Risk Analytics Tech Engineer Intern
MSCI - Norman, OK

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About MSCI ( www.msci.com )

MSCI is the leading provider of risk management analytics, global indices and related services to the global investment community including domestic and international Asset Managers (long only, hedge funds, etc), Broker-Dealers, Pension Funds and Consultants. For over 40 years, MSCI has been tracking the world's markets and delivering innovative solutions that combine advanced technology, superior analytics, research, models and proprietary data to empower investment professionals to make strategic investment decisions. The product range spans all asset classes including equity, fixed income, credit, derivatives, etc. Our years of experience, together with an extensive product line and a dedicated staff of over 700 in offices around the globe contribute to MSCI’s dominant market position with investment professionals.

MSCI is headquartered in New York, and conducts business worldwide with operations in Beijing, Berkeley, Budapest, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Monterrey, and Singapore, with regional representative offices in Cape Town, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Milan, Norman, Paris, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Stamford, Sydney and Tokyo. ( www.msci.com ).

We are currently seeking a Risk Analytics Tech Engineer Intern to join our Application Development– Analytical QA Team Organization in Norman, Oklahoma.

TEAM OVERVIEW:
The Analytical QA team is a company-wide shared resource responsible for communicating with the Product Management, Research, and Development teams to develop and implement testing processes and procedures for industry adopted financial instruments, statistics, stress tests and reporting. Our goal is to ensure the 'highest level quality' and the 'fastest time to market' in our industry for our financial products. The members of the Analytical QA team work on complex issues, where analysis is required to determine the root source of problems and associated factors.

POSITION OVERVIEW :
MSCI is seeking a candidate to fill a full time Risk Analytics Tech Engineer Intern role within the Application Development – Analytical QA Team . As a key member of this team, the candidate will have direct responsibility for ensuring that MSCI market-leading analytics applications continue to provide clients exceptional analytics quality and sophistication . The candidate will have opportunity to work on innovative financial applications utilizing the latest technologies and will be responsible for understanding client needs and for ensuring that product specifications, functionality and underlying analytics fulfill client needs. It is a must that the candidate is detail-oriented and capable to multi-task in a timely and independent fashion.

CANDIDATE RESPONSIBLITIES :
Develop tools that streamline and automate the current processes used for managing, supporting, and deploying our applications.

Work closely with Development and Application Management teams to test new components, configurations, and processes.

Develop tools/scripts for testing environment configuration changes.

Update and maintain internal tools.

Create and maintain appropriate documentation on all processes and procedures.

Analyze and extend our analytics regression tests to ensure complete and efficient coverage.

Work with the Analytics Development team to evaluate manual and regression test differences, check requirements, and extend test case coverage.

Ensure that all daily test processes are completed successfully and resolve problems with the assistance of the Research and Development teams.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS :
Master degree in MIS, Computer Science, Engineering or other similar concentration OR quantitative BS/BA plus five years relevant experience .

3+ years experience in software development/systems administration or other similar technical field.

Perl/Java/C++/C# and/or Windows/Unix Scripting

Database experience – Oracle/MSSQL skills

Good working knowledge of Unix & Windows Administration

Excellent problem-solving/troubleshooting skills, fast learner

Detail oriented and logical thought process

Ability to self-manage your own projects

Excellent technical communication skills

Experience with SDLC: source code control, release/dependency management a strong plus

Apache/Tomcat/Web Services experience a plus

Interest in Finance desirable

Formal QA-process training a plus

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