COFCO International Company Profile

Market Risk- IT Analyst at COFCO International (Porto, Portugal)

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JOB PURPOSE The Risk group is responsible for overseeing trading activity, implementing metrics that quantify related performance and risk and reporting relevant statistics and analysis to Trading, various Control groups, and Management. A successful applicant will utilize their IT skills to bring the market risk team to the next level through the practical application of Big Data, AI and machine learning techniques, and will assist in the implementation of cutting-edge market risk metrics, tools, models, reports and analysis. Extensive training will be provided to develop the applicant’s market risk knowledge and expertise. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Participate in large scale IT projects to support the market risk team. Utilize object-oriented programming and SQL database skills to assist market risk team in various projects. Build, enhance and maintain a comprehensive market risk database. Provide global support for risk reporting related to the trading of agricultural; products (principally sugar, grain and oilseeds, coffee and cotton). Over time, develop subject matter expertise in the trading of agricultural commodities. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Minimum bachelor’s degree in either mathematics, science, engineering or related field. A Masters is preferable but not essential. Minimum 3 years of experience in IT, with a desire to learn about market risk. Experience with object-oriented programming (e.g. C#) Database skills: SQL. Experience with analysis tools (e.g. R, Python) is a plus.       Self-starter. Proactive and detail oriented. Good English (written and oral). Other language skills are a bonus.