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Senior Quantitative Developer

Malaga, Spain

Ranked as #12 on Forbes’ List of 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies for 2017, EPAM is committed to providing our global team of over 25,900+ EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty, and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.

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Currently we are looking for an experienced Quantitative Developer. This is a great opportunity to grow within an international company as EPAM in our brand new office in Malaga and be part of a successful company in continuous growth.

You will be working alongside globally renowned and award-winning design, development and technology teams who are passionate about what they do and how they do it.

We always hire for a career in EPAM, but the initial client for this hire is a leading UK-based Hedge Fund with aggressive growth aspirations and a challenging delivery agenda.

In order to be successful in the QD team we seek candidates who combine excellent academics and programming skills with a strong mathematics and demonstrable financial market understanding. Successful candidates will require a practical approach to problem solving, an ability to understand the requirements of a quantitative analytics library and how that translates into connections to the broader technology infrastructure.

Responsibilities

  • Working with business customers, QAs and SDs to identify technical challenges and opportunities;
  • Delivering industry-leading solutions to the highest design, testing and operational standards;
  • Delving into and understanding day-to-day quantitative issues:
    • Understanding the performance characteristics, design and operational parameters of our systems, improving where necessary;
    • Aiding with the integration of new analytics models with the broader stack;
    • Actively reviewing both QD development work and any QA colleagues’ work that needs to interact with infrastructure services;
    • Investigating and answering business questions on the results and state of the existing system;
    • Challenging current systems, processes and delivery approach to achieve common goals through technical excellence and innovation.

Requirements

  • Levels at grade A*/A/B and a minimum 2.1 in a numerate degree from a Russell Group University (or equivalent international secondary/tertiary education);
  • Excellent programming and technology skills including an in-depth understanding of, and recent programming experience in, an object oriented programming language – e.g. C#, C++ or Java, amongst others – we primarily use C#;
  • Knowledge of relational databases and confidence in writing and maintaining SQL – we primarily use MS SQL;
  • Highly numerate, with exposure to derivatives and market knowledge;
  • Experience working, or appropriate academics, in financial markets with derivatives (ideally with both OTC and listed);
  • Experience in software testing – and how to design and drive software development with testing in mind – e.g. unit, functional, integration, regression, smoke, etc;
  • Combining the ability to reach consensus with colleagues and act as a team player with the ability to work independently and with initiative;
  • Full knowledge and experience of the Software Development Lifecycle.

Nice to have

  • Advanced study in financial markets – e.g. Master of Finance, CQF, CFA, etc;
  • Higher level degree in a numerate subject from a top-tier university;
  • Experience with next-generation storage models – e.g. NoSQL, distributed cache, etc;
  • Direct front office exposure/experience at a bank or hedge fund;
  • Understanding of various quantitative analytics topics – e.g. Black Scholes, Monte Carlo, PDE, risk frameworks, historical / statistical analysis, etc;
  • Experience working with RESTful services, AMQP;
  • Exposure to pair programming and test-driven development.

We offer

  • 30 calendar days paid holiday, plus 12 bank holidays per year;
  • EPAM Lifestyle Events (‘’special leave’’);
  • Support with professional training;
  • Online Library and Career development;
  • In-house training and competence professional groups;
  • Regular social events;
  • Referral bonuses.