A Staff Data Scientist for Market Regulation Technology will support the establishment of data science and machine learning best practices as FINRA moves to machine learning (ML)-based pattern development. Build tools based on needs identified during research phase and interaction with FINRA clients.
Essential Job Functions:
- Participate in the development of the ML Framework within the Dynamic Surveillance Platform
- Serve as a quantitative research analyst working with multiple FINRA businesses to build the ML Framework
- Collaborate with Data Engineers to specify Data Framework features
- Analyze experimental data with statistical rigor. Ensure accurate interpretation by combining business acumen with detailed data knowledge and statistical expertise
- Build machine learning based surveillance models to monitor markets and protect investors
- Clearly communicate analytic insights as concrete, actionable recommendations for new models
- Enable independent interpretation of results through education, improved tools, and data visualization
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Sociology, Econometrics, or related field.
- 1-3 years’ relevant experience applying analytics to drive business impact
- Strong coding skills in Scala, R or Python
- Strong background in machine learning and knowledge of advanced statistical methods and predictive modeling
- Solid statistical knowledge and intuition, ideally utilized in experimentation and modeling
- Strong algorithmic thinking and independent research ability
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to translate business objectives into actionable analyses, and analytic results into actionable business and product recommendations
- Impactful presentation skills, including the use of meaningful charts, graphs, or other data visualizations to convey information and results clearly and concisely
- Work is normally performed in an office environment.
- Occasional travel and extended hours may be required.
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