Global Research & Design (S&P Dow Jones Indices)TheRole: Senior Index Construction Developer Grade ( relevant for internal applicants only ): 11 The Location: Virtual (US, Canada) The Team: As the world's largest resource for iconic and innovative indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices helps investors identify, measure and capitalize on global investment opportunities. The Global R&D group is responsible for the conceptualization, design, and construction of S&P Dow Jones equity, sustainability & ESG, fixed income, commodities, volatility, multi-asset, and alternative asset strategy indices which serve as the underlying for index-linked investment products such as exchange traded products (ETFs, ETNs) and equity derivatives. The team is comprised of experts in portfolio construction techniques and financial theories used to deliver innovative index solutions and analysis to clients. The Impact: You will work with our global team of R&D analysts and will primarily focus on the design and development of index construction applications to serve the index research and design workflow. The index construction tools will encompass the complete ecosystem of S&P DJI's methodologies to support a broader platform used by R&D to create prototype indices in a more efficient and effective manner. The index construction tools will standardise and streamline the development of most new S&P DJI indices and will be vital in enhancing the quality and execution of our products. The role offers the chance to be responsible for making improvements to the efficiency of index design process and hence contribute to the firm's growth. What's in it for you: The role provides a unique opportunity for an individual to be highly exposed to a broad range of sophisticated index construction techniques and quantitative methods. This will include ESG and climate-based solutions. You will gain awareness of novel alternative data sets, investment trends and index solutions that are shaping the portfolio management industry. You will collaborate closely with, and learn extensively from, experts in index research, and technology platform design globally across the firm. Responsibilities:
Develop index construction applications in Python to support the research and design of new indices across all asset classes.
Design user interfaces and tools that streamline and automate the index creation process
Utilize programming skills in a proficient manner to deliver robust tools that improve capabilities and resolve repeatable processes
Build a comprehensive understanding of index portfolio construction techniques, and methodology details
Acquire a thorough awareness of each stakeholder's needs in terms of index design
Work collaboratively with R&D colleagues, index managers and technology partners to understand and clarify requirements
Produce system design documents and provide training for internal users
Manage and maintain a code library to continuously improve the quality and expand the scope of the applications
Qualifications: The successful candidate will be highly capable both technically, and creatively with demonstrated experience in transforming data into effective and concise visual insights.
Advanced degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, economics, or finance strongly preferred
CFA charter holder preferable
Demonstrable experience in developing portfolio construction tools with Python (solid use of Pandas and Scipy Libraries)
Experience in programming within the Financial Industry and Capital Markets is preferred
Knowledge of other programming languages such as Java/C++/Matlab is preferred
Experience using system tools, source control systems like Git/SVN, Github is desirable.
Highly numerate and very detail-oriented
Knowledge of the components and details of index methodologies
Must be able to manage multiple projects and deadlines
Must be able to effectively communicate to a variety of internal stakeholders including research colleagues and IT engineers
Return to Work Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return to Work initiative (link to career site page when available), we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace. S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $120,000 to $165,000. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location. This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit https://www.spgbenefitessentials.com/newhires.S&P Dow Jones Indices: S&P Dow Jones Indices provides iconic and innovative index solutions, bringing transparency to global capital markets.
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