Data Scientist - NYC Global Investment Bank

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Data Scientist

NYC Global Investment Bank

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Data Scientist at a global investment bank IN NYC to join a talented innovative and collaborative Digital Transformation and Data team, focused on high quality and consistent delivery to support the firm in meeting their business objectives – Hybrid Work environment.

The Data Scientist position has been established to provide digital solutions and leading analytical expertise on new and novel approaches to problems and methodologies to drive business journeys and content.

As a Data Scientist, you’ll influence and produce value with data. You will apply your broad data expertise though a mix coaching others, providing strategic advice, and performing hands-on analysis.

Key responsibilities:

  • Partnering with business leaders and coaching nascent data teams to uplift data capability
  • Identifying, determining feasibility, and shaping data use cases
  • Determining appropriate analytical, statistical or machine learning approaches to create value
  • Performing analysis and creating prototypes
  • Communicating and influencing outcomes based on data
  • Providing requirements to, and partnering with, technology/data engineering teams to productionize data prototypes

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

Core Attributes:

  • Ideal candidate will have strong collaboration skills as well as possess statistical, mathematical, predictive modelling and business strategy skills to build the algorithms necessary to ask the right questions and find the right answers.
  • The incumbent will be expected to develop attribution, segment, and predictive models to support our investments research process. It is expected this will be accomplished through pilot, test and learn delivery practice to support a wide range of deliverables with our business partners.
  • Equally important to possessing strong technical skills, the ideal candidate will be a strong communicator able to communicate their findings, orally and visually. They need to understand how the products are developed and even more important, as big data touches the privacy of consumers, they need to have a set of ethical responsibilities.
  • Focused on delivering value to the business with relentless efforts to improve process.
  • Exceptional technology skills; recognized by your peers as an expert in your domain.
  • A proponent of strong collaborative software engineering techniques and methods: agile development, continuous integration, code review or pairing, unit testing, refactoring, and related approaches.
  • Seeks data from, gains opinions on industry trends, issues, and solutions. Formally or informally benchmarks Its processes, vendor experiences and priorities against other organizations in the industry. Takes appropriate actions as a result.

Required Technical Experience:

  • A thorough understanding of applied statistics including sampling approaches, causal modeling, time series analysis and data mining techniques
  • Experience in working with large structured and unstructured data sets
  • Fluency in the languages of data manipulation (e.g., SQL) and statistical analysis (e.g. R or Python/NumPy), with ability to code (e.g. PHP) a plus, Java, Ruby, Clojure, Matlab, Pig or SQL
  • Understanding of Hadoop, Hive and/or MapReduce
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Conceptual modelling
  • Statistical analysis & Predictive modeling
  • Hypothesis testing

Required Domain Experience and Soft Skills:

  • Current or prior experience as a Data Scientist in the investments/asset management or financial services domain helpful
  • Ability to successfully partner and communicate with all levels of an organization
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively both with IT, with business management and a demonstrated ability to influence and impact the business
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to forge relationships resulting in successful partnerships
  • Strong negotiation skills, business acumen and customer focused
  • Confident communicator: able to argue a point concisely and deal positively with conflicting views
  • Enthusiasm for learning & results oriented

Required Education:

  • Strong academic record and a BA/BS degree with high mathematical and computing content (e.g., Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering or Physics)

An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical and business challenges and wants to have an outsized impact with the products they build and deliver. An individual with a passion for technology, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class software.  

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment banking firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works in a highly collaborative and charged environment.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

About the Client:

The firm is a major Global Investment Bank with expertise in banking, they operate in over 50 countries and employ over 18,000 people worldwide. They’re one of the largest financial services providers in the world, and are also engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate banking, and wealth and investment management. They provide large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing, and risk management needs.

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients.

Salary range for this position: $108,000 - $192,500/Yr. Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, peer and market data, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. The successful candidate may also be eligible for an annual discretionary incentive compensation award. The firm offers a full spectrum of benefits, including Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Dependent Day Care Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability and Other Insurance Plans, Paid Time Off (including Sick Leave, Parental Leave and Vacation), Holidays, 401(k), and Short/Long Term Disability, in addition to other special perks reserved for our employees.

Posted On: Monday, January 16, 2023

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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