Data Scientist-team build - Global Investment Management Company

Data Scientist-team build - Global Investment Management Company

Job Title: Data Scientist-team build - Global Investment Management Company
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £Neg+ attractive bonus & benefits
Reference: PS3416
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Job Published: August 14, 2017 11:05

Job Description

Our Client

Our client, a premier global investment fund manager, has experienced unprecedented growth in the last 5 years and now has over $40bn under management. With offices in London, USA, Canada, Hong Kong and Australia, they now employ more than 500 people globally

About the Data Science Team

As part of it’s strategy for growth, the company is now looking to increase its use of alternative data sources to support the investment analysis processes. They are therefore looking to establish and build an exciting world class Data Science team, to scale and commercialize this use. This technology and data driven team will be responsible for data capture, storage, processing and presentation. The team will work closely with the business unit which supports the investment analysts.

About the role

Our client is looking to recruit an outstanding technical data-scientist to join this new team. Whilst the formation of the team has begun, the technical and design direction is being set experimentally and your role  will be to apply your experience and expertise to help steer and influence that direction as data volumes grow larger and processing techniques more sophisticated.


-Contribute your experience, knowledge and expertise to the Data Science Team

-Hands-on delivery with both tactical and strategic development work

-Selection and testing of analytic and visualisation tools

-Integrating with third party data sources

-Processing, cleansing, and verifying the quality and integrity of data for use in analysis

-Selecting features, integrating with existing (or building & optimizing new) classifiers using machine  learning techniques

-Building supportable solutions for ongoing data collection and dashboard generation

-Work with the business to test complex investment hypotheses

-Working with firm-wide technical leadership to ensure alignment with firm technical direction

 and other teams

Essential Skills

-Ability to work in a collaborative and distributed agile team

-Experience working in data science or machine learning

-Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL

-Solid background in statistics

-Academic background in computer science or numerate (eg engineering, statistics) discipline

-Solid C#, Python or other appropriate programming language

-Demonstrable analytic and problem solving skills

-Ability to coach other team members

-Energetic and driven

 Desirable Skills

-Designing and implementing solutions using Cloud services from AWS or Azure; for example, -RedShift, Data Lake Analytics, Lambda, u-SQL

-Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R

-Good understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as Decision Trees

  or Neural Networks

-Experience with a Hadoop ecosystem

-Previous financial experience is not a mandatory requirement for this role

 What they can do for you

-Exposure to a variety of cutting edge technologies

-A culture which champions, recognises & rewards creativity & contribution at all levels

-Amazing corporate offices

-Regular access to external training courses for personal & career development

-Free breakfasts

-On-site gym facility

-Various social clubs & events


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