Financial Engineer

02 Data Management Washington, District Of Columbia


We are seeking financial engineers both as perm and contractors. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Partnering with team members at peer level to understand issues and needs while working to solve challenges through the development of specific analytical tools
  • Clearly communicating complex, technical concepts to both technical and non-technical clients
  • Develop or enhance model performance tracking and related processes as well as governance
  • Ability to analyze an issue and come up with a set of analytical research activity to answer management’s questions or validate hypothesis.
  • Planning and executing project-related research and deliver findings to audiences with various focus
  • Defining functional requirements and supporting the design of testing strategies with development team
  • Analyzing and interpreting complex data sets in various software packages to extract insights and translate them into actionable items
  • Working closely with internal Project Managers and teammates to facilitate project support
  • Secure and protect company and client data and information and prevent its improper disclosure.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Math or other applicable quantitative or technical field
  • Prior experience working in modeling, financial knowledge is a must. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint
  • Familiar with at least one of the following programming languages; SAS, SQL, Python, or R
  • Familiar with the Agile SDLC methodology and JIRA
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Able to work in a deadline-driven, project-based environment, where the schedule can be unpredictable
  • High attention to detail and ability to ensure high quality work
  • Team player – willingness to contribute to all tasks needed to accomplish team goals
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly, and to take on a broad range of analytical tasks
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and technical writing skills
  • Strong interest in technology
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced demanding environment
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
About RiskSpan
RiskSpan is a leading source of analytics, modeling, data and risk management solutions for the Consumer and Institutional Finance industries. We solve business problems for clients such as banks, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities issuers, equity and fixed-income portfolio managers, servicers, and regulators that require our expertise in the market risk, credit risk, operational risk and information technology domains.