Python developer, VP/Director, Interest Rates State of the Art Trading/Pricing/Risk System, Global Investment Bank

Company:
Selby Jennings
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Location:
New York City, NY
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted:
7/23/2013

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Python developer, VP/Director, Interest Rates State of the Art Trading/Pricing/Risk System, Global Investment Bank
$180,000-$240,000 plus strong Front Office bonus/benefits

This role is a global US investment banking giant with a reputation for its cutting edge and industry leading trading systems, and state of the art technology. Within the firm's Fixed Income arm they have begun a unique and revolutionary Greenfield project, all with the stated aim of propelling itself to the very forefront of the trading systems' technology, utilizing the latest tools and technologies available. Within this Fixed Income and Currencies division, the firm is seeking to build its next generation trading, pricing, risk and analytics systems entirely in Python. 

As such they have identified a need for a senior VP/Director Python developer to join the firm and be part of this revolutionary project. The firm recognises that Python is still an emerging skill, so would like to see candidates with either exceptional Python skills, or with exceptional technical skills (C++/Java/C#) and strong Interest Rates business knowledge. The successful candidate will be liaising directly with the traders and quants to identify their needs and implement them in the design of the new system. The compensation for this role will be very competitive and will reflect the importance and prestige this project has for the bank. Their stated aim is to develop state of the art systems at the very forefront of recent technological advances, which are the envy of all their competitors in this space.

Ideal Skillset for Python developer, VP/Director, Interest Rates State of the Art Trading/Pricing/Risk System, Global Investment Bank


  • EITHER: Exceptional Python skills OR Strong Interest Rates knowledge plus an exceptional programming background (C++/Java/C#) 

  • Knowledge of trading systems development strongly preferred but not essential

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills 

  • Degree in Computer Science/Physics/Maths or related subject 



Responsibilities for Python developer-VP/Director-Interest Rates State of the Art Trading/Pricing/Risk System-Global Investment Bank


  • Architect and design firms next generation trading/pricing/risk system from scratch

  • Design and development in Python

  • Liaise with traders/Quants/Senior management to understand specifications and implement joint ideas

  • Front Office interaction with the business within Fixed Income and Currencies



The ideal candidate will the ability to thrive in a challenging and very fast paced Front Office trading environment. Strong communication skills are essential, given that they will need to work directly with quants and traders to implement their ideas to architect and design the system. The firm is open and collaborative and want developers who have the confidence to express their ideas, in tandem with the needs of the quants and traders. 
The firm is open to seeing candidates now for an early August start, and will be beginning interviews ASAP.

If you are interested in this role please apply to apply.a33hoj0srb@selbyjennings.aptrack.co.uk or my personal email address apply.a33hoj0srb@selbyjennings.aptrack.co.uk. Alternativekly please call 212 231 8223 to discuss it further.

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