Job Title: RAD Quantitative Developer
Location: London
Department: Technology
Department overview:

The front office RAD technology team are responsible maintaining and building trading desk tools, both bespoke to pods and general to a desk.

The team sits within the Front office technology group which also contains Quant Research and the Risk and Data Technology teams.

Role overview:

The primary focus of this role is to face off to the traders and to meet any of their RAD tool requirements.  These requirements vary from the small e.g. risk reports using data outputted from core systems, to the large e.g. trading workflow and risk systems, scenario tools etc.

Any technology can be used to fulfil these requirements and a pragmatic approach has to be taken at all times, key factors are; time to market, is it fit for purpose, code reusability.  The traders prefer Excel front ends, hence there is a lean to this technology, but these excel front ends are generally underpinned by C# library functions, Mongo and Sql Server databases.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with strong technical experience to get closer to the front office and grow their exposure to cross-asset products and to deliver solutions whose benefits are highly visible and desired by the business sponsors.

Experience Required:

2-5 years Finance / Technology. Plus strong technical or mathematical degree.

Essential: C#, Excel, VBA, Sql Server, & Front office development.

Desirable: Fixed income, Derivatives, Commodities. Python.

About you:

In this role you must be self-motivated and able to face off to senior business users on the trading desks and the risk desk.  You must be able to gather requirements, design elegant but pragmatic solutions and implement them through to release. 

This is a highly technical role, requiring the ability to understand oo and how to build re-usable library functions within the code quant library framework. This implies that the candidate should be very comfortable with the full software development lifecycle and should be able to demonstrate adherence to best practices in all areas of their work.

Delivery is key in this role as is the ability to balance rapid BAU change whilst progressing with longer term strategic development.

BlueCrest is committed to providing an inclusive environment for its workforce. As an employer, we provide equal opportunities to all people regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, religion or ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation or nationality.

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