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Cross-asset Structuring & Trading Assistant

Geneva

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our front office team is looking for an intern to assist it in every aspect of the trade flow.

We are looking for a highly motivated and hard-working individual, who is curious, learns fast and has a strong interest in financial markets and derivatives. The intern is fully integrated in the team and his involvement in daily tasks will be a priority for us.

The position will give you a broad understanding of how the structured products market is organized and will allow you to be in daily contact with our investment banking partners.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in day-to-day investment advisory (optimization and structuring of investment products, backtests, factsheets and other marketing materials);
  • Be a main contact of our investment banking partners when Sesame issues new products: product pricing, looking for alternative payoffs, product booking, etc.
  • Prepare daily & weekly investment ideas to offer our clients, with a strong focus on either the product features or on the fundamentals of an investment theme pushed by our Research team;
  • Collect data and investment reports to help improve our impact on specific investment themes;
  • Bring added-value by creating new ways of promoting our investment solutions to clients (new type of documents, new distribution channels, ...);
  • Improve and translate existing investment or research documents;
  • Keep our database up to date by following-up on product lifecycle, booking new products, adding research documents.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Excellent level in English + native French, German or Italian;
  • Student in a top business school, majoring in Financial Markets;
  • A previous experience in structured products is not mandatory, but we need a candidate with strong interest in financial markets and derivatives;
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel. Generally tech-savvy;
  • Passport from a EU member state;


CONTRACT DETAILS

We offer a 6 to 12-month fixed-term contract, with very competitive salary.

Cross-asset Structuring & Trading Assistant

Zurich

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our front office team is looking for an intern to assist it in every aspect of the trade flow.

We are looking for a highly motivated and hard-working individual, who is curious, learns fast and has a strong interest in financial markets and derivatives. The intern is fully integrated in the team and his involvement in daily tasks will be a priority for us.

The position will give you a broad understanding of how the structured products market is organized and will allow you to be in daily contact with our investment banking partners.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in day-to-day investment advisory (optimization and structuring of investment products, backtests, factsheets and other marketing materials);
  • Be a main contact of our investment banking partners when Sesame issues new products: product pricing, looking for alternative payoffs, product booking, etc.
  • Prepare daily & weekly investment ideas to offer our clients, with a strong focus on either the product features or on the fundamentals of an investment theme pushed by our Research team;
  • Collect data and investment reports to help improve our impact on specific investment themes;
  • Bring added-value by creating new ways of promoting our investment solutions to clients (new type of documents, new distribution channels, ...);
  • Improve and translate existing investment or research documents;
  • Keep our database up to date by following-up on product lifecycle, booking new products, adding research documents.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Excellent level in English + native German;
  • Student in a top business school, majoring in Financial Markets;
  • A previous experience in structured products is not mandatory, but we need a candidate with strong interest in financial markets and derivatives;
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel. Generally tech-savvy;
  • Passport from a EU member state;


CONTRACT DETAILS

We offer a 6 to 12-month fixed-term contract, with very competitive salary.

QA Analyst

Geneva

JOB DESCRIPTION

Sesame is looking to add a second Quality Assurance Analyst to its development team in order to accelerate the workflow on its in-house platform, Open.

This critical position requires extreme attention to detail and a particular ease with numbers as our software is focused on financial investments, meaning that our QA analyst is required to understand the expected results in order to test new features.

Your successful integration in our friendly, flexible work environment will be a priority as our growing and exigent client base needs a flawless, professional platform to answer complex and tailor-made needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Hands-on testing of existing and new features, with precise issue reporting using JIRA;
  • Improve our defect prevention processes and anticipate potential issues when implenting new features;
  • Develop functional testing processes;
  • Reproduce bugs as reported by Sesame users or clients and document any anomaly;
  • Write comprehensive technical documentation on general or tailor-made/restricted features;
  • Maintain a very high quality standard for the external users.


CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Previous experience as a QA is mandatory;
  • Experience in Quality Management software;
  • Knowledge of web technologies (Javascript, HTML, XML, CSS);
  • Detail-oriented, eager to take ownership of the tasks (understand the purpose of each feature, the user typologies, etc.);
  • Fluent in English or French.


CONTRACT DETAILS

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.

We also offer the possibility to be based in Zurich or Lugano, with frequent trips to the Geneva headquarters.


Research & Portfolio Management Assistant

Zurich

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our experienced Research & PM team is looking for an intern.

We are looking for a highly motivated and hard-working individual, who is curious, learns fast and has a strong interest in economics and financial markets. The intern is fully integrated in the team and his involvement in daily tasks will be a priority for us.

The position will give the intern a broad understanding of macro & micro analysis, portfolio management as well as a deep understanding of financial derivatives through the creation of trade ideas.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create long-term investment ideas, pitch books as well as technical notes;
  • Follow-up with clients on our existing Actively Managed Certificates (portfolio construction & rebalancings, reportings, client enquiries);
  • Day-to-day investment advisory for clients (asset picking for investment products, backtests, factsheets and other marketing materials);
  • Prepare daily & weekly investment ideas to offer our clients, with a strong focus on either the product features or on the fundamentals of the investment theme;
  • Collect data and investment reports to help improve our impact on specific investment themes;
  • Improve and translate existing investment documents.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will be fully integrated in the Research team, his training and involvement in daily tasks will be a priority for us. We are looking for someone with:

  • Excellent level in both French and English, written and spoken (German, Italian or Spanish is a plus);
  • A previous experience in financial markets or a research team is not required, but we need a candidate with a strong interest in financial markets and with the capacity to learn fast;
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel. Generally tech-savvy.
  • Passport from a EU member state.


CONTRACT DETAILS

We offer a 6 to 12-month fixed-term contract, with very competitive salary. The position is based in Zurich.

Senior Front-End Developer

Geneva

JOB DESCRIPTION

Sesame is looking to grow its Front-end development team in order to accelerate the workflow on its in-house platform, Open.

This critical position requires passion for coding, extreme attention to detail and a particular ease with formulas as you will code features related to investments in the financial markets.

Your successful integration in our friendly, flexible work environment will be a priority as our growing and exigent client base needs a flawless, professional platform to answer complex and tailor-made needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build web applications using CSS and JavaScript;
  • Cross-browser testing (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge);
  • Fixing bugs and solving code-related issues;
  • Proactively looking for ways to improve functionalities;
  • Working closely with our project managers and the team.


CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS/SCSS and Javascript;
  • Design Patterns: BEM, SMACSS;
  • Experience with following frameworks: VUE, React, Angular;
  • Experience in coding responsive design for all devices;
  • Problem solver, curious about latest trends and technologies in web development, and willing to demonstrate the long-term benefit of implementing them in the project;
  • Ability to work within a team and adapt own schedule to teammates;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks from different sub-projects simultaneously;
  • A proactive and self-motivated personality;
  • Fluency in English or French.


CONTRACT DETAILS

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.

We also offer the possibility to be based in Zurich or Lugano, with frequent trips to the Geneva headquarters.


Back-End Developer

Geneva

JOB DESCRIPTION

Sesame is looking to grow its Back-end development team in order to accelerate the workflow on its in-house platform, Open.

This critical position requires understanding of software focused on financial investments, a particular ease with numbers and an algorithmic thinking.

Your successful integration in our friendly, flexible work environment will be a priority as our growing and exigent client base needs a flawless, professional platform to answer complex and tailor-made needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implementing interfaces using Zend/Laravel, MySQL, JavaScript;
  • App development using Zend/Laravel framework;
  • Fixing bugs and solving code-related issues;
  • Proactively looking for ways to improve functionalities;
  • Working closely with our project managers and the team.


CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Experience with Zend/Laravel in web/app development;
  • Expert in database design and management;
  • Advanced knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) concepts;
  • Knowledge and implementation of security and data protection protocols;
  • Knowledge of Git or code versioning tools;
  • Problem solver, curious about latest trends and technologies in web development, and willing to demonstrate the long-term benefit of implementing them in the project;
  • Ability to work within a team and adapt own schedule to teammates;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks from different sub-projects simultaneously;
  • A proactive and self-motivated personality;
  • Fluency in English or French.


CONTRACT DETAILS

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.

We also offer the possibility to be based in Zurich or Lugano, with frequent trips to the Geneva headquarters.


Cross-asset Structuring & Trading Assistant

Geneva

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our front office team is looking for an intern to assist it in every aspect of the trade flow.

We are looking for a highly motivated and hard-working individual, who is curious, learns fast and has a strong interest in financial markets and derivatives. The intern is fully integrated in the team and his involvement in daily tasks will be a priority for us.

The position will give you a broad understanding of how the structured products market is organized and will allow you to be in daily contact with our investment banking partners.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in day-to-day investment advisory (optimization and structuring of investment products, backtests, factsheets and other marketing materials);
  • Be a main contact of our investment banking partners when Sesame issues new products: product pricing, looking for alternative payoffs, product booking, etc.
  • Prepare daily & weekly investment ideas to offer our clients, with a strong focus on either the product features or on the fundamentals of an investment theme pushed by our Research team;
  • Collect data and investment reports to help improve our impact on specific investment themes;
  • Bring added-value by creating new ways of promoting our investment solutions to clients (new type of documents, new distribution channels, ...);
  • Improve and translate existing investment or research documents;
  • Keep our database up to date by following-up on product lifecycle, booking new products, adding research documents.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Excellent level in English + native French, German or Italian;
  • Student in a top business school, majoring in Financial Markets;
  • A previous experience in structured products is not mandatory, but we need a candidate with strong interest in financial markets and derivatives;
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel. Generally tech-savvy;
  • Passport from a EU member state;


CONTRACT DETAILS

We offer a 6 to 12-month fixed-term contract, with very competitive salary.

QA Analyst

Geneva

JOB DESCRIPTION

Sesame is looking to add a second Quality Assurance Analyst to its development team in order to accelerate the workflow on its in-house platform, Open.

This critical position requires extreme attention to detail and a particular ease with numbers as our software is focused on financial investments, meaning that our QA analyst is required to understand the expected results in order to test new features.

Your successful integration in our friendly, flexible work environment will be a priority as our growing and exigent client base needs a flawless, professional platform to answer complex and tailor-made needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Hands-on testing of existing and new features, with precise issue reporting using JIRA;
  • Improve our defect prevention processes and anticipate potential issues when implenting new features;
  • Develop functional testing processes;
  • Reproduce bugs as reported by Sesame users or clients and document any anomaly;
  • Write comprehensive technical documentation on general or tailor-made/restricted features;
  • Maintain a very high quality standard for the external users.


CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Previous experience as a QA is mandatory;
  • Experience in Quality Management software;
  • Knowledge of web technologies (Javascript, HTML, XML, CSS);
  • Detail-oriented, eager to take ownership of the tasks (understand the purpose of each feature, the user typologies, etc.);
  • Fluent in English or French.


CONTRACT DETAILS

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.

We also offer the possibility to be based in Zurich or Lugano, with frequent trips to the Geneva headquarters.


Senior Front-End Developer

Geneva

JOB DESCRIPTION

Sesame is looking to grow its Front-end development team in order to accelerate the workflow on its in-house platform, Open.

This critical position requires passion for coding, extreme attention to detail and a particular ease with formulas as you will code features related to investments in the financial markets.

Your successful integration in our friendly, flexible work environment will be a priority as our growing and exigent client base needs a flawless, professional platform to answer complex and tailor-made needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build web applications using CSS and JavaScript;
  • Cross-browser testing (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge);
  • Fixing bugs and solving code-related issues;
  • Proactively looking for ways to improve functionalities;
  • Working closely with our project managers and the team.


CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS/SCSS and Javascript;
  • Design Patterns: BEM, SMACSS;
  • Experience with following frameworks: VUE, React, Angular;
  • Experience in coding responsive design for all devices;
  • Problem solver, curious about latest trends and technologies in web development, and willing to demonstrate the long-term benefit of implementing them in the project;
  • Ability to work within a team and adapt own schedule to teammates;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks from different sub-projects simultaneously;
  • A proactive and self-motivated personality;
  • Fluency in English or French.


CONTRACT DETAILS

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.

We also offer the possibility to be based in Zurich or Lugano, with frequent trips to the Geneva headquarters.


Back-End Developer

Geneva

JOB DESCRIPTION

Sesame is looking to grow its Back-end development team in order to accelerate the workflow on its in-house platform, Open.

This critical position requires understanding of software focused on financial investments, a particular ease with numbers and an algorithmic thinking.

Your successful integration in our friendly, flexible work environment will be a priority as our growing and exigent client base needs a flawless, professional platform to answer complex and tailor-made needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implementing interfaces using Zend/Laravel, MySQL, JavaScript;
  • App development using Zend/Laravel framework;
  • Fixing bugs and solving code-related issues;
  • Proactively looking for ways to improve functionalities;
  • Working closely with our project managers and the team.


CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Experience with Zend/Laravel in web/app development;
  • Expert in database design and management;
  • Advanced knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) concepts;
  • Knowledge and implementation of security and data protection protocols;
  • Knowledge of Git or code versioning tools;
  • Problem solver, curious about latest trends and technologies in web development, and willing to demonstrate the long-term benefit of implementing them in the project;
  • Ability to work within a team and adapt own schedule to teammates;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks from different sub-projects simultaneously;
  • A proactive and self-motivated personality;
  • Fluency in English or French.


CONTRACT DETAILS

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.

We also offer the possibility to be based in Zurich or Lugano, with frequent trips to the Geneva headquarters.


Structuring Associate

Geneva

JOB DESCRIPTION

Sesame serves private banking professionals through 3 channels where it emerges as a leading player in Switzerland: in-house cross-asset research, investment engineering expertise and advanced technology made available to its clients.

Sesame is looking to strenghten its structuring capacity by welcoming a new Structuring Associate who will work closely to the trading team, the relationship managers, and the issuing banks we're partenering with, with the objective to improve all aspects of our tailor-made solutions offering:

  • quantity: offer more payoffs on more assets, meet with our banking partners' structuring teams, optimize and short-list ideas, ...
  • quality: offer more customized solutions to our clients, adapt and optimize the payoffs to their needs, offer them tailor-made documentation, ...
  • reactivity: be quicker to detect and offer tactical opportunities when they arise

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Structure and present new payoffs to our Relationship Managers on a regular basis depending on market conditions;
  • Work on tailor-made solutions for clients, according to their specific requests: this means leading a team effort with trading and research and make regular updates to the client;
  • Provide support on ad hoc requests (backtests, simulations, ...);
  • Work with our development team to improve our risk monitoring tools.


CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • 3-year experience minimum in a trading or structuring team in a financial institution;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and intelligibly with colleagues and clients about complex concepts and ideas;
  • Advanced degree in a quantiative specialty (quantitative finance, applied sciences, mathematics, ...)
  • Tech-savvy and coding experience;
  • Fluent in English + French or German


CONTRACT DETAILS

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.

We also offer the possibility to be based in Zurich or Lugano.

Quantitative Developer

Geneva

JOB DESCRIPTION

Sesame is looking for an experienced Quant Developer to help improve and extend its in-house derivatives models and pricing libraries. We need a seasoned professional with a track-record in cross-asset derivative modeling and calibration. This expertise will be leveraged both internally (risk management tools, double-valuation, ...) and for clients through our online platform (Open) suite of tools.

Your successful integration in our friendly, flexible work environment will be a priority as our growing and exigent client base needs a flawless, professional platform to answer complex and tailor-made needs. The position can be located in Geneva, Zurich or Lugano.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement, calibrate and improve derivative pricing models for cross-asset and hybrid payoffs;
  • Adapt our models and queries to optimize server loads;
  • Work closely with our trading, developers and clients in an agile environment;
  • Be involved in the discussions with our issuing partners for valuation mismatches.


CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Advanced degree (PhD or MSc) in quantitative finance, applied mathematics, physics, or similar;
  • Excellent knowledge of financial mathematics applied in at least one previous position;
  • Solid programming experience, C++/Python are a plus but not mandatory;
  • Ability to work within a team and adapt own schedule to teammates;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks from different sub-projects simultaneously;
  • A proactive and self-motivated personality;
  • Fluency in English.


CONTRACT DETAILS

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.

The Quant Developer can be based in Geneva, Zurich or Lugano


Cross-asset Structuring & Trading Assistant

Zurich

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our front office team is looking for an intern to assist it in every aspect of the trade flow.

We are looking for a highly motivated and hard-working individual, who is curious, learns fast and has a strong interest in financial markets and derivatives. The intern is fully integrated in the team and his involvement in daily tasks will be a priority for us.

The position will give you a broad understanding of how the structured products market is organized and will allow you to be in daily contact with our investment banking partners.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in day-to-day investment advisory (optimization and structuring of investment products, backtests, factsheets and other marketing materials);
  • Be a main contact of our investment banking partners when Sesame issues new products: product pricing, looking for alternative payoffs, product booking, etc.
  • Prepare daily & weekly investment ideas to offer our clients, with a strong focus on either the product features or on the fundamentals of an investment theme pushed by our Research team;
  • Collect data and investment reports to help improve our impact on specific investment themes;
  • Bring added-value by creating new ways of promoting our investment solutions to clients (new type of documents, new distribution channels, ...);
  • Improve and translate existing investment or research documents;
  • Keep our database up to date by following-up on product lifecycle, booking new products, adding research documents.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Excellent level in English + native German;
  • Student in a top business school, majoring in Financial Markets;
  • A previous experience in structured products is not mandatory, but we need a candidate with strong interest in financial markets and derivatives;
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel. Generally tech-savvy;
  • Passport from a EU member state;


CONTRACT DETAILS

We offer a 6 to 12-month fixed-term contract, with very competitive salary.

Research & Portfolio Management Assistant

Zurich

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our experienced Research & PM team is looking for an intern.

We are looking for a highly motivated and hard-working individual, who is curious, learns fast and has a strong interest in economics and financial markets. The intern is fully integrated in the team and his involvement in daily tasks will be a priority for us.

The position will give the intern a broad understanding of macro & micro analysis, portfolio management as well as a deep understanding of financial derivatives through the creation of trade ideas.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create long-term investment ideas, pitch books as well as technical notes;
  • Follow-up with clients on our existing Actively Managed Certificates (portfolio construction & rebalancings, reportings, client enquiries);
  • Day-to-day investment advisory for clients (asset picking for investment products, backtests, factsheets and other marketing materials);
  • Prepare daily & weekly investment ideas to offer our clients, with a strong focus on either the product features or on the fundamentals of the investment theme;
  • Collect data and investment reports to help improve our impact on specific investment themes;
  • Improve and translate existing investment documents.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will be fully integrated in the Research team, his training and involvement in daily tasks will be a priority for us. We are looking for someone with:

  • Excellent level in both French and English, written and spoken (German, Italian or Spanish is a plus);
  • A previous experience in financial markets or a research team is not required, but we need a candidate with a strong interest in financial markets and with the capacity to learn fast;
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel. Generally tech-savvy.
  • Passport from a EU member state.


CONTRACT DETAILS

We offer a 6 to 12-month fixed-term contract, with very competitive salary. The position is based in Zurich.

Structuring Associate

Zurich

JOB DESCRIPTION

Sesame serves private banking professionals through 3 channels where it emerges as a leading player in Switzerland: in-house cross-asset research, investment engineering expertise and advanced technology made available to its clients.

Sesame is looking to strenghten its structuring capacity by welcoming a new Structuring Associate who will work closely to the trading team, the relationship managers, and the issuing banks we're partenering with, with the objective to improve all aspects of our tailor-made solutions offering:

  • quantity: offer more payoffs on more assets, meet with our banking partners' structuring teams, optimize and short-list ideas, ...
  • quality: offer more customized solutions to our clients, adapt and optimize the payoffs to their needs, offer them tailor-made documentation, ...
  • reactivity: be quicker to detect and offer tactical opportunities when they arise


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Structure and present new payoffs to our Relationship Managers on a regular basis depending on market conditions;
  • Work on tailor-made solutions for clients, according to their specific requests: this means leading a team effort with trading and research and make regular updates to the client;
  • Provide support on ad hoc requests (backtests, simulations, ...);
  • Work with our development team to improve our risk monitoring tools.


CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • 3-year experience minimum in a trading or structuring team in a financial institution;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and intelligibly with colleagues and clients about complex concepts and ideas;
  • Advanced degree in a quantiative specialty (quantitative finance, applied sciences, mathematics, ...)
  • Tech-savvy and coding experience;
  • Fluent in English + French or German


CONTRACT DETAILS

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.

We also offer the possibility to be based in Geneva or Lugano


Swiss German Sales

Zurich

We are actively looking to hire a salesperson to develop a book of independent asset managers clients in the Zurich area.

why sesame?

Employee talents
as performance
driver

Employee talents as performance driver

Every single colleague is central to Sesame’s value chain, that’s why everyone is closely involved in the group’s development. We offer great opportunities for talented individuals who dedicate themselves to give their best to serve their clients and colleagues.

the high
expectations of an
ambitious player

the high expectations of an ambitious player

Sesame’s expertise aims to assist its clients in effectively achieving their goals. Recognized for our thematic research, our expertise in structuring and our great ability to transform an idea into an actionable investment solution, we are investing to consolidate our leading position in Switzerland.

a client centric
mindset

a client centric mindset

Anticipating our clients’ needs, understanding their issues and offering them appropriate solutions are challenges we take up every day. At the same time, we strive to maintain close and trusting relationships with all our stakeholders. Establishing trust and satisfying our clients is central in everything we do.