Posting date: 10 FEBRUARY 2020
Closing date: 9 MARCH 2020
The Data Management Associate will be required to help AMRO develop its data and analytics infrastructure to support its surveillance and ChiangMai Initiative Multilateralization work. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for collecting, compiling and managing macro-financial data and writing programs to convert AMRO economists’ models into interactive, online tools. S/he will report to the Group Head of the Financial Surveillance team.
Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- managing and analyzing large volumes of economic and financial data and metadata to ensure data quality, integrity and consistency;
- data collection/compilation (from various sources and media), processing (including transformation and aggregation), validation and dissemination, and their automation;
- processing data submissions, evaluating and analyzing data quality, and providing solutions to identified problems;
- documenting processes and work flows relating to data management activities;
- developing ontologies for datasets;
- building sufficiently versatile and flexible data management dissemination processes;
- communicating actively with internal and external users and responding to all data queries;
- negotiating with stakeholders to enhance data acquisition and sharing;
- providing training to staff (and possibly stakeholders) on the data infrastructure and processes;
- advising on visualization software/tools and developing visualizations for collected data;
- helping economists develop or convert their quantitative models into appropriate programming languages for implementation as interactive tools on ARTEMIS, AMRO’s macro-financial surveillance tools and database platform; and
- implementing any other task as assigned by supervisor and/or Senior Management.
The candidate should possess:
- at a minimum, a postgraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Economics/ Finance/ Engineering/ Mathematics or other related fields from a reputable university, with a keen interest in economics and financial markets;
- at least 5 years’ experience in the specified areas, preferably at an international organization, or at a buy or sell-side firm that deals with large economics and financial markets databases;
- extensive knowledge of data life cycles and their automation;
- experience working with major international economics databases, such as those published by the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Bank for International Settlements, etc. and commercial data such as Haver Analytics, Bloomberg, Refinitiv, etc.;
- deep expertise in multiple programming languages, with ability to code in HTML, Julia, Matlab, Python, R, SAS, SQL, VBA, and other similar languages;
- knowledge of, and experience with, data visualization tools; and
- high proficiency in spoken and written English.
Added advantages include:
- previous exposure to economics, econometrics and operations research (e.g. optimization);
- experience with Amazon Web Services, Azure, Google Cloud or equivalent cloud services; and
- ability to communicate with IT/computer science professionals and those without deep field knowledge.
Personal attributes should include:
- excellent interpersonal skills, able to work collaboratively and foster internal cooperation, as well as the ability to develop relationships with commercial vendors and counterparts at other international organizations;
- strong motivation—a self-starter, who is interested in keeping up with the latest technology and practices in the field, and implementing them as relevant for AMRO’s operations; and
- a positive, can-do attitude, always prepared to take on a variety of tasks and new challenges that will move AMRO’s data and analytics infrastructure forward.