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Senior Big Data Specialist

Federal Reserve Bank • Philadelphia, PA

Posted 1 month ago

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Full-Time
Travel - Negligible
Banking - Financial Services
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Job Description

The Bank seeks a well-trained and motivated Senior Big Data Specialist to support the objectives of the Consumer Finance Institute (CFI). The successful candidate will provide advanced analytical and technical support to CFI researchers who use very large data sets employing advanced computing methods.  The analytical and technical support will contribute to the development of research papers, reports and visualizations using advanced statistical and machine learning tools. 

The Specialist will manage and update large data sets (10+ TB).  The candidate will interface with the Research Department’s automation function and Information Technology Services (ITS) to identify the most efficient hardware and software for managing and analyzing large data sets.  The candidate will be responsible for developing robust and efficient computer programs for cleaning, documenting and manipulating data. 

The Senior Big Data Specialist will manage and review the work of CFI research support staff (research assistants, analysts, and interns).  The successful candidate will participate in developing programming strategies, code review and quality assurance.  The Specialist will also take a lead role in the hiring process for research support as well as assigning appropriate accesses to data sets.

Finally, the ideal candidate will work well independently at a high level of technical complexity.

Job Requirements

Candidates must have a Master’s degree in finance, business, economics, applied mathematics, statistics, or computer science, or equivalent work experience.  In addition, university level instruction, or comparable experience that includes exposure to advanced programming and statistics is required.  Exposure to artificial intelligence and machine learning is preferred.  A minimum of seven years of experience managing and analyzing very large data sets, and supporting and producing rigorous research results is required in addition to experience managing and training research support staff. 

Other requirements include: academic and/or work experience employing Hadoop, hive and Spark,  experience using SQL, extensive experience programming using econometric and machine learning software (such as R, Stata and SAS), experience with system management of Linux and Linux programming (including bash, sed, awk or comparative programming), extensive experience in other programming packages (sparkR, sparklyr, or pyspark) in addition to familiarity with other languages (such as Scala, C/C++, Fortran, Julia, and python).   

Applicants must be able to provide work authorization to prove their eligibility to work in the United States.
An applicant for employment also must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or hold a permanent resident/green card with intent to become a U.S. Citizen.


About the Consumer Finance Institute: 

Launched in 2017, the Consumer Finance Institute builds on decades of research experience at the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank. The mission of this Bank-wide initiative is to produce leading-edge research on how credit markets and payment systems affect the economy. The CFI creates opportunities for scholars, the financial industry, and the public sector to collaborate and share insights on fostering healthy household finances, a stable financial system, and a resilient economy.

The core staff of the CFI consists of 14 individuals, including six Research Fellows. This group produces applied research on consumer finance topics, topical workshops led by regulators, academics, or industry experts, and larger conferences addressing particular questions or developments in the markets for consumer credit and payments. The staff also supports collaboration among researchers and analysts across the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank.

Additional information about the CFI is found at https://www.philadelphiafed.org/consumer-finance-institute/about-us

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. It helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank and savings and loan holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia serves eastern and central Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. 

Background investigations including drug testing are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made.  Employment may not begin until the Bank accepts the results of the background investigation.

To see full job description, click the link: https://philadelphiafed.org/-/media/ad3386c705754867a378cdf6d31ecf55.ashx

To Apply:  

Go to http://www.philadelphiafed.org/careers/job-openings.cfm and find the “Senior Big Data Specialist” position.  Please upload a cover letter to explain your interest in the position, and include your resume/vita, transcripts, and documentation for any certifications. Also include a writing sample and at least two references.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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