Prime Services Strats - Data Scientist

  • Highly competitive market rate
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Anson McCade
  • 20 Sep 16

"In all areas of Prime Services huge amounts of data are generated on a daily basis. In order to fully leverage these datasets in conjunction with market data and other internal data points, the Prime Services Strat group is looking to hire a data scientist."

Prime Services Strats - Data Scientist

The Prime Services Strats group is an instrumental part of various desks in the Prime Brokerage business. They are heavily engaged in the following areas:

• Stock loan funding
-  Working as part of the securities lending trading desk to conduct transactions and manage risk
-  Building and maintaining trading and inventory management platforms
-  Developing financial models to optimally fund the prime brokerage
-  Identifying trade opportunities systematically
-  Automating manual processes
• Risk
-  Working with risk managers
-  Developing and maintaining stress test (equity, credit, interest rate, foreign exchange, volatility, liquidity)
-  Modelling of margin methodology and calculation of margin requirements
• Client Analytics
-  Working with sales team
-  Develop external and internal client performance metrics

In all areas of Prime Services huge amounts of data are generated on a daily basis.  In order to fully leverage these datasets in conjunction with market data and other internal data points, the Prime Services Strat group is looking to hire a data scientist.  Signals derived from these datasets will help to improve processes and provide enhanced market color to senior management and clients.  Apart from being tightly integrated in the global Prime Services team, the data scientist will work closely with other data scientists in the Securities Division.

Basic Qualifications

  • Strong academic background in a relevant field - mathematics, statistics, engineering, or computer science, including a strong quantitative understanding of statistics and probability
  • Strong programming skills in C++, Java,  or equivalent language
  • Ability to work as part of a global team and deliver results quickly
  • Ability to solve technical problems and explain the underlying ideas to a non-technical audience

Data Scientist Qualifications

  • Extensive understanding of key analytics methods (e.g. machine learning techniques)
  • Practical experience in applying cutting-edge statistical techniques to large, complex datasets in order to solve business problems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of financial markets or financial mathematics a plus
     

Reference: AMC*JME/271103

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Contact: John Meadowcroft

Telephone: 020 7780 6700