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Global Equity Flow Strat – Assoc/VP level

Highly competitive salary

Location: United Kingdom (London, City of) Type: Permanent

Global Equity Flow Strat – Assoc/VP level

London based

The role is within the Strats organisation, which is responsible for delivering solutions to the Global Equity Derivatives business. The position will be as a member of the regional Desk Strats team working with the trading desk and stakeholders front to back to rapidly develop pricing, calibration, analysis, risk management and booking automation solutions with tight integration with other technology core systems and interfaces. The role requires strong communication, quantitative and analytical skills, expert-level Python and Excel VBA programming skills (additional experience with C#, Java preferred but not mandatory), and working closely in a virtual team set up with members in Europe, New York and Asia.

You will be responsible for developing and maintaining tools for pricing, calibration, market analysis, back testing, booking and workflow automation as part of a global Strats team within the Equity Derivatives business.
These tools support the full spectrum of flow to exotic equity derivatives products so a strong working knowledge of derivatives pricing and key business workflows (quoting, structuring, booking, risk management, lifecycle, documentation) is required.


You will be expected to be an expert-level Python and Excel/VBA developer; having experience in utilising in-house developed analytical libraries and other API’s to provide complex solutions to Trading, and champion industry standard best practices in terms of software development life cycle processes.


Due to the business criticality and impact of their solutions, you will require an exceptional attention to detail and accuracy, balancing timely deliveries with the proper review, control and sign off processes. The business-facing aspect of the role will involve extensive interaction with the trading desk, sales, structuring and middle office, so you will need to be comfortable operating in a trading floor environment.


Essential Skills:

  • Expert-level Python skills.
  • Expert-level VBA for Excel.
  • Derivatives product knowledge and application. (Exotic equity derivatives are preferable, but candidates with experience in other derivatives product areas would be considered.)
  • Ability to work effectively and accurately in a high-pressured trading floor environment with demanding clients.
  • A professional manner with the ability to communicate well with traders, middle office and other IT developers.
  • Hands-on business and systems knowledge gained in a front-office trading floor environment.
  • In-depth practical knowledge of derivatives valuation and its implementation by use of analytical libraries.
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting abilities.
  • A logical, pragmatic and collaborative approach to problem solving with drive to constantly improve.

Preferable Technical Skills:


  • Programming experience in Java, C#.NET, HTML5
  • Experience with web service technologies, XML, SOAP, XSLT
  • SQL, Relational and in memory databases: Sybase, Oracle, MongoDB, KDB



Education / Qualifications Req:


Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Computational Finance or related degree.



Background/ Work Experience Required:


  • Front-office development background (3 – 4 years minimum).
  • RAD / Excel development (3 – 4 years minimum).
  • Technical team lead experience preferred.



Reference: AMC/JME/GBLE01. To apply for this vacancy: email John Meadowcroft

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