• Competitive
  • West Chester, PA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-05-25

Associate Quantitative Engineer

Location: West Chester, PA, USA

Moody's Analytics Economics Division, located in West Chester, PA, is a leading independent provider of economic, financial, country, and industry research designed to meet the diverse planning and information needs of businesses, governments, and professional investors worldwide. The successful candidate would work with a new and expanding group that designs, implements, and operates algorithms to produce unique client-facing data sets and uses quantitative techniques to drive significant internal productivity and quality improvements. You would be responsible for developing, implementing, testing, and operating applications and processes that produce and evaluate data and models. This is a highly collaborative position, requiring frequent interaction with a variety of teams across the line of business . Key details of the successful candidate's responsibilities include:
  • Developing and implementing quantitative products and product enhancements, for example:
    • Systems design, analysis and evaluation
    • Data estimation and imputing
    • High-throughput numerical quality assessment
    • Econometric forecasting
  • Identifying opportunities and executing programmatic solutions to significantly improve productivity
  • Assessing and improving the interfaces by which external and internal clients interact with the group's data and models?
  • Utilizing analytical skills for interpreting business functions, understanding functional requirements, and researching and resolving system
  • Contributing to the ongoing development of standards and best practices


Economics Division

Minimum education and work experience required for this position include a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, Industrial engineering, or a relevant quantitative field; 0-2 years of relevant work experience; and work experience or coursework involving programming: C#, Python, R, STATA, Matlab or related programs. Other useful experience, but not required, include large-scale data analysis and computing, Hadoop, quantitative finance and valuation, or econometric forecasting.

Key intrinsic capabilities for this position include superior analytical and problem solving skills, ability to self-direct and be productive without prescriptive guidance, intellectual curiosity and ambition to increase the scope of the group's capabilities, capability to learn and apply concepts beyond those formally trained, excellent communication and interpersonal and consultative skills to work effectively with clients, peers, and business leadership and ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody's also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email accommodations@moodys.com.. This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

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