Quantitative Consultant

  • Amsterdam/Remote
  • Full-time
  • Immediately

How you
describe yourself

  • PhD or Master's degree in mathematics, physics, econometrics, computer science or engineering
  • High degree of creativity and adaptability
  • Advanced programming skills in Python
  • A strong interest in machine learning
  • Solid communication, story lining and presentations skills
  • Affinity for the financial sector

What we

  • An inspiring workplace
  • Highly specialized colleagues
  • Intellectually challenging work
  • Freedom and ample room for growth
  • Close mentoring

What you will do

We are looking for a Quantitative Consultant to help grow the firm.

You will be part of project teams and participate in the full modelling scope: from imagining solutions to the strategic needs of our clients, to building and implementing them into their cloud infrastructure.

You will also have an active role at the office such as knowledge development and organizing events.

You will learn fast and keep your mind sharp by partnering with different clients to solve the most challenging puzzles using the latest technology.

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; Fighting Economic Crime, Financial Risk Management, and Energy & Climate Risk.

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, foreign trips and other activities.

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Your day @ RiskQuest

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  • Start of the day
    08:30  -  09:30
    After a beautiful bike ride through the city of Amsterdam to our office at the Herengracht, you start the day with a cup of coffee, having a chat with colleagues and checking your e-mail.
  • Meeting: Day Start
    09:30  -  10:00
    Time 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. You ask a question related to a coding challenge that you are facing.
  • Coding
    10:00  -  12:00
    Time to do some real work. Together with your colleagues you are working to extend the feature base for our model.
  • Lunch
    12:00  -  13:00
    Because we are located in the centre of Amsterdam there are numerous options to score a good lunch. Today you pick an option from our own ‘RiskQuest menu’, which is a list of the best places in the neighbourhood.
  • Stakeholder meeting
    13:00  -  14:00
    In the afternoon you have a more in-depth meeting with different stakeholders to discuss updates on important risk drivers for our model. You show how the newly created features provide more information about the target variable.
  • Ad-hoc analysis
    14:00  -  15:00
    Some analysis into the outcomes of some production models is required for management information.
  • Game of Ping Pong
    15:00  -  15:30
    When you are at the office at the Herengracht you 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  -  17:00
    Towards the end of the day, you clean up your code and push all your changes to GIT. After some final reviews you are ready to leave for home.
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Insights from your colleagues

The opportunities for development are pretty much infinite. It mainly depends on yourself, showing that you want to develop and having the will to actually do so. This aspect, combined with a really nice and informal atmosphere definitely makes RiskQuest stand out.

Johannes Lont
Senior Manager – Fighting Economic Crime

Our application procedure

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The recruitment team screens your application on the basis of a CV, motivation letter and list of grades. Do we look like a good match on paper? Then the recruitment team will contact you within 2 days.
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Introductory meeting
Match? Then we would like to welcome you to the office. We would love to get to know you through an introductory meeting
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Second interview
If the introductory meeting was a success, we would like to plan a second interview with two of our consultants. You will be given a case interview if deemed necessary in the introductory meeting.
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Third interview
If the second interview with the consultants was a success, we would like to plan a third interview with senior people within the organization.
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If all interviews were succesful, we will present you with an offer!
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RiskQuest strives to provide feedback within 2 working days

The RiskQuest Recruitment team (Recruiter, Consultant and Partner) will review your resume, grade lists and cover letter.

Our company's main language is English.

We support learning and development for all RiskQuesters. Together with your coach you will map out your learning needs.


Do you have a question?

Feel free to contact Tessa, Senior Consultant at RiskQuest.

Apply now