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Senior Quantitative Finance Analyst -Markets Behavior Analytics Team

New York, New York

Job Description:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Job Description:
This job is responsible for conducting quantitative analytics and complex modeling projects for specific business units or risk types. Key responsibilities include leading the development of new models, analytic processes, or system approaches, creating technical documentation for related activities, and working with Technology staff in the design of systems to run models developed. Job expectations may include the ability to influence strategic direction, as well as develop tactical plans.


  • Performs end-to-end market risk stress testing including scenario design, scenario implementation, results consolidation, internal and external reporting, and analyzes stress scenario results to better understand key drivers
  • Leads the planning related to setting quantitative work priorities in line with the bank’s overall strategy and prioritization
  • Identifies continuous improvements through reviews of approval decisions on relevant model development or model validation tasks, critical feedback on technical documentation, and effective challenges on model development/validation
  • Maintains and provides oversight of model development and model risk management in respective focus areas to support business requirements and the enterprise's risk appetite
  • Leads and provides methodological, analytical, and technical guidance to effectively challenge and influence the strategic direction and tactical approaches of development/validation projects and identify areas of potential risk
  • Works closely with model stakeholders and senior management with regard to communication of submission and validation outcomes
  • Performs statistical analysis on large datasets and interprets results using both qualitative and quantitative approaches


  • Critical Thinking
  • Quantitative Development
  • Risk Analytics
  • Risk Modeling
  • Technical Documentation
  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Problem Solving
  • Risk Management
  • Test Engineering
  • Data Modeling
  • Data and Trend Analysis
  • Process Performance Measurement
  • Research
  • Written Communications

Minimum Education Requirement: Masters or PhD in Computer Science or similar discipline

Bank of America’s Global Risk Management business is looking for a Senior Quantitative Finance Analyst within the Market Behavior Analytics group. This group is responsible for developing surveillances and other sophisticated controls over activities in our Global Markets business. These controls detect potentially suspicious activities and patterns of behavior. Building these controls requires knowledge of big data techniques, ability to architect systems that can efficiently scale to hundreds of billions of data points per day, machine learning over unstructured and structured data, graph analytics, and experience with building UI for data rich applications.

Key responsibilities include:
• Designing and building end-to-end surveillance systems, which include data transformations, data controls, modeling, scaling, and user interfaces
• Managing a team of highly skilled quantitative analysts and engineers and setting the direction of the team
• Interfacing with and influencing various stakeholders in business, modeling, and technology groups across the bank

Required Skills:
• Successful candidates will have a Masters or PhD in Computer Science or similar discipline, and at least 7 years of relevant experience
• Proven technical leadership in designing big data systems
• Proven technical leadership in building complex analytical models that use a combination of numeric, textual, and graph data
• Proven technical leadership in using machine learning to solve domain specific problems
• Experience in managing teams of size up to 10
• Ability to work in a large, complex organization, and influence various stakeholders and partners
• Player-coach who is able to simultaneously lead a team and work on projects individually
• Strong communication skills and ability to effectively communicate quantitative topics to technical and non-technical audiences
• Ability to effectively presents findings, data, and conclusions to influence senior leaders


1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 


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Full time


Manages People: No

Travel: No

New York pay and benefits information

New York pay range:

$125,000 - $210,000 annualized salary, offers to be determined based on experience, education and skill set.

Discretionary incentive eligible

This role is eligible to participate in the annual discretionary plan. Employees are eligible for an annual discretionary award based on their overall individual performance results and behaviors, the performance and contributions of their line of business and/or group; and the overall success of the Company.


This role is currently benefits eligible. We provide industry-leading benefits, access to paid time off, resources and support to our employees so they can make a genuine impact and contribute to the sustainable growth of our business and the communities we serve.