Database Engineer 1 – Quantitative Research Group - West Chester - 14825BR

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 Analytics
The Quantitative Research Group is a fast-growing, hands-on development and operations team responsible for data estimation, 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 Database Engineer 1 role manages and develops client-facing estimated, analytical, and value-added data sets. Tasks include developing estimation algorithms, programmatic implementation, continuous improvement, data management, and documentation. The Database Engineer 1 also seeks to improve the productivity and quality of processes and analytical programs. The role also serves as a subject matter expert for their datasets, supporting clients, sales, and colleagues on their use, methodology, and interpretation.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop innovative data products from large data sets
  • Design and implement data processing operations
  • Identify opportunities and execute programmatic solutions to improve productivity
  • Applying analytical skills to interpret business functions, understand functional requirements, and research and resolve system problems.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of standards and best practices

Qualifications

Required

Minimum education and work experience required for this position include:
  • BA or BS degree with course work in economics, finance, statistics, or related fields
  • Excellent academic record
  • Numerical or statistical programming experience
  • Knowledge of foreign languages is preferred, but not required

Preferred

To be successful, a candidate must possess
  • Superior analytical skills problem solving ability
  • Structured reasoning, balancing attention to detail with effective execution
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with clients and colleagues
  • Motivation and initiative to take responsibility and make independent, well-reasoned decisions
  • Judgment and capability to manage uncertainty
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