Quantitative Analyst

Department: Market Regulation

Location: Chicago, IL

Travel Requirements: N/A

Job ID:  299

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Description: The Quantitative Analyst will utilize the industry-recognized technology stack to develop production-ready systems that will support the surveillance activity of the Market Regulation department.


  • Create solutions to various ad-hoc business requests in a timely manner.
  • Participate in regulatory reporting quality assurance (QA) initiatives to facilitate accurate reporting of regulatory data.
  • Participate in the formal software development lifecycle (SDLC) process to provide input and feedback from an implementation standpoint.
  • Assist with QA by creating both quantitative and qualitative systematic measures to confirm accurate reporting of regulatory data by SEF clients.
  • Coordinate with Information Technology staff on initiatives and projects and communicate with the Regulatory Reporting & Systems Management team and Market Regulation management.
  • At least 2 years of hands-on practical experience in developing software with any of the following technologies: Tableau, Python, C++, Java, Matlab, SQL
  • Experience in:
    • Source control
    • Object-oriented design
    • Test-driven development
  • Understanding of financial concepts (e.g. option, derivative, interest rate swap, credit default swap)
  • Knowledge of formal SDLC process
  • Strong analytical mindset and problem solving skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Highly self-motivated and intellectually curious
  • Preferred:
    • Experience in developing software with Excel (VBA)
    • Knowledge of or ability to conduct derivative pricing

NFA is the industrywide, self-regulatory organization for the U.S. derivatives industry. NFA strives every day to safeguard the integrity of the derivatives markets, protect investors and ensure Members meet their regulatory responsibilities.


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