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Date live: May. 18, 2020

Location: New York

Reference Code: 00272834

Business Area: Barclays International

Area of Expertise: Investment Banking

Contract: Permanent


Data Scientist
New York, NY



Barclays Capital Inc.

What will you be doing?

• On behalf of global financial services firm, use SQL, Spark, and machine learning to develop natural language processing (NLP) rules to detect specific events from earnings call transcripts.
• Use optimization and simulation methods and tools to construct investment portfolio weights.
• Conduct investment analysis by utilizing events signals generated from earnings call transcripts.
• Develop machine learning models to better predict expected returns of bond/equity index components.
• Develop and explore new and existing datasets for application to investment research.
• Analyze large structured and unstructured datasets to define and evaluate problems, and recommend solutions.
• Participate in road mapping and planning data projects to build quantitative models for financial products, with a focus on agile development and iterative delivery.
• Evaluate data sources and providers for reliability, quality, and usefulness.
• Manipulate large structured and unstructured datasets for analysis, and provide signals to assist Trading desks.

What we’re looking for:

Requires Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Operations Research, Financial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or closely related quantitative field plus at least three (3) years of experience in position offered (Data Scientist) or in a role analyzing datasets and building quantitative models for financial products.
Full term (3 years) of experience must include: Using Python to build and validate statistical models for revenue projections; Analyzing datasets for interpreting machine learning models using open source Python packages; Performing coding using Python, Matlab, and SQL; Working with open source Machine Learning, open source natural language processing (NLP) frameworks, statistical analysis tools, and probability theory. FINRA Series 7 and 63 certifications must be obtained within six (6) months of hire.

Where will you be working?

You will be working at our Americas Headquarters at 745 Seventh Avenue. This 37-story office tower is located in Times Square in the heart of Manhattan and features a cafeteria, fitness center and state-of-the-art LED signage on the facade of the building. The building is easily accessible to Restaurants, Shops and Public Transportation.
Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit home.barclays/who-we-are/ for more details. 

Our Values

Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.

Our Diversity

We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.
It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.
Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate professional and personal lives, if you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.

Our Benefits

Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our dynamic working options for colleagues. If you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with us.

This position is eligible for incentives pursuant to Barclays’ Employee Referral Program.
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