Senior Quantitative Engineer - West Chester - 14268BR

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
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The Company
Moody’s Analytics, a fast-growing subsidiary of Moody’s Corporation, is rapidly expanding its product offering and global presence. Our research business provides market-leading credit opinions, company analysis and commentary that reach close to 3,000 institutions around the globe.

Moody’s Analytics also offers a large suite of award-winning credit data and credit risk software solutions as well as professional services suited to serve fixed-income investors as well as credit risk and origination functions at banks.

The Role
The Quantitative Services Group is a fast-growing, hands-on development and operations team responsible for algorithmic analytics, data management and process improvement. The group conceives, designs, implements, and operates algorithms to produce unique client facing data sets. The team also engineers tools and processes to achieve leaps forward in productivity and quality.

The Senior Quantitative Engineer fulfills a crucial role in the development and operation of data products, production processes, and infrastructure within the Quantitative Research Group. She/He will contribute substantially in defining, designing, and implementing advanced data analytics, algorithms, and processing techniques to supply clients with distinctive, high-quality data efficiently. She/He will be expected to be a thought leader within the line of business on data analytics and processing. In that capacity, she/he will collaborate across teams to and levels of the organization.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Developing innovative data products from large data sets.
  • Design and implementation of data processing operations.
  • Identifying opportunities and executing programmatic solutions to improve productivity.
  • Applying analytical skills for interpreting business functions, understanding functional requirements, and researching and resolving system problems.
  • Contributing to the ongoing development of standards and best practices.



Minimum education and work experience required for this position include:
  • Advanced degree (M.S. or PhD) in a highly quantitative field – Engineering, mathematics, economics, computer science, physical sciences, or other related majors
  • 0-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong expertise in applied mathematics and numerical methods required
  • Numerical programming skills required – R, Julia, and/or Python

The key intrinsic capabilities for this position include the following:
  • 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

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 This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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