Consultant - C# or C++ Quant Developer (6 months)

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • 10 Dec 18

Consultant - C# or C++ Quant Developer (6 months)

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The business objective is to help the team extend and support the cross asset class ( FX, Rates, Crédit, Equity) C sharp quant library to more products and more services. 
The library currently includes basic quant functionalities (pricing and Greek calculation , instrument definition, financial object definition, optimization and so on) and higher level services like settlement calculation, compression and risk estimation ( initial margin) for linear and non linear products.
The contractor will also be involved in a project which will provide automation, using quantitative methods, of data cleansing processes across products ( actual and new products) from different asset classes. The project will require the development of multiple approaches for the following data cleansing operations: verification of data using market constraints or pricing constraint ( arbitrage), data filing, data generation using proxy and pricing of derivatives.
The task of the contractor is to:
- refactor and design as needed with the quant team the proper architecture for the library 
- extend the current code to support the project / functionalities mentioned above first for FX and then Equity products ( linear and non linear)
- work with the quant research team to document the data cleansing automation service
These three tasks are expected to last approximately 6 months. They will be followed by adding more asset classes ( Rates or commodity), in which the successful candidate could expand his/her responsibilities.
This is a technical role, with no management and limited project management duties.
Experience/ education 
•          Senior quantitative developer, an architect with good C# knowledge.
•          MSc or PhD in computer science, quantitative finance or similar discipline
•          Minimum of 5 years industry experience (sell-side, buy-side or fintech).
Prior exposure to the following domains would be a plus (in order of importance):
1.      CCR (XVA/IMM) frameworks and/or Monte-Carlo engines
2.      Credit derivatives
3.      R and SQL languages

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