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Research software developer/engineer in R (m/f/d)


What
Research software developer/engineer in R
Start
ASAP
Where
Berlin or remote (based in Germany, Netherlands or Italy necessary)
Duration
2 years, part-time possible

About the position:

We are looking for another passionate R developer to join our climate stress testing team. The team helps financial institutions, supervisors, central banks to understand the risk for the financial system due to physical climate impacts and a delayed transition to a low-carbon economy. By providing free, open-source, online tools to measure and monitor climate related risks, we aim to enable capacity building among financial institutions. We aim for generation of R-packages, published on CRAN that drive both, on-site tools at financial institutions and free online services and applications.

In collaboration with a team of software developers and data scientists you will implement the calculation and visualization software for our stress testing platform that brings together financial scenarios, model simulations and portfolio analysis. You will be also implementing ongoing improvements of our climate stress testing methodology.

Responsibilities:

  • Development of online apps (for example in R Shiny) that enable users to explore and modify risk scenarios, to apply the 2DII toolset to their input portfolios, and to play with results to understand sensitivities. These applications are built on top of our open-source R-packages to which you will also contribute.
  • Collaboration with other software developers at 2DII and worldwide stakeholders to create and maintain a tool that is user friendly and appealing to its users institutional investors and supervisors/regulators.
  • Maintain and improve the existing climate stress testing codebase, for example add features, increase test coverage, refactor, automate workflows

Desired qualifications:

  • Professional experience as data scientist or statistical software developer
  • Fluency using and developing R software with tools from the tidyverse and r-lib
  • Experience in collaborating on development projects using version control
  • Ability to clearly communicate statistical and technical topics to a non-technical audience
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English
  • Well structured approach to problem solving
  • Ability to self-organize and successfully juggle multiple projects
  • Flexible, solution oriented and pragmatic mindset

Nice to Have

  • Experience in building intuitive and informative data visualization (dashboards, shiny-apps)
  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • Relational Databases
    • CICD pipelines
    • Docker
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following fields is a plus:
    • scenario and stress testing activities
    • monetary policy and financial supervision
    • sustainable financial policies

We offer you:

  • A dynamic team of developers, data scientists, research and policy analysts, and sustainable finance specialists passionate about the climate transition
  • A mission that brings together technology and impact
  • Flexibility in terms of working hours and a family-friendly working environment
  • An environment for growth and collaboration with people from different backgrounds
  • Competitive salary subject to experience

About 1in1000: 1in1000 is a new research program by 2° Investing Initiative that brings together new & existing research projects on long-termism, climate change, and adjacent future risks for financial markets, the economy, and society. Its objective is to develop evidence, design tools, and build capacity to help financial institutions and supervisors to mitigate and adapt to future risks and challenges. The programme focuses on climate change (inter-) connected risks and challenges, notably risks stemming from ecosystem services and biodiversity loss, as well as risks from social cohesion and resilience. To achieve this objective, 1in1000 operates with three main areas: i) Long-term metrics; (ii) Risk (management) tools and frameworks; and (iii) Policies & incentives.

About 2° Investing Initiative:

The 2° Investing Initiative (2DII) is an independent, non-profit think tank working to align financial markets and regulations with the Paris Agreement goals. We have been developing tools for the financial sector to better understand the impacts of climate change on the financial sector. This is available free of charge as for example a climate scenario analysis tool at www.transitionmonitor.com and on https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=r2dii.analysis or the stress testing repo on https://github.com/2DegreesInvesting/r2dii.climate.stress.test

Application process

The application deadline is 15.06.2022. Please send your application letter to jobs@2degrees-investing.org with information on your availability/start date, salary expectations, a CV without a picture, and a short cover letter.

2° Investing Initiative is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities and will take positive action to continually ensure equal opportunity to our employees and our applicants in the conduct of all business activities.