Data Strategist Data Strategist …

in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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£Excellent package
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
£Excellent package
Data sits at the core of Winton’s business. As a Data Strategist you will gain a deep understanding of how Winton uses data to invest systematically across global financial markets. You will take a quantitative approach to evaluating Winton’s data assets and their benefit to firm, as well as identifying and implementing improvements in this area. The role involves working closely with multiple stakeholders, including our research, strategy and procurement teams and third-party data partners. We seek a technical individual with excellent communication skills and a hands-on approach, who is enthused by this opportunity to shape Winton’s strategic data efforts.


  • Monitor and report on Winton’s data assets and their value to the firm
  • Engage with Winton’s existing and prospective data partners 
  • Manage the firm’s data onboarding process
  • Lead and/or support efforts to improve Winton’s use of data.


  • An open mind and desire to learn about and apply the latest developments in data and technology
  • Approachable and effective communicator, whether in person or via electronic means
  • Take pride in your efforts, enjoy completing projects and relish variety in your work
  • Highly motivated, with the ability to work independently and take the initiative.


  • Degree from a top tier university or other qualifying experience
  • Significant level of experience within financial services or equivalent data-driven role
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with Python, Pandas, SQL and source control

Useful Experience

  • Use of cloud computing platforms such as AWS or Azure
  • Experience of managing third-party relationships
Company Overview

Winton is a research-based investment management company with a single-minded focus on statistical and mathematical inference in financial markets. Founded in 1997 by CEO David Harding, the firm manages approximately $20 billion of assets for many of the world’s largest pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, banks and fund platforms.

The global financial markets are the world’s most highly evolved computational process, receiving a continual deluge of inputs, synthesising them into a huge matrix of fluctuating securities prices, and retransmitting the signals back, nearly instantaneously, to every corner of the planet.

We use technology and mathematics to investigate this process and to uncover abstract patterns and order that can be used to forecast the probability distribution of outcomes within it. We then develop and implement algorithms designed to profit from this order, to help invest and grow the money people are saving for their future.