Data Scientist / Analytics Engineer, London, GBP80-GBP100K + bonus and ben

McCabe & Barton
80000.00 - 100000.00 GBP Annual
08 Oct 2017
29 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Core Capabilities & Attributes:

  • Exceptional technology skills; recognised by your peers as an expert in your domain
  • Craftsman-like approach to building software; takes pride in engineering excellence and instils these values within the team and others
    • Participating in the design of effective engineering processes
    • Product development expertise
    • Architecture, craftsmanship & engineering discipline
    • Domain skills & experience
  • A proponent of strong collaborative software engineering techniques and methods: agile development, continuous integration, code review or pairing, unit testing, refactoring and related approaches.
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills; demonstrated ability to employ fact-based decision-making to resolve complex problems, by applying logic analysis, experience and business knowledge
  • Possess a passion for technology and staying sharp in your craft by keeping on top of new technologies, tools and trends
  • Ensure and manage excellent customers relationships
  • Demonstrable passion for technology (e.g. personal projects, open-source involvement) while using their problem solving capabilities to deliver solutions utilizing a top end engineering approach


  • Engineer world-class products with maximum efficiency and agility
  • Enable improvement of the engineering team through shaping of tools, processes and standards
  • Interact with Quants and Analysts to understand their workflows and requirements
  • Collaborate with your engineering manager to enable a fit-for-purpose application portfolio consistent with the target architecture and operating model
  • Produce comprehensive, usable dataset documentation and metadata
  • Evaluate and make decisions around dataset implementations designed and proposed by peer data engineers
  • Ensure excellent customers relationships


Minimum qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, related field, or equivalent practical experience
  • 7+ years of progressive engineering experience with 3+ years in Data Engineering
  • Minimum of 2 years designing and building large scale data loading, manipulation, processing, analysis, blending and exploration solutions using emerging technologies such as Hadoop Ecosystem (MapReduce, Hive, HBase, Spark, Sqoop, Flume, Pig, Kafka etc.), NoSQL(e.g. Cassandra, MongoDB), and In-Memory Data Technologies
  • Minimum of 3 year of experience in preparing and refining data sets and derived data in various emerging (Python, Scala, Spark) and traditional tools (Trifacta, Alteryx, Informatica, SQL)
  • Experience in extracting, aggregating and structuring large data sets along different dimensions (e.g. position/ instrument/ counterparty level)
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to establish and maintain a close working relationship with quantitative researchers, analysts, traders and senior business people alike
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, high energy, demanding and team-oriented environment

Preferred qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computing, Quantitative Finance or other Quantitative, Numerical or Computing discipline
  • Experience building containerized applications and deploying to public or private clouds, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or similar providers.
  • Open source involvement such as a well-curated blog, accepted contribution, or community presence
  • Proficient with a range of open source frameworks and development tools - e.g. Angular, Node, SpringBoot, .Net Core, Flask, NumPy, SciPy, Pandas etc.
  • A solid understanding of financial markets and instruments
  • Experience of front office software development with an Asset Management, Hedge fund or Investment Bank

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