Quantitative Analyst, Market Risk

THE COMPANY
E TRADE is a leading financial services company and a pioneer in the online brokerage industry. Having executed the first-ever electronic trade by an individual investor more than 30 years ago, the company has long been at the forefront of the digital revolution, offering easy-to-use solutions for individual investors and stock participants. Founded on the principle of innovation and determined to level the playing field for individual investors, E TRADE delivers digital platforms, tools, and professional assistance to help investors and traders meet their near-and long-term investing goals. The Company provides these services both online and through its network of customer service representatives and financial consultants - over the phone at two national branches and in-person at 30 E TRADE branches.
As a member of a Quantitative Analysis team within Market Risk department, initially, this position will focus on maintaining existing and developing new methods to forecast the firm's operational losses, particularly for the firm's stress testing program (DFAST/CCAR). Later this role will participate in a variety of other quantitative analysis and forecasting projects. This role reports to a Manager, Quantitative Analysis Market Risk.
Develop, test, implement in software and maintain models and methods used for stress testing and forecasting operational losses following the established guidelines and processes.
Apply statistical techniques, such as regression and simulation, for forecasting in accordance with the industry best practices.
Support model risk and audit function in validation of the forecasting models and methods.
Perform internal validation of models developed by team mates.
As required implement statistical algorithms and techniques in software independently
Learn tools and techniques used by Quantitative Analysis team.
Obtain risk management certification (FRM or PRM) within 18 months of employment.
Either a graduate degree in relevant quantitative fields (finance, statistics, economics, etc) or an undergraduate degree with 2 years of relevant experience
Exposure to quantitative finance field through education or work experience
Advanced user level proficiency in statistical software such as SAS, R, Stata, MATLAB
Solid programming skills, preferably in Java, Python or C/C++
Strong foundation in statistics (or econometrics) and applied mathematics
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proficiency in SQL and relational databases
Desire to work in financial services industry
Ability to understand the descriptions of statistical techniques in research papers and to implement them in software

We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit https://etradecareers.com/why-work-at-etrade/employee-benefits to learn more about the opportunities.
E TRADE Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Category: Risk Management
Location: Arlington, VA
Job ID: IRC127240
Posted Date: November 17, 2016 6a0bca1b7c9747ed8ce5b70d2d4a48c0

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