Product Developer - Fundamental data

  • Competitive
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Deutsche Börse AG
  • 17 Nov 17 2017-11-17

For our office in Zurich we are currently looking for an Index Product Developer - Fundamental data. The STOXX Product Development team is responsible for the creation of new indices. Core responsibilities of Product Development are the conceptual design ...

Deutsche Börse AG opens up international capital markets for its customers. Its product and service portfolio covers the entire process chain from securities and derivatives trading through the settlement of transactions and provision of market information to the development and operation of electronic trading systems. With its process-oriented business model, Deutsche Börse increases the efficiency of capital markets. Committed employees are the key factor for innovation and further growth. Without them Deutsche Börse Group would not have developed into one of the most modern exchange organisations in the world. More than 5,300 employees work for the Group - a dynamic, motivated and international team.
For our office in Zurich we are currently looking for an Index Product Developer - Fundamental data. The STOXX Product Development team is responsible for the creation of new indices. Core responsibilities of Product Development are the conceptual design and back-testing of new indices, ensuring that the index methodologies are adequate with respect to the declared goal of the index and compliant with the existing regulations. Additionally, closely cooperating with the Departments of Engineering, Operations, Sales, Marketing and Legal, Product Development performs a variety of activities essential to a successful index launch.

Your responsibilities:
• create and design new index concepts
• define the index methodology, in line with the stated objectives and in compliance with the existing regulations
• back-test the index as specified by the methodology
• ensure the availability of any data required for the calculation and maintenance of the index, including the back-tested period
• conduct analyses on the back-tested data
• create product presentations as required
• liaise with other teams to ensure a timely and successful launch of the index
• liaise with clients

Our requirements:
• Applicants with professional experience
• Entry-level employees
• up to 3 years of experience in development of investment products based on company fundamentals and / or as analyst in a top tier bank highly preferred
• good understanding of financial statements and strong analytical skills in studying the logical relationships among financial items
• good command of statistics and econometrics advantageous
• MSc degree or higher from a top tier university in a economics
• sound experience in SQL, VBA, Matlab, Python, C'; flexibility among various languages is highly preferred
• good knowledge of working with databases and large data sets
• good knowledge of Bloomberg Terminal, FactSet and other Reuters products
• self-starter, with strong ability to generate innovation and to execute tasks to concretize the ideas
• ability to take full ownership of projects, from idea generation to implementation
• ability to take the lead and coordinating with other teams to ensure projects delivery
• self-organized, carrying out multi-tasking activities
• analytical mindset, problem solver with a meticulous eye for detail
• proven ability to produce timely, high quality, and accurate work, under tight deadlines
• ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with others
• self-motivated, committed and enthusiastic
• solid command of written and verbal in English; knowledge of German advantageous
Reference number: 50021631