are you our new quant modeler?
As a modeler, you will support corporate decision-making by developing
and maintaining quantitative models. A quantitative modeler is expected
to have a multitude of skills including advanced knowledge of mathematics,
finance, statistical modeling, data mining, and the ability to create computer
programs using languages such as C++ or Java. In addition to a challenging
position as a Quant Modeler, the Young Talent Program also offers you a
personalized program in which you will learn both the technical and soft-skills
required to develop yourself into an authentic high-end professional.
what are your activities?
Together with a team of talented colleagues, you will develop the next generation of models. These models not only need to adhere to regulatory standards but will also strongly contribute to the survival of the organization. You will perform data analyses to find logical connections with the help of SAS, Matlab, R, and/or Python, and prepare data requirements for the development of the models. Your day-to-day responsibilities include:
- Investigating the best methods for modeling risks or pricing
- Developing models through regressions, stochastic methods or other investigated techniques
- Calculating capital impact of the new model
- Documenting model development process and results
- Making an inventory of the possibilities to implement the model in IT systems
What are we looking for?
For the Young Talent position of Quant Modeler, we are looking for graduates with different quantitative backgrounds, experiences, and passions. To specify:
- You have 0-3 years of work experience and want to learn everything about the most modern modeling methods, tooling, and data processing technologies
- You want to put your mathematical knowledge that you have gained during your master into practice (e.g., Econometrics, Mathematics, Physics or related study)
- You are excited about modeling and programming in Excel, SAS, Matlab, R or Python
- You do not hesitate to use your analytical skills to solve complex problems creatively and logically
- You are energized by stakeholder management and you are well adept at gathering reliable information
- You are ambitious, self-reflective and dare to be confident in an authentic way
What do we offer?
We offer the opportunity to become an expert in data analysis in an environment where we train you in a proven way to excel into a high-end professional. In addition, good working conditions are equally as important to us. This includes the following:
- Working 4 days a week at a large bank or insurance company in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam or The Hague
- 1 day a week in-house training with personalized and professional coaching
- Regularly fun team activities with the other Young Talents; think of escape rooms, drinks and dinners
- An international working environment with Young Talents from all over the world
- Pro-deo YT projects at socially relevant NGOs
- The opportunity to make the next career move with the client after successfully completing the Young Talent program
- And of course, a competitive salary, performance bonus and fringe benefits
- And don’t forget a public transport card and a company public transport bicycle.
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How to prepare for an interview?
Preparation is key. Make sure you take the time to analyze the job before your interview. This way you can prepare yourself and what you want to ask regarding the job. Reading the job description also helps to identify what the company is looking for in a candidate. When allowing yourself to think in advance you have a better start and chance to get through the first round, recruiters love it when you are prepared and most questions can be prepared in advance. For example, what are your strengths and weaknesses?
How to survive your first day?
First days are always a bit awkward, but they can also be very fun! Your colleagues might be new and very busy, but a fun little chat with a nice cup of coffee is always appreciated. So dare to ask, and make a couple of conversations to get to know each other. It is best to ask in advance if someone has the time of a cup of coffee straight away or maybe later during the day. If you feel less social and a bit overwhelmed, you can always prepare yourself for the work by reading some general documents including the company values and brand identity guidelines.
How to dress for an interview?
A first impression says it all, so better dress like it! But dressing for job interviews is a lot more complicated than it used to be. What if you have an interview at a company where no one ever wears a suit? Therefore, always make sure to look at what type of company it's culture but never underdress. Even if you go for the full suit and tie, that will make a much better impression than an outfit that is too casual. So when in doubt, dress up a little bit extra than you normally would. When you look good, you feel good. And confidence is key!
How to make your social media job-proof?
Some companies love to stay in touch with their colleagues, it is a way to stay social and it can be very interesting to get to know your colleagues a bit better! But some pictures or video's are better off not to be put online. So how do you keep your social media professional and job-proof? Overall the rule is to think twice before you post. Is it appropriate for the public or maybe better to share it only with your best friends? Everybody drinks beer, so a picture of you enjoying one is great. However, after a couple of beers, you might want to reconsider posting that video of you dancing on ABBA.