Job Title: Front Office Risk Python Software Enginee
Corporate Title: Assistant Vice President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch provides comprehensive market, industry, product and advisory
expertise to more than 140,000 businesses around the globe. With unrivalled insight and
access delivered by dedicated relationship teams, we connect clients with the right opportunities
in more than 150 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and the
Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) footprint comprises of 32
cities across 23 countries on three continents. The company is a long-established participant in
the European markets, with a presence since 1922. Currently over 14,000 associates are based in
Globally, Bank of America Merrill Lynch serves clients and customers in more than 150 countries
and has relationships with 99 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500, nearly 96 percent of the Fortune
Global 500 and 33 percent of the FTSE 100.
The role offers the opportunity for involvement throughout the software development lifecycle and
will include development of major green field components. There is significant buy-in from senio
r business partners and the successful candidate will gain experience of delivering directly to the
business. Challenges currently being worked on include producing consistent, consolidated risk
reports spanning the whole FICC business, running high-performance ticking intraday risk fo
r trading desks, and explaining PNL across the global business. The team development environment is
Quartz – the bank’s next generation trading and risk platform. Quartz consists of various pieces
of shared infrastructure and code to drive consolidation across the trading business and break
down business specific silos. Development takes place almost entirely in Python, with some C++
for high performance components.
- Successful candidate would be able to gain first-hand experience of a front office trading
- Successful candidate would be working in an intellectually challenging environment.
- Successful candidate would be in collaborative environment where people work together to
master non-trivial challenges.
- Successful candidate can look forward to a range of challenging and stimulating projects are
being run as part of the FICC Risk Quartz program.
- Successful candidate will work with a global team supporting a global business.
The FICC Risk technology team is responsible for developing risk solutions to the global fixed
income, currencies and commodities business. The primary focus of the team is on building
scalable risk reporting and generation tools for use across the business. End users include
trading desks, senior trading management, market risk management and other middle and back office
groups. FICC Risk technology is a global team of highly skilled and motivated developers using
agile methods to iterate quickly and work closely with users to deliver superior trading
- Programming in Python (or equivalent/similar programming languages).
- Understanding of grid/distributed/parallel/high performance computing concepts.
- Knowledge of FICC (Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities) products in pricing, risk and
- Software development and testing, deployment and support using agile development
- Functioning as part of a high performance team, working on high priority deliverables
- Solving real problems, and adding value to the business
- Communicating effectively with various stakeholders across technology and the business
Bank of America:
Every day, across the globe, our employees bring a commitment to our purpose and to driving
responsible growth by living our values: deliver together, act responsibly, realize the power of
our people and trust the team. A key aspect of driving responsible growth is doing so in a
sustainable manner, a critical pillar of which is being a great place to work for our teammates.
In line with these values, in EMEA we have 9 Employee Networks, a wide range of Sports & Social
clubs, and other development and networking opportunities so that you can enjoy a range of
experiences and connect with colleagues across the bank. We also offer exclusive discounts to
some of the most iconic cultural experiences for you to enjoy in your spare time outside of work.
Learn more about our benefits here.
Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all
employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage
conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of ou
r Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.
We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less
favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour,
nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background,
responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates fo
r interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.
We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and
encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements. As part of our standard
hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all
hires before commencing employment.
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