Grade ( relevant for internal applicants only ): 10
The Team: The Global Data Management (GDM) team within the Global Index Management & Production Group (IMPG)
IMPG has intensive operational processes to manage and validate both internal and external market data, allowing analysts to act on those events in a timely and informed manner. Accuracy and timing are two keys to the success of daily data management and index
The GDM Data Research Analyst is responsible for the acquisition, management and quality of a variety of data items used for the production and maintenance of S&P Dow Jones-branded indices.
The successful candidate would be expected to carry out tasks associated with the management of data used for the production and maintenance of indices.
Additionally, the Data Associate is responsible for a wide range of data points across global markets and is responsible for ensuring quality, accuracy and timely delivery of these data points to internal stakeholders and external clients.
What's in it for you:
The role is a part of the GDM team, which is central to SPDJI's overall vision and mission to onboard and manage all kinds of data requirements for the development and maintenance of S&P Dow Jones branded indices. The group works closely with other departmental groups (Index Managers, Market Managers, Index Calculation & Distribution, Data Operations and Solutions) and across the firm (Technology, Product Management, Research & Development, etc) to implement the IMPG agenda and benefit from the substantial resources and expertise available within the SPDJI organization.
As a member of the GDM team, you will work collaboratively with a wide range of data points, indices and other products across global markets. You must be able to analyze and implement complex data processes and calculation methodology and resolve issues that may arise.
The successful candidate would be a member of the GDM team based in New York and will help capture, quality screen and present data sets in time for their delivery to end clients or use in the further calculation or rebalancing of indices;
Develop a detailed understanding of the way each data set is used in the production and maintenance of S&P Dow Jones Indices;
Calculation and maintenance of all underlying data (including but not limited to ESG data ) used for S&P and Dow Jones branded indices, ensuring timely and accurate delivery of index data to clients and end users;
Work with a global team of index managers, data and IT specialists, and vendors to support research into companies' climate risk profile based on various financial and climate-related indicators;
Conduct an efficient data quality assurance (QA) process including assessing results, compiling and reporting QA findings;
Provide support in implementation, testing, and documentation of new models;
Contribute to process improvements to ensure consistent data quality and efficiency;
Address internal/client queries pertaining to a company's climate risk profile;
Contribute to working committees, projects, or perform other tasks as deemed necessary by the business.
Liaise with data vendors (S&P Global Sustainable1 and Trucost in particular) to understand data structure and definitions, incorporating this knowledge into our data management processes
Producing documentation and specifications for the logic used in rules and intermediate storage solutions, working with technology teams to ensure all requirements are clear and ready to be migrated to permanent IT solutions, where appropriate, collaborate with business analysts (DOS) on user testing, documenting results as appropriate
Bachelor's degree in sustainability, statistics, or finance-related degrees
Familiarity with climate models, including carbon metrics, would be an advantage
Proficient in MS office. Experience with SQL/Python would be an advantage
Minimum of 3 years of professional experience with financial data, particularly ESG data and Company Fundamentals
Prior experience in production processes requiring strict adherence to SLA's, delivery timelines and quality
In addition, we are looking for someone who can demonstrate...
Analytical skills and has strong attention to details
Self-starter with good problem-solving skills
Fast learner and strong logical thinker (out of the box)
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Anticipate problems and opportunities, and adapt to new challenges
Ability to work with multiple stakeholders in a collaborative global team environment
Must be able to accomplish assignments/tasks with little or no supervision
Must be self-motivated, goal-oriented, and be able to display excellent customer service skills
S&P Dow Jones Indices
At S&P Dow Jones Indices, our role can be described in one word: essential. We're the largest global resource for index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500(r) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average(r). More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other index provider in the world; with over 1,000,000 indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices defines the way people measure and trade the markets. We provide essential intelligence that helps investors identify and capitalize on global opportunities.
S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spdji.com .
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $55,900 and $127,700. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.
S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy ("the Policy") that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy's requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.
If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.