Vice President - KDB Developer - Singapore

  • Competitve
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Nomura Asia
  • 24 Oct 18

Nomura is now hiring Vice President - KDB Developer - Singapore

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   

Nomura Group has embarked on a Digital Transformation with the goal of automating business processes and creating Alpha opportunities. This is a significant Investment programme with a multi-year horizon, and is intended to make Nomura a Leader in this field.

A dedicated team of Data Scientists is being put in place in multiple locations with the goal of developing insight in existing and new data sets, that directly drives the creation of models and algorithms that can be used for automation and/or Alpha Generation.

The team is led by a Chief Digital Officer reporting into the head of Wholesale.

Data and Computing resources are readily available for the team.

Job description   
•Work closely with infrastructure providers to translate prototypes into production solutions.
•Design hypothesis tests, oversee execution, and perform rigorous statistical evaluation of the results to produce actionable insights
•Manage stakeholders and guide them in unlocking the value in their data
•Use a scientific method and strive for positive results at all times, balanced with working in an ‘Agile’ way to achieve rapid turnaround.
•Confident and self-motivating senior KDB+ developer with an excellent understanding of data engineering and time series analysis
•Client focused and are comfortable communicating with stakeholders across the bank

Key Experience & Skills   
•Strong academic background with a Masters in Computer Science, Mathematics or other quantitative fields
•Experience in providing MIS solutions for eTrading ( or other market(s) )
•KDB in memory relational database experience is a must
•Experience with Q/Kdb+ for capture and serving of data
•Proficiency in Python
•Ability to write clean, scalable, production-ready code.
•Ability to communicate technical concepts and results to a non-technical audience and a keen interest in understanding business requirements
•Understanding of Equities, Fixed Income, FX and Commodities products is preferred.
•Inquisitive nature with an eagerness to investigate and fully understand products, processes and issues.
•Database and middleware experience (JMS, 29 West/Informatica, ZeroMQ, Tibco RV, Oracle, Sybase, DB2)

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.