Senior Researcher

Sunnyvale, California
Salary + Bonus and Benefits including unlimited PTO
Nov 29, 2018
Jan 28, 2019
Finance Industry
Analyst, Investment Banking
Government & Institutions
Contract Type

We are hiring for a full-time Senior Researcher within our Financial Research group. In particular, we are seeking individuals with significant experience in one or more of the following areas:

- Capital markets, asset pricing, and factor models

- Portfolio optimization

- Monte Carlo simulation

- Retirement economics

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Evaluate and identify improvements to models

As a senior contributor, the successful candidate will be able to independently identify potential improvements in our models for investment risk, portfolio optimization, and forecasting. He/she will identify the relevant advanced techniques and datasets applicable to each project.

Researchers are also responsible for integrating new product features with existing product components, and coordinating with the software engineering and QA teams during implementation and testing.

Collaborate with product marketing and user experience teams to understand customer needs and design new services

Communicate investment methodology to internal and external clients

Successful candidates should be able to effectively communicate complex methodologies to a layperson’s audience, including human resources professionals at client companies.

Mentor junior researchers’ investigations

Successful candidates will be expected to provide valuable guidance on their colleagues’ projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Finance, Economics or equivalent
  • 5-10 years of academic or industry experience in a research capacity
  • Strong empirical research skills and background in statistics
  • Broad economic intuition applicable to new problems
  • Demonstrated success in a collaborative, team-oriented environment