Senior Quantitative Analyst

London, England, United Kingdom
19 Oct 2018
21 Oct 2018
Contract type
Full time
The Business
We're hiring a Senior Quantitative Analyst
  • This is an opportunity to Lead the development of an in-house advanced analytics platform with Cloud Services and state of the art computing technology
  • You'll be developing or enhancing existing models, and building a hyperscale computing infrastructure
  • It's a chance to play an influential role in developing analytics

What you'll do

This role will task you with leading greenfield projects on advanced technologies with R&D components, and offers the ability to build from scratch. You'll drive the technical direction, guiding the solution and delivering projects; from requirements gathering and analysis all the way to implementation, deployment and subsequent support.

Your other responsibilities will include:
  • Implementing, maintaining and delivering prescribed quantitative models and analytical tools in collaboration with the IT development team
  • Undertaking quantitative and comprehensive analysis throughout the firm wide stress testing results and cycle
  • Interfacing with a range of stakeholders, including front office and infrastructure development

The skills you'll need

This is an intellectually demanding and strongly technical role, and we're looking for someone with high academic achievements in the sciences - preferably at national level - and with a PhD in a quantitative discipline. You'll have strong professional experience of object orientated programming, with some familiarity with C++ and Python. You'll also have working experience with HPC and computer-intensive calculation.

You'll also bring:
  • Experience in a buy side markets business
  • Excellent understanding of algorithm complexity theory, and a good understanding of mathematical finance and stochastic calculus
  • Working knowledge of fixed income products and other credit products
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to explain analytical issues and synthesise complex analyses

How we'll reward you

In return, we offer a competitive salary and you'll also join our retirement savings plan. You can also choose from a selection of protection, healthcare or lifestyle extras from RBSelect, our fully flexible reward programme.

Visit our reward and benefits page for more information on the benefit packages we offer.


At RBS, we want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, we'll do everything we can to support you. As part of this commitment, we offer flexible working options for some of our roles - find out more .

As a Financial Services organisation we comply with and support the requirements set by our Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which are designed to protect our customers. This role falls under Conduct Rules of the Individual Accountability Regime (IAR) and is subject to pre-employment screening. This means if your application is successful, you'll need to satisfy some important background checks before you can start working with us. These will include a full credit check, a criminal record check, residency and right to work checks.

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