Data Scientist

Data Scientist

Job Title: Data Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Reference: 1_210119
Contact Name: Pooja Mungekar
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 21, 2019 16:45

Job Description

Our client, a leading American hedge fund is looking for Data Scientist for their Singapore/New York office.


This exceptional individual will be a member of a small team of Data Scientists who play a vital role in ensuring the smooth day-to-day implementation of large research infrastructure, and the live production trading of billions of dollars of capital across global capital markets, including equities, futures, options and other financial instruments. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Identification of new data sets.
  • Engaging with vendors to understand the characteristics of datasets.
  • Building processes and technology tools to ingest, tag and clean datasets.
  • Analysis of datasets to generate descriptive statistics and propose potential applications of data.
  • Research of potential “alpha signals” for presentation to Portfolio Managers.
  • Monitoring and enhancing automated data collection and cleansing infrastructure.
  • Research on new technologies for improved data management and efficient retrieval.


  • Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics, physics, statistics or another discipline involving rigorous quantitative analysis techniques.
  • At least 1 year of experience as a Data Scientist, quantitative researcher or in a similar role.
  • Experience working with large data sets, including classification, regression, distribution analysis, and predictive modeling.
  • Experience applying statistical tests to large datasets.
  • Programming skills in SQL, TSQL, SQL Server or PL-SQL.
  • Programming skills in Python and at least one of C#, C++, or Java.
  • Financial industry experience preferred but not required.
  • Experience dealing with intraday, tick and order book data a plus.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a love of learning.
  • Attention to detail and a love of process.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.


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