Quantitative Analyst

Marketwise Inc. Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

TradeSmith is hiring a Quantitative Analyst to add to our growing company. This person will work to create, explore, and enhance financial models and algorithms within the TradeSmith universe. This department is collecting extraordinary amounts of data and is looking for someone with an in-depth understanding of financial models and terms to write solutions that will identify new trends. This person should have a strong background in SQL and Python. The successful candidate will be open to aggregate, normalize, and clean data. The ideal fit is an engineer a demonstratable Data Science experience in a Financial Services environment, combined with a background in academic research. The Quantitative Analyst will work with our financial researchers, editors and marketing to craft and deliver various financial market reports, algorithms, and portfolio/strategy backtests.

Responsibilities

  • Work with key executives from multiple teams to understand problems, identify opportunities and present findings

  • Identify predictive features for those problems/opportunities and run them through ML algorithms within a predictive analytics framework, Data Robot

  • Extract the data required from the Data Warehouse (Snowflake) or other systems as needed, either through direct SQL extracts or other frameworks provided such as Looker, Tableau, etc.

  • Create backtests and reports on various financial models, and algorithms

  • Explore and enhance TradeSmith's deep financial data by crafting custom algorithms or indicators based on market data and trends

  • Perform other tasks as needed within the broader Data and BI teams.

  • Examples include, visualization tasks, BI meta data model development, data loading, data cleansing, etc.

Qualifications

  • BS or MS degree in Data Science or related quantitative field

  • A minimum of 2 years' work experience within Data Science

  • Highly proficient in SQL

  • Python coding experience

  • Comfortable working within a Predictive Analytics Framework

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Finance Technology background preferred

  • Comfortable with shifting priorities and a fast-paced work environment

  • Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing

  • Visual acuity for reading and using the computer

  • Ability to hear

  • Ability to freely move about the office or remote working environment

  • Ability to use the phone/computer/keyboard/mouse/general office equipment for extended periods of time

  • Ability to communicate with others in order to exchange information

  • Fluency in the English language

About TradeSmith

TradeSmith is the leading Wealth Tech division of MarketWise. TradeSmith began as a simple way to track portfolios using trailing stops, and has evolved into a powerful suite of risk-management and portfolio analysis tools. Since 2005, we've been optimizing the powerful, proprietary algorithms behind our portfolio management software. This suite of tools features volatility-based buy and sell alerts, stock screener tools, a robust ratings system, and a groundbreaking options trading tool. TradeSmith's tools can be used on stocks, cryptocurrencies, commodities and funds to help limit risk and maximize upside. We track over 2.5 Million securities and over $20 billion in invested capital. TradeSmith empowers individual, self-directed investors by giving them a tremendous edge in the markets. TradeSmith believes that advanced market insights and user-friendly tools go hand-in-hand to create lasting wealth.

Our commitment:

As an employer committed to equal opportunity and a diverse workforce, all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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