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Investment & Digital Wealth Modelling Opportunities (R Development)

Salary Competitive
Location Edinburgh, Glasgow, London
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

At Hymans, we’re passionate around using harnessing technology to build better financial futures.

Considering this, we’re looking for R developers and R modellers to work within our digital wealth, investment, and Economic Scenario Service (ESS) teams, to help design, build and deliver analytics and software solutions that empower our clients to make effective decisions.

Our teams are passionate about technology. We offer the opportunity to work with cutting edge tech and be part of a team that employs an agile approach to software development.

Areas of interest:

Individuals with R development and modelling capabilities are in high demand across Hymans. Some of the specific areas building out these capabilities include:

Digital wealth:  We provide solutions for the retail investment and savings market, tailoring the power of our institutional solutions to the needs of individual customers. We partner with large provider platforms, asset managers and businesses providing support to financial advisers to provide a range of solutions: strategic asset allocation and investment implementation advice; investment projections and analytics; and retirement planning workflows and user journeys.

Investment: We provide impactful, impartial investment advice to institutional investors. The services we offer includes strategic asset allocation advice; manager selection and monitoring; financial modelling & portfolio construction; and performance & risk monitoring. Responsible investing, including considering and mitigating climate related risks, is at the heart of our philosophy.

Economic Scenario Service: We have extensively developed and maintained our industry leading economic scenario generator, continuously updating to take advantage of the latest innovations. The output supports the advice process of our in-house pensions, life insurance and investment teams, as well as powering a variety of downstream applications. The economic scenario service team (ESS Team) continue to develop it using the latest technology, academic research, and modelling methods to support our clients’ risk modelling requirements.

What you will do

  • Work within high-performing, highly skilled and multi-disciplinary teams. We work within a DevOps culture that promotes team autonomy and engineering excellence, using the latest technologies.
  • Collaborate closely with senior developers, architects, actuarial modellers, and consultants to deliver sustainable solutions that deliver value for our business.
  • Build a good understanding of your business domain and be able to see how your efforts are valuable to our clients.
  • Be involved with meaningful work - we can provide complex challenges, at scale, in novel market areas.
  • Be core to the product teams that build, test, and scale our applications and services.

What we are looking for from you

To succeed in, and enjoy, this role you are likely to be familiar with:

  • Modern software development best practices from initial problem and data analysis, through to solution design and technical implementation.
  • Financial modelling - an interest or prior experience in pensions, investment, or economic modelling domain would be beneficial

You will have experience of the following:

  • R programming (ideally in the context of package development)
  • Git and general code-management / documentation practices
  • Continuous improvement and continuous delivery practices, DevOps culture
  • R shiny & R Markdown

In addition, experience of the following would be particularly attractive but not necessary:

  • APIs (particularly through R plumber package)
  • Familiarity with Azure Cloud computing technologies

You will likely be:

  • Self-motivated with a drive to learn and share knowledge
  • Focused on continuous learning and improvement
  • An effective communicator and a great team player
  • Able to forge strong and professional relationships at all levels
  • Able to collaborate successfully with client and 3rd party technical teams
  • Able to effectively articulate technical concepts with senior stakeholders
  • Confident across the entire software development lifecycle

Together, we’ve been building better futures for over 100 years. For our people, our clients and their people, our communities and the environment. 

We thrive on tackling complex problems. And we believe those problems are best solved by diverse teams – diverse in skills, approaches and backgrounds. Our independence lets our people be themselves and think freely, while working in a collaborative, supportive environment.  We love innovative, independent thinking and want everyone to share their ideas.  

Working alongside employers, trustees and financial services institutions, we offer pensions, investments, benefits and risk consulting services, as well as data and technology solutions. With over 1000 employees and counting, we’re one of the leading consultancies in our field and are proud to be recognised by numerous industry awards. 

We’re committed to developing our people and encourage everyone to carve out their own career path. We’ve many colleagues who started out in one team in the business and have ended up somewhere completely different, having had the chance to develop new skills and explore new passions.   

Our hybrid working model offers the best of both worlds – home working as well as a fun, collaborative office environment - meaning flexible working patterns to accommodate individual needs. For more information about our benefits you can visit our iDeal.   

If you need any assistance in relation to a personal requirement, medical condition or neurological difference during our selection process then please let us know. 

Together, we can make this the best job you’ll ever have. 

Our culture

We live and breathe our four values – friendly, confident, partnering and straightforward – and genuinely care about out people, clients, community and the environment.

Job satisfaction

Every employee can genuinely make a difference and contribute towards achieving our purpose – together, building better futures. Whether that’s helping our clients build more secure financial futures, using your 3 days volunteering or helping us reduce our carbon footprint.

Reward and wellbeing

We offer competitive salaries, a share of company profits and an award-winning benefits package. We also take your mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing seriously, both in and outside of work.

Flexible working

We trust our people to work in a pattern that suits their circumstances with a healthy balance of home and office working.

Latest technology

We use the most up-to-date technology and software to match our ground-breaking business solutions that make life easier for us and our clients.

Career development

There is no linear path – learning opportunities are plentiful and empower you to carve out your own career.

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