Financial Data Scientist

  • Lykke Corp
  • Zug, ZG, Switzerland
  • 09/09/2019
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics

Job Description

Lykke is an international, Swiss-based company building a global marketplace for the free exchange of financial assets. Lykke’s mission is to democratize finance by leveraging the power of the blockchain. Eliminating market barriers, Lykke will provide and promote equal access from anywhere in the world to the digitization and trade of virtually any asset of value.

The Position

Lykke is looking for a Data Scientist to complete its team. The data scientist will play a meaningful role in supporting Lykke’s vision by using your expertise to support initiatives that add business value and drive bottom-line growth. He/She will deliver high-quality data insights that tell the story and drive critical decision making. As a member of the Lykke’s team, the data scientist is expected to bring a unique and diverse perspective to the table and contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

The candidate will be responsible for defining data analysis problems, understanding the quality of data, filling the gaps in the data or make the right assumptions about it. He/she will select the right statistical models to apply on the data, perform the analysis using the technical tools, correctly infer the results of the analysis, and finally present the results in a meaningful way to the stakeholders.

These will be your tasks

  • Provide thought leadership on the complete cycle of gathering, checking, testing, cleaning and using our data.
  • Provide process improvements for all processes.
  • Mine and analyze data from company databases according to business requirements to drive optimization and improvement of product development and setting business strategies.
  • Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.
  • Build data models for risk analysis and automate risk management.
  • Support our traders by generating the fastest and most accurate decision-making data.
  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.
  • Create documentation and provide guidance to support the team.
  • Ability to see beyond the numbers, be the voice of data when communicating to decision makers, product owners and team leaders.
  • Coordinating multi-disciplinary project teams.

You're offering these qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of financial markets infrastructure and financial markets microstructure.
  • Knowledge of mathematical statistics.
  • SQL query-writing work experience (Transact-SQL (MS SQL)).
  • Experience in Python, R and Matlab (optional).
  • Ability to gather business requirements and systematize and formalize them.
  • Power BI-reports writing work experience.
  • Strong knowledge in data analysis, quantitative techniques, data munging and data cleansing techniques.
  • Understanding of financial analysis, financial markets and risk analysis.
  • Genuine interest in blockchain and finance.
  • Organized, dependable, able to multitask, manage priorities and display initiative.
  • Strong organizational, communication (verbal & written), and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Experience in working with a cross-functional team.
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills.
  • Team player with a strong sense of individual responsibility.

We're offering these benefits

Lykke is an established financial blockchain company based in Zug, Switzerland, operating a trading platform for cryptocurrencies and financial assets in several jurisdictions. This is an exciting and interesting opportunity for a candidate who is keen to join the growing blockchain, tokenized asset, and cryptocurrency ecosystem.

The successful candidate will experience an empowered and entrepreneurial environment, surrounded by the high quality team already on board