Data Scientist (NLP) - Buy Side

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan McKinley Hong Kong
  • 23 Oct 18

Data Scientist (NLP) - Buy Side

Our client is a Top Tier Financial Institution with great reputation in the market. They are looking for a seasoned Data Scientist to join established team.


  • Design, prototype and oversee development of a suite of tools designed to support decision-making through technology designed to work effectively with known human behaviour
  • Collaborate with peers in developing new quant strategies for viable, scalable quant products
  • Help research into deep learning techniques such as convolutional or recurrent neural networks (e.g. LSTM) to improve time series forecasting, initially focusing on volatility but exploring other areas with scope for applicability
  • Research and apply incremental improvements based on deep learning and Behavioural Insights signals to improve our systematic quant offering
  • Assist team in improving Natural Language Processing capabilities for long term goals of topic detection, text similarity measurement and flagging
  • Contribute to establishment and maintenance of high quality code development and collaborative practices (reviews etc.) across the Asia regional teams

  • Postgraduate Qualification (i.e., Masters/PhD) in Operational Research, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or related disciplines
  • Demonstrate an ability to program in one or more relevant languages (i.e., Python, SQL, C/C++/C# or Java preferred)
  • Have experience with modern version control and collaborative working practices, ideally with a track record of contribution to collaborative projects
  • Have experience in NLP and other areas of machine learning

To apply online please click the 'Apply' button below. For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Eddie Cheng on +852 3907 3950.