Lead Data Scientist



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Together with the founding team of Axien we are looking for a Lead Data Scientist (m/f/d) located in Prague or 100 % remote. Either with a permanent employment contract or on a freelance basis.

Axien is a start-up trading company in commodities. Their approach is to beat the market with trading strategies based on data leveraging sophisticated mathematical models and AI.
The founder has 20 years of successful experiences in the Trading, as a Head Of Trading and Strategist in different funds. His domains of competencies are as varied as Commodities Trading, Environmental Markets, Cryptocurrencies, Equities and Real Estate. The CEO has 20+ years of experience in investment banking, finance, sales, marketing and general management in Europe, Asia, USA.


Your tasks

  • You will be responsible for leading the development of a predictive trading model for commodities trading (later for other areas and markets Environmental Markets, Equities and Real Estate, Cryptocurrencies) using advanced analytics and machine learning techniques
  • You develop the core functionality of the cloud-based trading platform to implement statistical models and algorithms to analyze large amounts of market data and identify trading opportunities
  • You will be responsible for building a small team and providing leadership and mentorship to the junior data scientists and engineers
  • You ensure the definition of the scope, requirements and architecture of the trading model together with domain experts, internal teams and external service providers
  • In doing so, you will be responsible for evaluating and optimizing the performance of the trading model using a variety of metrics and performance indicators


Your profile

  • You have a degree in computer science, mathematics or a comparable course of study
  • You have several years of practical work experience in the field of data analytics, data science or statistics
  • You have good knowledge of the development of mathematical models, a high level of data understanding and the ability to process data
  • You have a very good knowledge of Python as well as the handling of SQL/NoSQL databases
  • You are interested in the development of AI applications in the field of trading
  • You are a strong communicator and helpful, work independently, like to take responsibility and are a team player


Your Benefits

  • A challenging environment with maximum creative freedom awaits you
  • In a freshly founded start-up, an appreciative culture can be expected, where you can directly take on great responsibility
  • You can expect maximum flexibility in the organization of the work location, working time as well as the employment contract
  • You can expect an attractive salary package with annually increasing salary, bonuses and incentives
Become part of the team and apply now by e-mail! Your contact person is Gerrit Walter (gerrit.walter@paltron.com). We look forward to hearing from you!

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