Quantitative Financial Analyst - Global Functions Technology (AVP)

Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
24 Apr 2021
23 May 2021
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Citi, the world leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi enables clients to achieve their strategic financial objectives by providing them with cutting-edge ideas, best-in-class products and solutions, and unparalleled access to capital and liquidity.

Team/Function Overview:

Compliance Technology is building a sophisticated next generation surveillance solution on top of a distributed data platform. The Belfast team is the global center for the creation of feature-based surveillance algorithms using cutting edge technologies and techniques. The volume and variety of data involved in these surveillance and the complexity of the algorithms results in one of most challenging and appropriate use cases for big data technologies.

Role Overview:

Regulatory demands and the focus on Markets Surveillance have intensified globally. As a result, the global Trade Surveillance Technology team at Citi has an increased book of work that requires additional business lines, countries, and more sophisticated surveillance methods to be delivered using our strategic platforms. These platforms allow users to monitor trading activity across multiple asset classes and information barriers, on real time, end of day, and historic lookup bases for indications of potential Market Abuse, Insider Dealing, and other types of fraud. As we further expand global coverage and deliver more sophisticated Behavioural Analytics based solutions, we are seeking a Quantitative Financial Analyst to join the team in Belfast.

The successful candidate must have knowledge of institutional traded products and possess statistics and python skills suitable for research and model development. You will be part of a team responsible for producing behavioural models using both existing methodologies and statistical (heuristic) techniques to assist our Global Compliance stakeholders in meeting growing regulatory surveillance requirements.

Tasks will include reviewing business and functional requirements; producing high quality prototypes to demonstrate the viability of the solution; working with developers, data analysts, business analysts and architects to guide the implementation and validation of the solutions at scale in a big data production environment; reviewing the results with business leads and explaining the approach to teams less familiar with the principals and techniques utilized.

This role will provide an excellent opportunity to become a key player in the design, prototype, and implementation of new industry leading surveillance techniques based on advanced data analytics and behavioural analytics.

  • Previous experience working in a financial institution using quantitative methods to deliver insights in data to a variety of stakeholders
  • Understanding of Capital Markets, for example trading, the trade life-cycle, exchanges, market participants and market microstructure across multiple asset classes
  • Demonstrable knowledge of data processing to performance evaluation
  • Significant experience working with Python/SQL and the various python libraries related to financial analysis
  • Ability to work as part of a global team to manage a project from initiation to completion, keeping people informed of the progress and dealing with issues proactively and transparently
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to express ideas to people from various business and technology backgrounds
  • Outstanding attention to detail, and determination to deliver robust and complete solutions
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to quickly and accurately identify and analyse relevant information relating to projects
  • Meticulous planning and an organized approach to work
  • Positive and optimistic outlook
  • Natural ability to use data to tell a story

In addition, the following will be a distinct advantage:
  • Experience working with Big Data technologies; Hive, Hadoop, spark
  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, and/or engineering experience in quantitative research/analysis, advanced statistical methods, and/or data modeling;
  • Advanced degree a plus.

Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.

What we Offer:

As well as a competitive salary and consideration for a yearly discretionary bonus Citi offer;
  • 23 days paid annual leave
  • Award winning pension scheme,
  • Life assurance and
  • Private medical insurance with Bupa healthcare

In addition, we offer a competitive maternity, paternity and adoption leave scheme and employees also have the option (provided they have a student loan from the Student Loan Company) to divert saver and company match contributions to their student loan. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer employees a number of lifestyle benefits including; on site restaurant and coffee shops, online shopping and concierge service and subsidised clubs and societies.

Our select benefit package offers you the opportunity to customise your benefits according to your own lifestyle preferences and includes corporate discounts, memberships and a range of additional extras.

Our vast range of diversity networks and on site multi faith room demonstrates Citi's commitment to growing a diverse workforce.

Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.

Job Family Group:

Job Family:
Applications Development

Time Type:
Full time

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