Nov 24, 2020

ANT21 - O:Q - Product Specialist

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Norwalk, CT, USA
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FactSet Research Systems Inc.

Role/Department Description:Analytics - Quant Product Development is responsible for the design and implementation of FactSet's quantitative research and investment workflow solutions in alignment with the components of our Analytics Quant product vision and roadmap:Leading Content & Value-added Derivatives: A connected hub of powerful content and derived analytical solutionsCore Quant Applications: A powerful combination of factor testing, portfolio construction, and quant production toolsQuantimental Integrated Research: Research & Portfolio Construction Environment for the new interconnected market environmentAI & Machine Learning: An automated machine learning platform & meta-models for portfolio construction which elevates investment process to new heightsOpen Provider: An open and flexible platform which enables users to execute research in any environment they chooseWe're currently looking for a Product Specialist to support, maintain and enhance the quality of FactSet Quant Offering with a focus on supporting Open Quant initiative. This position will be responsible for the development of our open and flexible quantitative research platform as well as shaping the development of the quant API.This is an excellent opportunity to apply interests in programming, quantitative finance, machine learning, API development as well as user-focused interaction design.Responsibilities:Answer questions posed through RPD Quickly provide information to the people who have questions about the products that I manageCoordinate efforts to address bugs Timely resolution of any bugs existing in my productsWriting specs, business requirements, user requirements, or system requirements Clearly communicate ideas so that the development process works efficientlyCoordinate development efforts (meeting, speaking, debugging with others) Consistently deliver new applications or features of high quality and that are value-addingProduct communication Ensure Sales, Consulting, and other Product Developers know what I'm doing and whyAbility to design test scenarios that match end user requirements and not just limited to the areas of implementationPerform user acceptance testing (functional and regression) of FactSet applications and acquire knowledge on tools/practices that drive towards Testing for Continuous Delivery incorporating automation and aiming towards minimizing manual testsSchedule test coverage walk-throughs with Engineering on new, modified and obsolete test plans. Move towards migration from test plans to user stories, use casesGain thorough understanding of a large-scale product, associated functionality and use casesProactively identify new functionality that's not covered in test suite and get test cases created to increase the test coverageDemonstrates deep understanding of assigned products, to include: System architecture and upstream/downstream interconnected systems, Client use cases and workflows, Historical failure points or deficienciesOther duties as assignedRequired Skills:2+ years of experience and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Finance degree with strong technical skills, or other STEM fieldMaster's degree in Economics, Finance with strong technical skills, or other STEM field preferredStrong interest in the area of quantitative investment managementProgramming experience in PythonStrong technical, analytical, troubleshooting and communication skillsResults focused with a strong sense of initiative and attention to detailDesired Attributes: Prior experience with Python/RPrior experience in Agile/Scrum like product management with a strong technical expertiseExperience with Jira/ConfluenceInterest in, and experience with financial technology platformsIndustry certifications such as FRM or CFA or progress towards CFA/FRM is desiredFactSet is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender IdentityVEVRAA Federal ContractorRequest Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the stateThe EEO is the Law poster is available here.FactSet Research Systems Inc. endeavors to make our website accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Jennifer Passeck, Lead Recruiting Specialist, Human Resources at +1 (203) 810-2472 or [email protected] Opportunity Employment PolicyIt is the policy of FactSet Research Systems Inc. ("FactSet") to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, pregnancy, military or military reserve obligations, or any other class or status protected by law. This policy applies to all policies and procedures related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, discharge, and other terms and conditions of employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you have questions concerning this policy, please contact the Human Resources department at +1 (203) 810-1000.PDN-EVR8408-2

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