Model Development - Quantitative Developer - London (12701)

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Fitch Ratings
  • 15 Oct 18

Model Development - Quantitative Developer - London (12701)

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Job Description:


Fitch Ratings' newly created Model Development Team is looking for a technology oriented specialist to focus on developing and enhancing model automations and databases. In this position, you can leverage your computer skills to create and improve various business applications, and you will be given opportunities to learn models and databases in multiple technology platforms. Through these projects, you will gain valuable modelling, system and technology experience, as well as rating business and analytical exposure.


Position Requirements:


  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science Engineering
  • Strong programming knowledge in Python or VBA is a must
  • Good database skills  in SQL or other non-relational databases
  • Ability to work in Windows / Linux
  • Quantitative, programming and modelling experience a plus
  • Thorough working style and good attention to detail essential
  • Capable of explaining and communicating the technical aspects clearly
  • Any experience in developing UIs using Javascript and HTML would be a plus





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