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Quantitative Analyst

Company: Software Guidance & Assistance
Location: Irving
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc., (SGA), is searching for a Quantitative Analyst for a contract assignment with one of our premier financial services clients in Irving, TX. Responsibilities :

  • Independently research, develop, and implement models for credit risk, market risk, and/or counterparty credit, including risk capital and/or stress testing, macro econometric and time series forecasting models
  • Develop, implement and enhance methodologies, algorithms and diagnostic tools for testing model robustness, stability, reliability, performance, and quality control of modelling data, e.g., historical market data used for model parameter calibration, and participate in annual model reviews
  • Develop, maintain, and enhance technical and non-technical documentation, including project plans, model descriptions, mathematical derivations, data analyses, processes and quality controls
  • Work on various assigned tasks in response to regulatory and internal risk management requirements Required Skills:
    • 3+ years' experience
    • In-depth theoretical knowledge and appreciable practical experience
    • Fewer years' experience considered with advanced degrees
    • Masters degree (Preferred) in Economics, Finance, or another quantitative field (Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Econometrics, Statistics, etc.) is required.
    • Demonstrable interest in applying sophisticated mathematical/analytical techniques to solve real-world problemsespecially in banking, finance, or risk managementis required
    • Solid programming skills, with experience of statistical/data analysis techniques and numerical implementations and some familiarity of modern software development tools, is required.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills, with ability to synthesize complex technical information and explain it clearly, is required
    • Highly motivated, with ability to work both independently and collaboratively
    • Logical and thoughtful approach to work, with ability to perform well under pressure to meet tight deadlines
    • Giving careful attention to detail, with capability to deliver high quality results
    • Potential to build trusted relationships confidently Preferred Skills:
      • Advanced degree (PhD) is advantageous, as is exceptional academic record (rewards, recognition, etc.)
      • Other qualifications such as Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA), Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF), etc. are advantageous
      • Experience or knowledge of one or more of the following topics is highly advantageous but not essential: derivative pricing, risk management practices, numerical methods including Monte Carlo simulation, statistical hypothesis testing, banking- or trading-book products, accounting and corporate finance, credit risk modelling, market risk modelling, counterparty risk modelling, risk capital modelling, stress testing
      • Specific experience in SAS, Python, R, using statistical packages and regression models, C/C++, UNIX, databases, and version control systems is particularly advantageous
      • For C12s, actual hands-on experience of quantitative financial modelling (research, development, implementation) and maintaining detailed technical documentation for models, model validation, projects plans and processes, is highly advantageous SGA is a Certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) celebrating over thirty years of service to our national client base for both permanent placement and consulting opportunities. For consulting positions, we offer a variety of benefit options including but not limited to health & dental insurance, paid vacation, timely payment via direct deposit. SGA accepts transfers of H1 sponsorship for most contracting roles. We are unable to sponsor for Right-to-Hire, Fulltime, or Government roles. All parties authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply for all roles. Only those authorized to work for government entities will be considered for government roles. Please inquire about our referral program if you would like to submit a candidate for any of our open or future job opportunities. SGA is an EEO employer. We encourage Veterans to apply. To view all of our available job postings and/or to learn more about SGA please visit us online at . - provided by Dice

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