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SkillStorm is seeking a Quantitative Developer for our client in Jersey City. NJ. Candidates must be able to work on SkillStorm's W2; not a C2C position. EOE, including disability/vets.

Job Description:

  • The Economic Scenario Generation team – part of the Global Risk organization – is seeking a quantitative developer to join the team.
  • This team is responsible for the creation and delivery of macroeconomic scenarios for regulatory and stress testing purposes.
  • The team develops and maintains a complex hierarchical system of models which broadly span rates, equities, fx, etc.
  • The candidate will be expected to be a strong developer and possess deep understanding of time series, statistics.
  • The team is currently undergoing a transformational shift from SAS to Python, which includes a full redesign and development of a shared modeling infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with ongoing project for development and adoption of database for sourcing of macro-economic data
  • Creates documentation for all activities and works with technology staff on database requirements and design and adoption
  • Contribute to Python modeling framework
  • Assist with adhoc economic research, model development, testing

Position Overview:

  • Responsible for independently conducting quantitative analytics and modeling projects.
  • Responsible for developing new models, analytic processes or systems approaches.
  • Creates documentation for all activities and works with Technology staff in design of any system to run models developed.
  • Incumbents possess excellent quantitative/analytic skills and a broad knowledge of financial markets and products.

Candidate Requirements (Including Years): Required Education, Skills, and Experience

  • 0-3 years relevant experience
  • Accomplished programmer, demonstrates ability to analyze and solve complex problems in a programming context
  • Proven skills in Python (Pandas, Numpy, Statsmodel, Sklearn), R (dplyr, ggplot)
  • Experience in database design, SQL
  • Firm understanding of the fundamentals of statistics, time series as well as experience developing linear and non-linear models
  • Detail oriented, able to work to highly technical environment and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work in a large, complex organization, and influence various stakeholders and partners
  • Self-starter: Initiates work independently, before being asked
  • Strong team player able to seamlessly transition between contributing individually and collaborating on team projects; Understands that individual actions may require input from manager or peers; Knows when to include others
  • Strong communication skills and ability to effectively communicate quantitative topics to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Effectively creates a compelling story using data; Able to make recommendations and articulate conclusions supported by data
  • Ability to work in a highly controlled and audited environment
  • Effective at prioritization, and time and project management
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience implementing models into various production environments

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Ideally Master’s Computer Science – quantitative degrees in other STEM fields will also be considered with relevant development experience
  • Technical skills: MATLAB, SAS
  • Experience in Agile framework preferred (not required)
  • Ability to extract, analyze, and merge data from disparate systems, and perform deep analysis
  • Experience developing and maintaining complex databases and data sets
  • Experience using data mining and other advanced analytical techniques to aggregate data for model development and/or to produce management reporting
  • Experience with data visualization tools
  • Experience managing large data sets utilizing tools such as Hadoop
  • Experience designing, developing, and applying scalable Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence solutions
  • Experience with data analytics tools (e.g., Alteryx, Tableau)
  • Demonstrated ability to drive action and sustain momentum to achieve results
  • Identifies, assigns, and manages project tasks and timelines across teams
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; Ability to exert broad influence among peers
  • Sees the broader picture and can identify new methods for doing things
  • Experience with LaTeX

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