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Head of Data Science and Analytics
Ref No.: 18-00017
Contributing to a key element of the success of the firms Direct platform, the Senior Data Science and Analytics Manager. The position will center around building, from the ground up, reporting functionality for buy-side, sell-side and internal users of the platform. The data science component provides the opportunity to formulate data points and algorithms for performance metrics, present them in an optimal online vehicle, and connect them to the trading experience. This position will work closely with internal business and IT stakeholders, as well as outside vendors, to drive specific proof of concepts and platform solutions.
Key Accountabilities:
Identify, with IT and Development, the data sources and data points that must be captured and synthesized
Master big data technologies and suggest the proper tools for data capture, management, analysis and presentation
Perform the necessary algorithms and models to analyze captured data and produce the right performance metrics for relaying information to the end user
Help Development create the proper front-end vehicle for users to retrieve and synthesize their performance metrics
Write the necessary code in a clean and concise manner using the proper language (e.g., Python).
Work with product managers to build and automate reports for specific products and end users
Produce specifications that synthesize information from clients, internal stakeholders and vendor developers to build functionality
Closely track deliverables/timelines and ensure fulfilment and delivery of team commitments
Collaborate with vendor stakeholders, Program Management, and Development and Support to ensure platform projects are executed to completion
Recognize critical production and client-facing issues and prioritize them
Communicate effectively with key stakeholders and educate them through product demonstrations and feedback
Skills/Knowledge:
  • Excellent communicator - succinct and articulate both oral and written
  • Proven ability to multi task effectively
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player
  • Ability to work under pressure and confidently deal with challenging situations of conflict and provide delivery under tight deadlines
  • Strong personal work ethic with a goal to achieve excellence
  • Robust analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Proactive style, able to follow through on commitments
Experience:
  • 2+ years of experience in data analysis or similar role
  • BS, at a minimum, in Computer Science, Finance or related field
  • Experience with the financial industry
  • Strong background in statistics, modeling and optimization
  • Solid understanding of algorithms
  • Experience applying statistics models to a diverse set of data
  • At least one core programming expertise
  • Ability to perform complex data analysis on large volumes of data and present findings to stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with a range of data tools