Posted on 2021-10-11

IT Strategist

BNP Paribas

In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 18,000 employees* and a presence in 13 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships.

Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 68 markets with more than 193,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.

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BNP Paribas offers you an exciting career in an international business environment that is fast-paced, diverse and focuses on creating high-value relationships with our clients. We offer competitive salary and benefits, as well as a working environment where you’re valued as part of the team.

Direct Responsibilities

Strategists develop and implement efficient automated tools to translate quant traders’ strategies into orders. They design specific features to help traders monitor and analyze the behavior of strategies in production, and ensure adequate monitoring of risks and positions. Strategists plays a critical role in ensuring that the AMM technology platform remains best in class in the industry.

Accordingly strategists:

  • Proactively manage the production platform by
1. leveraging software engineering to eliminate operational work via automation
2. optimizing system architecture to maintain operational efficiency
3. conducting thorough but blameless post-mortems to help guide the evolution of the platform
  • Develop and maintain an expansive library of automatons and alpha models
  • Develop and maintain monitoring and production tools used in the trading platform
  • Develop and maintain the simulation tools and back testing environment used to test and validate strategies
  • Contribute to the enforcement of adequate risk filters for each automaton to prevent abnormal behaviour.
  • Organize and monitor the orderly production of automatons during trading hours.
  • Monitor, investigate, and improve performances of trading strategies.
  • Contribute to the research and design of optimal setup for each set of strategies.
  • Coordinate and test infrastructure changes, as implemented by the Group IT and Production teams.
  • Make sure all developments satisfy local regulations.

Required competencies:

  • Expertise in the C++ (C++11 onwards) programming language and relevant toolkits
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in developing / supporting trading platforms
  • Ability to quickly resolve issues under pressure
  • Strong technical & problem solving (troubleshooting) skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills

Relevant Skills:

  • BS in Computer Science or a related technical field that involves programming, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience in supporting applications in a Linux/Unix environment
  • Familiarity with Python/Scripting language

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More job information
Job Function
Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 3 years - 8 years
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Degree