ABS/MBS Quantitative Strategist (Trading Desk), PIMCO

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ABS/MBS Quantitative Strategist (Trading Desk), PIMCO - Newport Beach
Pacific Investment Management Company (“PIMCO”) is a leading institutional money manager
with more than $700 billion in assets under management. PIMCO was established in 1971 to
offer separate account management services primarily for employee benefit plans, endowments
and foundations. Due in large part to its total return approach and impressive long-term
performance record, PIMCO is one of the most respected names in fixed income management.
Our offices in Newport Beach, New York, London, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Munich, Toronto
and Hong Kong manage assets for clients around the globe.
Position Summary
We seek a trading desk strategist experienced in developing proprietary trading tools and
strategies. Preference is given to fixed income strategists who have worked on valuation of
securities (cash bond and derivatives) backed by non-agency residential mortgages. Strong
potential candidates in other products will be considered. The successful candidate will be
familiar with the latest developments in empirical modeling including loan level prepayment,
default, and loss severity analysis. The strategist is also expected to assist in the development of
various back-testing and stress testing frameworks for a range of proprietary tools.
The strategist will have solid analytics skills and strong computing skills (i.e. distributed computing
on Linux platform) and have excellent C++ programming skills. A working knowledge of
Linux/UNIX Shell Scripts and SQL, knowledge of Python integration with C++ is definitely a plus.
Our selected individual must be a team player, be self-motivated, and have excellent verbal
communication skills. Experience in the Securities industry (Wall Street firm) strongly preferred.
Qualifications/Requirements
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Advanced degree in technical field (engineering, math/statistics, physics, economics)
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Programming skills in C++; familiarity with Python, R, Splus, SAS also useful.
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Designing, coding, and implementing computing platforms.
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Strong organizational, oral and written communications skills.
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High energy/self starter with the ability to work independently within the firm’s demanding
and highly focused environment
PIMCO is an equal opportunity employer
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