Strategy Development Associate

New York, New York, United States

Ref#: POS-4409

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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.

Our group’s mandate is to crowdsource investment insights from global communities external to Two Sigma.  We seek to leverage our core platform to identify and pursue high value and innovative crowd-insight pairings.  The Strategy Development Associate will be a major driver in sourcing and ideating such new crowd-insight pairings in collaboration with the broader group.


In this role you will manage a pipeline of new business ideas from sourcing and ideation through incubation and beyond. Specifically, you will:

  • Create and manage a pipeline of new business ideas sourced from a a variety of potential external and internal partners
  • Utilize an established framework for vetting and assessing new business ideas and initiatives
  • Incubate and help to drive the execution of viable new ideas using a combination of product prototyping, incubation or business development capabilities in close partnership with internal partners, including Modelers, Engineers, Product Managers and Relationship Managers
  • Play a role in maturing viable initiatives by helping to define their long-term strategy and supporting the creation of product infrastructure and operationalization


  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a business strategy, consulting, and/or investment banking role
  • Bachelor’s degree (with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5); MBA strongly preferred but not required
  • Strong project management skills with a proven ability to take an idea from blank sheet of paper to development through execution
  • Demonstrated success building collaborative working relationships with broad and diverse organizations
  • Negotiation skills, including with external business counterparts

Who you are:

  • You are a self-starter who is results oriented
  • You enjoy building relationships and are passionate about working collaboratively
  • You are passionate about generating ideas - and seeing them through to fruition
  • You are excited to have an impact

Two Sigma employees 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.