Amherst InsightLabs (AIL) is a leader in data analytics and engineering within the FinTech industry. We continually seek quantitative thinkers who are passionate about creating reliable, scalable, data-driven systems that help mitigate risk for our clients and strive to create innovative solutions in the FinTech space. If you thrive in a fast paced environment, enjoy solving complex business problems with a forward-thinking and collaborative approach with direct social impact, then look no further. We have an exciting and energetic atmosphere with a team of leading FinTech engineers including Wall Street Quantitative Analysts, PhD’s and Data Scientists with expertise in mortgage and real estate.

Join AIL as a Data Engineer to help maintain and enhance our best in class repository of property, mortgage loan, and fixed income securities data and analytics. This platform drives the market-leading performance of a diverse group of real estate finance businesses.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Analytical mindset with the ability to structure and process qualitative data and draw insightful conclusions.
  • Problem solver able to take a complex business request and transform it into a clean, simple data solution.
  • Quick learner open to new ideas and technologies, and willing to offer creative solutions.
  • Ownership and prideful in work and brings new ways and ideas to the table.
Responsibilities:
  • Develop logical data models and processes to transform, cleanse, and normalize raw data into high-quality datasets aligned with our analytical requirements.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive controls to ensure data quality and completeness.
  • Manage data movement through our infrastructure. Streamline existing data workflows to create a flexible, reliable, and faster process. Develop real-time data transformations and validations.
  • Identify and onboard new data sources. Collaborate with data vendors and internal stakeholders to define requirements and build interfaces. Troubleshoot and resolve issues with data feeds.
  • Work with our team of researchers to identify and analyze investment opportunities in the real estate and fixed income securities markets.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in data analysis and management in an enterprise environment within finance, operations or analytics.
  • Passion for data organization, quality, and reliability.
  • Excellent SQL skills. Experience developing complex efficient queries, designing and building logical data models, and working with large datasets on a relational database system (SQL Server, Oracle, DB2).
  • Experience with at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Perl, PowerShell).
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must be an intellectually curious self-starter and motivated to continually learn.
  • Proactive, hardworking team player with excellent communication skills

Additional Skills and Experience (Not Required):

  • Microsoft SQL Server experience.
  • Strong knowledge of statistics, including hands-on experience with SAS, R, or Matlab.
  • Command of object-oriented programming languages (e.g. C++, C#, Java).
  • Experience with version control (e.g. TFS, SVN or Git) and build tools.
  • Master’s degree in a technical field.
  • Commercial real estate or lending experience.
  • Tableau

Amherst Holdings LLC is a privately held corporation and is located in West Austin with beautiful views of Lake Austin and the loop 360 bridge in a beautifully renovated modern workspace with the latest equipment.

We offer a competitive compensation package including: bonus, 401k, flexible PTO, 11 paid holidays, accrued sick/personal time, employer paid benefits (medical, dental, vision), maternity/paternity paid leave, life insurance and more.

Our new office features a large gaming area (ping pong/pool table), on premise fitness center with showers/lockers and towel service, free snacks, and beverages (beer fridge!), breakfast taco Thursday and daily catered lunches!

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Why work with us
AIL brings teamwork, integrity and excellence to new levels. Our cohesive team of FinTech professionals provide proprietary software and models that support the Amherst Holdings business lines and third parties. Our passion for excellence sets the standards for FinTech solutions. We are proud to be the proven technology developer for Amherst for the past 20+ years and are actively looking for fresh talent, eager to bring new ideas to the table, to join our team.
Culture
At AIL, we believe you’re only as strong as the team behind the company. Which is why we created a team-oriented environment. We seek to maintain an open culture, similar to that of a startup, where every team member feels valuable. Our open, collaborative office setting allows for direct interaction with senior executives, creating a dynamic atmosphere. Our goal is to create a culture that fosters individual and team growth. We offer robust benefits and perks to further enhance our rich company culture.
Perks & Benefits
Competitive compensation and bonus program
Flexible PTO
Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage
Paid maternity/paternity leave
Attractive office space
Training certifications assistance
Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens
Monthly birthday celebrations
Casual work environment with regular team-building outings
Breakfast Taco Thursday

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