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Data Scientist in Los Angeles, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 1/7/2019

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Job Description

Job Number: 2129503

Job Title: Data Scientist
Location: Los Angeles
Compensation: $150,000 - 180,000

Conducts deep research into investment factors and shares findings through in-depth research reports. Presents research findings to a wide variety of investment professionals both inside and outside the company. Helps investment managers apply factor research to their investment strategies.

Job Title Responsibilities:
• Develop larger and more complex research themes.
• Studies deeper topics in quantitative finance and presents findings to a broad audience.
• Author in-depth research reports related to larger research themes.
• Apply advanced data science techniques to various research and investment challenges.
• Develop the research techniques and tools used to study factors.
• Run backtests to prove the efficacy of factors and models.
• Present findings to a wide audience of investment professionals.
• Interprets and applies various measures of quantitative finance.
• Teaches techniques for validating and identifying key findings to team members.

Job Title Requirements:
• Master's degree or higher in data science, math, engineering, or a related field is required.
• 8+ years of prior experience in a quantitative investment field is required.
• Expert skill in data science techniques such as machine learning, data mining, statistics, and classification.
• Expert skill with Python libraries such as Pandas, NumPy, MlPy, MatPlotLib, and SciPy.
• Advanced skill with SQL used to gather, analyze, and clean market data.
• Excellent writing and presentation skills for a professional investment audience.
• Familiarity with algorithmic trading & backtesting using Python (Zipline, PyFolio, AlphaLens) is a plus.
• Working knowledge of tools such as R or MatLab is a plus.


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