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Data Scientist – Strategic Data Science 344 views

The Strategic Data Science team is seeking a data scientist to join their growing team and contribute to building the initial data and modeling platform used to guide their team’s investment process and asset selection. With statistics, economics, and computation at the heart of all their work, they will be most successful when data science is used to empower their team to make data-driven, evidence-based investment decisions that scale quickly. Their mission is to give their team a significant competitive edge in this alpha-phase of the initiative, while also building a platform that scales and provides an enduring advantage: the world’s first data-driven private asset prediction engine.

You Will Take On The Following Responsibilities

  • Independently generate and articulate hypotheses on what may affect private markets, asset valuations, and private deal processes
  • Leverage existing data sets, as well as identify and trial new data sets, in order to interrogate yours — and the team’s — hypotheses
  • Present your work internally to the working teams, other modeling teams, members of Two Sigma’s leadership team and various Two Sigma businesses
  • Spend time with private market partners to better understand how it works, how software is used, and what data is critical to industry practitioners daily workflows
  • Develop a deep understanding of private markets

You Should Possess The Following Qualifications

  • Strong independent development of predictive models in common open-source statistical programming languages
  • Experience working with high-dimensional and sparse datasets, as well as recognition of when and how to combine such datasets to enhance their value
  • Familiarity with time-series and spatial analysis methods and software, particularly mapping tools
  • Desire to work in a dynamic and evolving research and development environment, where you may be working on several parallel research tracks and will be expected to switch context frequently
  • Strong communication skills, with an emphasis on the ability to understand your audience and flexibility to communicate complex topics to non-experts

Two Sigma Employees Enjoy The Following Benefits

  • Core Benefits: Fully paid medical and dental insurance premiums for employees and dependents, competitive 401k match, employer-paid life & disability insurance
  • Perks: Onsite gyms with laundry service, wellness activities, casual dress, snacks, game rooms
  • Learning: Tuition reimbursement, conference and training sponsorship
  • Time Off: Generous vacation and unlimited sick days, competitive paid caregiver leaves

They are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. They do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics

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