Quantitative Backtesting Senior Analyst

June 3, 2024

Quantitative Backtesting Senior Analyst


  • Permanent
  • PT-Porto
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Department overview
The backtesting team is part of RISK department and its entity RISK Global Services. This department reunites all the teams offering common services required in the management and supervision of the Bank’s risk profile. The RISK Global Services team aim to transversally develop optimized resources, platforms and common services that are adding value for all of RISK. Their activities cover transversally market, counterparty, credit and liquidity related topics. They assume their responsibilities in full cooperation with either RISK business domains or global practice teams, or else with subsidiaries or branches of the corresponding RISK teams.
More precisely, Backtesting team is part of RISK Systems, with RISK Global Services. RISK Systems at Group level is responsible for risk capital markets IT systems.
Though the team is part of an IT team, the work focuses on risk analysis. The team is in charge of the ex-post control of the risk figures generated by the market and counterparty risk internal models of BNP Paribas Group, with the purpose of testing the adequacy of the internal models to compute the capital on market risk and counterparty risk. Market and Counterparty credit risk models are global in the bank (no model by region or country) and as such, the team interacts with other teams worldwide.
The function offers the opportunity to act in an international and dynamic environment with new business and regulatory requirements to cope with.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • To identify lack of model performance using statistics defined in the back-testing methodology.
  • To analyse and document the results, deep dive analyses are performed, built on good understanding of the risk models and strong cooperation with risk modelling and risk management teams.
  • To communicate results to the regulator and relevant internal teams such as model validation team and capital team.
  • The candidate will be responsible for a set of model performance processes. She or he will coordinate with all the relevant teams to present on a periodic basis to RISK senior management a consolidated view of the bank’s model performance.
  • Processes rely on rigorous governance supported by procedures and meetings and on strong interaction with other teams throughout BNP Paribas Group.

Professional Qualifications / Candidate Profile:

  • Ability to deliver/Results driven
  • Critical thinkingProficient
  • Ability to develop and adapt a process
  • Analytical Ability
  • Data Intelligence, Research and Quant Analytics – Applied Math and Algorithms
  • Knowledge Risk Management – Risk analysis
  • Fluency in English
  • Risk and Controls (3-4 years)
  • Master in mathematics and Statistics


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