Risk Officer

Permanent contract|New York|Risks

Risk Officer

New York, United States Permanent contract Risks



  • Analyze market activities impacting the SGUS portfolio from a market risk aspect
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis on specific topics from data extraction and computation to impact analysis on specific perimeters with an emphasis on Equity and Derivatives products and activities
  • Prepare risk management reports and present them to US senior management and external regulators
  • Contribute actively to the risk identification process of SGUS and to the risk materiality assessment
  • Monitor market risk exposures and activities of trading desks impacting the SGUS risk profile
  • Help to improve measures and methodologies to assess the market risk while combining market and counterparty expertise, including stress testing and other cross risk topics
  • Maintain strong relationship with different stakeholders within the risk department but also with Front Office, Finance, Operation and with the team counterparts in Europe and Asia
  • Lead and contribute to the effort of improving market risk analysis and comments (understanding of the portfolios and their composition, main drivers of risk, P&L and income attribution, best way to visualize data, etc.)
  • Continuous streamlining and optimization of risk reporting processes and systems using programming language (Python)

Profile required

Competencies Required:

  • Strong quantitative orientation and analytical skills
  • Strong ability to synthesize complex metrics and subjects to extract and communicate the core information
  • Highly motivated and fast learning individual
  • Knowledge of market instruments, risk analysis and methodologies / valuation models of financial products, especially on Equity and Equity Derivatives products
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the flexibility to communicate and build relationships with internal and external clients; strong written communication skills; overall strong interaction ability with key stakeholders including external regulators
  • Curiosity, detail-oriented, autonomous, self-motivated, pro-active
  • Integrity and responsibility
  • High sense of teamwork: inspire and work well with others
  • Problem solving skills to get things done
  • Leadership
  • Ability to work in a challenging fast paced environment

Technical Skills:

  • Strong understanding of financial products and market risk metrics
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • Strong Knowledge of risk regulatory requirements and concepts
  • Proficient Python and other scripting languages
  • Strong Knowledge of Excel, Power Point, and other MS office applications


  • 5+ years with strong experience as market risk officer or in a similar role
  • Programming experience using Python
  • Previous experience in Counterparty Risk monitoring a plus

Business insight

RISQ (Group Risk Management) - OVERVIEW
The mission of the RISQ Division in the Americas is to create value by actively contributing to SG Americas and SG Group’s goal of achieving sustainable and predictable growth. To do so, RISQ provides constructive effective challenge to the business lines, leveraging its expertise, cutting edge risk management techniques as well as RISQ’s ability to deliver effective solutions and synergies.
The Risk division in the US supports all the activities in the Americas Region (US, Canada and Latin America), which is almost exclusively capital markets oriented.

MMG (Metrics Monitoring Group) - OVERVIEW
Within the RISQ division, MMG's major missions are to meet the regulatory challenges of tomorrow, to support the development of the business lines and to enable the Group to meet its ambitions in terms of client satisfaction and efficiency.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 21000MJR
Starting date: 2021/08/16
Publication date: 2021/07/21