Quant Analyst - Model Validation

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Software Guidance & Assistance
Analysis, Analyst, Benchmark, C++, Database, Management, Mathematical, Metrics, Modeling, Programming, Python, Risk Management, SAS, SQL, Testing, Validation, VBA
Full Time, Direct Placement
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc., (SGA), is searching for a Quant Analyst for full time position with one of our premier financial clients in Dallas, TX.

The Senior Quantitative Analyst will perform the model performance analysis/monitoring and back testing. This position will be based in Dallas (TX).

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with modeling group to design the model monitoring process as the new models get approved as well as enhance the existing monitoring reports.
  • Prepare model performance monitoring reports and KPI to satisfy internal and external audit/regulatory requirements.
  • Perform adhoc model performance analyses as needed and work on automation of reports.
  • Perform back testing and stress testing.
  • Design the benchmark/alternative models for performance monitoring purposes.


  • 3-5 years of relative experience, ideally in risk analytics, model validation or front office quant modeling.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and can work in an efficient and organized way and have the ability to work independently and under pressure.
  • Prior experience on quantitative modeling is preferred and should have a general knowledge about the financial market, products, risk metrics and VaR modeling /back testing approaches.
  • Ideally the incumbent should be familiar with the regulatory requirements in terms of model risk management.
  • Excellent programming skills in database languages such as SQL, R, SAS, Access, VBA, Python etc. Knowing C++ is a plus.
  • A PhD or Master's degree in a quantitative field, preferably in statistics, computer science, economics, financial engineering or mathematical finance.

Company Information

Founded in 1981, Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc. is a privately-held, Certified Women’s Business Enterprise with over 30 years experience providing IT staffing to our diverse portfolio of clients across all industries with a strong presence in finance, insurance, utilities, and government vertificals.
Dice Id : sgainc
Position Id : 19-00504

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