Associate – Quant Developer – Quant Strategy Research

  • Competitive
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Bank Of America / Merrill Lynch
  • 19 Aug 17

Associate – Quant Developer – Quant Strategy Research

Job Description:
About Bank of America Merrill Lynch:
Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 40 countries. In the U.S alone, we serve almost all Fortune 500 companies and approximately 59 million consumers and small-business customers. We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.

Connecting Asia Pacific to the World
Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 23 offices in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region's leading financial services companies.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining top diverse talent from across the globe. Our diversity and inclusion mission is to actively promote an inclusive work environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve personal success and contribute to the growth of our business. Each of our global Employee Networks bring together employees, create dialogue and awareness in support of our Diversity and Inclusion.

Responsibilities

  • The candidate will work with the Global Quantitative Strategy research team developing new investment strategies and models to be published in research reports.
  • Help in the implementation of new research ideas using new-age analytics.
  • Involved in developing new tools to assist idea generation.
  • Involved in finding bottle necks in existing processes and finding innovative solutions (automation).
  • Working with Quantitative Strategists to improve client offerings.

Requirements
  • Highly analytical, numerate and detailed minded.
  • Bachelor degree or higher in Computer Science, Maths, Statistics, Finance or similar analytical field.
  • 3 + years of experience programming in Matlab and SQL.
  • Experience in R or Python, VBA, Microsoft Office, and experience working with third-party data vendors (FactSet, Bloomberg, Thomson-Reuters) would be an advantage.
  • A passion for Big Data and experience working with large and unconventional data sets. Strong knowledge of data structures and algorithms.
  • An interest in finding solutions to analytical problems using out-of-the-box methods.
  • A passion for automation.
  • Strong communication skills. Proven ability and willingness to work as a member of a team.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is an equal opportunities employer.

Posting Date: 10/08/2017
Location: AU--Sydney

Full / Part-time: Full time
Hours Per Week: 38