Mergermarket (a division of ION Analytics) is a global provider of in-depth analysis and forward-looking information on corporate strategy and M&A activity for investment banks, private equity firms, advisors and corporate clients.
About Role The role requires a systematic and proactive approach to continuous improvement around deep analysis, content gathering and data management.
Solid programming skills and an analytical mindset are key to support Dealogic’s continuous growth in the field of deep data analytics.
Excellent communications skills with the ability to build deep relationships as well as sound organisational skills are also prerequisites.
As a Data Engineer you will actively contribute to data innovation, increasing value for our clients while fostering an inclusive and open culture as well as ensuring independent ownership of a large variety of tasks.
Duties & Responsibilities - Data Engineering
Utilize programming skills to continuously enhance and optimize data gathering and workflow processes
Build and apply scraping technology to gather and extend data from websites and documents
Work on data point extraction, and bulk data clean-up projects through innovative technical solutions
Duties & Responsibilities - Content Gathering and Validation
Utilize various sources with internal systems and aforementioned new technical solutions to gather, validate, and analyze bond transactions
Guarantee accurate, timely and complete data and deal coverage of bond transactions
Conduct quarterly deal data reconciliations with banks and law firms. Utilize data science tools to facilitate creation of new content
Duties & Responsibilities - Client Connectivity
Relate well to clients and peers. Have a confident and professional approach to communicating
Listen and understand effectively, respond in a timely manner to questions and demands from clients and internal stakeholders
Proactively reach out to clients to further understand their addressable market and aspirations
Duties & Responsibilities - Content Strategy
Follow market trends for regional markets and ensure coverage is in line with market demand
Analyze markets and product structures to generate new content coverage ideas and client connections
Actively analyze and publish findings on market trends, e.g. in conjunction with our Data Science group
Skills & Experience
Bachelor’s degree and above, preferably in a STEM area (Science, Technology, Mathematics, Engineering)
Excellent standard of spoken and written English; proficiency in Japanese or Korean is desirable
Experience using SQL, Python or other data science tools
Proven experience in content gathering or data management
Sound understanding of financial markets
Working experience, ideally within a Capital Markets or Data Science-related job
Strong work ethic and hunger for constant improvement
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Team player who works collaboratively within the business
Flexible with the ability to prioritize and re-prioritize due to conflicting demands
Determined in the face of objection
Problem-solver with a focus on delivering results
Strong influencing skills
Proven capability to work on own initiative
Attention to detail with ability to analyze large data sets