What you will do
We are looking for a Quantitative Consultant to help grow the firm. The job will require you to contribute to all phases of engagements, from origination to delivery, and participating actively in the office operations.
You will participate in various projects across our units and you will learn how to construct data solutions, which will be used for model development. Furthermore, you will learn how solutions and models are implemented in leading financial institutions in the Netherlands. In a short time you not only get to obtain in-depth experience in developing cutting edge machine learning models, you also actively work on implementing them at the clients. These models help financial institutions to detect fraudulent behavior and consequently make the world a better place.
You will learn fast and expand your skills by teaming-up with different clients and colleagues to solve challenging puzzles across different businesses.
Our company culture
RiskQuest is a consulting firm specializing in developing state-of-the art models and solutions for managing financial risks, preventing money laundering and terrorist financing, and making data-driven decisions to realize a sustainable strategy.
Since we were founded in 2008, we have been able to build and maintain an impressive customer base and work for all major Dutch financial institutions, including the Dutch central bank. We focus on our three pillars; Data Science, Financial Risk Modelling and Data Foundation.
The growing team consists of 60 exceptional quants with backgrounds in mathematics, physics, and econometrics, combined with a strong commercial sense and the ability to explain complex matters to management, development, and academic audiences.
Our beautiful office is located at the Herengracht in Amsterdam. The working culture is open and informal, we value entrepreneurship, and always thrive for the highest quality. There is an intense social life with daily chess matches, ping-pong competitions, after-work drinks, and regular trips.
Your day @ RiskQuest
- Start of the day
08:30 – 09:30After a beautiful bike ride through the city of Amsterdam to our office at the Herengracht. I start the day with a cup of coffee, having a chat with colleagues and checking my e-mail.
- Meeting: Day Start
09:30 – 10:00Time for the first meeting of the day, the day start. During this meeting we discuss the tasks that every team member is working on, together with general updates regarding the project. I ask a question related to a coding challenge that I am facing.
10:00 – 12:00Time to do the real work and start working. Together with my colleagues we are working to extend the feature base for our model.
12:00 – 13:00Because we are located in the centre of Amsterdam there are numerous options to score a good lunch. Today I pick an option from our own ‘RiskQuest menu’, which is a list of the best places in the neighbourhood.
- Stakeholder meeting
13:00 – 14:00In the afternoon I have a more in-depth meeting with different stakeholders to discuss updates on important risk drivers for our model. We show how the newly created features provide more information about our target variable.
- Ad-hoc analysis
14:00 – 15:00Some analysis into the outcomes of some production models is required for management information.
- Game of Ping Pong
15:00 – 15:30When I am at the office at the Herengracht I always like to play a game of ping pong in our backyard. After a painfull loss against Emma, it is time to go back to work.
- Finish up & organize code
15:30 – 17:00Towards the end of the day, I clean up my code and push all my changes to GIT. After some final reviews I am ready to leave for home.