Quantative Developer (C++ / Python)

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BlackRock
  • 29 Sep 16

Quantative Developer (C++ / Python)

Who We Are
Core Modeling is a small, close-knit team with a collegiate culture that values openness, creativity and an attention to detail bordering on the fanatical. We are also huge nerds.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Quantitative Development: Expand product and market coverage to address evolving client needs by researching, implementing and rolling out new models and analytics.
  • Maintain and enhance existing interest rate, inflation, FX, synthetic credit and equity derivatives models.
  • Model Infrastructure: Design APIs to provide clients with novel ways of leveraging our models. Refactor existing analytical code to make it more modular and scalable.
  • Analytical Support: Participate in external client calls and on-site visits in support of the BRS business.
  • Thought Leadership: Keep abreast of recent trends in technology, quantitative finance, capital markets and regulation. Bring the latest techniques to bear on the problems we face in our day-to-day work.

What We Look For
  • A Degree in a Quantitative Field: An undergraduate degree is required. An advanced degree is a plus, but mathematical maturity matters far more than formal qualifications.
  • A Passion for Programming: Programming is at the heart of everything we do. You must enjoy it to succeed on this team.
  • Exposure to an "industrial strength" Programming Language: While C++ is our language of choice, experience with writing performant code is what we're really after.
  • An Analytical Cast of Mind: Whether you have a PhD in Physics or merely read math books for fun (we have both types on the team), a keen interest in solving analytical problems is key.
  • Excellent Communication Skills: You will be expected to explain complex concepts to non-technical people in simple, intuitive terms.
  • A Sense of Humor: We don't take ourselves too seriously, and hopefully neither do you.

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