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Senior Derivatives Analyst

Date Posted: Dec 14, 2017

Location: Whippany, NJ, US, 07981

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : New Jersey : Whippany  


Role Value Proposition: 

Outstanding growth opportunity exists for a candidate with a finance or investment background to join the growing Derivatives Middle Office. The Senior Derivatives Analyst reports to the Associate Vice President leading the Risk & Analytics group.  The Risk & Analytics group provides analytics data and scenario analysis for derivatives and fixed income securities to various constituents in support of Finance, Trading, Risk Management and Portfolio Management. The individual will work within a team environment to both contribute to and lead certain team initiatives. The position deals directly with trading, portfolio management, risk management, IT, operations and finance. Responsibilities, given below, are well integrated within a strong group environment.    


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Perform market scenario stress testing for partners within finance, risk management, portfolio management, and trading
  • Monitor overall quality of securities analytics and work with appropriate data custodian for issue resolution
  • Prepare and explain analytics and stress test reports
  • Understand existing reporting requirements for risk & analytics customers and future potential needs
  • Contribute to team effort towards analysis, development and testing of new enhancements/projects in risk and analytics


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 3+ years of experience
  • Strong problem solving and analytical Skills
  • Programing and Excel experience
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills including a general understanding of object oriented programming (Python or Java), Excel, VBA, SQL
  • Knowledge of financial markets


  • B.S. degree in Financial Engineering, Engineering/Physics, Operations Research, Finance, Mathematics or a similar field
  • Strong securities/derivatives product knowledge in addition to familiarity with Numerix, BlackRock Aladdin,  Murex or other financial pricing libraries
  • Understanding of derivative valuations models and associated market data

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