Data Scientist (Financial Data Product Analyst) @ sparkdata

We are a small team believing that information and knowledge are the base for good business decisions. Our customers are investors looking for hard facts about European businesses and sparkdata delivers these based on millions of payment transactions daily. Using our unique and fully anonymized dataset we give deep insights into market trends, industry winners, customer cohorts and clusters.

The company’s business model is unique in Europe and for that experiences fast growth. It has already raised major customer interest and material commitments by leading industry players. A significant funding, backed by renowned industry investors & experts has been secured as well.

As we keep growing, we are looking for a highly motivated Data Scientist (m/f/d) to join our team in Berlin (or remotely).

You will be joining our team to build Europe’s leading alternative data platform for institutional investors.

YOUR ROLE

  • Evaluating and integrating new datasets into our product.
  • Clustering, bias removal and signal extraction.
  • You put yourself into the customer’s shoes and think about how they use the data to make better investment decisions. 
  • You work closely with the product team to bring your ideas to life and excite our customers.
  • Another part of the role is that you construct fundamental models to forecast company KPIs from alternative and traditional datasets.
  • You remain up-to-date with the latest developments in the world of alternative data for investing, cultivating relationships with key people, tracking the main publications, attending relevant conferences, etc..
  • You report directly to the CTO and have a lot of freedom to shape your responsibilities and the impact of data science at sparkdata.

YOUR PROFILE

  • Strong academic track record in any field - a graduate degree and/or the CFA would be a plus.
  • Knowledge of standards of financial data and experience in building financial models required.
  • 4 years of data analysis or data science experience required.
  • Ideally 2 years of previous experience deriving investment insights from alternative data sources.
  • Experience using either Python, R, Jupyter Notebooks, Numpy, Sklearn, pandas or SQL for data analysis a plus.
  • Know-how of the alternative data industry, including data categories and vendors is a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (fluent in English; German or other languages are a plus but not required)

WHAT WE OFFER

  • A tremendously interesting dataset that is growing quickly and will expand further not only in size but also breadth when we acquire different kinds of data.
  • A company that has data science at its core - in regards to the business model and how we drive the product.
  • A small, innovative and dynamic team offering many opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Competitive compensation package
Expect an exciting environment – with real impact, a great team and strong personal development. 

Sounds interesting?
We're looking forward to meeting you! Please submit your CV and all relevant working documents online