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Date live: Oct. 14, 2021

Business Area: Barclays International

Area of Expertise: Research

Reference Code: 90283740

Contract: Permanent

Research Data Scientist

New York

This role is regulated by FINRA

As a Barclays Research Data Scientist you’ll be joining an innovative team where you’ll use alternative data and data science methods to inform financial research. In this ever evolving landscape you’ll help to continue to further develop our methods and infrastructure for producing our research and our productivity. The solid data science background is more important that domain knowledge, so this could be a great opportunity to move in to the finance sector.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We've helped millions of individuals and businesses thrive, creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted. An important and growing presence in the USA, we offer careers providing endless opportunity.


What will you be doing?

  • Collaborate on short research projects for publication on Barclays’ research platform
  • Onboard new data sets and write software to make them usable
  • Inform analysis designs, especially with regard to casual and statistical inference
  • Understand and apply your understanding of selection bias in alternative data sets
  • Apply Machine Learning methods tactically, improving research deliverables without slowing down the research process
  • Ideate and execute novel methods for longer term projects with high novelty and potential impact on financial research

What we’re looking for:

  • Excellent data analysis and Machine Learning skills
  • An understanding of data pipelining and automation, with experience using PySpark on large data sets – over 1B data points
  • An excellent understanding of the application of statistics to research design
  • Experience with the standard Python Machine Learning and data analysis stack (pandas, sklearn, tensorflow/ keras/ pytorch, numpy, scipy, statsmodels, etc.)

Skills that will help you in the role:

  • Proven skills with causal and statistical inference, including observational causal designs
  • Past experience with large scale text analysis or geolocation data analysis
  • Experience in quantitative finance

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.

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