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Quantitative Researcher - Alternative Data

Exabel was founded in Oslo in 2016 based on the belief that the financial system will best serve society with fair, open and efficient markets. Exabel delivers an analytics platform for any investment professional who wants to benefit from alternative data and modern data science tools in their investment process. Ensuring that all market participants have the necessary tools to make informed investment decisions will ultimately lead to fairer and more efficient financial markets, to the best of society.

Reporting to the Head of Research, the Quantitative Researcher will be responsible for the evaluation of alternative datasets and extraction of valuable signals and insights from alternative data for users of the Exabel Platform. Duties will be focused on proving and demonstrating value for investment audiences in a wide variety of datasets sourced from Exabel’s data partners and/or buy-side end users.

Core responsibilities:

  • Become an expert user of the Exabel Platform for proving and extracting value from alternative datasets
  • Generate ideas and research investment cases across the entire landscape of alternative data categories
  • Build and deploy models for insights 
  • Provide feedback on Exabel Platform functionality, and drive & research initiatives to improve product features
  • Assist data partners and buy-side clients with projects to facilitate effective use and in-depth understanding of the Exabel Platform.

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Extensive experience researching and implementing models and quantitative strategies
  • In-depth knowledge of the alternative data landscape and use of alternative data in models and quantitative strategies
  • Experience in using python for numerical programming
  • Experience developing models for an audience of fundamental managers is a plus
  • MSc or PhD in quantitative finance or other relevant discipline
  • 5-plus years of experience as a quantitative researcher from a leading investment firm, or similar
  • Fluency in English.

Life at Exabel:

We are a senior team of quants, data and software engineers, designers and commercial entrepreneurs. The team has experience from the world's leading technology and investment management companies.

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Working at Exabel

We are a young company, and we are conscious of establishing a stimulating culture in the team. We do well when you do well. To get a glimpse of what life at Exabel might be like, check out our guide for new employees.

Guide for new employees →

Join a dedicated team

We are a senior team of mathematicians, software engineers, designers and entrepreneurs. The team has experience from Google, Twitter, Medallia, ForgeRock, Intelligent Trading, Citadel – to mention a few. We are not strangers to the challenges of building high-quality software.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and equity package
  • Free lunch every day
  • 5 weeks holiday
  • Flexible hours

Conferences

We are building tomorrow’s technology, and we encourage the team to visit and/or speak at conferences within their domain.

We are happy for team members travel to relevant conferences, and we will also reimburse you for the expenses.

Stock incentives

In addition to a competitive pay, we offer stock incentives.

With the massive potential in the software that we are building, there is also a significant financial upside.

All team members will get a chance to take part in that upside.

Offices in downtown Oslo

We sit in a comfortable 500 sqm office space in downtown Oslo, within walking distance of everything you need, including the main transport hubs.

Healthy lunch every day

We offer a warm and healthy lunch every day – for free.

There’s also several really nice cafés in the neighborhood, where you can get your coffee fix, have some pastry, or do some reading.

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What happens after I apply?

We aim to keep the process smooth and uncomplicated. Once we have reviewed your application we will be setting interviews with your team leader and if proceeding a followup interview with team members. 

We like for everyone to participate in a code test or a business case presentation.  It gives us a better glimpse at your skills and strengths.

Week one at Exabel may look something like this:

  • Your workstation will have been ordered ahead of time (by your specs, of course), so you can be up and running by day one.

  • You’ll get to know the team and what people are working on by having a one‐on‐one coffee (or a tea, or juice, or your beverage of choice) with everybody on the team.

  • You will be introduced to “the julekalender”, which outlines the company’s goals for the next few years (and equally importantly, what happens when each goal is reached).

  • Pick your first challenge, and contribute some code.

See Exabel’s guide for new employees →

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Exabel is a financial technology company based in Oslo, London, and New York.