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Data Quality Assurance Engineer

Company: MSCI Inc.
Location: Norman
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

MSCI is seeking a Data Quality Engineer with a background in Finance or Economics/Business to join the Mapping team in Norman, Oklahoma. This team develops, implements, and validates data mapping processes used for industry-adopted financial instruments and reporting. We strive to ensure the 'highest level of quality' and the 'fastest time to market' in the industry for financial products.

This is an exciting role that combines finance and technology to provide market-leading analytics to our clients. As a key member of the Mapping team, you will work closely with Developers and Researchers to test the validity of code used to enhance client positions for sophisticated and accurate statistical analysis. The Mapping team addresses complex issues, which often require in-depth analysis to determine the root cause of problems and creative thinking to provide solutions.

To succeed in this role you must be detail-oriented and capable of multi-tasking assignments in a timely, independent manner. You should be able to read a technical specification, craft use cases to test the feature, thoroughly document the approach in a test plan, and successfully execute the drafted plan. Additionally, you will work with internal client relationship specialists to diagnose and resolve client issues as they arise.

What we will offer you: Depending on your location of your role, you can expect ---
Competitive fixed and variable compensation, holiday/vacation allowance and retirement savings plans/pensions
A wide range of benefits including - healthcare, dental plans, risk insurances and (location dependent) - cycle-to-work schemes, gym benefits, retail discounts
A hybrid work environment, for the vast majority of employees, offering a more progressive way of working to give you the flexibility, accountability, and responsibility to empower you to perform at your very best. At the center of this way of working is a culture which is built on a strong foundation of trust. We trust our people and they trust our organization's leaders to support them.
An inclusive and performance driven culture where you are empowered to maximize your potential in an environment where all individuals are respected and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work
A purposeful approach to Wellbeing to provide you with all the resources you need to be your best at work and in your personal life. Our Here For You Employee Assistance Program provides confidential emotional support with local experts, financial and legal advice in a wide range of issues as well as access to online information, resources and tools. All the services are available for our employees free of charge.

Your key responsibilities
Feature Testing - Utilize research-approved specifications for the enrichment of 100+ varieties of complex financial instruments and derivatives to create test cases for new features and update regression tests for on-going analysis
Client Issue Analysis - Understand client complaints and requests to determine whether an issue is working as designed, a request for a new feature, or a defect in the code; advise proper configuration settings to allow clients to achieve desired analytical results
Technical Improvements - As needed, modify a shared code base to enhance the Mapping product offerings

Your skills and experience that will help you excel
Bachelor's degree in finance, economics or business; MBA or Master's degree in Finance or Economics preferred
Knowledge of financial markets
Microsoft Excel
Strong sense of ownership in testing not just to specification but to real world financial cases
Ability to solve complex problems by thinking "outside the box"
Impeccable attention to detail when comparing text and XML files in test results
Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
Experience solving basic software development problems, either at the university or professional level; experience with Agile software development, technical skills and programming languages (such as python and java) a plus

How we'll support you
Coaching, support and encouragement from experts in your team
Access to a wide range of learning opportunities to support your growth and development
Customizable learning journeys to help you navigate your professional development
Transparent performance-based compensation schemes
Employee Resource Groups: MSCI Pride, Black Leadership Network, Women's Leadership Forum, Women in Tech, Asian Support Network, All Abilities, Hola! MSCI and Climate Action Group.

About MSCI and our teams

MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.

Our values define the working environment we strive to create. We are inclusive, we champion bold ideas, we always pursue excellence, and always act with integrity. Personal accountability and responsibility are key to success, and we always work as a team to remain client centric.
At MSCI diversity is at our core and inclusion defines our culture. Our people are empowered to maximize their potential in an environment where all individuals are respected and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work. We work, learn and grow together and we are committed to hiring and promoting qualified women, ethnic minorities and members of the LGBT+ community candidates, who have historically been underrepresented in financial services.

To learn more about life at MSCI please visit https://careers.msci.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Glassdoor.

To all recruitment agencies : MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any MSCI employee, location or website. MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes.
MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: MSCI Inc., Norman , Data Quality Assurance Engineer, Engineering , Norman, Oklahoma

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