Data Specialist - Hedge Fund Data Specialist - Hedge Fund …

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in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 09 Apr 21
competitive base + bonus
Attribution Search
in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 09 Apr 21
competitive base + bonus
Posted by:
Shane Ferguson • Recruiter
Posted by:
Shane Ferguson
Recruiter
High profile Hedge Fund with a consistent track record of performance placing them in the top 3% globally is currently hiring for a Data specialist for its newly formed US entity based in New York.

High profile Hedge Fund with a consistent track record of performance placing them in the top 3% globally is currently hiring for a Data specialist for its newly formed US entity based in New York.

The role will be the funds first Data hire, given this person a hugely diverse and wide remit of responsibility and future trajectory from day 1.

The fund trades across multiple asset classes and regions and Data is viewed as a significant contributor to its track record of performance to date and a catalyst for future alpha generation.

The role will take full responsibility for the entire build out of data platforms and capabilities to support front office trading ideas and investment decisions.

Duties will include but not limited to;

  • Lead, direct and build best in class data capabilities and platform builds for US entity acting as the “go to” for everything data.
  • Origination, governance and lifecycle of the funds diverse and varied data sets.   
  • Utilising a number of proprietary and vendor-sourced data tools to build best-in-class data capabilities.
  • Design and implement enhancements to data practices and data platforms.
  • Building key, well respected and trusted advisor relationships with front office and technology.
  • Quant and the front office investment team will act as the main stakeholder, servicing them with data capabilities and platform builds to support trading ideas and investment decisions.
  • Scoping new data needs for front office and enhancing data capabilities to support trading ideas and investment decisions.
  • Exploratory evaluation and analysis of a wide variety of industry data sets across multiple asset classes.
  • Analysis and implementation of data automation tasks and processes for the data platform.
  • Design and implementation of best-practice and pragmatic data governance methodology Review of data quality monitoring metrics and data quality rule creation in collaboration with data users.

The right candidate will be;

  • A buy or sell side data specialist with highly proficient technical skills in SQL and Python
  • Have a passion for data and supporting front office and the business realise the value that can be created from building best in class data capabilities and platforms
  • Excellent asset class knowledge
  • A strong understanding of how organisations manage, source and consume data with a passion for increasing the accuracy and value of said data
  • Highly analytical and mathematical mind set
  • Data visualisation capabilities, additional skills in tableau would be desirable
  • Data science (NLP, pattern analysis, signal identification, predictive analytics) or data engineering (data wrangling, data cleaning, data architecture) equally highly desired
  • Outstanding academics from a top ranking university ideally in Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering
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