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Research & Development Analyst - AI

Russell Investments

Russell Investments

Software Engineering, IT, Data Science
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Business Unit:

Investment Division

Reporting To:

Director, Research & Development


EMEA/UK (1:30 pm – 10:30 pm IST) (India)

About Russell Investments, Mumbai:

Russell Investments is a leading outsourced financial partner and global investment solutions firm providing a wide range of investment capabilities to institutional investors, financial intermediaries, and individual investors around the world. Building on an 88-year legacy of continuous innovation to deliver exceptional value to clients, Russell Investments works every day to improve the financial security of its clients. The firm has over $1 trillion in assets under advisement (as of December 31, 2023) and $302.7 billion in assets under management (as of March 31, 2024). Headquartered in Seattle, Washington in the United States, Russell Investments has offices around the world, including London, New York, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Mumbai.

Joining the Mumbai office is an incredible opportunity to work closely with global stakeholders to support the technology and infrastructure that drives the investment and trading processes of a globally recognized asset management firm. Be part of the team based out of Goregaon (East) and contribute to the foundation and culture of the firm’s growing operations in India. The Mumbai office operates with varying shifts to accommodate time zones around the world.

For more information, please visit https://www.russellinvestments.com.

Job Description:

As a Research and Development team member, this role will support a multidisciplinary team in shaping our AI strategy and showcasing the potential of AI through early-stage solutions. We are looking for a curious and analytical individual who will research, develop, implement, and maintain processes to meet the needs of our AI strategy and deliver on business objectives. This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of emerging trends and technologies and make a real-world difference.

Years of Experience

Suitable candidates would have 2-3 years of programming/artificial intelligence experience along with some knowledge of finance and investing.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Finance, Economics, Statistics, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.

Proficient in Python and SQL (R or C# a plus)

Proven experience in developing Generative AI applications

Strong experience with Selenium, Beautiful Soup and/or other web crawling techniques

Experience with distributed computing and cloud platforms (e.g., Azure)

Experience with DevOps toolkit (GitLab, Octopus Deploy) is a plus

Strong analytical skill set with the ability to analyze complex data.

Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial reports, tax documents, etc.

Solid understanding of investment principles and asset classes.

Excellent problem-solving capabilities and high attention to detail.

Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Special Requirements

Occasional weekend support


  • Work closely with business units to understand projects requirements and deliver solutions that meet business objectives

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement next generation AI solutions using OpenAI technologies

  • Troubleshoot, debug and optimize code to ensure high performance and reliability of AI applications

  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in AI, integrating new technologies into projects as appropriate

  • Stay familiar with ethical AI and web scraping principles

  • Support and develop our Python and SQL research code infrastructure

  • Design, implement, and continuously expand data pipelines by performing extraction, transformation and loading activities

  • Assist other team members on data collection and research projects

Core Values

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and collaboration skills with all levels of management

  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to adapt to shifting priorities and meet frequent deadlines,

  • Demonstrated proactive approach to problem-solving with strong judgment and decision-making capability.

  • Highly resourceful and collaborative team-player, with the ability to also be independently effective and exude initiative and a sense of urgency.

  • Exemplifies our customer-focused, action-oriented, results-driven culture.

  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities, has a desire for continuous learning, and proposes solutions.

  • Ability to act with discretion and maintain complete confidentiality.

  • Dedicated to the firm’s values of non-negotiable integrity, valuing our people, exceeding client expectations, and embracing intellectual curiosity and rigor.