Quantitative Data Associate 9/8/2016

Major Financial Firm New York, NY

Company
Major Financial Firm
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29679505
AJE Ref #
576120626
Location
New York, NY
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

As an investment team partner, the role will engineer solutions to support quantitative research, financial model implementation, and data visualization. As a quantitative manager, the firm's philosophy requires a commitment to data quality and a dedication for building best-in-class tools for the benefit of our clients in the dynamic financial industry.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Maximize the value of vendor data by gaining familiarity with their specifications and creating robust and elegant APIs for use by investment professionals
* Socialize critical information for the proper use of vendor data via documentation and data quality checks and visualizations
* Develop software and workflows that will be the foundation of the firm's next generation of investment tools
* Drive projects from inception to implementation to support under tight deadlines
* Absorb information from the markets for constant self-improvement

QUALIFICATIONS:

* B.A. or B.S. in Computer Science/Engineering, Finance, Mathematics/Statisticsrequired; an advanced degree is a plus
* Experience with large financial data sets stored in relational SQL databases - Microsoft SQL Server (T-SQL) or Oracle (PL-SQL)
* Enthusiasm for building robust systems that facilitate the investment process
* Strong software development skills
* Some knowledge of financial products such as equities, bonds, currencies, etc
* Great oral and written communication skills and ability to work in an entrepreneurial team environment

PREFERRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:

* C# or Java
* MATLAB, SAS, or R
* Source control systems and workflows
* Financial technology support (trading desk support, back-office operations/clearing)
* Buy-side quantitative asset management knowledge
* MongoDB or KDB