Amherst InsightLabs (AIL) is a leader in data analytics and engineering within the FinTech industry. We continually seek quantitative thinkers who are passionate about creating reliable, scalable, data-driven systems that help mitigate risk for our clients and strive to create innovative solutions in the FinTech space. If you thrive in a fast paced environment, enjoy solving complex business problems with a forward-thinking and collaborative approach with direct social impact, then look no further. We have an exciting and energetic atmosphere with a team of leading FinTech engineers including Wall Street Quantitative Analysts, PhD’s and Data Scientists with expertise in mortgage and real estate.

Amherst is hiring for an Associate Data Modeler to provide research and production support to our modeling analytics team which develops data models that provide accurate and consistent valuations for our investment strategies. 

Ideal Candidate:

  • Will have a strong understanding of data structures, data manipulation, and query efficiency techniques. 
  • Smart, hardworking and have a passion for applying their knowledge in statistics and data analysis to optimize our business decision making

Responsibilities:

  • Support modeling analytics team through research and production support
  • Maintain and enhance analytic applications and data structures used for modeling and forecasting
  • Create and document technical and user processes
  • Support modeling analytics team through project initiatives, research and business objectives
  • Liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams to insure clear communications among stakeholders
  • Develops documentation, reports, and project plans and prepares and may present briefings and staff seminars.
  • Build relationships with development teams, leads, clients and users
  • Demonstrate strong intellectual curiosity and is constantly looking to learn new skills
  • Work with business partners to help identify, analyze and resolve any issues
  • Be a change agent, ensuring users embrace new and innovative technology

Requirements:

  • MS or Ph.D. degree in a quantitative field; Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Operational Research, etc. 
  • High-level interest in working in fixed interest capital markets
  • Strong quantitative and analytical problem-solving skills
  • Hands-on experience with one or more statistical software packages (R, SAS, Matlab, etc.)
  • Knowledge and understanding of econometric and statistical techniques
  • Ability to handle large datasets and to interpret fixed-income market data
  • Must be an intellectually curious self-starter and motivated to continually learn
  • Proactive, hardworking team player with strong communication skills 

 Pluses:

  • Knowledge or experience in structured finance industry
  • Programming experience (SQL, C++, C#, etc.)
  • Experience with BI tools such as Tableau, SSRS, Cognos, etc. 
We Offer:
 
Amherst Holdings LLC is a privately held corporation and is located in West Austin with beautiful views of Lake Austin and the loop 360 bridge in a beautifully renovated modern workspace with the latest technologies. 

We offer a competitive compensation package including: bonus, 401k, flexible PTO, 11 paid holidays, accrued sick/personal time, employer paid benefits (medical, dental, vision), maternity/paternity paid leave, life insurance and more. 

Our new office features a large gaming area (ping pong/pool table/golf and PlayStation 4), on premise fitness center with showers/lockers and towel service, free snacks, and beverages (beer fridge!), breakfast taco Thursday and daily catered lunches!
 
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Why work with us
AIL brings teamwork, integrity and excellence to new levels. Our cohesive team of FinTech professionals provide proprietary software and models that support the Amherst Holdings business lines and third parties. Our passion for excellence sets the standards for FinTech solutions. We are proud to be the proven technology developer for Amherst for the past 20+ years and are actively looking for fresh talent, eager to bring new ideas to the table, to join our team.
Culture
At AIL, we believe you’re only as strong as the team behind the company. Which is why we created a team-oriented environment. We seek to maintain an open culture, similar to that of a startup, where every team member feels valuable. Our open, collaborative office setting allows for direct interaction with senior executives, creating a dynamic atmosphere. Our goal is to create a culture that fosters individual and team growth. We offer robust benefits and perks to further enhance our rich company culture.
Perks & Benefits
Competitive compensation and bonus program
Flexible PTO
Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage
Paid maternity/paternity leave
Attractive office space
Training certifications assistance
Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens
Monthly birthday celebrations
Casual work environment with regular team-building outings
Breakfast Taco Thursday

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