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Senior Derivatives Analyst

Date Posted: Oct 8, 2021

Location: Whippany, NJ, US, 7981

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife Investment Management (MIM) is one of the largest institutional investors and asset managers in the world, with over $651 billion in combined managed assets, and has consistently generated superior returns for both policyholders and shareholders. The enterprise has more than 900 dedicated professionals with extensive experience and expertise across public and private fixed income and private assets, including real estate.  Visit us at to learn more.


An outstanding growth opportunity exists for a candidate with a finance background to join the growing Derivatives Middle Office.  The Senior Derivatives Analyst will be an integral member of the Derivative Valuations Group that provides trade support including valuation reconciliation, derivative modeling, and multi-platform reconciliation. The individual will work within a team environment to contribute to the Derivative Valuations Group’s initiatives and ongoing projects.  Responsibilities, given below, are well integrated into a strong, collaborative, group environment that encourages self-development, as well as striving for success as a team.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide coverage for both International and Domestic derivative trading desks
  • Review trade valuation to ensure consistency across MIM’s financial platforms
  • Setup and maintenance of derivative instruments within MIM’s platforms and databases
  • Contribute in the development, analysis and testing of new models to support ongoing initiatives (e.g. LIBOR Transition)
  • Produce regular valuation and analytics reporting related to derivatives positions
  • Communicate collaboratively with front office, risk, settlements, and technology, to ensure accuracy of positions, and readiness for market events, or new regulations
  • Conduct due diligence for research projects and investigations of a specialized nature as requested by senior management and external auditors
  • Support the Collateral and Derivatives Settlement processes if needed
  • Assist in the development of new systems’ capabilities to support expansion of international business and the related scope of derivatives products


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 3-5 years of experience within derivatives operations
  • Strong derivatives product knowledge
  • Familiarity with valuations systems such as Murex, Blackrock Aladdin and Numerix
  • Strong SQL database skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and as part of a team environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Risk-adverse mindsight in order to prioritize urgent action items



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Business Administration
  • Computer science or object-oriented programing experience a plus


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At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.


MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.



We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.



MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.



Requisition #: 119366