Contractor, Python Developer, Financial Market Technologies

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Contract, Full time
  • Markit
  • 19 Sep 16

IHS Markit, Financial Market Technologies, is looking for a temporary development resource for a project utilizing Probabilistic Graphical Models. The successful candidate will be expected to work on both front and backend components.

Department Overview

The Markit Analytics (MA) solution provides an industry leading risk analytics capability to sell side customers within the financial markets. The risk management practice and regulation is driving demand for advanced calculations and risk system vendors are continuously striving for improvements in performance and scalability. The product has been designed, built and continuously improved over a ten year period and is architected to scale from running on a single laptop for demonstration purposes right through to running on 1,000+ core distributed grids. Markit Analytics provides solutions for a range or regulatory risk calculations, including Credit Risk, Market Risk, Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) and Value Adjustment (xVA) solutions. Development for the Markit Analytics solutions is done in London, Calgary and Vancouver

Duties and Accountabilities

The successful candidate will be expected to work on both front and backend components and will be an expert in Python and R development.

Business Competencies

Education and experience - Strong quantitative background (e.g. Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics) - Strong programming skills. Very strong Python and R skills - Knowledge of machine learning algorithms, in particular Probabilistic Graphical Models - Knowledge of data visualization techniques Commercial awareness - Be pro-active in keeping themselves up to date with technology and be able to give examples of when they have done that and how it has paid off in their work Management requirements - N/A

Personal Competencies

Personal impact - The ideal candidate should have a strong motivation to learn and work on a ground-breaking project in IHS Markit Communication - Highly proficient communication skills, both written and oral Teamwork - Able to positively engage with, and contribute to, the wider global team

Company Overview

IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivaled insights and perspectives that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence. IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. We help decision makers apply higher-level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defense, chemical, and economics and country risk. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.