Strategists are placed in a strategists (‘strats’) team related to their specialism, but will typically be partnered with particular business lines or desks to work on specific projects or models.
This role is for our Delta One Swap [DSP] Strategists team which is primarily involved in intelligent automation of trading functions, optimisation of Firm’s balance sheet and provision of new business based on technological capability on the trading floor. It is hands-on software development, working with extremely large data sets and understanding complicated trading decisions and flows.
DSP Strategists frequently have a technology background or have strong interest in building software. However, often unlike pure technologists, strategists are part of their business - developing, calibrating and monitoring their own systems on the desk.
The placement will last for six months, with the option to convert to a full time role for the right candidate.
Training includes on-the-job training and one-on-one sessions to familiarize you with the Firm's data resources and analytical tools. The curriculum covers market knowledge as well as product and technical training. Strategists are often in a dual role of author and users of the software so they have an opportunity to solve open business problems. Given that DSP strategists are on the ground in a live trading environment, the data/systems they produce support real time trading decisions; therefore you will learn how to deliver practical and immediate solutions. There is an emphasis on rigour - calibration, measurement and demonstrating value, as well as compliant, good quality technology.