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Bridgewater Associates
in Westport, CT
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Feb 21
Competitive
Bridgewater Associates
in Westport, CT
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Feb 21
Competitive
Data Associate
About Bridgewater
Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors. Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the world's markets and economies work - using cutting edge technology to validate and execute on timeless and universal investment principles.

Powering this engine requires a diverse community of investment professionals, technologists, managers and other specialists. The firm attracts independent thinkers who share a commitment to achieving excellence in their respective lines of work and operating in our unique culture. Bridgewater was founded in 1975 and its principal offices are located in Westport, CT - an hour outside New York City.
Our Culture
Bridgewater aspires to be an idea meritocracy in which radical transparency and believability-weighted decision-making allow the best ideas to prevail. Feedback is frequent and flows in all directions, meetings are recorded and shared, mistake-based learning is encouraged, and everyone is expected to uphold high standards of excellence and personal accountability.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is central to that mission - to develop the deepest understanding of markets and economies we must find, retain, and grow the best talent across gender identity, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gained experiences, and more. To unlock the power of that diversity also requires an inclusive environment. In pursuit of this vision, Bridgewater has a full-time D&I team reporting to our CEO, vibrant affinity networks, and several companywide initiatives to drive progress. Ask your Bridgewater recruiter to learn more.
About the Team
As part of the research team, the Signal Implementation group is responsible for owning and deeply understanding the data that flows from the outside world into Bridgewater's trading systems.
About Your Role
As a Data Associate, you will help us achieve our mission by owning and deeply understanding the data that flows from the outside world into Bridgewater's trading systems. This means understanding the content itself, the process by which the content is updated and validated, and how this content fits into Bridgewater's understanding of the world. It is a very fast-paced environment, where you have to understand and apply judgement quickly on work that has direct impact on the firm's bottom line.

You will drive the following responsibilities:
  • Understanding sets of investment "data concepts" - how outside data is used at Bridgewater from both a conceptual investment and technical construction perspective
  • Accepting and engaging with new data as our systematized investment engine incorporates it
  • Validating the accuracy of those data concepts
  • Evolving these data concepts over time by improving the logic or technical definitions, contributing directly to improving Bridgewater's investment logic
  • Working with Bridgewater's partners in the content supply chain (analytics, engineering, and technology) to address quality issues
  • Partnering with our teams who research economic and investment concepts to own the data concepts

You will be a click for the role if you:
  • Are analytical, highly logical, and structured in your thinking
  • Have the ability to perceive problems and resolve them by identifying and weighting tradeoffs
  • Hold a high degree of personal responsibility and ownership
  • Have an interest in learning about financial markets data
  • Enjoy learning about new data tools and programming languages
  • Are able to consistently step back and improve your way of operating.
  • Have a sense of pride, ownership and accountability in the work that you own.
  • Weigh what they know and understand in determining confidence. Open to other perspectives than your own, without accepting illogical/irrational ones.
  • Are able to reflect objectively on one's own behavior; step above oneself and see things from a higher level with a good understanding of their strengths/weaknesses in a particular situation.
  • Are willing to stand-alone and escalate to fight for truth. Choose truth when faced with difficult choices.

Minimum Qualifications
  • 4-year degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
Why Choose Bridgewater?
The unifying experience at Bridgewater is meaningful work and meaningful relationships - the unique and lasting personal bonds forged out of a purposeful, rigorous, and inclusive work environment. Consistently, our employees find that this environment enables personal and professional growth, developed through an honest examination of their abilities and performance. We strive to provide you opportunities that will challenge you and unlock your potential.

In this role, you will grow with us by:
  • Undergoing a training program of structured classes and on-the-job apprenticeship.
  • Taking ownership of increasingly complex systems and processes.
  • Taking on oversight and mentorship responsibilities to grow talent as you gain experience.
  • Opportunities to grow your career across Bridgewater depending on your strengths, weaknesses, and experience.

One of our core priorities at Bridgewater is to enable our employees to build a great life and career, and we believe our benefits are an important extension of that philosophy. As such, currently Bridgewater offers a competitive suite of benefits including:
  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered and access to additional concierge medical services
  • 401(k) plan with generous employer match
  • Paid time off, including fully paid parental leave and a competitive PTO package
  • Workplace flexibility and access to back up childcare
  • Financial assistance for family building support, including adoption and egg freezing
  • Workplace wellness, including on-site gyms, free meals and healthy snacks , and meditation rooms
  • An engaged and active community that includes many company events, affinity networks, and extracurricular interest groups

Bridgewater reserves the right to change its current benefits program at any time, in a manner that is consistent with applicable federal and state regulations

This job description is not a contract and confers no contractual rights, privileges, or benefits on any applicant or potential applicant. Bridgewater has the right to change any and all terms of this job description, including, but not limited to, job responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Nothing in this job description constitutes an offer or guarantee of employment. Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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