Specialist Sales - Desktop Build Group (DBG) Junior Client Quant Developer (Excel/Python) - Sydney

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Posted May 20, 2024 - Requisition No. 125375

Bloomberg is a global leader in business and financial information, news and insight, and we use innovative technology to deliver trusted data and bring transparency to the financial markets. Our customers around the globe rely on us for the information and tools they need to make critical investment decisions and remain connected across all sides of the financial community. And, to ensure the best experience for our 20,000+ employees across 176 offices globally, we provide the spaces and systems that allow our teams to work together with agility, productivity and collaboration, no matter where they are.

The Desktop Build Group (DBG) works closely with Bloomberg’s existing and prospective clients to find solutions to business needs using Bloomberg’s API for Excel. Last year we delivered over 2500 projects to clients and our Excel solutions on the Bloomberg Terminal are used by over 120,000 financial professionals. We are a global team with colleagues based in London, New York, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney.

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 leveraging our Excel APIs, VBA, our cutting edge query language (BQL) and Python based quant platform (BQNT). You’ll directly impact our revenue by working closely with our Sales 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 Sales teams to build tactical Excel and Python solutions to increase revenue opportunities for the company
  • 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
  • Maintain and support Excel models accessible via the Bloomberg Terminal
  • Work closely with our Product Development and Software Engineering teams to help drive improvements to our Excel APIs
  • Training and team support will allow you to gain:

  • In depth knowledge of the Terminal and Bloomberg APIs
  • A deep understanding of financial markets and investment processes on both buy-side and sell-side
  • Experience of open source Python technologies for advanced data visualizations, widgets and analytics

You’ll need to have:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in financial services or a financial technology company
  • Experience developing financial models using MS Excel/VBA
  • A strategic mindset and proven commercial acumen which allows you to weigh up the business opportunities of a project before execution
  • Confidence to have highly articulate and consultative interactions with clients
  • Strong presentation and communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated continuous career growth within an organisation

We'd love to see:

  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Python, R or similar
  • Experience or qualifications in Data Science

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

Why Bloomberg?

We’re individuals with diverse backgrounds, talents, and experiences who take on big challenges and create even bigger impact through our work. We’re interested in what makes you you, and how we can create opportunities for you to channel your unique, personal energy and grow to your fullest potential.

Learn more about our office and benefits:

Sydney | www.bloomberg.com/australia

Bloomberg is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, parental or caring status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy or maternity/parental leave, protected veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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