Job description

Open positions: 1

Global Career Band: 4IC


Why join us? 

Global Risk Analytics (GRA) is a part of HSBC’s Global Risk Function, which provides solutions using analytics, tools, and models to identify measure and manage key risks. 

The Financial Engineer will report in to the GRA Financial Engineering and is responsible for

  • Design, build and implementation of GRA Quantitative library. The success of this library will be measured against the time to deployment, time of turnover on bugs, test KPIs.
  • Delivery of a coding environment that is easy to use, is robust and can be fully re-used.
  • Managing and reducing the time to develop new models within GRA.
  • Work closely with GRA Quant Analysts, Risk IT, Transformation and Front Office to create synergies across different functions and departments.


The Opportunity:  

  • Responsible for Implementing software strategically, following best practice to ensure that solutions address the evolving business and regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with the Quant Model teams to build software solutions that are practical, workable and comply with accounting, regulatory or other requirements.
  • Ensure FIM and other applicable accounting/regulatory requirements are met. Liaise with Internal/External audit and regulators where necessary.
  • Maintain focus on process optimisation and identify opportunities to enhance cost efficiency where possible (e.g. automation, outsourcing, centralisation etc).


What you’ll do:     

  • Manage the time-bound quantitative library project including development and ensuring that regulatory standards are met.
  • Rapid response to issues as they arise.  Ability to drive quickly to the heart of an issue and propose appropriate solutions.
  • Realise efficiency gains through the automation and streamlining of tools and processes.
  • Managing work and processes across multiple sites.
  • Maintaining discipline in coding practice while ensuring timely delivery of end solution.

What you will need to succeed in the role:       

  • Advanced Experience of application and software development.
  • Knowledge of finance, particularly quantitative finance.
  • Experience of Risk or Analytics.
  • Good understanding and appreciation of Regulatory requirements and audit requirements.
  • Experience of interacting with internal and external stakeholder groups (Business, Risk,  Audit, Compliance, Regulators).
  • Experience of working as tech lead or people manager.  


What additional skills will be good to have?     

  • Strong knowledge of Python programming language.
  • Strong knowledge in object oriented design, functional programming, software architecture and algorithms.
  • Knowledge with software development lifecycle/methodologies.
  • Knowledge of SQL, relational and noSQL databases.
  • Knowledge of REST, gRPC, Apache Beam, Docker and Kubernetes is a nice to have.
  • Knowledge of C++ is a nice to have.
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning fundamentals is a nice to have.
  • Experienced with Dash or other UI frameworks is a nice to have.


Please refer the Candidate User Guide in the below link to understand your own journey as a candidate.  

You’ll achieve more at HSBC

HSBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culture where all employees are valued, respected and opinions count. We take pride in providing a workplace that fosters continuous professional development, flexible working and, opportunities to grow within an inclusive and diverse environment. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified persons irrespective of, but not limited to, their gender or genetic information, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, social status, medical care leave requirements, political affiliation, people with disabilities, color, national origin, veteran status, etc., We consider all applications based on merit and suitability to the role.


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Recruiter name
Jie Yi Carrie Lei
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