Next Generation Technology Fellowship (PhD required) - Help shape the future of Finance

Recruiter
Capco
Location
United Kingdom
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Next Generation Technology Fellowship - Digital ABOUT CAPCO Capco is a global technology and business consultancy, focused on thefinancial services sector. We are passionate about helping our clientssucceed in an ever-changing industry. We are: Experts in banking and payments, capital markets and wealth and asset management Deep knowledge in financial services offering, including e.g.Finance, Risk and Compliance, Financial Crime, Core Banking etc. Committed to growing our business and hiring the best talent to helpus get there Focus on maintaining our nimble, agile and entrepreneurial culture ROLE DESCRIPTION Whats this all about? Were looking for talented upcoming or recent PhD graduates to join ournew fellowship programme. Our aim is to fast track technically giftedcandidates to becoming subject matter experts in fintech and financialservices consulting. Fellows will have a great opportunity to work on our clients mostinteresting business and technology challenges, alongside project teamsof other former researchers, as well as colleagues from a wide varietyof other backgrounds. What kind of work will I do? Actually consultants work on a very wide variety of problems, some ofwhich can be brand new and therefore very hard to specify ahead time. However, some of us who previously joined via this programme haveworked on projects modelling the finances of commodity exchanges andretail banks; building new apps for high street banks; and prototyping aproof of concept for loan contract exchanges using block-chain technology. So why me? Having a PhD can be way more applicable to consulting than you maythink. The skills you take for granted like presenting complex ideas tolarge audiences, finding innovative solutions independently and engagingin discussions with senior researchers set you up for a successfulcareer in consulting. SKILLS & EXPERIENCE Heres what we expect from our fellows: Be able to present complex ideas in simple ways for a variety of audiences Have confidence in your ideas, but humility about how you conduct yourself Enjoy problem solving, being innovative and having a flexible working style Work well with a team but dont be shy about showing leadership Academic requirements Doctorate (e.g. PhD, EngD) preferably in a STEM subject Undergraduate degree (at least 2:1 or equivalent) Three A-levels or equivalent Bonus points: Knowledge of new technologies being used in finance, e.g. block-chain Familiarity with machine learning techniques and how they can be applied Coding experience, particularly in model building, prototyping or app development Any experience in business, e.g. internships, running your own smallbusiness, etc. 100% travel to client site may be required Professional experience is important. But its paramount you share ourbelief in disruptive innovation that puts clients ahead in a toughmarket. From Day One, your key skill will be to perceive new and betterways of doing things to give your clients an unfair advantage. WHY JOIN CAPCO? You will work on engaging projects with some of the largest banks inthe world, on projects that will transform the financial services industry. We offer: A work culture focused on innovation and creating lasting value forour clients and employees Ongoing learning opportunities to help you acquire new skills ordeepen existing expertise A flat, non-hierarchical structure that will enable you to work withsenior partners and directly with clients A diverse, inclusive, meritocratic culture - provided by Dice AGILE, APP, ASSET MANAGEMENT, CAPITAL MARKET, DEGREE, MACHINE LEARNING, PHD

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