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Data Analyst in New York, NY

Posted 2019-01-15

Manager of Equity Research Transactional Data - Financial Services
at Rakuten Intelligence

Rakuten Intelligence - New York City

Manager of Equity Research - Financial Services

Rakuten Intelligence is looking for a Manager of Equity Research to join our Financial Services Research team.

At Rakuten Intelligence, the Financial Services Research Team identifies and delivers timely insights related to publicly traded companies of high interest to the investing community. Our products are designed for consumption by the Asset Management industry, which includes Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, Pension Funds and Quantitative Funds. We’re a team of data-driven Equity Research Analysts who love turning data into actionable insights and clearly communicating those insights to our sophisticated investing clientele.

In this role, you will be responsible for developing syndicated research products derived from our numerous, global datasets. You will partner with teams across Rakuten Intelligence (including Sales, Product and Operations) to analyze, build, and deliver unique data solutions that provide clarity to the important questions that our Asset Management clients are focused on. Typical projects include identifying and modeling valuable statistical relationships while using various statistical methods. The primary goal is to discover signals within our data to provide insight into company reported key performance indicators.

In addition to being strong analytically and detail oriented, we’re looking for someone who is comfortable working in a dynamic environment, is comfortable communicating these insights directly with clients and can develop junior members of the team. This is an individual who can work across the analytics and data stack in an effort to solve problems and produce valuable and insightful analyses. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

This position will be located in New York City.


Understand drivers of company performance and marry that understanding with the signals that exist within our e-commerce data set through modelling and statistical analyses
Develop data-driven syndicated research reports for Asset Management clientele that easily convey the value and unlock the insights within our e-commerce data
Engage with clients to provide a deep dive on the underlying data, derived insights and serve as a resource for clients on the reports that you produce
Partner with the Operations team to automate research report generation and monitoring
Develop junior members of team

Bachelors or Advanced degree in a quantitative subject such as Statistics, Engineering, Economics, or Finance or fields that employ rigorous data analysis. Masters in Business Administration or Financial Mathematics is a plus
6+ years of experience. Finance, Consulting or Marketing Analytics experience is a plus. Investing experience is a plus
Strong applied statistics skills: Experience with regression, inference, imputation, and time series
Proficiency with Python, R, SAS or MATLAB
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Exposure to SQL and relational databases
Strong verbal, presentation, and written skills
Strong planning and organizational skills
Experience in leading and developing junior analysts
Desire to learn and continually upgrade skills
Disposition to simplify research, work processes, and complex statistical concepts
Quantitative aptitude with proven data analysis and problem solving skills
Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and communicate technical concepts clearly and concisely in oral and written form
Ability to transition complicated processes to others and take over complicated processes from others
Enthusiasm for working hard and having fun in a dynamic environment
Who We Are:

Rakuten Slice is the consumer-facing brand for Rakuten Intelligence. Rakuten Intelligence is online shopping, smarter. Rakuten Intelligence is transforming e-commerce by unveiling never-before-seen e-commerce insights via its market research products, which are powered by our popular consumer applications, Slice and Unroll.Me.

Rakuten Intelligence has developed a technology that extracts commerce data from emails to make it actionable for businesses and consumers. With the largest panel of online shoppers under measurement, Rakuten Intelligence provides the most detailed, accurate, and actionable e-commerce data available, and is the most cited source on e-commerce by the media.

Our Mission: Empowering Rakuten’s global community of members and merchants through amazing apps and the most robust e-commerce data.


BOLD: When we go beyond what exists today or is accepted as possible, we create breakthrough products that deliver amazing benefits.

SIMPLE: Solving hard problems is in our DNA. Eliminating complexity paves the road to clean thinking and decisive action that can move mountains.

OPEN: Openness and transparency are critical for building trust. We are a community of curious people who are open to new ideas and fresh approaches to solving problems.

ALL IN: When we are empowered, show up, and dig deep, our work is powerful and rewarding. We are committed, accountable, and take extreme ownership.

Healthy and Fun Work Environment:

Various drinks and snacks

Adjustable sit/stand desks

Company social and volunteer events

30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCards

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