Quantitative Risk Analyst

Warszawa, PL, 02-460 Helsinki, FI, 500

Job ID: 17213 


We are looking for Credit Risk Model Developers to join Risk Models at Nordea.


We are looking for credit risk model developers. The job provides an exciting mix of challenges, where different areas of knowledge and skills shall be employed: developing advanced statistical models, designing internal software libraries, working with big data, analyzing economic behavior, understanding and abiding to regulatory constraints and further, to explain complex models to stakeholders on all levels across the Bank. You will join a highly professional and dedicated team with a large network across the bank and with excellent opportunities for personal and professional development.


At Nordea, we’re committed to being a partner to our customers and society can count on. Compliance and integrity go hand in hand.


Joining us means you’ll have an impact on how we do banking – today and tomorrow. So, bring your ideas, skills and unique background. With us, you’ll be in good company with plenty of opportunities to collaborate, grow and make your mark on something bigger. 


About this opportunity


Welcome to the IRB models team. Working with us, you will be part of one of the most important programs for the bank, which consists in upscaling Nordea’s internal models for credit risk. There are opportunities to work on all aspects of IRB model development, scorecards, PD, LGD and CCF. As a Quantitative Risk Analyst you will have great possibilities to develop your skills within advanced modelling – a field which is in high focus in Nordea.


Being part of the broader Group Risk organization, you'll help ensure that compliance underpins every decision we make and every action we take. By bringing your perspectives to the team and through your focus on quality and cooperation, you will be important.


What you will be doing:

  • Develop and maintain IRB models.
  • Develop tools for data extraction for model development and other analysis.
  • Continuously work on improving methodological choices for the models and be able to clearly communicate its rationale and impact to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Join an open and inspiring atmosphere, where you will cooperate closely with your colleagues across the bank.
  • Give input to senior management and business based on data analysis and previous experience.


Working with LGD and CCF, you’ll join a passionate team of ten quantitative analysts located in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm and Warsaw. The role is primarily based in Helsinki and Poland.


Who you are


Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.


To succeed in this role, we believe that you:

  • Enjoy learning and are excited about bringing your ideas to the table.
  • Are dependable, willing to speak up even when it’s difficult.
  • Are committed to empowering others.


Your experience and background:

  • Master's or PhD degree in a quantitative field or software development field, including but not limited to mathematics, economics, statistics, data science, software engineering, computer science or similar.
  • Proficiency in SQL, Python, SAS or similar.
  • Experience working with data and models preferred.
  • Knowledge of IRB models preferred.


Nice to have:

  • Experience driving deliveries, ideally in an agile environment.
  • Knowledge of credit risk is an advantage.
  • Hands on experience in Big Data platforms, e.g. Hadoop.
  • Understanding of technologies and IT solutions used for data processing.


Seniority of the role and remuneration will depend on the level of candidates’ experience in the relevant fields. Candidates for both analyst and senior analyst roles are encouraged to apply.


If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 08/06/2023. For more information, you’re welcome to contact Sara Fremlin on sara.fremlin@nordea.com.

At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving customers and communities. So please come as you are.


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