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Database Developer

Remote | Illinois
Freelance | Job ID #72340 | $50 - $60 hourly | Posted a month ago

The Role: Quantitative Data Engineer, Research Signals

The Team:

  • The Research Signals group provides independent research and investment consulting services to the institutional asset management community. The group researches and develops individual factors and multi-factor models across a range of asset classes by applying a systematic evaluation process to a variety of fundamental, technical, and industry-specific data sources.

    The Impact:
    The Quantitative Data Engineer develops and supports new and existing quantitative products and datasets. The Research Signals teams research and datasets are widely used across the investment management industry. This position will partner with stakeholders in technology, research and operations and the broader product management team to build a data platform, deliver robust production systems and ensure high data integrity of our quantitative products which include alpha factors, risk models and quantitative investing software solutions.

    What’s in it for you:
    • Build technology workflows to deliver new data products and enhance the Research Signals suite of quantitative factors and models
    • Work with our specialized quantitative research team to deliver a variety of proprietary and unique datasets
    • Exposure to quantitative research, strategy development, and other innovation initiatives across S&P Market Intelligence

  • Develop both on-premises and cloud-based data ingestion processes using SQL,
  • Engineer data models and infrastructure for a wide variety of market and alternative dataset
  • Author tests to validate data quality and measure the stability of the data acquisition processes
  • Work directly with Analysts, Product Specialists, and the technology team to understand requirements and provide end-to-end data solutions
  • Communicate with data providers to onboard new datasets and troubleshoot technical issues
  • Investigate and defuse time-sensitive data incidents

    What We’re Looking For:
  • Bachelor/Masters degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field
  • Strong analytical, data and programming skills (Python/SQL/NoSQL/JavaScript)
  • 3+years of experience with large data sets ETL and techniques to architect them for performance, experience using alternative unstructured data is a plus
  • 1+ year of experience with cloud computing services, AWS preferred
  • Aptitude for designing infrastructure, and data products for Quant/Data Scientists is a plus
  • Ability to work effectively in an agile environment with numerous stakeholders on complex research and new development projects
  • A genuine interest in investment strategies, equities, and fixed income. Asset management industry experience is a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill, must be a team player


Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $50 - $60 hourly



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