Data Scientist: Shape The World Of Quantitative Investment Strategies | FinFabrik

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Data Scientist: Shape The World Of Quantitative Investment Strategies Wanted

Full time

Hong Kong

Strategy & Planning

starting date : 2017-08-10

FinFabrik can provide a visa.


Are you ready to take the next step in your career and combine intellectually challenging work on data-driven automated investment decisions and building a new function in a growing organisation that is changing Financial Technology? FinFabrik is offering that, plus excellent growth opportunities and a flexible setup.

Our venture

FinFabrik is a Financial Technology Solutions Builder based in Hong Kong, focused on capital markets tech. We develop platforms that our corporate clients use to bring investment services such as retail brokerage to their customers and to engage in technology-driven capital market activities. FinFabrik builds the solutions for a FinServ future that will be digital and highly automated, focused on user experience.
The FinFabrik team is at the core of our journey - a diverse group of people propelled by curiosity, a drive to create and the enthusiasm to learn every day. Together, we think and debate, we work hard, we laugh a lot and celebrate success.

The product and services

Your work will involve one of our core products: AlgoFabrik is an algorithmic trading platform that our clients such as asset management and investment firms use for specialised investment activities in capital markets. One aspect of your role with us will be to continuously innovate around the use of data for these activities and ensure the platform keeps its competitive edge.
Your responsibilities will not stop there. Data is central for all our software platforms and increasingly important for our advisory activities as well. We will expect you to shape this area in our firm across activities and start building it into a corporate function with an effective team.

Your position and what you will add

We are looking for a strong Data Scientist that will assume control of our activities in this area, extract value from data in different contexts and help set our strategic roadmap to build a core data function for our company. You will be a central and active part of a fast-paced, pragmatic and collaborative environment and a diverse group of people working in different setups and locations. Being theoretically solid as well as hands-on in your work, translating product and client requirements into functional tools and processes. You will effectively coordinate across multiple teams, ranging from our advisory colleagues to experts in machine learning to our developers.

We expect from each other highest quality work, adaptive thinking, the ambition to have an impact, contrarian views and to boldly push into unknown territory while maintaining vision and responsibility.


Ideal skills and experience profile

If you are not a perfect match with the skills laid out below but think you would add to our team, please let us know why.


  • 5+ years of experience working as a data scientist; international experience is a plus
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in scripting and programming using relevant languages
  • Practical experience with Machine Learning applications is a big plus
  • Post-graduate degree in a numeric discipline including but not limited to actuarial science, mathematics, statistics or computer science is a plus
  • Fluency in English; fluency in Mandarin and/ or Cantonese is a big plus
  • Online trading/ brokerage domain knowledge in the investment space is a plus


  • Python, SQL, SAS; knowledge of ML techniques such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests and of NoSQL databases such as MongoDB is a big plus
  • Data mining using state-of-the-art methods, incl. data collection and cleansing procedures
  • Practical use of toolkits, such as R, Weka, NumPy, MatLab is a plus, excellence in one desired
  • Resourceful, high energy level, resilient, getting things done
  • Strong communicator who can liaise with stakeholders at all levels
  • Familiarity with agile software development concept


Equity part is negotiable.

Salary range / month :  HK$ 60k-80k

Created on: 2017/07/17

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