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Senior Quantitative Analyst

Senior Quantitative Analyst – London - £120k-£140k + Bonus

Peracto’s client, an innovative financial analytics software vendor, is seeking an intelligent and experienced Senior Quantitative Analyst to join their talented R&D team.

As a Senior Quantitative Analyst the successful candidate will contribute to the further development of the businesses award winning technologies and state-of-the-art platform for risk management and valuation of any financial derivative. The role will cover all aspect of the delivery of solutions to derivatives business problems, from researching market practice and modelling, the design and prototyping of new functionality through to developing a production implementation in a cross-platform modern C++ library. This is an exciting opportunity to be a domain expert within a global business that is recognised as a Top Employer.

Knowledge and Skills:

• PhD in a quantitative subject (e.g. Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics etc.)
• 3-5 years of experience in a front office role within the financial industry, ideally on the sell-side.
• Very strong quantitative skills.
• Strong experience in C++ programming and object-oriented design required.
• A strong knowledge of financial instruments is a must, in particular a focus on derivatives and knowledge of VaR.
• Additional technical knowledge (Advantageous but not required):
o Python
o MATLAB
o Mathematica/Maple
o Excel/VBA

The Ideal Candidate:

• An enthusiastic individual that has the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging and performance-driven environment.
• Strong communication skills with the ability to convey complex information to a range of audiences.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others.
• Strong attention to detail with good planning and organisational skills.

If this post matches your skillset, experience and career aspirations for your next move please apply for more information and a confidential chat.

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