People Research Scientist

Location: New York, New York, United States

Ref#: POS-11158

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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 across markets and industries, from insurance and securities to private investments and new ventures.

We are seeking a People Research Scientist to join our HR Reporting & Data Intelligence team. In this role, you will be responsible for designing/carrying out quantitative analyses and presenting findings, leveraging our people data to illuminate trends and provide meaningful insights to key decision-makers in HR and senior leadership. You will play an essential role in helping us identify, develop, and retain exceptional people.

You will take on the following responsibilities:
  • Design, conduct, and deliver impactful quantitative analyses to senior executives, the Head of HR, and other leaders 
  • Design and carry out applied research to help address practical business challenges
  • Collaborate with partners in HR and Engineering to ensure efficient flow of data at all stages, from collection to transformation and storage to reporting and analysis
  • Advise on key decisions related to people data design/architecture in partnership with Engineering
You should possess the following qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of experience in people analytics, assessment, or a related discipline
  • Fluency in structuring and analyzing data using R, Python, or similar tools
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques and practical applications (descriptive statistics, significance testing, sampling, ANOVA, A/B testing, linear/logistic regression, etc.)
  • Strong data visualization and storytelling skills; must be able to create clean visuals that highlight key findings and tell a compelling story
  • Ability to structure and present findings and their implications to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • A best in class ability to manage competing priorities across a diverse set of clients 
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise appropriate discretion regarding sensitive people data 
Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with key HR/people data (e.g., headcount, performance and engagement metrics, hiring/attrition)
  • Explorer mindset - the ability to manage ambiguity, investigate and get the data we require will make you much more effective in this role
  • A bias toward automation and efficiency, with the know-how to cleanly structure data for optimal reporting and analytical effectiveness
  • Collaborative approach - must be a team player and be able to partner effectively with stakeholders across a wide variety of functions
  • Prior research design experience
  • Excellent client service skills
  • Experience with survey methodology/design
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail, with the ability to quickly identify and resolve potential issues 
Education Requirements: 
  • MA/MS in I/O Psychology, Statistics, Math, or a related field
  • PhD a plus
You will enjoy the following benefits:
  • Core Benefits: Fully paid medical and dental insurance premiums for employees and dependents, competitive 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 and unlimited sick days, competitive 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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