• Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Self Employed, Full time
  • Fitch Ratings
  • 2019-04-22

Junior Developer- Financial Institutions- London (16501)

  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Full time

Junior Developer- Financial Institutions- London (16501)

Dual-headquartered in New York and London, Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.


Fitch Solutions delivers credit market data, analytical tools and risk services to the global financial community. In addition to offering proprietary market-based content, Fitch Solutions distributes the ratings, research and financial data of Fitch Ratings through a variety of flexible platforms. With innovation and experience behind every solution, Fitch Solutions helps financial professionals meet the diverse and evolving needs of today's global markets.


Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions, along with Fitch Learning and BMI Research, are part of the Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is wholly-owned by Hearst.


Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer, complying with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which operating, and provide equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and other status protected by applicable laws.


Department overview:

The Fitch Ratings Financial Institutions (FI) Group has actively built the agency into the global leader in bank and financial institution credit rating coverage. Our experienced analysts provide comprehensive, timely and transparent coverage of every major institution around the world, as well as unparalleled coverage of smaller companies. Our analysts are drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds, with experience in regulatory oversight, equity analysis, accounting, investment and asset management and more.


Within the FI Group, the Central Functions & Research team supports Fitch's rating analysts by providing centralised support, research, and analysis. A current focus of the team is on opportunities to use technology to automate and streamline the ratings process to reduce the manual burden on rating analysts and to maximize data integrity and quality.


Job Description: Junior Developer


The CF&R team collectively combines a broad ranges of complimentary technical skills such as: statistical and quantitative modelling, econometrics and financial risk analysis, data visualisation and UI design, programming (R, VBA, Python), data warehousing and extraction, report generation, validation and testing, and workflow and process automation.

We are looking for a junior developer to join our team and be responsible for:

  1. Automating many of our workflows and processes to improve efficiency.
  2. Providing timely support for our existing tools.
  3. Building and enhancing a wide range of analytical tools related to financial analysis.
  4. Facilitating internal data and database interactions.
  5. Should there be a point highlight some of the support elements of the role?


The job requires a broad mix of programming and database skills and will be predominately based around Excel/VBA, and will regularly involve working with R and SQL/NoSQL databases and various internal and external APIs and web services.


You will need to contribute to many parts of the product life-cycle, from idea generation and prototyping to writing production code and product support, and at any given point in time you will be working on multiple projects and a pipeline of deliverables.


Overall, this is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact in an exciting team within Fitch's Financial Institutions Group. It will increase your experience as a developer working within the financial services industry, as well as provided you with exposure to new technologies.



Position Requirements:


Qualifications :

  • Prerequisite : A good university degree, preferably in a technical or quantitative subject such as data science, engineering, IT etc.
  • A good 'service' mindset,as the team's core mission is to support the FI analysts in achieving their goals.



Knowledge & Skills :

  • Prerequisite : G ood knowledge of Excel/VBA.
  • Beneficial : Knowledge of database design, implementation and extraction techniques.
  • Beneficial : Any of the following: Data visualization and UI design, APIs and web-services, quantitative and statistical modelling.


Experience :

  • Prerequisite: Previous experience building tools/models for a production environment (not necessarily in Financial Services) and working with data and databases in a commercial environment.



Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch's credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts for you and your Family Members prior to commencing employment. If you, or your Family Members, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, they must be sold before beginning work. In certain roles, employees and their Family Members may be limited to investments in diversified mutual funds only.


For more information about this policy, please visit the code of ethics and conduct page - http://www.fitchratings.com/web/en/dynamic/about-us/code-of-ethics-and-conduct.jsp