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Economic Research Analyst

Economic Research Analyst
Pennsylvania, US
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Job Description

Who we are

At Nasdaq, we are relentlessly reimagining the world of tomorrow — one that is built on innovative technology, fueled by market-moving insights and driven by forward thinking.

We provide our employees with the resources and opportunities they need to chart a career of achievement, growth and endless possibilities.

Our People Lead with Integrity, take ownership, strive to fuel client success, consistently deliver value and collaborate to play as a team to innovate at the highest level

The Team

Nasdaq has an opening for a Research Analyst in our Economic and Statistical Research (ER) department in Philadelphia, PA. The ER team provides highly quantitative, analytical expertise to all Nasdaq business lines, locations, and levels of management.

ER Research Analysts become experts in quantitative analysis, analytics, pricing, financial products, market microstructure, financial regulation, and exchange competition. ER analysts have frequent contact with all levels of management, customers, and regulators, providing excellent opportunities for advancement. You will work on projects from start to end and focus on delivering high quality insights. You will partner with key stakeholders across the organization to inform business and product decisions and learn about Nasdaq’s broad array of products. Some of the topics the team works on can be found on Nasdaq’s Market Makers blog.

A typical day will include

  • Analyzing large, complex data sets
  • Discovering business opportunities and threats, and developing innovative responses
  • Handling the most challenging customer and regulatory inquiries
  • Continuously extending our knowledge of the financial industry and sharing it with colleagues throughout the company
  • Presenting results to management, customers, and regulators
  • Partnering closely with product teams
  • Creating new analytical models to power ongoing insights via BI tools
  • Working with product teams to formulate and test exchange transaction pricing schedules

You will need to demonstrate skills/experience in

  • Required:

    • Bachelors degrees in an analytical, quantitative or STEM field
    • Experience using SQL
    • Analytic programming experience or evidence of the ability to develop these skills rapidly (e.g., R, Python, or etc)
    • Highly motivated with evidence of intellectual curiosity and creativity
  • Preferred:

    • Masters or equivalent work experience preferred
    • Experience using modern analytic packages or evidence of the ability to develop these skills rapidly (e.g., statistical and machine learning libraries, Spark)
    • Well organized and able to complete multiple projects at once
    • Experience using data visualization tools, such as (e.g. Tableau, QuickSight, etc.)
    • Ability to respond productively to a heavy workload and tight deadlines
    • Extremely effective communication skills, both spoken and written
    • Track record of working successfully both independently and with a team
    • Familiarity with dbt
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