2016 Global Data - Market Data Analyst

Careers at Bloomberg

Hong Kong

Posted Dec 17, 2015 - Requisition No. 48297

What's the role?

As an entry level Market Data Analyst in our Global Data business, you'll play a key role in producing financial content, algorithms, research notes and analyses for the Bloomberg Terminal - inspiring news and analysis that empowers our clients to make the right decisions. Data Analysts also provide unparalleled customer service and solve complex issues, while building relationships with key market players in the financial industry.

What's Global Data all about?

Global Data makes Bloomberg the most sought-after data source in the world. We collect, analyze, and present data that informs clients' decisions - and moves markets.

What we do in Global Data?

Global Data collaborates with Sales, News, and Research and Development, while staying in tune with our client needs, contributing to the development of the Data Management products and fuelling Bloomberg news stories with the data that we receive. Our Analysts:

  • Apply problem-solving skills to identify innovative work-flow efficiencies and implement technology solutions to enhance our processes and software
  • Assist our world-renowned client support help desk with escalated client inquiries
  • Develop expertise in fast-moving market sector information
  • Intake and distill raw data to convey actionable information that enables our clients to make better-informed decisions
  • Liaise with technology teams to enhance relevant product databases
  • Maintain, improve and deliver accurate, high quality information for the Bloomberg Terminal
  • Collaborate with various business units like Sales, Product managers, trading systems to enrich our product offerings across asset classes

What to expect from your full-time opportunity?

You'll start off in the 2016 Global Data training program, which will help you build the foundation for your entire career at Bloomberg. You'll develop product knowledge, learn about our clients and their needs, and build relationships throughout the company.
The training program is 4 - week program that includes classroom training in financial concepts, data, and the functions of our state-of-the-art Bloomberg Terminal, as well the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in one of these market sectors: Equities, Fixed Income, or Derivatives. You'll then work in one of these market sectors after you complete the training program.

The market sector you work in will depend on your skillset and interests and Bloomberg's business needs.

What we look for?

We look for candidates who:

  • Can join us full-time in 2016
  • Have earned a bachelor's or Masters' prior to joining us with up to 2 years of work experience
  • Previously interned in finance, business management or data/research would be a plus
  • Extracurricular activities in addition to coursework
  • Prior coursework or involvement with the financial markets
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Project management and organizational skill

We are also looking for candidates to possess at least one of the following skills:

  • Knowledge or experience in information technology or statistical analysis or computer programming (e.g. VBA, R, Java, Python)
  • Strong knowledge in data management related disciplines such as data modelling and database management
  • Knowledge or experience with Natural Language Processing or Machine Learning

In addition, these skills and experiences can help distinguish you from other candidates for this role:

  • Ability to adapt to a fluid environment
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Exposure to marketing, statistics and/or software programming
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin is a must
  • Strong aptitude for problem solving, plus the drive to think creatively

What Bloomberg does - and how you can make your mark here?

Bloomberg delivers critical information in a world where information matters. We give influential decision makers in business, finance and government a competitive edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of news, people and ideas. To do that, we need a constant flow of ideas, energy and innovation-which is where you come in.
At Bloomberg, you will have the opportunity to go above and beyond and to take risks. Be a part of an organization that is entering new markets, launching new ventures and pushing boundaries. Our ever-expanding array of technology, data, news and media services fosters innovation and empowers clients-and offers nearly limitless opportunities for career growth.

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