Quantitative Developer

Standard Life Aberdeen
21st August 2018
London, United Kingdom
Job Type



Job Title Quantitative Developer Location London Department       Quantitative Investments


Role Purpose

The Quantitative Investment team has a broad and growing remit within Aberdeen Standard Investments.  The team currently manages over £68bn across a diverse range of strategies including pure index tracking, enhanced indexation, smart beta, AI and passive fixed income.  In addition the team provides expertise in derivative execution & pricing, quantitative risk analysis and portfolio optimisation.  The role holder’s main objective will be to provide quantitative analysis to support and develop our investment process and platform.


Reporting to the Co-head of Quantitative Equity, the role holder will work directly with quantitative investment managers, strategists and developers. Key aspects of the role are the development of a robust quantitative platform and collaboration with data science teams within the company. This includes overseeing the evolution and development of the existing quantitative investment platform.  That platform is key to the analytical output which enables an efficient, scalable and repeatable portfolio management process. The role requires programming skills, a working knowledge of analytical software and a solid understanding of quantitative investment management. In addition the successful candidate would be involved in the ongoing development of active quantitative strategies and research including, but not restricted to, machine learning, factor research and risk modelling.


Key Outcomes


  • Provision of quantitative analysis and research
  • Assist in development of quantitative investment platform and alpha strategies
  • Quantitative analysis projects
  • Oversight and development of the Quantitative Model Library
  • Cross company collaboration in areas of mutual research, platforms and technology



Skills & Experience



  • Matlab, Python, R programming or equivalent
  • Relational databases and data visualisation
  • Design and implementation of end to end platforms
  • Factset or equivalent analytical package
  • Knowledge of quantitative equity techniques and risk modelling preferred
  • Strong experience with database creation and management



  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to present and explain ideas clearly to others
  • The ability to work in a collaborative and conscientious team based environment
  • Systematic, detailed & investigative skills
  • Diligence and attention to detail
  • Excellent Organisational skills




  • Work experience in a quantitative and/or analytical role, ideally in Quantitative Investment Management
  • Programming experience is essential
  • Strong academic background (i.e. Degree in a quantitative subject with a mathematical focus)




  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Culture
  • Drive for results
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Quality work
  • Tenacity

We value diversity in our workforce and welcome enquiries from everyone

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