* Senior/Lead Python/R Data Scientist, Front Office Quantitative Fixed Income Trading - Global Investment Bank *

  • Excellent Remuneration
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Pinpoint Asia Limited
  • 17 Aug 17

Our client, an innovative, technology driven global investment bank, is looking for a proven big data / machine learning data scientist to join their front office team; They are an industry leader in incorporating the latest technology into their core business and are continuing to set themselves apart as a technologically innovative firm.


  • Employ latest data science and machine learning techniques to analyze extremely large amount of data (big data scale) to identify new patterns and contribute to developing new trading strategies
  • Provide forecasting on various aspects of trades and clients' interests based on knowledge gained through machine learning and data science techniques
  • Propose new business ideas or suggest improvement based using very large scale historical/new data. 
  • You will have the opportunity to delve deeper into your areas of interest as you gain deeper understanding of the trading business


  • Master's or PhD degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline
  • Proven experience in machine learning, data science using Python and/or R
  • Experience in software development, including data structures, algorithms, software design and fundamental programming concepts
  • Familiarity with statistical computing languages or packages – Numpy/Scipy/Sklean, Git, Matla 
  • Strong understanding of quantitative analysis and/or mathematics including probability, statistics, etc. 
  • Programming background in compiled or scripting languages - C/C++, or Java would be preferred
  • Interest and desire to learn about financial markets
  • Knowledge of distributed computing and/or big data
  • Ability to manage and build relationship with senior stakeholders (heads, MDs)
  • Excellent communication skills to speak to both business users and technology teams
  • Passion for problem solving and product development; Ability to think outside the box
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

If this outstanding opportunity sounds like your next career move, please send your resume in Word format to Matthew Chung at resume@pinpointasia.com and put Senior/Lead Python/R Data Scientist, Front Office Quantitative Fixed Income Trading - Global Investment Bank  in the subject header.

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