Quantitative Developer (Omega)
Prague, Czech Republic
Quantitative Analytics (QA) is a global organisation of highly specialized quantitative modellers and developers. QA is led by Marco Naldi, who is a member of Risk Exco.
QA is responsible for developing, testing, implementing and supporting quantitative models for valuation and risk management of traded assets, regulatory and economic capital, impairments, fraud detection, asset-
liability management, operational risk, net revenue and balance sheet forecasting, and stress testing across Barclays Group.
The team is responsible for :
The Omega Architecture sub-team is responsible for delivering :
What will you be doing?
The Quantitative Developer will work within Omega, Barclays’ new strategic analytics library. Omega uses modern development techniques, hardware and analytics.
It is being integrated into bank systems and replaces the existing library built over 15 years. This role is within the Central team, which helps business focused quant teams within QA to develop Omega analytics.
The successful candidate will be involved in writing and supporting code in a variety of languages, the most important of which is C++.
As an enterprise software product Omega requires a high degree of technical expertise. Problems such as the evolution of interfaces, data storage and message passing formats, support for clients using multiple development languages are a key part of the domain.
These still require to be addressed within the specific requirements of a quantitative financial library. This role is an excellent opportunity for a strong technical developer with an interest in finance to learn on the job while providing important deliveries to a key project of the Quantitative Analytics team.
The role does not have any direct reports.
o Design, build and support core technological components of Omega
o Responsible for communicating code design clearly to others
o Maintenance and ongoing improvement of the code base and related tooling
o Upholding standards consistently and proactively throughout the library
o Testing and documentation
o Developing and supporting tools and techniques that assist colleagues developing in Omega
o Responsible for delivering Omega to IT for integration into new systems in the bank
o Interaction with colleagues in QA, Risk, IT and Front Office.
o Strong communication skills especially of technical detail
o Methodical aptitude for problem solving
o Keen and able to learn quickly
o Able to adapt to change and work in a fast changing environment
o Able to work independently and within a team
What we’re looking for :
o Essential qualifications (or equivalent)
o Essential behaviours
Skills that will help you in the role :
o Masters Degree or PhD
o Multi-platform development (Windows, Linux)
o Functional languages experience
Where will you be working?
With 120 thousands of employees and over 326 years of tradition, we are one of the largest banking company in the world.
Over the years, we have come up with many revolutionary ideas that changed the way people think about their finances; whether it was the first credit card issued in Great Britain or the first ATM machine, we have always been trying to push the banking business a little further.
Our Prague office is part of the Operations and Technology Division, and as such, we try our best to stay at the top of our technological game.
However, the technology itself is not the most important thing. What matters the most to us is the way our ingenuity can help provide better service to our customers and make life easier for our employees.
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Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues.
Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.
We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.
Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances.
These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be.
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