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The JPMorgan Chase Institute is a think tank dedicated to delivering data-rich analyses and expert insights for the public good. The mission of the JPMorgan Chase Institute (Institute) is to help decision makers—policymakers, businesses, and nonprofit leaders—appreciate the scale, granularity, diversity, and interconnectedness of the global economic system and use better facts, timely data, and thoughtful analysis to make smarter decisions to advance prosperity. Drawing on JPMorgan Chase’s unique proprietary data, expertise, and market access, the Institute develops analyses and insights on the inner workings of the economy, frames critical problems, and convenes stakeholders and leading thinkers.

The JPMorgan Chase Institute seeks a Research Associate in its New York, NY, office who will help conduct original research on Financial Markets topics using proprietary big data within JPMorgan Chase. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in economics and statistics; be knowledgeable about financial markets, the current economic policy debate, and general economic trends; and have an entrepreneurial and proactive mindset. For an example of the types of Research the Associate will be involved in, please explore our latest Financial Markets Report.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside research team, PhD students, and academic advisors to create cutting-edge analyses using the Institute’s anonymized administrative data (e.g., investor transactions data) alone or in combination with publicly-available data.
  • Contribute to the identification of promising topics for the Institute’s research agenda.
  • Contribute to efforts to strengthen the Institute as an organization, including developing and refining protocols, establishing strategic partnerships, and building the team.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Master’s degree and two years of related job experience preferred.
  • Extensive statistical coding experience, especially experience using R, SQL, or Python.
  • Strong background in quantitative empirical social sciences research using econometrics or other statistical/machine learning methods.
  • Experience working with big data (e.g. 1,000,000 data points and more), especially administrative big data, and big data technology (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, etc.).
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial markets and instruments.
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a high-performance, fast-paced environment that requires quick turn-around.
  • Comfort with uncertainty and an entrepreneurial working context.
  • Creativity, discretion, and a commitment to intellectual rigor.
  • Must be able to take initiative to explore promising research areas and absorb and synthesize large amounts of information and data quickly.
  • Must be team-player and able to work in small, collaborative environment.

Application Requirements

  • Current resume and cover letter
  • Statistical coding sample and a writing sample that demonstrates your writing and analytical abilities (e.g., recent article, working paper, or class paper)
  • Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)

JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.

The JPMorgan Chase Institute is a global think tank dedicated to delivering data-rich analyses and expert insights for the public good. The mission of the JPMorgan Chase Institute is to help decision makers—policymakers, businesses, and nonprofit leaders—appreciate the scale, granularity, diversity, and interconnectedness of the global economic system and use better facts, real-time data, and thoughtful analysis to make smarter decisions to advance global prosperity.

The JPMorgan Chase Institute is seeking to fill the role of a Big Data Engineer (Associate), located in either its New York, N.Y. or Washington, D.C. office. In this role, you will be a critical member of the JPMC Institute data pipeline and operations teams, and a partner for the JPMC Institute researchers in liaising with various internal partners to solve technical challenges.

The Big Data Engineer will rely on excellent technical problem-solving skills to effectively manage a portfolio of short- and longer-term improvements to the Institute’s data environment, capabilities, and analytical practices. You will act as a team resource and technical expert to assist researchers in addressing technical challenges of working with big data to deliver first-of-its-kind research. You will identify and develop strategic technical capabilities in support of the Institute’s operating model and mission.

This role primarily focuses on collaborating with research teams to leverage data on trillions of transactions in a Hadoop tech stack to uncover insights about the U.S. economy and global financial markets. This involves consulting in the design and execution of statistical analyses, and playing a lead role in data validation efforts and in the smooth functioning and strategic planning of the institute’s technology stack. This role requires strong collaboration and communication skills to interact with various technology and business groups, as well as a nimble command of modern data science tools and techniques.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate communications with multiple partners throughout JPMorgan Chase, one of the largest consumer and investment banks in the US
  • Establish relationships with critical corporate and Line of Business partners in order to understand business processes and promote Institute data interests
  • Proactively identify opportunities to streamline integrated job workflows, including implementing automation and monitoring solutions for success
  • Provide technical guidance to Institute researchers and drive solutions to complex problems
  • Respond to researcher requests for advice on statistical techniques and project workflows
  • Collaborate with technology partners in root cause analysis (RCA) efforts to minimize future system issues
  • Work with big data developers and developer teams designing scalable supportable infrastructure.
  • Work with Linux server admin team in troubleshooting technical problems
  • Maintain awareness of new or emerging technologies and potential application to the Institute’s workflow

Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in computer science / computer engineering or related data science field (required)
  • Prior programming experience in a Hadoop environment
  • Creativity, collaborative spirit, excellent communication skills (written and verbal), and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience scripting in Linux-based shells
  • Fluency with statistical computing tools like Spark, R, Python, or Scala
  • Advanced experience with Hive, Impala, and SQL
  • Passion for Institute mission a must

Application Requirements:

  • Please submit a statistical coding sample

Please submit the above materials to institute@jpmchase.com with the subject line: Big Data Engineer.

JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.