VP – Data Scientist - New York - 14944BR

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.

The newly created Finance Data & Analytics organization is looking for a VP – Data Scientist to support the build of Finance’s data science organization. The role requires an experienced data scientist who would help determine the team’s required technologies, resources and methodology. The team’s mission is to transform the way the Moody’s Finance organization (i.e., Corporate Controllership, FP&A, Treasury, etc.) leverages data as an asset to draw insights and influence decision making, utilizing advanced analytics and intelligent automation.

  • Identify and recruit the required data science resources
  • Recommend tools, technology and methodology required to build a long-term and scalable data science organization based on previous experience
  • Work closely with the Finance leadership team to generate hypotheses and create analytic models/solutions that answer impactful business questions by leveraging company data
  • Conduct experimental data modelling to create new metrics, benchmarking reports and automation / machine learning opportunities
  • Explore opportunities to leverage third-party data sources
  • Present findings and results to key stakeholders, technical and non-technical audiences, internally and externally
  • Support enabling a culture within Finance that embraces a new way of working with data and automation
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest data science trends, techniques, and best practices



We are looking for a candidate with strong knowledge in machine learning, statistical models, and data mining tools, and a proven track record of working with large structured and unstructured data sets to extract timely, actionable insights. Other qualifications include:
  • Graduate Degree in statistics, computer science, math, finance, economics, or a closely related field.
  • Technologically adept and demonstrate an understanding of database and computer software.
  • 8-10 years of experience in research and/or data science experience in finance.
  • Experience managing a data analytics team.
  • Experience in statistical and modeling packages such as MATLAB, R, visualization and other advanced analysis tools.
  • Experience in data management programming such as SQL, PL-SQL, and Python.
  • Experience with SAP Business Warehouse and SAP Analytics Cloud.
  • Ability to test hypotheses from raw data sets and draw conclusions.
  • Understanding of predictive models, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • Ability to identify and evaluate automation opportunities.Interpersonal skills: Be proactive, self-driven with strong collaboration skills, requiring minimal supervision; promotes a diverse and inclusive work environment; be open and welcoming to change; be a creative and strategic thinker, have an ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks, prioritize and meet tight deadlines.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, or similar cloud platform is a plus.

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.

For San Francisco positions, qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. For New York City positions, qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of the New York City Fair Chance Act. For all other applicants, qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of applicable law.

Click here to view our full EEO policy statement. Click here for more information on your EEO rights under the law.
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.