and stress testing to ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of risk management & trading strategies.

· Proactively explore and develop new tools & approaches to understanding the data and analytics across the differing asset classes

Ideal candidates will have:

· Bachelors or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or related field

· 2- 5 years of experience in software development within a hedge fund, investment bank or other financial institution

· Strong programming skills in languages such as Python and experience with Rest API

· Strong analytical and quantitative skills, and experience in statistical analysis, data modeling or machine learning desirable

· High levels of motivation and continually seeking to improve the performance of self and supportive of others to perform