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Associate/Senior Associate, Alpha Generation Lab

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

This is a Full-time position in Fort Mcmurray, AB posted April 30, 2021.

Company Description Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization When you invest your career in CPP Investments, you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world.

With current assets under management valued in excess of $450 billion, CPP Investments is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability.

The CPP Fund is projected to exceed $1.5 trillion in the next two decades.

CPP Investments invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney.

CPP Investments attracts and selects high-calibre individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe.

Join our team and look forward to: Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment Accelerated exposure and responsibility Global career development opportunities Being motivated every day by CPP Investments’ important social purpose and unshakable principles A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here’s an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPP Investments.

Job Description The Alpha Generation Lab’s mandate is to develop significant advantages for CPP Investments in the search for alpha by accelerating innovative investment capabilities.

By finding new ways to generate alpha, the lab’s solutions contribute to the retirement funds of 20 million Canadians, ensuring we maximize returns without undue risk of loss.

The lab is accountable for conceptualizing, incubating, and building new alpha generating capabilities across the organization.

The Lab works within an innovation ecosystem that includes academic, corporate and internal partners.

The Lab sources and triages innovative ideas from both internal and external sources, implements a channel to funnel and advance those ideas, and provides a transparent feedback process.

Once a new concept’s measurable alpha is proven through a proof-of-concept, the Lab works with the relevant stakeholders to encourage and facilitate adoption.

The Alpha Generation Lab is looking for an Associate / Sr.

Associate who can lead and contribute towards data science, machine learning, and alpha generation activities within the team.

The individual would be expected to contribute and lead feature ideation, construction and engineering for alpha generation efforts using both conventional as well as machine learning approaches.

The opportunity : Work in a fast-paced environment, collocated with researchers, data engineers, data scientists, software engineers, and investment professionals Discover, build and contribute novel data sources and features to our Feature Library that feeds research initiatives and forecasting pipelines across various alpha generating applications.

Lead research projects that have the potential to have a transformational impact on the Fund’s alpha generating capabilities Leverage cutting edge technology and machine learning techniques to enable alpha-generating investment decisions through proprietary research methodologies Qualifications Advanced university degree in a financial and/or quantitative field Strong experience conducting alpha factor research Experienced with machine learning applications in prediction, natural language processing and/or graphs Data and feature engineering experience with both structured and unstructured big data, including data exploration/analysis and data transformations with time series and panel data Strong experience with one or more programming languages and statistical packages such as Python, R, pandas, scikit-learn, and PySpark Exposure to cloud providers and associated services (AWS/GCP/etc.) as well as big data workflows and analytics tools (Spark/Databricks/Cassandra) Strong communication skills Ability to work in an entrepreneurial environment and be a self-starter Exemplify CPP Investments’ Guiding Principles of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance Additional Information Visit our Linkedin Career Page or Follow us on Linkedin.

LI-AF1 At CPP Investments, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process.

Our Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity: In addition to being dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diverse talent, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible experience.

If you require an accommodation for any part of the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms, etc.), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Disclaimer: CPP Investments does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with us.

Our recruitment supplier arrangements are restricted to specific hiring needs and do not include this or other web-site job postings.

Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by CPP Investments to provide resumes to this posting or web-site will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered.

CPP Investments will not pay any referral, placement or other fee for the supply of such unsolicited resumes or information.