Senior Data Consultant

  • Data Engineering
  • Amsterdam/Remote
  • Full-time
  • Immediately

How you describe yourself

  • A MSc. or PhD in a quantitative studies (econometrics, mathematics, physics, IT, or related studies)
  • Interest in programming and working with large amounts of data.
  • At least 3 years of experience in working with different programming languages, e.g. SQL, Python, SAS, R or Matlab.
  • The ability to come up with clever solutions to correct data issues.
  • Being able to distinguish main and side issues.
  • You like to work in a practical way to analyse and solve puzzles.
  • Pro-active and eager to learn a lot in a short amount of time.
  • Being able to lead and coach the consultants working in your team.

What we offer you

  • A work environment with motivated, talented, quantitatively educated colleagues that can help you grow and learn a lot in a short amount of time. Your vision can contribute to this.
  • Together with your RiskQuest colleagues and employees from the client, you get to try to get the most valuable insights from the data by preparing the optimal dataset for the client.
  • Work on assignments for international banks, insurance companies and pension funds.
  • Being able to further develop your knowledge of SQL, Python, Matlab, SAS and/or R, by working on data-analses and data preparation which form the basis fo (credit) risk models for our clients.
  • Improve your knowledge of credit risk models (PD, EAD, LGD) and market risk models (IRRBB, VAR)
  • The opportunity to make a significant contribution on the assignments we do for our clients.
  • An above market average, competitive salary. Participation in team activities, flexible working hours and working location.

Next level in Machine Learning

As a consultant you help developing machine learning models for leading financial institutions in the Netherlands. With us you have a lot of contact with customers of these financial institutions. In a short time you not only get to obtain in-depth experience with latest machine learning technology, you also develop them. These models help financial institutions to detect fraudulent behavior and make the world a better place.

You will be directly responsible for you parts of the project and you will work together with your RiskQuest colleagues on projects at banks, insurers and pension funds. In addition to good compensation, we offer flexible working hours and a lot of substantive challenge.

Our Company

We are a consultancy specialized in (risk) models for the financial sector. In an increasingly complex world, there is also an increasing need to manage risks. Models are an important instrument in this regard. Our services focus on all aspects of the use of models: data, model development, validation, policy and strategy.

In recent years we have been able to build up an impressive customer base. We work for all major Dutch financial institutions. In addition, we are continuously expanding our services.

We are a team of 40 ambitious individuals, almost all of whom have a quantitative background in econometrics, mathematics and physics. Mutual social contacts and an informal working atmosphere with a lot of individual freedom are important to us. You quickly become part of our close-knit team.


Your day at RiskQuest

  • Start of the day
    09:00  -  09:30
    Every team member provides a short update and you discuss what you will be working on that day.
  • Data Gathering
    09:30  -  10:30
    The task assigned to you is to gather all data regarding a specific attribute. You write your queries to gather the data from various data sources.
  • Coffee Break
    10:30  -  10:45
    Time for coffee, together with your colleagues you take a small break from work.
  • Stakeholder Communication
    10:45  -  12:00
    You conduct a meeting with the client to discuss some data attributes, you communicate the results of the meeting to your team members.
  • Lunch
    12:00  -  13:00
    Lunchtime, as we work in the center of Amsterdam, you can go for something different every day
  • Team Meeting
    13:00  -  14:00
    You discuss the results with your team members. Are the results consistent with each other? If not, you propose solutions to your team members to fix the problem.
  • Senior Management Communication
    14:00  -  17:00
    The results of the data gathering need to be communicated with senior management. You prepare the documentation in which you clearly explain the results.

Some insights from your colleagues at Data

One of the things I like about RiskQuest is that our colleagues do their work with passion. You notice everyone’s intrinsic motivation to improve themselves and in this way reach the best possible results for our clients. This is also notable outside of work when we play a game of padel, table tennis or chess.

Vincent Schothuis
Manager – Financial Risk Modelling
Vincent vierkant

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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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

When you find a position that matches your skill set. Click the "Apply now" button on any open job listing. From there, you can fill out the form and submit your application.

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.

Vincent vierkant

Do you have a question?

Feel free to contact Vincent, Manager at RiskQuest.
06 - 39 13 86 66

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