Employer: Argus Media, Inc.
Job Title: Data Scientist – AI/ML QuantJob Type: PermanentReporting Relationship: VP Data & Data ScienceLocation: Houston, TexasArgus is a fast-growing global B2B media company providing essential information on commodity markets. As a business, we continue to grow and evolve, adding new markets, new services, new delivery options and improved analytical tools. Job purpose The primary focus of this role will be to make a significant contribution in the research and development of Argus’ Automatic Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities.As an AI/ML Quant, you will be responsible for keeping up to date on the latest research in the field of automatic machine learning and artificial intelligence and help guide the development of the Argus algorithms & software. Much of the algorithms involves programming in R. Responsibilities Review existing and develop new methods for Argus Possibility Curves and associated signals for trading and risk management.Prototype algorithm techniques and run extensive benchmarks.Identify opportunities to improve our end-customer experience across our products and services using machine learning methods.Maintain current knowledge of the AI technology landscape, and be able to identify emerging methods or technologies and best practicesContribute to the enhancement of the Argus AI/ML library for possibility & forward curves that can be used globally.Contribute to the commercialisation of Argus possibility curves and data-science signals for trading and risk management.Monitor the processes for the production of Argus Possibility Curves, identify if any issues arise and fix them to ensure that the curves are available to the clients before the deadlines. It will be expected to work from 12:00 to 20:00 about 2-3 days a week.Education and Experience PhD or MSc in mathematics, finance, statistics, engineering, computer science or related field.Experience in model validationExperience in model developmentExperience in production level codingAdvanced R coding skillsExperience in GitHub version control system for code developmentExperience in unit testing to ensure that all code meets quality standards before it’s deployedMaker mindset & self-directedPassion for open source About Argus Media Argus Media is committed to ensuring career and personal growth for all its staff and provides extensive training and career development opportunities, as well as participation in employee-led initiatives, including a women’s network.Argus is an independent media organisation with more than 1,000 staff. It is headquartered in London and has 25 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading and production centres. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences. Companies in 140 countries around the world use Argus data to index physical trade and as benchmarks in financial derivative markets as well as for analysis and planning purposes. Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company. It is owned by employee shareholders, global growth equity firm General Atlantic and Hg, the specialist software and technology services investor. BenefitsOur rapidly growing, award winning business offers a dynamic environment for talented, entrepreneurial professionals to achieve results and grow their careers. Argus recognises and rewards successful performance and as an Investor in People, we promote professional development and retain a high-performing team committed to building our success. Competitive salary and company bonus schemeGroup medical, dental and vision plansCompany paid long term disability and life insurance planGroup 401(k) safe harbor retirement plan with a 6% company match15 vacation days your first year, which increases up to 25 daysSubsidized gym membershipExtensive internal and external trainingApplyIf this aligns with your next career move, we’d love to hear from you. Argus Media is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please contact us. 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