Data Scientist - Alternative Data

Systematic and Quantitative New York, New York


Job Title: Data Scientist – Alternative Data

Job Location: New York City

The QuantOne group is one of the major initiatives for Hutchin Hill. Formed in 2016 after the consolidation of most of the firm’s quant teams, our mandate is to enable the next generation of quant strategies for the firm. 

To enhance our group’s capabilities, we are looking for a quant researcher / data scientist to be part of our Alternative Data team. You will be responsible for driving the analysis of 3rd party alternative data to develop signals for trading quantitative strategies.  In addition to focusing on these datasets, you will also contribute to the broader group by working with other researchers to develop and enhance our core trading strategies.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Take ideas from formation to evaluation to signal creation by leveraging a wide variety of 3rd party datasets that come from industries inside and outside of Financial Services.
  • Develop and apply statistical analysis and machine learning techniques to process, interpret, and extract information that moves alternative data from a preprocessed state into a tradable signal.
  • Collaborate with other members of our quantitative research team to utilize our latest research tools and techniques to create best in class signals.
  • Explore datasets in more traditional quant finance areas to add to and improve our existing models.


  • Minimum 2 years of Financial industry experience working with exploratory analysis of alternative data sets (e.g. consumer credit card panels, email receipts, B2B, news / sentiment) strongly desirable.
  • Experience in a quantitative role within a trading environment preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills with experience developing statistical models and signals.
  • Programming skills in Python, C/C++, q/Kdb+, or similar.

Academic Prerequisites

  • A proven quant researcher / data scientist with a Masters or equivalent in engineering, mathematics, statistics, the natural sciences, or a related field.

Hutchin Hill Capital

Hutchin Hill Capital is a multi-strategy fund focused on liquid investments in fundamental and quantitative strategies. It seeks to generate attractive, risk-adjusted returns with low beta and correlation to traditional risk assets through investments representing four distinct sources of alpha: Global Equities, Fundamental L/S Credit, Global Macro, and Systematic & Quantitative.

Hutchin Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.