Associate Data Scientist

New York, NY

Overview:

Guidepoint’s Data Insights group works with proprietary data to generate actionable insights for the world’s leading institutional investors, consultants, and corporations. The Data Insights team is passionate about creating new products through rigorous analysis of data to draw highly-relevant, accurate quantitative insights.  As an Associate Data Scientist, you will work as part of a small team of exceptionally talented individuals to extract actionable information from unique and fascinating data sets spanning a diverse range of economic sectors.  Guidepoint’s Data Insights group emphasizes a collaborative approach towards problem solving, while providing team members valuable experience working with alternative data. Come and work with us, and help us forge a new, industry-leading data business.

What You’ll Do:

  • Become a dataset expert and build a deep familiarity with key data assets to effectively support requirements of industry analysts and clients
  • Be a contributing member of the data team and help:
    • solve difficult data problems
    • identify and employ new methodologies and technologies
    • keep up-to-date with the latest tools and techniques
  • Be involved in data discovery and R&D: Dive into messy structured and semi-structured data to identify prospective value-drivers
  • Help identify challenges and inefficiencies in business operations and implement creative solutions through automation and machine learning.

What You Have:

  • Intellectual curiosity, self-directed ambition, a drive to succeed, and an entrepreneurial mindset and sensibility
  • A strong desire for solving complex, difficult big data problems with a sense of urgency
  • Experience with Python, R or similar languages for performing complex data modeling and analysis
  • A working knowledge of SQL
  • Relevant experience with some or all of the following concepts: exploratory data analysis, data visualization, automation procedures, statistical analysis, machine learning, predictive modelling, natural language processing, web scraping
  • Previously experience working with messy, semi-structured alternative data highly preferred
  • A broad understanding of or keen interest in financial instruments
  • An ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and technologies to non-technical clients
  • Graduate or undergraduate degree(s) in a qualitative field (Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Engineering, etc.) or significant work experience in a technological domain

What We Have:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • 401(k) match, life insurance, commuter benefits, corporate gym rates, paid time-off and parental leave plans
  • Friday happy hour and “Summer Fridays”
  • Year-round corporate athletic leagues
  • Free snacks and beverages
  • Casual work environment

About Guidepoint:

Guidepoint, a leading expert network firm, connects clients with vetted subject matter experts—Advisors—from their global professional network. Guidepoint clients leverage the insights and perspectives shared by Advisors to stay informed and make better business decisions. Its slate of services, including phone consultations, surveys, events and proprietary data insights products, help professionals gain comprehensive understanding of a topic before making strategic or investment decisions. Guidepoint’s multinational client list includes 9 of the top 10 consulting firms and some of the largest hedge funds, private equity firms and Fortune-ranked public companies. For more information, visit www.guidepoint.com.