A Career at Aktra

Aktra is committed to providing an exciting and rewarding work environment for its employees. We always take into account the employee perspective by striving to offer intangible benefits that greatly increase workplace satisfaction. We know that our people drive our success so we are always on the lookout to hire the most talented professionals. In addition to leveraging their existing strengths, we want both new and old employees to develop new skills and expertise.

Compelling Work

You do IT. We do IT. You help build software solutions. We build software solutions. In fact, our software helps run financial systems, security systems, accounting systems, plus a whole lot more. It is amazing and very satisfying to see how successful our systems solutions have been over the years.

Current Technologies

We do anything and everything IT. We use core technologies such as Java/J2EE/JEE and .Net, but we also branch out into other areas such as Cloud computing, mobile computing, financial modeling, big data analysis, etc.. See our About page for more details, but suffice it to say that if you want to pursure a particular IT technology/career path then we can accomodate you.

Our People

We have great staff. People enjoy working here because we are an extraordinarily flat organization that provides challenging and highly rewarding opportunities. We are straight-forward and hard working people who are passionate about our work. Our employees help each other achieve the highest degree of satisfaction with their jobs.

To Apply

Ready to explore all that Aktra has to offer from our IT focused positions to our intangible benefits that greatly increase your workplace satisfaction? If so then start the application process today by submitting your resume to: careers@aktra.com

Current Opportunities

Job IDTitleDescriptionPosted Date
+ 5360-py-dev
Associate Product Owner
Remote/Washington, D.C.
07/20/2022
ID: 5360-py-dev
Title: Associate Product Owner
Job Location: Remote/Washington, D.C.
Posted Date: 07/20/2022

Job Description

Work remotely as an Associate Product Owner/Accounting Systems Senior Associate at one of our major financial industry client sites. As a valued colleague on our team, you will contribute to supporting the product lifecycle, provide tactical support across product areas, collaborate with the team in assessing product needs and conducting product backlog maintenance. You will also as collaborate with the team in managing plans, issues, and risks for products.

Responsibilities

  • Gather information about new and existing products.
  • Contribute to the design, development, testing, and evaluation of products.
  • Assess current state of product to discover additional needs.
  • Support multiple internal upstream and downstream groups.
  • Coordinate with internal team to define product strategy and customer outreach.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant industry experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting, Business, Computer Science, or Finance
  • Must have intermediate to advanced familiarity with MS Excel (e.g. pivot tables, formulas, etc.)
  • Ability to analyze data and summarize the information from financial reporting perspective
  • Demonstrated problem solving, research, and detailed data analysis skills, with the ability to understand issues and develop solutions
  • Good communication skills and ability to work on a cross functional team

Desired Experience

  • Strong data analysis using SQL and/or Excel is a plus
  • Working experience with accounting systems or exposure to GAAP/TAX accounting is a plus
  • Working experience as Product Owner or Product Analyst is a plus, including gathering business requirement, prototyping, and defining acceptance criteria
  • Working experience in Agile environment focused on system development
  • Knowledge of Mortgage industry is a plus
  • Knowledge of Securities, Multifamily Loans and Treasury business domains and applicable accounting rules is strongly preferred
+ 5242-sharepoint
SharePoint Developer
Silver Spring, MD
03/24/2022
ID: 5242-sharepoint
Title: SharePoint Developer
Job Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posted Date: 03/24/2022

Position Description

This position supports the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation (OHC), Operations, Management and Information Division (OMI). Must be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.

Duties

  • Support web content management system and web application design and development.
  • Provide out-of-the-box SharePoint developing, scripts, and features.
  • Leverage skills and tools, including Internet, intranet, and extranet–based applications development, browsers, SharePoint Online, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, HTML, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
  • Develop PowerApps model and canvas-driven applications; Azure Data Factory Pipeline and logic applications and functions.
  • Produce database designs, maintenance, querying views, stored procedures, indexes, and primary & foreign keys.
  • Create and migrate forms and documents; create document approval/review workflow tracking and reporting requests, submissions, approvals, budget obligations, and receipts.
  • Assist in the migration of SharePoint online to the modern UI.
  • Support implementation and presentation of online content in SharePoint projects and initiatives.
  • Provide technical support for NMFS-OHC SharePoint sites.
  • Ensure the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of information systems by developing procedures, participating in business process design; reporting and investigating incidents, conducting risk and vulnerability assessments; promoting awareness and appropriate application of security policies/procedures; conducting systems security evaluations, audits, and reviews; developing systems contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures; and, authenticating and validating system user qualifications.
  • Support user account activation, de-activation, access permission; providing quality service, expert know-how and practical and effective support for all activities related to information systems under the direction of IT Manager.

Key Skill Areas

  • SP Designer: Candidate needs experience using javascript jquery to customize SharePoint forms. PowerApps does not provide the flexibility or capability to make custom forms in this fashion.
  • SP Online and Power automate: need to have good familiarity with this function for SP Online.
  • Need to be able to develop JSON queries or REST queries
  • PowerBI is a bonus
  • Troubleshooting capability

Required Skills

  • 6 years of experience working with Information Technology projects involving Microsoft SharePoint Content Management Web-site, organization, management, business, and/or technical services.
  • Understanding of out-of-the-box SharePoint capabilities, including hierarchy, permissions, site and list templates, web parts development, workflow and content management.
  • Understanding of SharePoint content types, lists, columns, web parts and features to provide collaboration solutions.
  • Ability to manage, design, and develop Microsoft SharePoint technologies
  • Experience using SharePoint designer to develop workflows and data view web parts.
  • Understanding of HTML, CSS and Master Pages to deliver a user friendly experience to the client.
  • Understanding of JavaScript, jQuery, aspx scripting and .Net Programming
  • Experience developing SQL Server scripts for accessing and manipulating data within SharePoint content databases.
  • Experience with Microsoft PowerShell, PowerApps, and Power Automate
  • Experience using SharePoint Designer 2013
  • Ability to work with IT organization and user departments to develop efficient and effective SharePoint solutions to meet business requirements
  • Ability to troubleshoot and remediate front end issues, and enforce site standards, including security policies, to ensure the governance policies and processes are maintained.
  • Strong documentation and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to adapt to rapid change both operationally and for production requirements
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously and manage time effectively to meet expectations

Education
BS in Information Technology, Computer Science, related field, or equivalent experience.

+ 5242-scs
Strategic Communications Specialist
Silver Spring, MD
03/24/2022
ID: 5242-scs
Title: Strategic Communications Specialist
Job Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posted Date: 03/24/2022

Position Description

The Strategic Communications Specialist will support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Habitat Conservation (OHC) Restoration Center (RC) in Silver Spring, MD. The duties include:

  • Communications and Outreach Products: coordinate and support development of various communication products, including web stories and social media; fact sheets, brochures, and other print materials; and communications plans, messages, and talking points.
  • Communications Coordination: serve as a point of contact for RC staff’s outreach needs, develop and lead roll-out efforts of RC announcements, assist staff with identifying opportunities to communicate their work, and help coordinate RC participation and messaging within the OHC Communications Team and across other NOAA outreach teams.
  • Strategic Communication Development: define objectives and key messages for RC programs, and identify opportunities for potential collaborative communications, outreach, and engagement among the RC, OHC, NOAA Fisheries, and NOAA based on overlapping priorities and programs.
  • Strategic Engagement: develop and implement strategies that focus on stakeholder engagement; streamline processes to identify and refine stakeholder engagement activities; facilitate events across RC regions; determine the value of RC’s engagement investments; and understand and manage stakeholder expectations.

Required Skills

  • 6 years of experience in a similar communications role.
  • Experience developing strategic communications plans and outreach campaigns for a science or environmental agency, private company, public relations firm, or non-governmental organization.
  • Experience developing and facilitating collaborative and effective relationships with key stakeholders from corporate, government, community, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to write for the web, including articles, static content, and/or blog posts.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Experience with content management systems, particularly Drupal.
  • Experience using social media, particularly Twitter.
  • Excellent team player with experience using interpersonal skills, listening, diplomacy, and tact to build strong relationships with all levels of staff, partners, stakeholders, and volunteers.

Desired Skills

  • Familiarity using Adobe Creative Cloud tools, particularly InDesign and Illustrator.
  • Experience with media relations, including composing quotes, reviewing press releases, and executing events intended for news media, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics or other user analysis applications.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining relationships of mutual respect with conservation leaders, decision-makers, managers, and citizens.
  • Working knowledge of organizations and key leaders engaged in habitat conservation and restoration, including federal, state, and local governments; tribes; academic institutions; and non-governmental organizations.

Education
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, related, or equivalent.

+ 5218-py-dev
Python Developer
Washington, D.C.
02/28/2022
ID: 5218-py-dev
Title: Python Developer
Job Location: Washington, D.C.
Posted Date: 02/28/2022

Job Description

Seeking a Python Developer to develop financial systems for one of our large financial clients. You will design, develop, test, migrate and maintain moderately complex financial modeling software using large scale data stores and cloud-based systems.

Hard Qualifications

  • 2+ years of financial industry experience.
  • Strong Python, SQL, PySpark and Pandas experience.
  • In general, must know AWS architectures and technologies, and in particular, must be proficient in EMR, EC2 and S3.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Work independently to solve problems.
  • Strong desire to "get it done right."
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Financial Engineering or related technical field.

Soft Qualifications

  • Object-oriented experience in Python.
  • Experience using testing and code coverage metrics.
  • SAS to Python conversion in regards to financial modeling and processes.
  • Data reconciliation between SAS and PySpark output.
  • Various Python oriented scientific computing libraries.
+ 5209-da
Data Analyst
Washington, D.C.
2/18/2022
ID: 5209-da
Title: Data Analyst
Job Location: Washington, D.C.
Posted Date: 2/18/2022

Job Description:
Solve financial industry challenges through the use and development of analytical tools.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and interpret complex data sets in various software packages
  • Analyze issues and develop analytical research activities to validate hypotheses
  • Plan and execute research activities and deliver findings to audiences
  • Define requirements and support the design of testing strategies
  • Secure and protect company and client data
  • Clearly communicating complex, technical concepts to both technical and non-technical clients

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Math or other applicable quantitative or technical field
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Prior experience working in financial services a plus
  • Excellent SQL skills
  • ETL, JIRA and Agile experience a plus
+ 5208-fe
Financial Engineer
Washington, D.C.
2/18/2022
ID: 5208-fe
Title: Financial Engineer
Job Location: Washington, D.C.
Posted Date: 2/18/2022

Job Description:
Work with the creation, backtesting, documentation, data maintenance, etc. of mortgage industry related financial models.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop or enhance model performance, tracking, and governance
  • Understand issues and needs to develope solutions using analytical tools
  • Analyze and interpret complex data sets in various software packages
  • Clearly communicating complex, technical concepts to both technical and non-technical clients
  • Analyze issues and develop analytical research activities to validate hypotheses
  • Plan and execute research activities and deliver findings to audiences
  • Define requirements and support the design of testing strategies

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Math or other applicable quantitative or technical field
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Prior experience working with financial and data models
  • Understanding of the mortgage industry
  • Excellent SQL and Tableau skills
  • Familiar with the Agile SDLC methodology and JIRA
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and technical writing skills
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
+ 2022-001-quant
Quantitative Analyst
Reston, VA
01/19/2022
ID: 2022-001-quant
Title: Quantitative Analyst
Job Location: Reston, VA
Posted Date: 01/19/2022

Job Duties

  • Design and coordinate empirical research and apply industry standard methodologies and techniques to meet various business needs on product analytics and model development.
  • Monitor the model performance and perform stress testing to evaluate model forecasting results and collaborate with cross functional stakeholders solving data discrepancy of model output
  • Automate and implement data collection systems, data exploratory analysis and present results to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Apply expertise in statistical and machine learning methods and build benchmark and challenger models in python or SAS to generate critical insights and decision frameworks for our business and customers
  • Utilize model and other corporate metrics to provide mortgage analytics for transaction economics, hedging and pricing for loans and securities.
  • Prepare documentation for the technical analytics and rationale through the model development to align with model oversight and support model review for approval.
  • Serve as a key analytical resource delivering ad hoc projects and reports on an as-needed basis

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Operational Research, Engineering Management, Economics or related quantitative science.
  • Minimum one year of working experience in data analysis.
  • Solid Knowledge and skills in SAS, Python, SQL, Unix, Excel is required

Send resumes with cover letter to rae@aktra.com

+ 2021-01-22-fqm
Financial Quantitative Modeler
Reston, VA
1/22/2021
ID: 2021-01-22-fqm
Employer: Aktra, Inc.
Title: Financial Quantitative Modeler
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Location: Reston, VA
Posted Date: 1/22/2021

Job Description
Support, develop, assess, and execute statistical, mathematical, economic, and financial models for business decision making, risk assessment, financial valuation, and performance measurement. Use mathematical, logical and software based analytical tools to provide ongoing analysis of existing and new programs/products and provide insightful suggestions backed by quantitative analytical results or reports, provide deeper analysis of risk, pricing, cash flow forecast, or information needed to develop and refine various financial models.

Key Job Functions

  • Conduct theoretical and empirical research using public and proprietary data in all areas of risk management, including mortgage products and securities, borrower behavior, investment and hedging strategies, residential property valuation, macroeconomic models including housing prices and interest rates, financial valuation of finance assets and derivatives, economic capital, and stress testing;
  • Apply mathematical, statistical, and econometric techniques to provide innovative, thorough, and practical solutions to support business strategies and initiatives;
  • Utilize data mining and statistical techniques to develop analytic insights, sound hypotheses;
  • Conduct quantitative analyses, modeling, or programming using SQL, R, or Python;
  • Use Big Data analytical tools including AWS Hive, AWS EMR, etc. to provide in depth analysis on loan characteristics based on loan acquisition, loan modification and regular monthly activities;
  • Perform ongoing ad hoc data analysis or/and model analysis for specific clients;
  • Identify opportunities to apply quantitative methods to improve business performance;
  • Implement validation strategies and assess the quality and risk of model methodologies, outputs, and processes with some supervision;
  • Apply understanding of relevant business context to properly interpret model results, monitor performance and assess risks;
  • Provide guidance and coaching to junior team members on analyses and modeling projects;
  • Communicate technical subject matter clearly and concisely, both verbally and through written communication via white papers, reports and presentations, to individuals from various backgrounds.

Education

  • Master's degree in Quantitative Finance, Economics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or other quantitative disciplines.

Specialized Knowledge & Skills

  • Advanced econometric analysis knowledge including panel data, time series, linear regression, logistic regression.
  • Experience working with statistical and data mining techniques, including regression analysis and Machine Learning tools such as Gradient Boosting Machine
  • Ability to handle large datasets using Python/R/SQL or another similar programming language
  • Produce data visualization and interactive outputs with packages in Python or R, or software such as Tableau
  • Ability to use Big Data analytical tools in AWS or other similar cloud computing platform
  • Knowledge with UNIX or LINUX Scripting
  • Knowledge in reproducible research practices like version control (e.g. using Git)
+ 2021-009-pyspark
PySpark Architect/Developer
Washington, D.C.
07/14/2021
ID: 2021-009-pyspark
Title: PySpark Architect/Developer
Job Location: Washington, D.C.
Posted Date: 07/14/2021

Job Description

Seeking a highly qualified AWS Architect/PySpark Developer to work with business and technical leads at one of our large financial clients. As a critical member of the team, you will work on the Transformation of Forecasting applications and SAS models to AWS Microservices utilizing EMR Architecture and leveraging PySpark.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance on Application Architecture, design and implementation for forecast process for credit loss and home price for Fortune 100 client.
  • Work with, lead, and mentor the business and technology teams. Build a solution based on cloud, microservices API's.
  • Decompose legacy monolithic systems into Microservices and API's Running in the cloud.
  • The lead developer is expected to be hands on with converting SAS Code to PySpark ensuring quality and maintainability.
  • Well versed in EMR PySpark Performance tuning leverage EMR Architecture (Master, Cluster, memory utilization etc)
  • Understanding of AWS computing and data architecture to create a sound and high performing implementation for Credit Expense Forecasting Process.
  • Experience with Parallel programming with Big Data, ETL, and forecasting models
  • Designing API layer using tools like Apigee, AWS API Gateway, API Security, API Framework,etc

Qualifications

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related technical field.
  • At least 5+ years of experience working in a PySpark/EMR environment
  • Proficiency with one or more programming languages (Java, Python, PySpark preferred)
  • Proficiency in SQL, relational and non-relational databases, query optimization, and data modeling.
  • Experience working in a Linux-based environment.
  • Experience working on teams operating under an Agile Scrum delivery methodology
  • AWS Microservices, EMR, EC2, VPC, S3, Lambda, Spark/PySpark and other native services
+ 2021-006-devops
DevOps Engineer
Washington, D.C.
06/23/2021
ID: 2021-006-devops
Title: DevOps Engineer
Job Location: Washington, D.C.
Posted Date: 06/23/2021

Job Description

Seeking a highly qualified Cloud and DevOps developer to support development activities at one of our large financial clients. You will work with the team in designing, testing, and implementing complex software as well as create and maintain application architecture, large scale data stores, and cloud-based systems.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities include application build, deployment, monitoring, and operation.
  • Use a process-driven approach in designing and developing solutions.
  • Independently determine the needs of the customer and create solution frameworks.
  • Utilize expertise to implement cloud native infrastructure using CI/CD pipelines and containerization.
  • Plan, design, and integrate various technology platforms, tools, policies, and principles that lead to target state implementation.
  • Coordinate end-to-end tasks across the team and implement new software technologies.
  • Candidate should have developed running applications at scale on AWS.
  • May maintain or oversee the maintenance of existing software.

Qualifications

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related technical field.
  • CI/CD pipeline experience (Automation); both on-prem and in the AWS cloud.
  • Linux, Python and shell scripting
  • Jenkins, Git, Github, Maven, Nexus
  • AWS Cloud Formation, AWS EC2, VPC, S3, Lambda, and other native services,
  • Cloud Foundry, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Java programming
  • Python is a great added bonus (used for programming not scripting)
+ 2021-005-fs-java
Full Stack Java Developer
McLean, VA
6/7/2021
ID: 2021-005-fs-java
Title: Full Stack Java Developer
Job Location: McLean, VA
Posted Date: 6/7/2021

Job Description
   Design, develop and implement custom Core Java solutions for a large financial services client. Will work in an Agile environment to create new capabilities. Must be able to collaborate with other developers and stakeholders.

Required Skills

  • Strong Core Java development in an Agile SDLC environment.
  • Spring and multi-threading experience.
  • SQL and RDBMS experience.
  • Unit and integration testing (e.g. JUnit, TestNG, Mockito, 100% code coverage, etc.).
  • Version control (Git, SVN and/or Mercurial).
  • Software design patterns.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skillsStrong Core Java development in an Agile SDLC environment.

Nice to have Skills

  • Experience with AWS, EC2, Mongo DB, Docker and many other emerging and traditional technologies.
  • Experience with continuous integration tools such as Jenkins, Maven and/or Gradle.
  • Worked with large data sets.
  • Financial services industry experience.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent required.

Minimum Experience

  • 2+ years of related experience
+ 2021-004-py-dev
Python Developer/Financial Engineer
McLean, VA
06/07/2021
ID: 2021-004-py-dev
Title: Python Developer/Financial Engineer
Job Location: McLean, VA
Posted Date: 06/07/2021

Job Description

   Seeking a Python Developer to develop financial systems for one of our large financial clients.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Interact with finance team and business side to collect the requirements.
  • Work with finance team and developers to facilitate reconciliation.
  • Help the customers to understand the results and to properly use the application.
  • Work with second line and audit to provide the proper evidence and ensure the proper control.
  • Design, develop and support systems within the financial modeling and research areas.
  • Design and develop new code and review existing code changes to ensure standard technology development practices are met.
  • Assist in the operational execution of software solutions to assist with the monitoring and control of market and credit risks.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related technical field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of:
    • Quantitative Finance
    • Python
    • And one or more of: R, Java, C, C++, SAS and/or Linux
    • Various scientific computing libraries
  • Knowledge may be demonstrated through education, training and/or experience.
+ 2020-005-1005-csa
Computer Systems Analyst
Washington, D.C.
4/20/2020
ID: 2020-005-1005-csa
Title: Computer Systems Analyst
Job Location: Washington, D.C.
Posted Date: 4/20/2020

Job Description

Work onsite at one of our large financial clients as a Computer Systems Analyst to support their loan portfolio data management systems. In this professional capacity, the successful candidate will perform the following duties:

  • Discuss with client to determine systems integration and migration issues.
  • Provide system application analysis, design/test and administration.
  • Support system maintenance and agile development, metrics development, coordination and other activities as required.
  • Data processing based projects to include, but not limited to the use of: Unix (Solaris) and Windows operating systems, C++,Summit API, VBA for Excel, Web service, Oracle,PL/SQL.
  • Work closely with the project team members (developers, business analysts, vendor consultants and user leads) and put together all the detailed requirements.
  • Realize and integrate various quantitative financial modeling such as derivative modeling and valuations for fixed-income securities based on available market data to support business analysis.
  • Provide database analysis, design/test, exchange data, administration.
  • Develop reports based on database required for the accounting group.
  • Enhance productivity via automation.
  • Prepare the knowledge transition documents and migration plans.
  • Complete the testing and document the test results.
+ 2020-004-1002-pmd
Python Modeling Developer
Washington, D.C.
2/4/2020
ID: 2020-004-1002-pmd
Title: Python Modeling Developer
Job Location: Washington, D.C.
Posted Date: 2/4/2020

Job Description

Work onsite at our mortgage industry client where you will apply software development expertise to migrate legacy SAS applications to automated workflows written in Python.

Responsibilities

  • Work in a small team environment composed of business analysts, developers and testers.
  • Migrate legacy SAS systems to workflows written in Python.
  • Automate earnings-at-risk calculations.

Qualifications

  • Object-oriented Python experience in a LINUX/UNIX environment.
  • Familiar with XML based technologies (XML messaging, XMLSchema, XML parsing).
  • Proficient at UNIX scripting experience (bash, ksh, csh).
  • Automating complex workflows using Python.
  • SAS Grid Computing experience.
  • Advanced SQL skills (especially with Oracle PL/SQL).
  • Agile scrum experience.
  • 3+ years using Python to build frameworks and automate complex workflows.

Preferred

  • Experience with Hadoop or Netezza
+ 2019-002-1002-fe
Financial Engineer
Washington, D.C.
7/18/2019
ID: 2019-002-1002-fe
Title: Financial Engineer
Job Location: Washington, D.C.
Posted Date: 7/18/2019

Job Description
Use advanced mathematical, analytical, or econometric tools to create algorithms that will be used in analytical or product development processes. Using these tools, develop or refine computer applications that provide deeper analysis of prospective asset performance, asset pricing, new asset classes, or information needed to measure or hedge risk. Provide ongoing analysis of new products or asset classes, and suggest program modifications as necessary. May test applications for accuracy and functionality before putting them into service.

Key Job Functions

  • Confer with product managers, marketing staff, capital market staff, or business unit management to determine analytical or product-related needs regarding product, investment instrument, market activity, or complex transaction to be analyzed.
  • Use one or more analytical tools from a suite of mathematical/application tools to perform appropriate analysis on specified product, transaction, market activity, or investment vehicle that has multiple variables affecting potential outcomes.
  • Report in quantitative manner on parameters of proposed purchase, sale, marketing action, structure of transaction or market activity, or risk factors and the degree to which they could affect outcomes.
  • Participate with product management, treasury, or capital markets staff in exercises to value derivatives or other complex products, or to revise models used to perform these valuations.
  • Perform ad hoc analyses as needed and assist managers of specific product lines with analytical, valuation, or pricing projects. Collaborate with teams planning or structuring transactions to assist in credit analysis and pricing.
  • Perform loss forecast analysis and reporting; perform ongoing ad hoc model development and analysis for specific clients needing high level quantitative analysis of credit risk, product valuation, asset analysis, and the like.
  • Propose new risk indicators for senior staff/management approval and implementation. Assist with consulting with the business owners, designing and implementing an interface to record key indicators, research industry best practices of analyzing and reporting key performance indicators.
  • Design basic to moderately complex test cases and test applications for systems used for a variety of analytical, pricing, risk management or credit pricing to ensure the business needs are met and analytics are correctly implemented.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required

Minimum Experience

  • 2+ years of related experience

Specialized Knowledge & Skills

  • Prior quantitative and finance training, including forecasting/stress testing (DFAST) knowledge.
  • Prior experience in testing models functionalities, including new user interface set up.
  • Understanding modeling concepts around econometric equations, and model performance.
  • Ability to systematically apply statistical and/or logical techniques to describe and evaluate data, including data mining and time series analysis
  • Ability to provide insights from the analysis and communicate these to management.
  • Ability to communicate with the modelling team (PhD researchers) regarding model limitations, issues, or potential enhancements.
  • Advance Knowledge of Finance, Statistics or Mathematics.
  • Advance knowledge of statistical analysis tools, in particular SAS as well as scripting language (UNIX shell scripts) and databases (Oracle/SQL Server).