Quantitative C# Developer at Talan Americas

New York City, NY, United States of America

Posted on Apr 21 2015 (about 3 years ago)




Talan is a French consulting firm with more than 1000 consultants worldwide, and locations on four continents (seven countries). We specialize in IT Support and Development, as well as the redesign of business processes. Our NY team consists of 25 young technology professionals working at our client sites in Manhattan, and our Montreal team is comprised of 7 technology professionals. Talan offers a competitive salary and benefits package along with an atmosphere of team spirit, collaboration, and fun. The successful candidate will join our US subsidiary, a 25 person team, and will be detached to our client site.

Position Objectives:

The role offers the chance to actively participate to the business growth of one of our major client’s quantitative team. The client & trading technology team of or client provides IT solutions dedicated to Front Office activities of the Capital Markets division. This department focuses especially on electronic markets, real-time trading, risk management solutions and sales applications.

Position Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will join our client team, working alongside Trading, Sales and the Quant team to understand the business, gather requirements, and build robust tactical solutions that fit into the team’s development strategy. The solutions will be used predominantly by Traders as well as Quants. The successful candidate will be expected to build strong working relationships with fellow team members both locally and globally, as well as with clients at all levels. Day to day responsibilities include but not limited to: * Address any need of the trading desk which involves rapid intervention with strong IT capabilities & business knowledge. * Development in C#/Excel/VBA/SQL of pricing tools * Contribute in team core framework * Business analysis - Collect and synthesize trading desk needs for the NY development teams and insure these needs are correctly understood by IT teams.


  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and a team player.
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to thrive under pressure.
  • Desire to improve processes and increase efficiencies.
  • Ability to handle various ad-hoc requests in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Prone to take initiatives. Proactive and detail oriented.


  • Show strong client focus dedication and a strong interest in business.
  • The candidate must be a quick learner to understand new needs of the desk

Technical and Business Skills:

  • Core development in C# .NET, Excel, VBA, SQL
  • Experience of coding within a large financial analytics library
  • Able to code algorithms and numerical functions
  • Quantitative Finance: Vanilla Option Theory, Interest Rate Option, Bond Pricing
  • Mathematics: Descriptive statistics, Time Series Analysis, Interpolation, …


  • Knowledge of ExcelDna would be a plus


  • Previous work experience as a Front Office Developer



  • Strong academic background in Mathematics/Science/Computing with an emphasis on Quantitative Analysis and Analytics.


  • MSc. in a Quantitative field (ie Applied Mathematics, Statistics & Probability, Financial Engineering, Computer Science)


  • English
  • French is a great plus

Talan’s offices are located in Flat Iron district, right in the center of Manhattan.

Our company benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching
  • Three weeks of paid vacation per year at hire and up to 5 weeks according to seniority
  • Eight paid holidays
  • Company health insurance plan
  • Other benefits such as sick and personal days, transit benefits.


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