Barclays UK Jobs – Quantitative Analyst

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Quantitative Analyst Wholesale Credit Risk


As a Barclays Quantitative Analyst, you will support the development, calibrations, monitoring of models for capital (Basel), impairment (IFRS9), and stress testing (CCAR, PRA, EBA).

You will enhance model management through automation and development of new approaches for implementing quantitative models for valuation of traded assets, regulatory and economic capital, impairments, fraud detection, asset-liability management, net revenue across Barclays.

Barclays is one of the world’s largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

We are currently operating in a hybrid working environment, meaning that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?

  • Developing new credit risk models, contributing to the development through approval
  • Validating performance of new models
  • Documenting new models to required standards
  • Managing parts of complex projects, liaising with stakeholders to ensure project progress
  • Mentoring and leading junior team members, ensuring they are trained on modelling datasets, regulation, documentation and are able to deliver quality output and presentations to stakeholders
  • Maintaining open dialogue with other modellers and validation teams on model developments and reviews

What We’re Looking For

  • Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Econometrics, Physics, Engineering or equivalent
  • Track record of producing high quality written communication including results of research and presentations for technical and non-technical audiences
  • Numerical/Data programming ability using R and/or Python and SQL
  • Experience in data visualization, cleaning, and feature extraction

Skills That Will Help You In The Role

  • Experience with the Latex document preparation system
  • Good knowledge of statistics, e.g. regression analysis, reject inference, decision trees, confusion matrix, cross-validation
  • Familiarity with continuous integration development framework (e.g. Teamcity) and source control (P4, Git, SVN)
  • Familiarity with unit-testing

Where will you be working?

Our new state-of-the-art Campus, right in the heart of Glasgow is a hub of creative collaboration. A place where everyone can bring their true selves to work and reach their full potential. Home to 5,000 of our colleagues, our Tradeston campus will support the community in more ways than one – by creating thousands of new career opportunities and celebrating local artists. A short walk from Central Station on the south of the Clyde, it will be a key location for the Barclays business that will deepen our ties with the city and its communities.


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