Job description

The Data Operations Group (Data Ops), part of Fitch’s Chief Data Office (CDO) function, is seeking a Data Analyst to join its Pretoria team.

Data Analysts are responsible for the collection, manipulation and management of our economic timeseries data, as well as helping to develop new methodologies, content sets and products, and developing deep subject matter expertise to support internal and external users of the data. The role will interface with teams across Data Ops and the wider CDO as well as groups in Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions, and will sit alongside and support our market-leading research team spanning offices in London, New York, Singapore, and Pretoria.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning.

What We Offer

  • Close collaboration with Research Analysts who possess deep knowledge of the energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure sectors.
  • Work closely with colleagues across New York, London, Singapore and Pretoria offices.
  • Supportive environment in which to developing your knowledge and skills.
  • Exposure to a wide variety of economic data and methodologies.
  • Opportunity to develop a specialized area of interest or skill set within the team.

We’ll Count On You To

  • Efficiently gather, manipulate and analyse time-series data, and develop expertise on the sources and methodologies behind the numbers
  • Run forecast models and review model output, while constantly seeking ways to further improve our models and methodologies
  • Collaborate with research analysts to ensure accurate and timely data in our products, and use the expertise you acquire to develop new content sets and products
  • Authoritatively respond to internal and external queries regarding our data sets and methodologies
  • Work with internal and external teams to liaise on data capture requirements and delivery timelines
  • Manipulate, transport and structure data sets into user friendly dashboards within Excel

What You Need To Have

  • Undergraduate degree in economics, statistics or similar.
  • Academic or professional experience working with macroeconomic data
  • Proficiency in Excel including commonly used formulas and techniques
  • Exposure to economic forecasting and understanding of basic methodologies

What Would Make You Stand Out

  • Programming experience, especially VBA, Python and SQL; experience utilizing APIs
  • Deep knowledge of energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure sectors
  • Experience applying specific time-series forecasting methodologies
  • Understanding of data governance principles and workflow management
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • A positive attitude and enthusiasm for problem solving

Why Fitch?

At Fitch Group, the combined power of our global perspectives is what differentiates us. Our global network of colleagues comes together to accomplish things greater than they ever could alone.

Every team member is essential to our business and each perspective is critical to our success. We embrace a diverse culture that encourages a free exchange of ideas, guaranteeing your voice will be heard and your work will have an impact, regardless of seniority.

We are building incredible things at Fitch and we invite you to join us on our journey.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning.

For More Information Please Visit Our Websites

www.fitchratings.com | www.fitchsolutions.com | www.fitchlearning.com

Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch’s credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will be asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work.

Fitch Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

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