Senior Data Analyst

Job description

Mercer is seeking candidates for the following position based in our Sydney – Barangaroo office:

Senior Data Analyst

What can you expect?

Join our Consulting Tools and Tech team!

If you like to solve complex problems, have a keen eye for detail and have a passion for creating better lives then we need you to help us build solutions to help our clients navigate some of the biggest challenges of our time.

You will have the opportunity to work alongside Mercer’s leading investment and actuarial consultants to create innovative solutions to tackle today’s issues such as generating real returns within a low yield environment, investing in a time of climate change, and retirement income strategies. You will be part of a growing team that supports consultants with the delivery of data-driven insights and actionable advice to our clients.

We will count on you to:

As a Senior Data Analyst you will play a key role in contributing to the development of various proprietary tools and models used to evaluate investment strategies, portfolio asset allocations and capital management programs.

You will gain exposure across a range of professional practice areas and client segments (Super Funds, Endowments & Foundations, Insurers and Wealth Managers) and work alongside other technologists, researchers and consultants with significant opportunities for creativity and innovation.

The primary focus is to provide development support on all software projects and support development and management of governance frameworks for consulting tools and technology. Core activities include building advanced technical skills, acting as lead analyst on technology / tools projects, and helping to develop the skills of colleagues in relevant platforms.

  • Support development and delivery of consulting tools; documenting and reviewing requirements and specifications with senior developers / consultants.
  • Contribute to development and ongoing management of relevant governance frameworks to ensure quality and consistency of tools.
  • Support agile methodologies and coordinate progress reporting for consulting tools.
  • Contribute to projects through effective management of tasks, and directly lead some smaller client deliverables.
  • Develop own capability through informal and formal learning opportunities.
  • Participate in internal projects to improve Mercer, in particular talent, quality, service delivery, internal efficiency / effectiveness and intellectual capital.
  • Develop other’s capability through informal and formal learning opportunities.

What you need to have:

  • Entrepreneurial and passionate towards building data driven solutions
  • Excellent programmers (preferably in Python – experience with VBA and SQL ideal but not essential)
  • Able to learn and translate financial principles into systematic algorithms
  • Willing to take initiative and a collaborative team player
  • Committed to learning code and/or sharpening your existing skills
  • Interested in investment markets / portfolio management with relevant university qualifications – a background in computer science / programming would be highly desirable

We provide you with:

  • Active mentoring and coaching to support your career journey
  • Collaborative and supportive team environment with regular social activities
  • Initiatives and financial reimbursements to help you manage your health and wellness
  • Ad hoc and formal flexible working arrangements to support commitments outside of work
  • Equal opportunity parental leave program with paid Keeping in Touch days to allow you to stay engaged with the team through your leave, as it suits you
  • An inclusive culture with a range of colleague networks such as PRIDE, Women @ Mercer and Mercer Cares
  • A dedicated ‘buddy’ to help you kick start your career at Mercer through daily support, mentoring, and training
  • Professional development assistance so you can build your technical and soft skillsets
  • ‘Dress to suit’ your day, whether you’re in the office or working remotely
  • One day of paid volunteer leave a year with matching of donations through our Social Impact platform
  • Formal global rotation program and other opportunities to pursue a global career

About Mercer:

Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer’s more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 81,000 colleagues and annual revenue of $19 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.

How To Apply

If you are looking for a challenging new role in a truly global organisation that is committed to innovation and excellence, then look no further than Mercer. Apply now, by clicking, “APPLY” and attach your resume.

Please note: All offers of employment are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check including criminal record check, previous employment history and financial stability. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Marsh McLennan is committed to embracing a diverse, inclusive and flexible work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their sex/gender, marital or parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, age, background, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


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