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Quantitative developer - Algo strat review

£700 to £10,000

London / Contract / Ref: GE - 90120


My client a leading investment bank with operations all over the globe is currently recruiting for a contract Quantitative developer to join them in their London office. You'll be joining there group audit team helping to audit and identify what control and audit requirement would be from a coded perspective.

For this role you don't need to have an audit background, we're searching for a Strong Quantitative developer who has carried out code quality and testing, with a strong emphasis on algorithmic and HFT trading and Algo trade strat review.


  • Detailed understanding of Algorithmic and High Frequency Trading products and processes.
  • Experience in quant driven development, being able to interpret and understand trading strategy source code and be familiar with key programming languages such as python, C++, Java
  • Knowledge of Global Markets processing covering Equities, Listed derivatives, Foreign Exchange and Rates/Credit products. Experience of IT auditing in an Investment Banking context (e.g. audits of automated business controls) would be beneficial.
  • Understanding of the relationship between IT risk, underlying business risk and related controls.
  • Experience of the local and regional regulatory environment related to Electronic Trading.
  • An innovative mindset and be able to develop ideas which are implemented and have a positive impact.


  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls relating to risks specific to algorithmic and HFT trading, quant/strats driven development, code quality and testing (QA), release and deployment process, regulatory compliance.
  • Support implementation of the Group Audit risk-based methodology including; performing coverage of automated business processes and the respective technology environment.
  • Successfully deliver allocated scope in technology audits project, or participate in integrated business and technology audits.
  • Generate impactful findings and draft audit reports for review by Group Audit management with minimal intervention and to facilitate findings tracking and validate closure of findings.
  • Complete all work assigned promptly and in line with Group Audit methodology.
  • Be proactive and develop and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues, the business and respective support areas.
  • Work in an integrated manner with fellow team members both locally and globally.

The majority of the audit work is based in the UK.

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