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Data Scientist & Machine Learning - Hedge Fund

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £100000 - £150000 per annum, Benefits: Large Bonus Potential
  • Job reference: SJ - 2603 - STDH
  • Sector: Technology, Selby Jennings, Data Science
  • Date posted: 26/03/2018
**Data Scientist, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Big Data, Web Scraping**

A leading US $multi-billion quantitative hedge fund in London is looking to hire a data scientist or machine learning specialist to join its quantitative franchise which is widely regarded as the global leader in the space. You will be responsible for enhancing the investment processes of the quantitative/ systematic portfolio managers and your work will also have outputs that will, through quantitative overlays, prove useful to more traditional fund managers in other areas of the firm.

In contrast to many data scientist positions in hedge funds, the purpose of this position is very well defined and you will join a rapidly expanding global project with a very clear vision. This team is already being watched by its global peers as a leader in the field and you will work to achieve solutions that will have meaningful impacts across a number of different business lines and will help to improve returns and increase investment efficiencies on a staggering amount of investor capital. 

To be considered for this position you must meet the following strict criteria
  • MSc or PhD qualification in computer science
  • Previous experience in a professional capacity using machine learning, natural language processing (NLP), deep learning, artificial intelligence techniques for problem solving
  • Experience coding in Python, Matlab, C++
  • Understanding of big data software such as Hadoop is a plus
  • A real world understanding of how target portfolio companies work – academics and applicants from a purely theoretical background will not be considered
This is a researcher position and you will work with some of the leading traders and portfolio managers in the world.

You will have access to pioneering data sets and cutting-edge technologies and infrastructure in order to carry out your position. The outputs of this team are genuinely changing the quantitative investing landscape and will have profound implications in the future of the space. You will join this team at an early stage and your inputs and your coding will shape the way the business works in future.

Applications direct to quantsEMEA(AT)selbyjennings(DOT)com