In the continuation of the previous post, here are details as to how the interview process works and what is expected of you.
The level required by candidates is actually very high, this ensures people who can learn quickly but also it builds a company spirit where you are surrounded by very good people. This is very motivating.
For graduates (or non senior positions), one of the first things that happens during the recruitment is a knowledge test. Depending on the type of job you’re applying for, the test might vary. Without detailing what the tests can be about, the idea is to test what you should know (maths, financial questions if you studied finance, programming if applicable, etc…) but also how do you think and if you have the good reflexes when faced with a problem.
So for more junior people, revise what you have studied and also try to understand what Murex is about (this website and Murex website will be good sources of information).
If you manage to get a job, you will receive trainings from Murex about basics (what’s a rate curve, what are the different type of options, what are accounting entries, etc…) the idea is to ensure that even if you are not working in a particular domain, you have a basic knowledge as to what it is. The trainings then move to specificities of Murex and how the software works, the internal processes, etc…
While the training takes 6 weeks to 2 months, Murex tends to consider that the investment in someone starts to pay off after 18 months, once you build confidence and knowledge. There will be lots of things for you to do prior to that but you’ll be well assisted to insure you learn as quickly as possible.
As 18 months is a significant amount of time, it is important for Murex to recruit the right people, hence the focus put on the recruitment process.
For more senior positions, this is of course on an ad hoc basis given how well your skills are transferable.
More questions, feel free to comment or go to the forums and I’ll try to answer them