What you will do
We are looking for a Senior Quantitative Consultant to help grow the firm. The job will require you to contribute to all phases of engagements, from origination to delivery, mentoring staff and participating actively in the office operations.
You will be responsible for the full modeling scope, from imagining solutions to the strategic needs of our clients, to building and implementing them into their cloud infrastructure.
You will learn fast and keep your mind sharp by teaming-up with different clients to solve challenging puzzles across different businesses.
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; Data Science, Financial Risk Modelling and Data Foundation.
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, and regular trips.
Your day at RiskQuest
Start of the day
08:30 - 09:00You enter our office at the Herengracht and start the day with a nice conversation in the coffee corner. Have you read the latest news on financial crime?
09:00 - 10:00Time for a meeting with one of our clients. They want to know about the most material money laundering risks for their portfolio, and how we can identify fraudulent transactions using machine learning. Interesting!
10:00 - 11:00I start the afternoon with a coaching meeting with one of my coachees. We will have a coffee in the city centre of Amsterdam and discuss a variety of topics: work, future project, ambitions, but also the status of our building projects (since we both build a house).
11:00 - 12:00The team provides me with all the necessary status updates on the current projects. I help with the challenges they are facing and make sure we are on the right track.
12:00 - 13:00Because we are located in the centre of Amsterdam there are numerous options to score a good lunch. Today I pick an option from our own ‘RiskQuest menu’, which is a list of the best places in the neighbourhood.
Development of new Machine Learning Model
13:00 - 15:00Together with your colleagues you start working on a first version of a machine learning model to detect ML transactions for the client you spoke to in the morning.
15:00 - 16:00At the end of the day we have or management team meeting for business unit within RiskQuest. We discuss new project requests and how to staff them. We also investigate actions for the long run
16:00 - 17:00Because it is very important to not only make good models, but also explain them, you prepare some slides that elaborate on how the ML model works. You make sure the slides are nice and clean, because tomorrow is the follow-up meeting with the client
The colleagues of Risk
At RiskQuest you can make a meaningful impact from day one, while working with the biggest players in the industry. Learning and development is at the centre of what we do, and is propelled by a diverse and experienced group of colleagues. We celebrate success and work as a team.
The thing I like most about RiskQuest is the way in which we work. Everyone is prepared to walk the extra mile when required, but there is also time to have fun together. “Together” is basically the key aspect that describes RiskQuest best for me, which obviously makes it a very pleasant environment to work in.
Our application procedure
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.