Specialist Sales - Junior Client Quant Developer (Excel & Python), Desktop Build Group - Hong Kong

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Hong Kong

Posted Aug 30, 2023 - Requisition No. 118465

Quantitative investment funds have grown exponentially over the last decade and Bloomberg is uniquely positioned at the forefront of this financial revolution.
The Desktop Build Group (DBG) works closely with Bloomberg clients to assist them to implement investment strategies and research using our Excel APIs and new Python Quant development platform. Powered by JupyterLab, the quant platform combines world-class open source Python libraries with the world's leading financial database, allowing our clients to generate unique research in quantitative finance and help them to capture alpha in a highly competitive landscape.
As a global team we have people based in London, New York, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney, and work collaboratively with our Account Management teams, Product Development and Engineering teams.

What's the role?

You will use your financial markets knowledge to consult with Bloomberg clients or prospective clients, helping them to develop and implement their investment strategies and research on leveraging our Excel APIs, VBA, our cutting edge query language (BQL) and new Python based quant platform (BQNT). With access to the world's most comprehensive financial database, you will have a direct impact on Bloomberg revenue by working closely with our account management teams to develop new tactical desktop applications to sell Bloomberg Terminals. Your role will involve full life-cycle development, from initial demos to prospective clients, requirement gathering, prototyping, implementation, deployment and adoption. In addition to software development, you will be expected to create resources and client-facing content that is both strategic in its appeal to our audience, while also taking advantage of current events in the marketplace.

We'll trust you to:

  • Partner with our account management team to build tactical Excel and Python solutions to increase revenue opportunities for the company
  • Liaise between the client, product development teams, and Engineering to push internally for enhancements or fixes to the APIs or the platform
  • Provide assistance on new strategies or migration projects the clients wish to implement by using Bloomberg APIs
  • Work on projects to provide short-term product gap solutions for the Bloomberg Terminal
  • Provide continued support for clients to ensure adoption
  • Travel occasionally as required

You'll learn on the job:

  • In depth knowledge of the Bloomberg Terminal, the world's leading financial analytics platform for investment professionals
  • A deep understanding of quantitative strategies and investment knowledge across Equities, ESG, Fixed Income, FX and Commodities on both buy-side and sell-side
  • Open Source Python technologies for advanced data visualizations, widgets, and analytics

You’ll need to have:

  • Strong technical knowledge of Excel / VBA and Python (BQNT experience is a plus)
  • Previous experience working with front office in financial markets and expertise in one or more asset classes (Equities, Fixed Income, Commodities, FX, etc.)
  • Previous experience using Bloomberg Terminal or other data vendors
  • Strategic mind set and demonstrable commercial acumen - be able to weigh up the business opportunities of a project before execution
  • Strong communication skills in English, and be highly articulate, consultative, and confident in interactions with clients

We'd love to see:

  • Knowledge of other programming languages such as R, Java, C# or similar
  • Experience or qualifications with Data Science and Cloud Computing

Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are, but in the meantime feel free to have a look at this: https://www.bloomberg.com/professional

Why Bloomberg?

Bloomberg is committed to diversity. It drives our innovation. At Bloomberg, you'll have the opportunity to go above and beyond and to take risks. You'll be a part of an organization that is entering new markets, launching new ventures, and pushing boundaries. Our ever-expanding array of technology, data, news, and media services fosters innovation and empowers clients, and offers nearly limitless opportunities for career growth.
Find out more here: Hong Kong | www.bloomberg.com/hongkong

If this sounds like you:

Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are, but in the meantime feel free to have a look at this: https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/
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