Data Scientist - Research, Development & Construction

Remote, Hybrid Available (Chicago)

Full Time Senior-level / Expert USD 55K - 120K
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HFR, Inc.

Established in 1992, HFR is the Institutional Standard for hedge fund data, indices, and analysis.
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Company Description:  HFR, Inc. (HFR) was founded in 1992 and specializes in the areas of hedge fund/alternative investment data collection, indexation and statistical analysis. HFR is the global leader for hedge fund benchmark indices.


Responsibilities:  Member of the firm’s Index team, responsible for using a variety of advanced data techniques and designing predictive modeling processes to develop new index methodologies and index families.


Duties include:

  • Research and development of new approaches to index construction and return analysis.
  • Assist with the construction, engineering and maintenance of portfolios of hedge funds for creation of strategy, sub-strategy, geographic & thematic index products
  • Gathering, cleaning, and processing raw data
  • Designing predictive models and machine learning algorithms to mine return data sets
  • Developing tools and processes to monitor, analyze and improve data accuracy
  • Building data visualization tools, dashboards, and reports
  • Writing programs to systemize processes
  • Assist in the design of quantitative index methodologies
  • Display skills to work both independently and within team oriented environment, efficiently completing work on deadlines and effectively incorporating feedback on results.


        Qualifications Required:

  • Degree in math, statistics, computer science or other quantitative discipline
  • Experience in data science or other data analytics role
  • Strong programming skills and experience with Python, R language
  • Proficient with Hadoop, MySQL, Tensorflow, Spark
  • Machine learning, other data modeling skills
  • Self-confident, adaptable, and team oriented
  • Ability to take direction, multi task and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Solid written and oral communications skills
  • Solid organizational skills with a strong attention to detail


Salary: Commensurate with experience


HFR, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer

Tags: Computer Science Data Analytics Data visualization Engineering Hadoop Machine Learning MySQL Predictive modeling Python R Research Spark Statistics TensorFlow

Perks/benefits: Career development

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States
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