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Software Model Developer – Transaction Services

  • : £55,000 - £75,000
  • : Permanent
  • : London
  • : Consultancy


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Software Developer Model Developer Financial Derivatives Valuations

Job Specification

Are you a Software/Model Developer with an interest in valuation or financial derivatives?

We are currently working with a leading consultancy who are looking for a Software Model Developer to join their team. This derivatives along with the related valuation adjustments. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a fast paced business alongside a team that has grown significantly over the past year and is forecast to continue this growth both in size and new areas of work.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide support in testing clients financial instrument valuations by independent re-valuation, across a wide range of instrument types
  • Maintenance and extension of an existing codebase, written primarily in Python with .Net components which maps/transforms trade static data between various formats XML, JSON, CSV, Excel, etc.
  • Extend internal model base and/or help the team on-board third party provided models
  • Participating in discussions to help drive software architecture/design
  • Assist the team in banking model services proposition (design, implementation, validation and model risk)
  • Assist in areas of business development, practice development and strategy – due to the high growth nature of Market Value Direct this will be a key component of the role

This role would be ideal for someone with:

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail but tempered with an ability to think laterally
  • Excellent communication skills - ability to present complex issues in a clear and articulate way, often to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to multi-task across multiple assignments, prioritised workloads and work under time constraints
  • Ability and willingness to coach and manage junior members of staff, including staff in offshore locations
  • Numerate and fluent in English language skills
  • Ability to deliver high quality written work
  • Be able to deal with all levels of staff in a straightforward and professional manner
  • Able to establish, build and maintain a good working relationships

Key requirements:

  • At least a 2.1 Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, physics, mathematics or an allied field
  • Proven working knowledge and experience of software development in industry or academia
  • Good working knowledge of Python
  • Familiarity with source control (ideally GIT)
  • Understanding of financial instruments valuation or a strong desire to learn 
  • Well-organised and able to prioritise workload
  • Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative Desirable but not mandatory qualifications/experience
  • Theoretical understanding and hands on experience in developing mathematical models



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