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Garrison Associates, LLC

Quantitative Developer

Garrison Associates, LLC Manhattan, United States
Posted 25 days ago Hybrid Permanent Dependent on experience
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Marla Liebel
Snr. Recruiter_Principal
A Leading Hedge Fund in Manhattan is looking for a Full-Time, Permanent Employee for a Quantitative Developer for their growing Risk Team.

Position

The Firm’s Risk team is seeking a Quantitative Developer with distinctive quantitative development and problem-solving skills. The successful candidate will have the ability to think about risk in a structured, logical, and qualitative way as the foundation for any quantitative analysis and can effectively communicate their point of view. While systems development and maintenance will be core focuses, the new hire should have the intellectual curiosity, capability, and process skills to function as an analyst rather than a sole interest in development work. This is a full-time, permanent employment opportunity, and the Quantitative Developer will be expected to work on-site at our Midtown, New York offices 3 days per week.

Primary responsibilities

  • Enhance, support, and take ownership of existing systems and applications
  • Develop and maintain risk systems which will require ongoing troubleshooting and quality assurance
  • Ensure consistency and accuracy of risk and performance data published by the Risk team
  • Contribute to the refinement of risk management frameworks
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously, including new development, quality assurance, and ad hoc data analysis
  • Create associated documentation of designed frameworks, systems, data, and report generation
  • Provide recommendations to improve calculations, methodologies, systems, and automate processes

Desired background

Education

  • Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, computer sciences, math, physics, economics, finance, or operations research with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.6
  • Graduate degree in finance or relevant quantitative discipline is desirable (cumulative GPA of at least 3.6); equivalent practical/professional experience is also suitable
  • FRM or CFA level 1 (or higher) desirable if no relevant practical risk or asset management experience

Technical skills

  • Strong developer with Python, Pandas, and NumPy experience
  • Knowledge of database design and SQL; experience with Excel/VBA and Tableau are a plus

Business experience

  • 2-4 years of professional experience 
  • Exposure to risk management in a macro or market risk context is desirable

Personality

  • High motivation & drive: takes initiative, goal-oriented, ownership mindset; end-product oriented; highly productive
  • Detail orientation: naturally curious, strives to deeply understand context and business; ability to dig into details and achieve number accuracy
  • Problem solving: structured thinker with the ability to disaggregate complex problems into a logical set of issues; solves problems conceptually and analytically
  • Communication skills: precise oral and written communication
  • Collaborative style: listens well, puts team first; strong client service orientation
ABOUT COMPANY
New York, United States
17 Employees HR & Recruitment
Established in 1997, Garrison Associates concentrates on full-time contingency placement business. Garrison Associates specializes in finding highly q...
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