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Dow Jones Data Specialist in BARCELONA, Spain

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires seek a data specialist to join a Barcelona-based team that serves global corporate executives and investors. This team builds and maintains proprietary data services, such as sustainable business scores that combine AI-powered news sentiment with company disclosures to enable comparison of companies across a wide range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) categories.

The data specialist will assess structured and unstructured data sources and develop systems to extract insights that inform the decisions made by corporate executives and professional investors. This person will work closely with the research and reporting teams supporting WSJ and Dow Jones Newswires, and also work with other parts of our organization including the Dow Jones Data Strategy and Market Data groups.

We are looking for someone equally versed in data analysis and data creation, with the skills to work with engineers and developers to ensure we are leveraging our data, research and news in the most effective ways. Preference will be given to applicants with relevant data science experience applied to finance, advanced degrees and relevant certifications.

Key duties:

  • Serve as a liaison for external and internal counterparts to leverage resources and information across divisions to gather unique, proprietary data for research and ratings

  • Development and maintenance of data architecture linked to research and rating models

  • Assist researchers in the creation of related tools and systems (i.e. dashboards, tables)

  • Prototyping and implementation of new data concepts and enhancements to our current data services.

Required experience and skills:

  • Degree in Data Science, Statistics/Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or related field of study

  • Technical skills, code writing, and web extraction experience

  • Understanding of key topics linked to capital markets

  • Knowledge of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) topics desired but not essential

  • Interest in financial modeling and capital markets

Experience in several of the following:

  • Identifying, analyzing and getting insights from complex, unstructured and incomplete datasets. Experience with Regex with Python will be highly desirable.

  • Using data visualizations (Python and Tableau) to generate insights and communicate results.

  • Working knowledge of data science and Big Data tools:

  • Python and its data science ecosystem (pandas, numpy, matplotlib, seaborn).

  • SQL and noSQL databases and basic machine learning with Python techniques

  • Data processing and cleaning

  • Exploratory data analysis

  • Regression, classification, clustering and other standard algorithms.

  • Tuning, cross-validation and evaluation of model performance

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: Data/Content Group

Union Status:

Non-Union role

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 35171