Quantitative Data Associate

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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Major Financial Firm New York, NY

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

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