Analyst - Alpha Developer - Hong Kong

  • Competitve
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Nomura Asia
  • 17 Oct 18

Nomura is now hiring Analyst - Alpha Developer - Hong Kong

Nomura Overview   

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm practices disciplined entrepreneurship while building on a long tradition of serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership.
Functional Overview   

The Alpha platform at Nomura is a set of pre-trade applications used globally by the Equity Derivatives Front Office for price discovery, quoting, parameter management & market analysis. The Alpha Development Team is primarily responsible for building & supporting the Alpha platform. We take the highly regarded Quant library and deploy it in a large-scale distributed environment to solve our mass-quoting requirements and provide in-depth analysis and market insight. We are a small, high-performing team and operate in a fast-paced environment, sitting directly on the trading desk.

Job description   

We are looking for a dynamic software developer to join our team to help us cope with the growing business demands in Hong Kong. Working alongside trading & sales, the candidate will work on the Alpha platform and build innovative tools that provide competitive advantage and generate revenue.

Core Requirements
•Numerate degree holder or above
•Experience building complex systems using one or more of C#, Java, C++ or Python.
•Can independently manage time to concurrently deliver on multiple projects within a front-office environment with changing priorities
•Follows projects through to completion; digs into difficult issues to identify root causes
•Practitioner of agile development & DevOps principles

Key Experience & Skills   

Optional Requirement
•Expertise in C# .NET including LINQ, RX, TPL, WPF, WinForms
•Finance: Working knowledge of implied volatility, parameter management, vanilla option characteristics, pricing of flow and exotic products, scenario analysis, backtesting
•Experience building scalable systems using distributed computing techniques
•Python 3: Scripting, pandas/numpy, backtesting
•KDB+: Big Data querying, functional programming in Q, system maintenance
•SQL: Schema design, data mining, data management (SQL Server preferred)
•VBA/Excel: Experience with migrating legacy spreadsheets into C#, debugging VBA
•Ability to create appealing and user-friendly experiences with a variety of technologies
•Vendor: DevExpress, TIBCO (RV & EMS) / Reuters / Bloomberg / Horizon
•Web Technology: Experience with the MEAN stack and an eagerness to promote the use of alternative technology in our platform
•Experience with statistical analysis of large data sets, AI & machine learning

Regional Disclaimers / Diversity Statement   

Nomura is committed to an employment policy of equal opportunities, and is fundamentally opposed to any less favourable treatment accorded to existing or potential members of staff on the grounds of race, creed, colour, nationality, disability, marital status, pregnancy, gender or sexual orientation.