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Quant Developer, Portfolio Implementation – London

Quant Developer, Portfolio Implementation – London
London, GB
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Quant Developer, Portfolio Implementation – London

This is a great opportunity to join a high performing team. The Portfolio Implementation Team are responsible for managing the day-to-day requirements across portfolios and ensuring appropriate process hygiene factors are in place and respected, while also performing a key role in ensuring the portfolios are set to deliver the investment strategy

A bit about the job:

We are currently looking for an individual with a passion for problem-solving and creating innovative solutions to join our Liquid Markets Portfolio Implementation team. You will help the investment management team drive process innovation through identifying opportunities to incorporate data analytics and machine learning into our processes. Your focus will be on Equity Replication where you will use your skillset to challenge and develop our optimisation methodologies and processes. Your will bring your curiosity to test and develop quantitative insight, and software engineering skills to help build the next generation of our equity replication tools.

You will be working within a diverse team with a range of talent that you will collaborate with on a range of areas of interest across the Liquid Markets Implementation team, along with deep experience to tap into and learn from.

Skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • Inquisitive nature, a team player with willingness to learn and further development, problem-solving and analytical mindset with the confidence to voice opinion, challenge the status quo.

  • Experience ideally in financial markets in a quantitative research, portfolio management or risk management roles.

  • Ability to bring clarity to complex ideas through an understanding and application of data science techniques.

  • Experience with Python and SQL for machine learning and analytics.

What you’ll get for this role:

  • Generous pension (starting level Aviva contributes 8% when you contribute 2%)

  • Eligibility for annual performance bonus

  • Family friendly parental and carer’s leave

  • Generous holiday entitlement plus bank holidays with the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days

  • Up to 40% discount for Aviva products

  • Brilliant flexible benefits including electric cars

  • Aviva Matching Share Plan and Save As You Earn scheme

  • 21 volunteering hours per year

In this role you’ll be ‘Certified’ under the Financial Conduct Authority / Prudential Regulation Authority’s Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR). This means that we’ll need to complete some regulatory background checks on you before you take up your role and we’ll need to ask you some questions on an annual basis to make sure you remain ‘fit and proper’ and competent to carry out your role. We’ll provide training on what holding a SMCR role means when you join us and annually thereafter.

Aviva is for everyone:

We are inclusive and welcome everyone – we want applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Excited but not sure you tick every box? Research tells us that women, particularly, feel this way. So, regardless of gender, why not apply. And if you’re in a job share just apply as a pair.

We flex locations, hours and working patterns to suit our customers, business, and you.

Most of our people are smart working – spending around 60% of their time in our offices and 40% at home.

We interview every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us an email stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll interview you.

We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, send an email to

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