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Job Number: MS080321
Job Title: Data Analyst
Job Location: Houston, TX

Data Analyst


***Company has experienced consistent growth adding 20% to their headcount each year!***


We are seeking a talented data specialist to join a highly motivated and innovative Data Engineering team, your efforts will be critical to the success of the company’s global trading businesses.  You will be responsible for the following:


-Curate massive amounts of data for thousands of different tradable instruments, including stocks, bonds, futures, contracts, commodities, and more.

-Perform manual steps and develop programs and processes to ensure the completeness and integrity of financial reference datasets.

-Collaborate with team members to design and develop reliable data pipelines that produce high quality datasets.

-Help drive continuous improvements to data quality procedures and a consistent approach to how data quality is measured, monitored and reported.

-Create systematic and automated processes and tools that allow the team to scale and rapidly onboard new datasets.

-Be part of a team to support the data used by production trading algorithms.


Basic Qualifications:


-A bachelor’s degree with a strong academic record, which includes university coursework in programming and computing systems.

-Prior professional experience in an environment that prioritized data quality.

-Experience in UNIX/Linux and Windows environments.

-An understanding of the software development process and exposure to hands-on coding in a professional environment.

-Experience with SQL and working with a relational database system, such as Microsoft SQL Server.

-Proven problem-solving and analytical abilities including pattern detection, root cause analysis, and issue resolution.

-Strong communication skills.

-Able to work in an evolving and fast-paced environment and adjust to multiple priorities and timelines.


Preferred Qualifications:


-While financial industry experience is a plus, we are open-minded in our search for critical thinkers who are passionate about technology and data.

-Experience with Python (and/or Java).

-An understanding of how to design and develop effective data quality tests and measures.

-Relevant experience in data operations, with proven process improvement skills.

-Experience documenting business processes and workflows.


*Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree from a top computer science program preferred.  Prefer degrees from Rice University, University of Texas-Austin, Texas A&M, University of Houston, Texas Tech University, University of Georgia, University of Virginia, Duke University.  Also, Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/MIT, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, Cornell University, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Princeton University, University of Washington, Georgia Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.


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