Quantitative Analyst Vacancies

 Quantitative Analysts

Be Different. Make A Difference.

Are you a quantitative analyst who wants to make a difference and grow your career at a time of great regulatory and technological change? Do you have diverse experience that can help Central Bank of Ireland to deliver on its mandate?

Our Financial Risks Division is seeking people with strong quantitative skills, a passion for risk management, and deep knowledge of financial products who:

  • Want to contribute to shaping the changing financial services landscape in Europe
  • Are enthusiastic about doing more than just a job
  • Are seeking a career with real purpose and impact
  • Enjoy working with others and have proven experience working in collaborative environments.

The Central Bank of Ireland has a unique role in maintaining financial stability in Ireland. We are responsible for the effective regulation of financial institutions and markets, and ensuring protection of the best interests of financial services consumers.

Successful candidates will have excellent career opportunities working at the heart of Ireland’s financial system.

What Does Our Financial Risks Division Do?

The financial sector in Ireland is undergoing a rapid evolution in terms of its scale, interconnectedness and complexity, due to Brexit and technological change. These changes bring with them additional challenges and risks to the financial resilience of institutions.

As part of the Financial Risks Division, you will contribute to strengthening the resilience of the financial system through the  provision of technical and quantitative  expertise in the area of financial risk, including credit risk, market risk, counterparty credit risk and interest rate risk . You will review and challenge firms’ financial risk management practices including risk measurement and quantification models used in relation to Pillar I, Pillar II and provisions whilst supporting the continuous development of  our toolkit and capabilities to enhance the supervisory approach for the evolving financial system.

John Wright

What We Can Offer

  • The opportunity to contribute to the Central Bank’s vital public service mandate of “Strengthening resilience of the financial system”
  • A unique opportunity to have a holistic view of the financial services landscape in Ireland and the Eurozone
  • An opportunity to contribute to the development of European regulations and policy 
  • Excellent career development in a challenging, fast-moving and supportive environment where learning is central to our work
  • A positive and collaborative work environment and culture
  • A competitive salary
  • A defined benefit pension scheme.

We are an active member of the European System of Central Banks, SSM and, amongst others, EBA and ESMA.  This can present opportunities for our people to participate in EU working groups/forums and European secondments.

Learn more about the benefits of working at the Central Bank of Ireland. 

Leanne Donohue

What We’re Looking For

We are seeking talented individuals who have:

  • A third level honours degree or professional qualification in statistics, data analytics, data science, business, accounting, finance, economics, mathematics, risk management or any related quantitative discipline 
  • Experience of working in credit or market risk management/analysis or experience of financial/economic modelling
  • Good understanding and experience of the financial sector, the practical operation of companies within the industry, quantitative risk management techniques and approaches
  • Knowledge of the banking regulatory and legal framework and an understanding of financial institution business models and key risk drivers
  • An ability to apply analytical skills and judgement to assess large amounts of information and data in a structured and thorough manner
  • A strong desire to develop themselves and others through effective teamwork, knowledge-sharing and continuous improvement
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organisational skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills – particularly the ability to communicate to, and work with, colleagues and external stakeholders.

You may also have other transferable skills or industry experience, with a demonstrated ability to adapt. If so, we would like to hear from you.

Pauric McBrien

Our Selection Process

We expect the selection process for these roles will be ongoing during November 2019. Candidates will be shortlisted based on how their application demonstrates the skills, experience and motivation we are seeking. The selection process may include aptitude testing, competency-based panel interviews and candidate presentations. 


We are seeking candidates for the following roles:
Associate Quantitative Analyst 
These roles are aligned to our Bank Executive Grade. Apply now for one of these roles.

Senior Quantitative Analyst - Internal Models and Financial Resilience
These roles are aligned to our BP2 Grade. Apply now for one of these roles.

Senior Quantitative Analyst - Market Risk and Counterparty Credit Risk
These roles are aligned to our BP2 Grade. Apply now for one of these roles.

Quantitative Analytics Manager
These roles are aligned to our BP1 Grade. Apply now for one of these roles.

 Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and we encourage applications from a diverse mix of candidates. If there are any reasonable adjustments you may need in order for us to see the best version of you at interview stage, please let us know. All disclosed information will be kept strictly confidential.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 17 November 2019.

Any Questions?

If you have any queries, please contact us by email: recruitment@centralbank.ie.
We look forward to receiving your application.

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