First Year Analyst - Quantitative Research

Danske Bank


Are you a hard-core numbers person, with an analytical mind set and high energy levels? Do you know one or more programming languages? And would you like to really utilise your theoretical background? Perfect, please keep on reading!

The Quantitative Analysis department in Danske Bank is an ambitious team working with applied mathematics in the financial industry. The majority of our employees are working on or close to the trading floor and are responsible for the full stack of development; ranging from problem formulation and equation solving with pen and paper via numerical implementation to trading applications for pricing and risk management.

The Department consists of people from many countries, presently 12 nationalities. The work situations are similarly broad, as some roles consists of very focused model development in a closed group, while other roles has a strong element of communicating with traders and  sales in many different areas, with people with many different backgrounds. Moreover, the department has a strong focus on being leaders in our field and regularly publishes cutting edge research and has won several well-respected prices.

Learn and grow as an analyst

This position offers a rare opportunity to learn and grow as a quantitative analyst, as you will be given a unique chance to collaborate with the bank’s experts and to work with top industry level analytics, unified across asset classes. You will support a wide area of businesses, stretching from Fixed-income and Foreign Exchange to Equity Derivatives. The problems we work on are given by market and scoped on the trading floor. In close collaboration with market participants, you develop solutions and work flows for pricing and risk management as well as machine learning and algorithms for efficient electronic and algorithmic trading.

You are finishing your MSc or PhD degree in mathematics, physics, mathematical finance or related fields. You have a profound theoretical background with a strong understanding in the fields of probability theory, stochastic analysis, partial differential equations and an interest in practical problem solving. Numerical analysis is heavily used, so it is imperative that you are fluent in one or more programming languages and it is an advantage if these covers C# or C++. Working independently and taking ownership is second nature to you.

We give you personal and professional development

Being a First Year Analyst means that we will focus and contribute to your professional and personal development. We expect you to be eager to learn and that you have a proactive mind-set not afraid of challenge status quo so that you will gain some of the following skills within the first year:

  • ability to build relationships and foster collaboration
  • fast working and proactive with a high energy level to drive things forward in a large organization
  • self-driven and not least a strong team player
  • experience from regulatory implementations or working in regulated industry.

A career at Danske Bank is an opportunity to develop, grow and contribute to a culture of high ambition. Being a First Year Analyst is a chance to build a useful network within the bank, and providing an excellent way to get to know our organisation, give you a wider understanding of our business, and add new perspectives. We offer you an inspiring team and committed managers who encourages you to aim high. In return, we expect a lot from our people and everyone joining Danske Bank. Together, we will deliver expertise, act with integrity, create value, progress through agility and believe in collaboration.


We would like to welcome you and your fellow First Year Analysts on-board on September 1st 2021 so please apply now by linking to your updated LinkedIn profile or sending by sending a CV.

Don’t forget to attach all your university transcripts documenting classes you have attended and grades you have earned. If you have any questions regarding the position, please reach out to Linus Kaisajuntti by mail

Link: First Year Analyst - Quantitative Research

About Us

Danske Bank is a Nordic bank with strong local roots and bridges to the rest of the world. For more than 145 years, we have helped people and businesses in the Nordics realise their ambitions. Danske Bank has more than 22,000 employees in 12 countries around the world who serve our 3.3 million personal, business and institutional customers. In addition to banking services, we also offer life insurance and pension, mortgage credit, wealth management, real estate and leasing services.

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Danske Bank


Holmens Kanal 2, København K, 1060, DK


01 november 2020

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We would like to welcome you and your fellow First Year Analysts on-board on September 1st 2021 so please apply now by linking to your updated LinkedIn profile or sending by sending a CV.