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Front Office XVA Quant Model Developer - Vice President

About this role:

CIB Quantitative Strategies a Vice President needed to help drive our objectives in counterparty risk modeling.  The candidate will implement the PFE and XVA combined modeling strategy to move away from the current siloed frameworks.   In addition to strategic framework development, he/she will support key platform changes in both front office and risk as it relates to counterparty risk models, e.g. FRTB standard approach for CVA. 

The candidate will have to collaborate with front office trading, risk oversight, technology, and model governance functions ensuring requirements are met and governance is adhered to.  He/she will possess high quality communications skills both written and verbal in order to socialize the approaches and highlight progress and issues in need of support.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead the design, implementation, and delivery of a unified and shared modeling platform for both PFE and XVA. 
  • Lead the design, implementation, and delivery of practical pricing and risk management solutions in XVA.
  • Primary Quant faceoff for PFE/XVA combined modeling strategy
  • Engage with front office and risk stakeholders for understanding requirements and ensuring implementation successfully meets those requirements.
  • Lead modeling development on shared C++ library platform.
  • Partner with technology to drive platform design across quant model, data, and calculation framework.

Required Qualifications, US:

  • 4+ years of Securities Quantitative Analytics experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

Desired Qualifications:

  • Team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills to work with PFE and XVA stakeholders.
  • Strong expertise in PFE and XVA modeling and model implementation.
  • Strong experience in derivatives modeling and implementation, especially (Rates, FX, Equity, and Commodities)
  • Solid knowledge of financial mathematics, particularly, stochastic calculus, Monte-Carlo and other numerical methods.
  • Strong hands-on programming skills in C++ and Python, and proficient in the model implementation.
  • Delivery focused with experience partnering with technology to deploy the model in the system.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and effectively organize tasks, manage time, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interest in financial markets and willingness to provide practical solutions for the business stakeholders.
  • Experience with model documentation and model validation.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully collaborating with others in a change driven environment.
  • Ph.D. degree in a quantitative discipline.
  • 4+ years of quantitative development experience
  • 4+ years of derivatives experience
  • 4+ years of front office derivatives Quant model experience

Job Expectations:

  • Base salary for this role in NY, NY is $138,500-$250,000

Pay Range

$120,400.00 - $287,600.00


Wells Fargo provides all eligible full- and part-time employees with a comprehensive set of benefits designed to protect their physical and financial health and to help them make the most of their financial future. Visit Benefits - Wells Fargo Careers for an overview of the following benefit plans and programs offered to employees.

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental Leave
  • Critical Caregiving Leave
  • Discounts and Savings
  • Health Benefits
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Scholarships for dependent children
  • Adoption Reimbursement

Posting End Date:

29 Feb 2024

*Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

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