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UBS Financial Services Algo Trading Model Validation Quantitative Analyst in New York, New York

Algo Trading Model Validation Quantitative Analyst

United States - New York


Corporate Center

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New York

Job Type:

Full Time

Your role:

Are you someone who likes a challenge and is willing to explore an emerging area of Risk Control? We are looking to hire someone who can:

  • contribute to the definition and extension of model validation practices to the new area of algorithmic and electronic trading models, focusing on Equities;

  • perform independent reviews of Equities Algo/eTrading models;

  • provide an expert assessment of, and contribute to the testing framework for algo/e-trading models, ensuring that new and changed algos will not have a negative impact on the markets, our clients and UBS;

  • provide an expert assessment of, and contribute to the monitoring of the performance of trading algorithms versus their intended aims;

  • work closely with algo trading quants, IT, market risk control, and trading.

Your team:

The team will be part of the Model Risk Management & Control Risk Models function in London and you will work closely with Algo/eTrading stakeholders including quants, IT developers and traders as well as other control functions. The mandate includes model validation, control, and governance activities: model validation and periodic review; risk rating of models; model performance review; front-to-back model governance and controls. The objective is to ensure that models are used appropriately in the business context and that model users are aware of the models' strengths and limitations impacting their decisions.

Your expertise:

– a Master's or PhD degree in computer science, statistics, financial mathematics/engineering, mathematics, physics,

– previous experience in relevant Equity execution Algo/eTrading models, from a quant development , technology, trading or model validation perspective (preferably in Equities),

– strong quantitative skills,

  • strong coding skills (preferably Python, R, Java)

– strong communication skills and strong ability to explain (technical) topics clearly and intuitively,

– co-operative and team-orientated, while being able to motivate and organize yourself

  • Strong problem solving skills.

About us:

Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That's what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world.

We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

Join us:

We're a truly global, collaborative and friendly group of people. Having a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace is important to us. And we support your career development, internal mobility and work-life balance. If this sounds interesting, apply now.

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