Vice President, Data Science

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Job Description:

The Role

How should AI tools and techniques be applied to the investing process? We are expanding our AIML (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning) team for asset management at Fidelity’s AI Center of Excellence to deepen our use of AI in asset management. We are looking for a creative thinker with the technical knowledge to lead and come up with innovative ideas for the applications of AI for asset management. The ideal person is intellectually curious, persistent with the details, mathematically and technically capable, a strong communicator that can converse with AI experts and business partners, and has an entrepreneurial spirit to push the frontiers of what is possible in the application of AI in the finance domain. If this sounds like a great fit, come join our team!

You will partner with business stakeholders to identify/prioritize top AI opportunities, create business/technical requirements, transform large volumes of data into AI-driven solutions using creative, cutting edge open source methods/technologies, lead ML strategy and road map planning, work across teams and influence the direction of the teams that we work with. The ideal candidate will combine expert AI/ML/Open Source/Tech knowledge with hands-on experience building algorithms/models/programming and outstanding business skills (revenue/cost drivers, customer experience, customer journey, communication, etc.) to manage and deliver complex/critical projects driving significant value to Fidelity.

The Expertise You Have:

  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Computational Statistics, Operations Research, Machine Learning or related technical fields.

  • Advanced knowledge in model evaluation, tuning and performance, operationalization and scalability of scientific techniques and establishing decision strategies.

  • Hands on experience developing supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms (regression, decision trees/random forest, neural networks, feature selection/reduction, clustering, parameter tuning, etc.). Familiarity with reinforcement learning is highly desirable.

  • Experience in evaluating and making decisions around the use of new or existing tools for a project.

  • Experience in projects involving large scale-multi dimensional databases, complex business infrastructure, and cross-functional teams. Three to five successfully launched ML projects would be ideal.

  • Programming skills in Python, Spark, Scala, R, SQL, or MatLab

  • Experience in the financial domain and familiarity with financial models are highly desirable

The Skills You Bring:

  • Ability to partner closely with a diverse set of business partners to identify needs and deliver solutions

  • Ability to gather and analyze large amounts of information expeditiously. Develop compelling and insightful recommendations to inform strategi research decisions by leaders and teams.

  • Ability to improve the diversity of thought of the broader AI team through your background and/or experience

  • Proven expertise synthesizing and presenting research/technical findings to diverse audiences

  • Your solid skills in algorithm development and predictive modeling

  • Your deep knowledge of some combination of the following:

    • Natural Language Processing (NLP)

    • Deep Learning, Neural Networks

    • Reinforcement Learning

    • Real Time Event Detection and Scoring

    • Multivariate Statistics

    • Time series analysis, Econometrics

    • Robotic Process Automation

    • Cloud ML

Your Personality:

  • Sound discernment and a strategic mentality vis-à-vis the broader context of your research

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, agile business environment

  • Leads execution against recommendations quickly and accurately.

  • Prioritizes pace over perfection and is comfortable in the face of changing circumstances and business priorities

  • Excited by complex and high-impact AI research questions

  • Approaches every project with passion, conscientiousness, and inclusiveness

  • Intellectually curious and open to new experiences, challenging the status quo

  • Has fun at work and brings joy to the team with a positive attitude and humor!

  • Enjoys teaching, mentoring, and building relationships with partners across the organization.

The Team

At Fidelity’s Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence (AI COE), you won’t be just tinkering around the edges, you’ll be building critical solutions that will benefit our clients for years to come. We work closely with business stakeholders, collect requirements and deliver high value AI/ML solutions that drive customer, shareholder, and business value. The AI COE houses some of the highest caliber scientists, mathematicians and statisticians who implement the use of rigorous AI & quantitative approaches to ensure that we are efficiently building algorithms and technology relevant to the business or customer experience issue at hand.  Those of us who love to work with data see this as the pinnacle of opportunities that you cannot find anywhere else in the industry.

Certifications:

Company Overview

At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workplace where we respect and value our associates for their unique perspectives and experiences. For information about working at Fidelity, visit FidelityCareers.com.

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.

Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to complete the application or interview process. Please email us at accommodations@fmr.com or 800-835-5099, prompt 2, option 2 if you would like to request an accommodation.

Fidelity benefits that adapt to everything life sends your way

Benefits With You in Mind

Benefits for your whole life – that’s what you’ll find at Fidelity.

You’ll find everything from perks that makes your daily life better to those big-picture, life-changing resources here with us. We have an amazing package of benefits and programs designed to help you thrive – both in and outside of work.

Family Programs

  • Adoption assistance
  • Maternity & parental leave (16 weeks of fully-paid maternity leave and 6 weeks fully-paid parental leave)

Wellness Programs

  • Dependent care flexible spending (FSA)
  • On-site health & wellness centers

Retirement Planning

  • 401(k): pre-tax and/or Roth

Health & Insurance

  • Medical coverage
  • Dental & Vision coverage

Education Benefits

  • Step Ahead student loan assistance – helping you pay down your loans so you can save on interest, with up to $10K in contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program

* Subject to your meeting initial and ongoing eligibility requirements, Company discretion and the availability of sufficient Company profits and cash flow.
** Albuquerque-based regular employees, excluding individuals employed in a retail branch location, are not eligible to receive the Profit Sharing contribution or Retiree Health Reimbursement Plan credits.
*** As of March 2019.

Fidelity is invested in you

Committed to Professional Development

At Fidelity, we are constantly adapting to the changing needs of our customers, new technologies, and better ways of working. And we empower our employees to do the same, with an emphasis on developing skills and connections that will help propel you forward in your career while being able to make an impact for Fidelity’s customers around the world.

We offer a wide range of options for professional development including online, in-person, and mentor driven solutions. Special interest and networking groups are also part of our culture of empowerment, personal and professional enrichment, diversity and inclusion, and knowledge sharing.

Continuing Education & Training

  • Assess, build, and align your development plan through resources like our skill-building classroom and online courses.
  • Video-based training for technology, leadership, management & more.
  • Ongoing skills development and coaching opportunities.
  • Paid training with a facilitator who is dedicated to your onboarding and will track and evaluate your progress, giving you strategies to improve.

Mentoring

  • Utilize the skills of experienced leaders to enrich your career.
  • Dedicated mentors to help you grow into new areas of Fidelity’s business as you develop new skills.
  • An open atmosphere of knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Opportunities to pay it forward, sharing the knowledge you develop and as you help others define how they want their career to take shape.

Fidelity creates a work environment for people to flourish

A work environment where we give back, together

Connected to Our Communities

Throughout Fidelity, you’ll find a genuine commitment to social responsibility – where we strive to make an impact for customers, while also making an impact on the world.

Fidelity Cares

  • Started to provide associates with opportunities to actively volunteer and share their many talents.
  • Host numerous company-wide volunteer events (in-person and virtual).
  • Partner with a number of nonprofits to support our local communities
  • More than 12,000 associates donate time annually – from interns to SVPs.
  • Impact includes refurbishing schools, donating books and supplies, and teaching financial literacy

Fidelity Charitable®

  • Created to make it easy for people to support charitable organizations they care about
  • Helped deliver $7.3 billion in donor-recommended grants to charity in 2019
  • Supported more than 300,000 unique charities around the world
  • Since its inception, more than $42 billion has been given to public charities.

Impact by the Numbers

  • 1,200+ Community projects completed.
  • 100,000+ School supplies & backpacks donated.
  • 65,480 Students supported.

Job Description:

The Role

How should AI tools and techniques be applied to the investing process? We are expanding our AIML (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning) team for asset management at Fidelity’s AI Center of Excellence to deepen our use of AI in asset management. We are looking for a creative thinker with the technical knowledge to lead and come up with innovative ideas for the applications of AI for asset management. The ideal person is intellectually curious, persistent with the details, mathematically and technically capable, a strong communicator that can converse with AI experts and business partners, and has an entrepreneurial spirit to push the frontiers of what is possible in the application of AI in the finance domain. If this sounds like a great fit, come join our team!

You will partner with business stakeholders to identify/prioritize top AI opportunities, create business/technical requirements, transform large volumes of data into AI-driven solutions using creative, cutting edge open source methods/technologies, lead ML strategy and road map planning, work across teams and influence the direction of the teams that we work with. The ideal candidate will combine expert AI/ML/Open Source/Tech knowledge with hands-on experience building algorithms/models/programming and outstanding business skills (revenue/cost drivers, customer experience, customer journey, communication, etc.) to manage and deliver complex/critical projects driving significant value to Fidelity.

The Expertise You Have:

  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Computational Statistics, Operations Research, Machine Learning or related technical fields.

  • Advanced knowledge in model evaluation, tuning and performance, operationalization and scalability of scientific techniques and establishing decision strategies.

  • Hands on experience developing supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms (regression, decision trees/random forest, neural networks, feature selection/reduction, clustering, parameter tuning, etc.). Familiarity with reinforcement learning is highly desirable.

  • Experience in evaluating and making decisions around the use of new or existing tools for a project.

  • Experience in projects involving large scale-multi dimensional databases, complex business infrastructure, and cross-functional teams. Three to five successfully launched ML projects would be ideal.

  • Programming skills in Python, Spark, Scala, R, SQL, or MatLab

  • Experience in the financial domain and familiarity with financial models are highly desirable

The Skills You Bring:

  • Ability to partner closely with a diverse set of business partners to identify needs and deliver solutions

  • Ability to gather and analyze large amounts of information expeditiously. Develop compelling and insightful recommendations to inform strategi research decisions by leaders and teams.

  • Ability to improve the diversity of thought of the broader AI team through your background and/or experience

  • Proven expertise synthesizing and presenting research/technical findings to diverse audiences

  • Your solid skills in algorithm development and predictive modeling

  • Your deep knowledge of some combination of the following:

    • Natural Language Processing (NLP)

    • Deep Learning, Neural Networks

    • Reinforcement Learning

    • Real Time Event Detection and Scoring

    • Multivariate Statistics

    • Time series analysis, Econometrics

    • Robotic Process Automation

    • Cloud ML

Your Personality:

  • Sound discernment and a strategic mentality vis-à-vis the broader context of your research

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, agile business environment

  • Leads execution against recommendations quickly and accurately.

  • Prioritizes pace over perfection and is comfortable in the face of changing circumstances and business priorities

  • Excited by complex and high-impact AI research questions

  • Approaches every project with passion, conscientiousness, and inclusiveness

  • Intellectually curious and open to new experiences, challenging the status quo

  • Has fun at work and brings joy to the team with a positive attitude and humor!

  • Enjoys teaching, mentoring, and building relationships with partners across the organization.

The Team

At Fidelity’s Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence (AI COE), you won’t be just tinkering around the edges, you’ll be building critical solutions that will benefit our clients for years to come. We work closely with business stakeholders, collect requirements and deliver high value AI/ML solutions that drive customer, shareholder, and business value. The AI COE houses some of the highest caliber scientists, mathematicians and statisticians who implement the use of rigorous AI & quantitative approaches to ensure that we are efficiently building algorithms and technology relevant to the business or customer experience issue at hand.  Those of us who love to work with data see this as the pinnacle of opportunities that you cannot find anywhere else in the industry.

Certifications:

Company Overview

At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workplace where we respect and value our associates for their unique perspectives and experiences. For information about working at Fidelity, visit FidelityCareers.com.

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.

Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to complete the application or interview process. Please email us at accommodations@fmr.com or 800-835-5099, prompt 2, option 2 if you would like to request an accommodation.

Fidelity benefits that adapt to everything life sends your way

Benefits With You in Mind

Benefits for your whole life – that’s what you’ll find at Fidelity.

You’ll find everything from perks that makes your daily life better to those big-picture, life-changing resources here with us. We have an amazing package of benefits and programs designed to help you thrive – both in and outside of work.

Family Programs

  • Adoption assistance
  • Maternity & parental leave (16 weeks of fully-paid maternity leave and 6 weeks fully-paid parental leave)

Wellness Programs

  • Dependent care flexible spending (FSA)
  • On-site health & wellness centers

Retirement Planning

  • 401(k): pre-tax and/or Roth

Health & Insurance

  • Medical coverage
  • Dental & Vision coverage

Education Benefits

  • Step Ahead student loan assistance – helping you pay down your loans so you can save on interest, with up to $10K in contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program

* Subject to your meeting initial and ongoing eligibility requirements, Company discretion and the availability of sufficient Company profits and cash flow.
** Albuquerque-based regular employees, excluding individuals employed in a retail branch location, are not eligible to receive the Profit Sharing contribution or Retiree Health Reimbursement Plan credits.
*** As of March 2019.

Fidelity is invested in you

Committed to Professional Development

At Fidelity, we are constantly adapting to the changing needs of our customers, new technologies, and better ways of working. And we empower our employees to do the same, with an emphasis on developing skills and connections that will help propel you forward in your career while being able to make an impact for Fidelity’s customers around the world.

We offer a wide range of options for professional development including online, in-person, and mentor driven solutions. Special interest and networking groups are also part of our culture of empowerment, personal and professional enrichment, diversity and inclusion, and knowledge sharing.

Continuing Education & Training

  • Assess, build, and align your development plan through resources like our skill-building classroom and online courses.
  • Video-based training for technology, leadership, management & more.
  • Ongoing skills development and coaching opportunities.
  • Paid training with a facilitator who is dedicated to your onboarding and will track and evaluate your progress, giving you strategies to improve.

Mentoring

  • Utilize the skills of experienced leaders to enrich your career.
  • Dedicated mentors to help you grow into new areas of Fidelity’s business as you develop new skills.
  • An open atmosphere of knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Opportunities to pay it forward, sharing the knowledge you develop and as you help others define how they want their career to take shape.

Fidelity creates a work environment for people to flourish

A work environment where we give back, together

Connected to Our Communities

Throughout Fidelity, you’ll find a genuine commitment to social responsibility – where we strive to make an impact for customers, while also making an impact on the world.

Fidelity Cares

  • Started to provide associates with opportunities to actively volunteer and share their many talents.
  • Host numerous company-wide volunteer events (in-person and virtual).
  • Partner with a number of nonprofits to support our local communities
  • More than 12,000 associates donate time annually – from interns to SVPs.
  • Impact includes refurbishing schools, donating books and supplies, and teaching financial literacy

Fidelity Charitable®

  • Created to make it easy for people to support charitable organizations they care about
  • Helped deliver $7.3 billion in donor-recommended grants to charity in 2019
  • Supported more than 300,000 unique charities around the world
  • Since its inception, more than $42 billion has been given to public charities.

Impact by the Numbers

  • 1,200+ Community projects completed.
  • 100,000+ School supplies & backpacks donated.
  • 65,480 Students supported.

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Job Level: Vice President
Job ID: 2014369

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