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Risk Strat / Python Developer

Anson McCade
United Kingdom, London
Posted about 1 hour ago Hybrid Permanent market leading compensation/benefits
One of the world's leading energy and commodities trading companies with offices globally are looking for an experienced Risk Strat/Python Developer to work directly with their new Chief Risk Architect to help completely redesign their risk platform.

This person will take a crucial position in the redesign of the risk platform. This is a firm-wide tool that touches every aspect of a global business in every energy / financial asset class (Power, Gas, Oil, LNG, Carbon Certificates etc).

You will join a top team of; Traders, Quants, Software Engineers and Data Scientists in a group that are thought leaders within the energy trading space. In order to build the next generation of their valuation and risk system, they are looking for strong Python developers with an affinity for risk modelling and quantitative finance. As a core member of the Strats team, located in London, UK you will:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the trading business, specifically deal structures and risk management concepts
  • Adhere to appropriate internal Python development standards within the SDLC
  • Participate and contribute in design discussions and code review processes with the dev team
  • Create effective technical designs and inline code documentation

Qualifications

What you need to bring

  • University degree (Bachelor or Master) in Computer Science, Financial Engineering, or equivalent
  • Excellent understanding of derivative risk concepts including option pricing and Greek risk measures
  • 3+ years developing with Python on enterprise-level solutions
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of robust, maintainable and extensible Python code
  • Proven data modelling skills to translate business situations into data structures, proficiency in SQL
  • Proficiency in SDLC management and practices, including peer-reviewing, code versioning, bug/issue tracking, and Agile/Scrum development routines
  • Entrepreneurial drive, ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Full proficiency communicating in English in a business context (verbally & in writing)

Additional qualifications that can help you stand out

  • Experience with PL/SQL (preferred) or a similar procedural DB programming language (e.g. T-SQL)
  • Prior experience with building/extending a state-of-the-art commodities risk platform using Python
  • Detailed knowledge of commodity financial and physical deal structures

Personal Characteristics

  • Team player
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities
  • Able to work in a high pressure on-call environment with changing priorities
  • Proactive and customer focused "make it work" mentality
  • Highly responsive, energetic and enthusiastic
  • Resourceful and able to think creatively and adapt

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