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Python Developer - GMIT - Trade Surveillance

Last update 01.06.2024

About BNP Paribas Group:

BNP Paribas is a top-ranking bank in Europe with an international profile. It operates in 71 countries and has almost 199 000 employees. The Group ranks highly in its three core areas of activity: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail banking networks and financial services are grouped together under Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, centred on corporate and institutional clients. The Group helps all of its clients (retail, associations, businesses, SMEs, large corporates and institutional) to implement their projects by providing them with services in financing, investment, savings and protection. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas enjoys leading positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and has a solid and fast-growing network in the Asia/Pacific region.

About BNP Paribas India Solutions:

Established in 2005, BNP Paribas India Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas SA, a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. With delivery centers located in Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai, we are a 24x7 global delivery center. India Solutions services three business lines: Corporate and Institutional Banking, Investment Solutions and Retail Banking for BNP Paribas across the Group. Driving innovation and growth, we are harnessing the potential of over 6000 employees, to provide support and develop best-in-class solutions.

About Business line/Function :

This role is with GM IT- Regulatory IT – Conduct, Control and Surviellance team. It provides services to Compliance functions within BNP Paribas CIB. The key stakeholders are spread across Europe and North America.

Job Title:

Python + Database Developer (Trade Surveillance)



Regulatory IT- CCS



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Position Purpose

The person will be a key member of the Market Abuse IT team that is tasked to deliver multiple complex projects in the Trade Surveillance area.   This role is within the Conduct, Control and Surveillance IT team.  The team utilizes Actimize infrastructure and technology to develop enhance & maintain Compliance Surveillance Models for BNP Paribas.

The candidate will collaborate with the Compliance & Financial Security teams and be a “go to” for technical execution of the product.  The candidate is responsible to partner with all the functional and project leads in designing the solution and taking ownership of the execution and delivery.  The candidate will recommend alternative solutions, design, integrate, and implement the right enterprise solutions for Compliance. 


  • Work independently in application development / support / enhancements / bug-fixing
  • Utilize understanding of  design principles in creating custom software solutions or modifying packages solutions
  • Be a part of IT team to develop and contribute in initiatives that transform and modernize the capabilities and services of the Compliance and Trade Compliance function.
  • Work with Compliance to identify appropriate models to cover various scenarios and validate existing setup.
  • Ensure adherence to Bank and information systems policies and procedures, security measures and audit standards.
  • Mentor junior team members on the technology & processes front
  • Share knowledge and skills with others within the team from time to time
  • Prepare high quality test plans and conduct the tests at Unit , Regression, Integration, Code reviews
  • Ensuring that the project and organization standards are followed during various phases of software development life-cycle and day to day development work

Contributing Responsibilities

  • Contribute towards knowledge sharing initiatives and upskilling of other team members
  • Contribute to development/Writing of Technical Specifications document, Test plan, and Test Cases

Technical & Behavioral Competencies


  • Excellent Knowledge & Understanding of Oracle, SQL, PL/SQL.
  • Good Knowledge & Understanding of data modelling.
  • Flair for learning new tools & technology
  • 4-6 years of experience in Banking IT, with a good understanding of the Corporate and Institutional Banking activity. Knowledge of Capital Markets an asset.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Windows Batch or PowerShell scripting
  • Good knowledge in systems, application frameworks, database optimization, and experience being responsible for the success of software development projects
  • Proven record interpreting and fulfilling requirements by developing high performing, scalable and maintainable solutions with multiple technologies.
  • Hands-on experience with SDLC methodologies and best practices including Waterfall Process, Agile methodologies, deployment automation, code reviews, and test driven development.
  • Strong coordination and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills and multi-tasking capabilities.
  • Being aware of new technologies and frameworks.
  • Experience and knowledge of Python language features like basic data types, functions with keywords args, default args, variable length args.
  • Experience in using Python database API with any relational database like Oracle/SQL Server using pure Python or native database driver.
  • Experience in using built in collection types [for example: sequence types, dict, sets].
  • Experience in using text manipulation facilities like regex, string methods from the standard library.
  • Experience in reading and manipulating various file types like XML [using standard module like ElementTree], JSON, CSV.
  • Experience in using file and directory manipulation modules like paths, globs from the standard library.
  • Knowledge of widely used libraries in data science like Numpy, Pandas is a must.
  • Visualization is a good to have but not on the mandatory path.
  • Knowledge and Experience in using collections from the collections module will be good to have though not mandatory.
  • Familiarity with using context managers.
  • Familiarity with date manipulation using modules like datetime.
  • Knowledge of Generators will be good to have though not mandatory.
  • Familiarity with Object Oriented Python and magic methods.

Preferred Technical Skills:

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of Windows Batch or PowerShell scripting
  • Proven skills to coordinate with various teams.
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Business/Customer facing skills
  • Experience with Exchange Traded Market data will be plus.
  • Prior experience in Trade surveillance and/or Anti Money laundering domain.

Organization Preference (if any):

  • Forward thinking skilled individual
  • Delivery-focused with a good eye for detail
  • Structured, organised and a good communicator
  • Must be able to work closely with users and business analysts
  • Willing to share knowledge and skills with others within the team
  • Whilst able to work independently, should be a true team player

Skills Referential

Behavioural Skills: (Please select up to 4 skills)

Organizational skills

Communication skills - oral & written

Ability to collaborate / Teamwork

Attention to detail / rigor

Transversal Skills: (Please select up to 5 skills)

Analytical Ability

Ability to develop and adapt a process

Ability to understand, explain and support change

Ability to develop and leverage networks

Analytical Ability

Education Level:

Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Experience Level

At least 3 years

Other/Specific Qualifications (if required)



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