• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-06-17

Associate Software Engineer

Location: New York, NY, USA

This is an opportunity for an individual with a software development background to join Moody's CSS group, to develop and maintain sophisticated credit risk models in MATLAB.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record of interacting directly with stakeholders, working as part of a team on complex issues, and bringing tasks to a resolution quickly.
While the primary focus will be MATLAB, there will be the need to work with C#.NET VB.NET, Excel, VBA and SQL as required. Some mathematical and financial knowledge is required, so that the mechanics of the analytical methodologies can be understood. Experience with foundational software development tools and processes is also required: source control, issue tracking, unit testing, continuous integration, etc

This is an excellent opportunity to work directly with thought leaders in credit risk and gain global exposure to a variety of asset classes with a strong focus on structured finance.
This role will suit a highly motivated problem solver with excellent communication skills and a proven ability to use their own initiative and work without close supervision.
Key responsibilities
• Working directly with financial enginners in under to understand their modelling requirements
• Design, develop and maintain quantitative models using MATLAB, C#.NET, SQL, VBA and VB.NET
• When applicable, write the technical requirements of the quantitative models.


Required Qualifications:
• BSc (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Financial Engineering or a related field.
• Outstanding MATLAB development skills
• Experience with foundational software development tools
• Mathematical background (statistical / numerical analysis)
• Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Fluency in English a must.
• Detail oriented and highly organised
• Rigorous and analytical thought process
• Able to work on own initiative and without close supervision
Desired Qualifications:
• Experienced in working to tight deadlines
• Experience in Financial Services is advantageous
• Experience with C#. NET, Excel, VBA and SQL skills
• Monte Carlo analysis and structured finance modelling are advantageous

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

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