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LSEG LSEG Labs - Graduate Data Scientist in London, United Kingdom

We’re looking for Graduates or Postgraduates to join us in LSEG Labs. Successful applicants will work on our live projects with our data scientists, UX/UI designers and software engineers. They would work primarily with the team in London but may also work with other Labs colleagues in Singapore. This would not be a purely virtual role and is likely to require candidates to meet at our London office. Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

The position will last for a minimum of 6 months.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build minimal viable products utilising data science techniques directly for our customers

  • Create compelling proposals with technologists and business to drive innovation from conception to production with appropriate success metrics

  • Support projects, removing obstacles and taking ownership to find creative solutions

  • Build domain expertise in financial market content and in LSEG data and products

  • Network in the fintech, big tech and academic community through conferences, meetups and workshops – bringing leading edge techniques and technology into business strategy.

  • Engage with senior level stakeholder engagements internally and externally to discover problems and use cases as well as to translate business impact of on-going and completed projects.

Essential Skills & Qualifications

  • PhD or Master’s degree in a highly quantitative field such as finance, computer science, physics, applied mathematics, or engineering.

  • Strong programming experience in Python and its core libraries like NumPy, pandas and scikit-learn.

  • Hands-on experience with ML, Deep Learning, and NLP

  • Experience working with large datasets to build machine learning models

  • Experience with database management languages, such as SQL

  • Ability to track down complex data quality and data integration issues, evaluate different algorithmic approaches, and analyze data to solve problems. Curiosity about the details of datasets is essential.

  • Positive attitude to learning new skills and technologies

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team.

Desirable Experience

  • Experience producing and rapidly delivering minimum viable products.

  • Experience using Cloud to perform large scale calculations, such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure

  • Domain knowledge in financial services such as quantitative finance, Financial Engineering, Electronic Trading or Risk Modelling.

  • Experience with Spark ML/MLlib or similar big data technologies

  • Good understanding and appreciation of software engineering principle

  • Familiarity with emerging themes and technologies in data science Confidence in communicating complex projects clearly

At LSEG, we believe that creating a diverse and inclusive organisation is fundamental to the way we deliver on our promise – and our purpose. You’ll be part of an organisation of over 25,000 people, spanning 70 countries. We recognise the individual perspectives each of our colleagues brings, and our diverse workforce is one of our greatest strengths. In supporting collaboration and creativity and encouraging new ideas across a diverse and inclusive workforce, we can improve how we are driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth.

LSEG offers a range of tailored benefits and support from healthcare and retirement planning to paid volunteering days and wellbeing initiatives.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

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