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Two Sigma

Data Science Manager

New York, NY, US

13 November, 2019

Salary

Competitive

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • data science
  • Python
  • R
  • Spark

Benefits & perks

  • Flexible working
  • Bonus

To sum it up...

Employing the scientific method to create breakthroughs in finance.

Role overview

As machine learning and data-driven business intelligence have permeated industries, an abundance of new datasets and techniques have created opportunities for granular measurement of increasingly varied aspects of our economy. Two Sigma is looking to hire a highly creative & motivated Lead Data Scientist to further scale our long-standing efforts to leverage these advancements to measure and predict the world's financial outcomes.

Two Sigma's data engineering platform enables us to harness some of the world's most complex & challenging content, as we structure and integrate new datasets into a diverse ecosystem of syndicated financial and industry-specific data products. Two Sigma's data scientists are focused on joining, enriching, and transforming datasets into novel creative measures of economic activity. We utilize a variety of modeling techniques to generate financially-relevant predictions feeding into Two Sigma's systematic investment management platform, we measure the performance and impact of our predictions in a variety of settings, and we further distill economic insights and thematic analyses from our data & observations.

Responsibilities

  • Design & implement granular domain-specific indicators from data, relating them to company, industry, and macroeconomic factors.
  • Contribute to the design of investing strategies on economic predictions through multiple investing paradigms.
  • Manage requirements for a set of dependent data products derived from a large portfolio of integrated data feeds.
  • Contribute to data sourcing strategy across multiple industry data verticals supporting our prediction efforts.
  • Hire and enable a team of highly creative & motivated data scientists to further scale our efforts.
  • Generate a series of economic insights research reports relating trends in our indicators & predictions to investment themes.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 5-7+ years of experience in applied data analysis & prediction, preferably in an industry setting
  • Demonstrably strong data science modeling intuition and feature engineering creativity
  • Expertise in applying statistical techniques for time-series measurement/estimation and prediction
  • Intimate familiarity with the potential flaws & fallacies in the applications of specific statistical methods
  • Experience leading product management for datasets leveraged in your analyses
  • Proven track record in building a team of data scientists and data domain experts.
  • Working knowledge of SQL and common data science toolkits : Python, R, Spark, Matlab
  • Strong written & verbal communication and presentation skills, with experience crafting a compelling narrative supported by data
  • A portfolio of open-data analyses or data-driven research publications would be ideal

Location

New York is the most populous city in the US with more than 8 million inhabitants. A lot of immigrants from over 180 countries live in the City. Travelers are usually attracted to its cosmopolitanism and energy. New York consists of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island. New York is also well-known for its cultural heritage Empire State Building, Central Park and Statue of Liberty. The City is a center for fashion, media, culture, research and a booming tech scene.

The tech scene in New York has changed a lot in recent years. A lot of the initial excitement has worn off and settled into a stable trend of successful businesses. In both 2014 and 2015, a New York City tech company went public with a valuation of over $1 billion. It is now #2 startup ecosystem in the world, with startups raising $11.5 billion in venture capital in 2017. NYC is also the HQ of choice for Spotify, Consensys and WeWork.

Did you know...

  • New York City’s Federal Reserve Bank holds $90 billion in gold
  • 60M tourists visited NYC in 2016
  • More than 800 languages are spoken in New York City, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world; 4 in 10 households speak a language other than English

Two Sigma

    More than 1,000 people who believe the scientific method is the best way to approach investing. Ideas backed up with information. And improved by iteration. That’s Two Sigma. We’re not your typical investment manager. We follow principles of technology and innovation as much as principles of investment management. Fields like machine learning and distributed computing guide us. Since 2001, we’ve searched for ways that these kinds of technologies can make us better at what we do. We never stop researching and developing. In the process, we work to help real people. Through our investors, we support the retirements of millions around the world. And we help fund breakthrough research, education and a wide range of charities and foundations.

    • Bonus
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    Salary

    Competitive

    Contract type

    Full time

    Technologies & frameworks

    • data science
    • Python
    • R
    • Spark

    Benefits & perks

    • Flexible working
    • Bonus

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