Data Engineer Co-op (Alternative Data) - Fall 2020 Term
Quandl Inc
Toronto, ON, CA
3d ago

Company Overview

Quandl is transforming how business decisions are made.

Data is the most important resource of the 21st century, and Quandl is at the heart of the emerging data economy. Over the last 5 years, we’ve built the world’s largest and most successful data marketplace : a platform where over 400,000 professionals buy, sell, create and consume data.

Quandl today is used by everybody from academics to AIs; from two-person fintech startups to billion-dollar hedge funds.

Job Summary

We are looking to hire a Data Engineer Co-op for a minimum of 8 months who will work with our team of Data Scientists and Engineers to create software tools to enhance our analytical capabilities.

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented soon-to-be graduate to join a highly qualified and experienced team, help solve difficult but valuable problems, and acquire a wide variety of skills across multiple domains.


In this role, you will :

  • Enhance and automate our existing big data pipeline
  • Create new analytical tools powered by the latest advancements in Machine Learning
  • Gain substantial breadth of experience in analyzing disparate data sources and in doing so, expand your knowledge of finance and investments
  • Apply best practices in software development to ensure all solutions are well documented, efficient, and massively scalable
  • The Candidate

    The ideal candidate will have :

  • Advanced knowledge and experience in Python or R
  • Basic knowledge and experience in big data and cloud computing technology : Spark, AWS, Amazon EC2, DataBricks, Redshift
  • Basic knowledge of financial markets and an interest in finance and economics
  • Entrepreneurial and enthusiastic about working in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Excellent time management, analytical, and organization skills
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools
  • Currently enrolled as a third- or fourth-year post-secondary student at a Canadian institution in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent program
  • Our Company Culture

    We believe in working productively on important and interesting challenges, with talented individuals who are nice to each other.

  • Productivity matters. We believe in getting things done.
  • Our mission matters. We believe in what we’re doing, and why it’s important.
  • Competence matters. We learn and grow by working with teammates who are excellent at their job.
  • Niceness matters. Life is too short to put up with unpleasant behavior.
  • We are strongly committed to diversity and equality of opportunity. We are proud to have a team that is 40% women, 40% first-generation immigrant, and 30% visible minority.

    We strive to create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive for everyone.

    We offer :

  • A competitive salary and incentives
  • Flexible work from home / office hours and generous vacation time
  • Family-friendly company policies and culture
  • Avenues for growth : in technology, business and leadership
  • A collegiate and collaborative yet high-performance environment
  • Interesting and challenging problems to work on
  • Colleagues who are motivated, talented and a pleasure to work with
  • A beautiful and centrally located office, easily accessible by transit and filled with perks
  • Frequent company off-sites and social events
  • Qualified and interested applicants are invited to send their resume and cover letter to jobs

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