Data Associate, Westport, Bridgewater Associates

Data Associate, Westport, Bridgewater Associates

Role Responsibilities

About Bridgewater

Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors.

Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the world’s markets and economies work — using cutting edge technology to validate and execute on timeless and universal investment principles.

Founded in 1975, we are a community of independent thinkers who share a commitment for excellence. By fostering a culture of openness, transparency, and inclusion, we strive to unlock the most complex questions in investment strategy, management, and corporate culture.

Explore more information about Bridgewater on our website here.

Our Culture

Bridgewater’s unique success is the direct result of our unique way of being. We want an idea meritocracy in which meaningful work and meaningful relationships are pursued through radical truth and radical transparency. We require people to be extremely open, air disagreements, test each other’s logic, and view discovering mistakes and weaknesses as a good thing that leads to improvement and innovation. It is by continually striving together for the highest levels of truth and excellence that we create meaningful work and meaningful relationships. Within this culture, Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority because it is essential to finding the best talent in the world, enabling our idea meritocracy, and creating an environment where all types of people can thrive. We have a full-time team as well as affinity networks that work on these issues – If you would like to learn more, please let your Bridgewater recruiter know.

Explore more information about Bridgewater’s culture on our website here.

About the Team

As part of the research team, the Signal Implementation group is responsible for owning and deeply understanding the data that flows from the outside world into Bridgewater’s trading systems.

About Your Role

As a Data Associate, you will help us achieve our mission by owning and deeply understanding the data that flows from the outside world into Bridgewater’s trading systems. This means understanding the content itself, the process by which the content is updated and validated, and how this content fits into Bridgewater’s understanding of the world. It is a very fast-paced environment, where you have to understand and apply judgement quickly on work that has direct impact on the firm’s bottom line.

Interested in learning more about working at Bridgewater? Hear about the experiences of our employees here.

You will drive the following responsibilities:

Understanding sets of investment “data concepts” – how outside data is used at Bridgewater from both a conceptual investment and technical construction perspective

Accepting and engaging with new data as our systematized investment engine incorporates it

Validating the accuracy of those data concepts

Evolving these data concepts over time by improving the logic or technical definitions, contributing directly to improving Bridgewater’s investment logic

Working with Bridgewater’s partners in the content supply chain (analytics, engineering, and technology) to address quality issues

Partnering with our teams who research economic and investment concepts to own the data concepts

You will be a click for the role if you:

Are analytical, highly logical, and structured in your thinking

Have the ability to perceive problems and resolve them by identifying and weighting tradeoffs

Hold a high degree of personal responsibility and ownership

Have an interest in learning about financial markets data

Enjoy learning about new data tools and programming languages

Are able to consistently step back and improve your way of operating.

Have a sense of pride, ownership and accountability in the work that you own.

Weigh what they know and understand in determining confidence. Open to other perspectives than your own, without accepting illogical/irrational ones.

Are able to reflect objectively on one’s own behavior; step above oneself and see things from a higher level with a good understanding of their strengths/weaknesses in a particular situation.

Are willing to stand-alone and escalate to fight for truth. Choose truth when faced with difficult choices.

Minimum Qualifications

4-year degree from an accredited undergraduate institution

Physical Requirements

For most of our roles, Bridgewater offers remote work flexibility, with most employees required to work on campus as their principal work location, a minimum of two days (and in some cases three days) per week with the option to work offsite on other days.

Why Choose Bridgewater?

The unifying experience at Bridgewater is meaningful work and meaningful relationships — the unique and lasting personal bonds forged out of a purposeful, rigorous, and inclusive work environment. Consistently, our employees find that this environment enables personal and professional growth, developed through an honest examination of their abilities and performance. We strive to provide you opportunities that will challenge you and unlock your potential.

In this role, you will grow with us by:

Undergoing a training program of structured classes and on-the-job apprenticeship.

Taking ownership of increasingly complex systems and processes.

Taking on oversight and mentorship responsibilities to grow talent as you gain experience.

Opportunities to grow your career across Bridgewater depending on your strengths, weaknesses, and experience.

One of our core priorities at Bridgewater is to enable our employees to build a great life and career, and we believe our benefits are an important extension of that philosophy. As such, currently Bridgewater offers a competitive suite of benefits including:

Health insurance with 100% premium covered and access to additional concierge medical services

401(k) plan with generous employer match

Paid time off, including fully paid parental leave and a competitive PTO package

Workplace flexibility and access to back up childcare

Financial assistance for family building support, including adoption and egg freezing

Workplace wellness, including on-site gyms, free meals and healthy snacks , and meditation rooms

An engaged and active community that includes many company events, affinity networks, and extracurricular interest groups

For a full list of Bridgewater benefits, click here.

Bridgewater reserves the right to change its current benefits program at any time, in a manner that is consistent with applicable federal and state regulations

This job description is not a contract and confers no contractual rights, privileges, or benefits on any applicant or potential applicant. Bridgewater has the right to change any and all terms of this job description, including, but not limited to, job responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Nothing in this job description constitutes an offer or guarantee of employment. Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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