Data Analyst - Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Careers at Bloomberg

Cape Town

Posted Sep 11, 2017 - Requisition No. 61968

Bloomberg runs on data, and in the Global Data team we're responsible for acquiring it and providing it to our clients. We collect, analyse, process and publish the data which is the backbone of our iconic Bloomberg Terminal- the facts and figures which ultimately move the financial markets. We apply problem-solving skills to identify innovative workflow efficiencies and we implement technology solutions to enhance our systems, products and processes- and all this while providing platinum customer support to our clients.

What’s the role?

As a team we’re responsible for the strategic identification, collection and aggregation of data on the technology, financial activity and economic drivers across clean energy sectors such as Wind, Solar, Bioenergy, Geothermal and Energy Efficiency. You will be responsible for using your analytical and technical skillset to drive high quality, timely and comprehensive datasets that inspire news and analysis empowering our clients to make better informed decisions.

You'll be exposed to existing and new technologies within the renewable energy sectors as well as adjacent sectors. You will gain a solid grasp of the project and financing level data of renewable energy projects to gain both an in-depth and high level overview of a specific sector. As your experience grows, you will be expected to have greater influence on Bloomberg's coverage of the energy market, whether that is through technical or market expertise, project management or leadership.

We will trust you to:

  • Maintain and deliver information for the Bloomberg Professional Service with the ongoing goal of improving the accuracy, completeness and coverage of our data-sets
  • Deliver accurate, high quality analysis on process and systems whilst applying your problem solving skills to identify innovative solutions
  • Work with a range of proprietary, industry standard, and open source data stores to assemble, organize and analyse data
  • Develop research ideas, prototypes and proofs of concepts both in cooperation with other data analysts/engineers and as an individual
  • Liaise with the Bloomberg Sales, News, Engineering and Product development teams to contribute to the future development and strategic direction of the product
  • Continually expand upon your existing technical knowledge in addition to new technologies and tools through our training programs and available resources
  • Take ownership and be proactive with key areas of responsibility

We need you to have:

  • Strong interest in data management, technology and the energy markets
  • Bachelor's degree (Computer or Data Science, Financial Engineering or any relevant disciplines)
  • The ability to prioritize, multi-task, and deliver to deadlines
  • Creative problem solving skills and strategic/analytical thinking
  • Fluency in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills

We’d love to see:

  • Demonstrable skills and proficiency in one or more of these technical languages/areas such as SQL, Python, XML, JSON (JavaScript), Tableau or Qlik
  • Proven project management skills and experience
  • Work experience of at least 2 years in areas combining at minimum two of the following: Data Analysis, Data
  • Extraction, Data Management, Data Visualization, Data Modelling, Data Science, Business Analysis, Programming, Project Management

Does this sound like you?

Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are but in the meantime feel free to have a look at this:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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