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Senior Derivatives Analyst - Risk & Analytics Group

Date Posted: Jan 21, 2021

Location: Whippany, NJ, US, 7981

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.  This position, 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 the front office, finance, portfolio management, risk management, IT and operations. 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.
  • Understand existing reporting requirements for risk & analytics customers and future potential needs. Prepare and explain analytics and stress test reports.
  • Contribute to team effort towards analysis, development and testing of new models and projects in risk and analytics.
  • Perform daily reconciliation, and profit and loss attribution of derivatives portfolios.
  • Contribute to expanding capabilities to support growing international business and associated new derivatives products.            


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 3+ years of related experience
  • Knowledge of financial markets
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Proficient in Excel and SQL 
  • Strong problem-solving and collaboration
  • Must be able to work independently



  • 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
  • General understanding of object-oriented programming (Python)
  • Understanding of derivative valuations models and associated market data

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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 $651 billion of total assets under management as of September 30, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven 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 #: 115462