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Assoc. Dir., Markets Quant. Analyst (Career Comeback Program)

Commonwealth Bank

Location: Sydney

Job Type: Full time


  • You are ready to return to the workforce in March 2023 after being out of the workforce for 2+ years or more
  • We support flexible working and want to chat about what this means for you
  • Together we can leverage your current skill set and previous professional experience to reignite your career

See yourself in our team:

This opportunity is part of our Career Comeback program within our Institutional Banking & Markets (IB&M) team. A paid program for experienced professionals who've taken a career break of two years or more, and are looking to return to the workforce.

Run over 12 weeks, the program is designed to provide you with the re-entry support and training you need to thrive. Upon completion of the program, those who have demonstrated their abilities and motivation to succeed may be eligible for a permanent position.

Do work that matters:

You'll be responsible for implementing solutions to provide insights on trading and sales to the wider team and business stakeholders. This role is ideal for a talented programmer with skills in Python and data-focused application development.

Here, you'll be part of a nimble team of high-performing engineers going above and beyond, to build creative solutions following consistent standards of coding practice. Leveraging our integrated financial platform that comprises a blend of open source and proprietary technology, you'll deliver impactful applications to solve our customers' most complex financial problems, including operational and platform issues.

We're interested in hearing from people who have:

  • Taken a career break of 2+ years and are interested in returning to work on a permanent basis
  • Skills and experience in software engineering using Python
  • Demonstrated expertise in numerical skills, along with a good understanding of financial markets
  • An innate ability to effectively communicate with business stakeholders and technical leadership groups
  • A genuine passion to learn new skills along with a positive 'Can-do' attitude would be highly desirable!
  • Bachelor's degree, ideally in Computer Science, Engineering, Maths, Finance, Economics, Science or related field will be highly regarded
  • Permanent Australian working rights and are Sydney based

Need more reasons to apply?

  • A 12-week program on a paid fixed-term contract, with the possibility to roll into a permanent position at the end of the program
  • Flexible work options, hours and arrangements - catered specifically to your life
  • Comprehensive on-boarding and industry-specific skills training
  • Access to individual career coaching
  • A dedicated mentor and manager who will assist you in your transition back to work, with regular check-ins

The 2023 Career Comeback program will commence on Monday 13th March 2023.

To learn more, refer to our information page here:

If this sounds like you, apply now - we'd love to hear from you!

Whether you're passionate about customer service, driven by data, or called by creativity, a career here is for you.

Our people bring their diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives to build a respectful, inclusive and flexible workplace. One where we're driven by our values, and supported to share ideas, initiatives, and energy. One where making a positive impact for customers, communities and each other is part of our every day.

Here, you'll thrive. You'll be supported when faced with challenges, and empowered to tackle new opportunities. We really love working here, and we think you will too.

We're determined to make a real difference for Australia's first peoples. We encourage all interested applicants to apply. If you're already part of the Commonwealth Bank Group (including Bankwest), you'll need to apply through Sidekick to submit a valid application. We're keen to support you with the next step in your career.