Head of Risk Operations

Chicago, IL 60606

Posted: 10/11/2019 Category: Management, Quant Job Number: 12392

Job Description

We are looking for an outstanding Head of Risk Operations with diverse skills to join our Risk Development and Operations team.

The RDO team is uniquely positioned to collaborate closely with end users, introduce novel solutions to challenging problems, and nurture professional growth. Engineers on our team are supported with resources and the flexibility to be their most productive. While previous experience working the in the trading/finance industry is beneficial, we' re looking for talented software engineers, not specific industry experience.

  • Daily reconciliation of all risk analytic measures including but not limited to P&L, VaR, DV01, factor models, and option sensitivities
  • Develop and automate the operational framework and controls to monitor and disseminate VaR, option sensitivities, and risk limits across the firm
  • Manage processes and tools to measure and correct model performance and accuracy
  • Navigate technical issues and engage technical personnel and systems to find optimal, reproducible, and automated solutions

  • Bachelor’ s degree in finance, economics, another quantitative field or material equivalent exposure
  • Five or more years of experience in a detail-oriented role in the financial markets industry, specifically in a middle office or risk management capacity
  • Prior experience implementing and managing an effective operational control environment
  • Must have strong technical aptitude and be highly proficient in MS Excel, querying databases, and programming experience in Python, R, SQL

Familiarity with:
  • More than one of the following languages: Ruby, JavaScript, Python, R, SQL
  • Relational database management systems and data warehouses
  • Exchange traded financial assets, statistics, or financial engineering

Personal traits:
  • Strong initiative and a proven track record of independently driving projects to completion
  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Job Requirements

Python, Risk, SQL

Meet Your Recruiter

Evan Pollock

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