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Position overview:
The Analytics Infrastructure Stability and Performance group is a part of the Model Validation team. The Model Validation team is responsible for developing and implementing validation processes and procedures for industry adopted financial instruments, statistics, stress tests and reporting. Our goal is to ensure the 'highest level quality' and the 'fastest time to market' in the industry for financial products. As a key member of this team, the candidate will have direct responsibility for delivering technologically innovative solutions to the quant model validation group as well as to test the continuously evolving state of the art architecture of extremely large scale financial software. The Model Validation team is largely composed of financial engineers whose expertise are advanced mathematical & statistical modeling for financial applications, and this role will also be responsible in supporting the group with in-house tools & technologies to execute the model validation projects effectively & efficiently.



  • The candidate will be exposed on a daily basis to a range of topics that require technical skills:

  • Testing the performance and architecture of very large scale financial software

  • Delivering (design, implement & support) technologically innovative solutions to the quant model validation group

  • Software architecture involving distributed & remote pricings with extremely high degree of concurrency in computation

  • Troubleshooting the problems from various technological areas ranging from system administration to identifying the causes of system slowness or failure;

  • Various program language (python, Java, JavaScript)

  • Various technological frameworks (HPC, Azure, etc.)

  • Supporting the tools which already exist in model validation group

  • Supporting and creating test automation tools

Desired experience and qualification:

  • Master’s degree with focus in computer science or a degree in engineering with a strong knowledge of computer technologies

  • 1-3 years of working experience in performance testing of large scale software, implementing internal tools, system administration, computer programming

  • Experienced with at least one of these technologies: Python, Java, JavaScript

  • Experience with SQL and stored procedures

  • Experienced with virtualized operating systems, Windows HPC, Azure or similar cloud computing technologies

  • Working experience with IT operations analytics tools like Splunk to harness the power of sampled data for business decisions or for troubleshooting the software issues

  • Fast learner, and must be willing to learn the rapid advances in financial software technologies

  • Outstanding problem solving skills

  • Strong sense of ownership

  • Must be willing to work in a global team environment and able to move things forward on projects

  • Should enjoy working with strong technical people (software architects, programmers, application management, operations) as well as business people (sales, account management, and product management)

  • Interested working in an environment that combines finance and technology

  • Experienced with rapidly evolving state of the art software architecture, distributed & remote pricings, and threading

  • Strong written and oral proficiency in English 

Due to the great number of applications we receive for each of our open vacancies, we are unable to respond on an individual basis.


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Budapest, Hungary
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