Business Operations Associate - Venn

Location: New York, New York, United States

Ref#: POS-4319

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Two Sigma is a different kind of investment manager. Since 2001, we have used data science and technology to derive insights that forecast the future and discover value in markets worldwide. Our team of scientists, technologists and academics looks beyond traditional finance to understand the bigger picture and develop creative solutions to some of the world’s most difficult economic problems. Our work spans markets and industries, from insurance and securities to private investments and new ventures. 


Venn is an application used by investment allocators (e.g., customers of Two Sigma) to understand holistically the risks and returns of their suite of investments. It decomposes risk and return into factors and allows portfolio optimization by combining a user's factor forecasts with current factor exposures. 


The Business Operations Associate will have ownership of initiatives, both strategic and tactical in nature and sit at the center of these functional groups, working closely with the General Manager of Venn. This team member will play a critical part in ensuring that the business scales effectively and should expect that, as the business scales, so will the complexity and demands of the role.


You will take on the following responsibilities:


  • Proactively identify ways to unlock operational efficiency on the VENN team, and deliver scalable solutions in consideration of our strategic priorities

  • Project manage new business initiatives, including international expansion and partnership negotiations

  • Coordinate work with Two Sigma Legal and Compliance teams to ensure timely execution of contracts to unblock dependencies for all areas of the Venn team

  • Manage procurement and handling of new datasets used by the Venn team to ensure new research initiatives are properly resourced for on-time product execution

  • Oversee budgets and expenses for the business, in coordination with Two Sigma accounting and strategic planning groups

  • Own the tracking and reporting of KPIs and OKRs to the management team, our internal stakeholders and the broader Venn team

You should possess the following qualifications:


  • 1-6 years of relevant work experience

  • Accomplished business generalist with the ability to think strategically about the “what” and “why”, combined with a focus on excellence in execution

  • Excellent project management skills - track record of organizing and successfully delivering several concurrent high-quality projects with explicit timelines

  • Highly accomplished but humble personality

  • Excellent communicator, able to engage with people across all levels of the organization and functional roles

  • Comfortable working in a highly technical environment; technology background and fluency are a strong plus

  • Knowledge of financial markets and demonstrated personal interest in investing is highly preferred

  • Experience managing legal and contract negotiations

  • Bachelor’s degree with a strong academic record - experience in finance, economics, mathematics, engineering, or related discipline is a plus

You will enjoy the following benefits:


  • Core Benefits: Fully paid medical and dental insurance premiums for employees and dependents, 401k match, employer-paid life & disability insurance

  • Perks: Onsite gyms with laundry service, wellness activities, casual dress, snacks, game rooms

  • Learning: Tuition reimbursement, conference and training sponsorship

  • Time Off: Generous vacation, sick days, and paid caregiver leaves


We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics. 


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