Climate Data Analyst

Employer
Moody's Investors Service
Location
San Francisco, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 14, 2021
Closes
Sep 16, 2021
Ref
2448054945
Discipline
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Moody's Shared Services - Moody's Risk Assessment (MRA)

Corporate Services - Corporate Services

Regular - Experienced Hire

Moody's (NYSE: MCO) is a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Our data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. We believe that greater transparency, more informed decisions, and fair access to information open the door to shared progress. With over 11,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Moody's combines international presence with local expertise and over a century of experience in financial markets. Learn more at moodys.com .

Moody's Shared Services are the front line professionals including Finance, Technology, Legal, Compliance and Human Resources, that operationally support our business units. Exceptional Shared Services teams are vital to the international success of our business.
Department
Moody's ESG Solutions Group (MESGS) is a business unit of Moody's Corporation serving the growing global demand for ESG and climate insights. The group leverages Moody's data and expertise across ESG, climate risk, and sustainable finance, and aligns with Moody's Investors Service (MIS) and Moody's Analytics (MA) to deliver a comprehensive, integrated suite of ESG and climate risk solutions including ESG scores, analytics, Sustainability Ratings and Sustainable Finance Reviewer/certifier services. It houses V.E and 427, both affiliates of Moody's.
Job Description
This role is part of the Climate & ESG Methodology Development Team and report directly to the VP, Climate Solutions. This Team conducts research and analysis on climate change, biodiversity and ESG risks and impacts, working with large datasets and companies' reporting, conducting statistical analysis, and supporting the development of new risk indices and products for Moody's ESG Solutions and its clients.
The climate data analyst will work closely with the literature and data related to climate, weather and impacts on society. Analysts must be able to ingest and evaluate complex climate data, catalog the sources of climate data used in research, and run advanced statistical analysis.

This role is a full-time position based in Berkeley.

Responsibilities:
Climate data analysis
  • Curate climate data, extract, clean and process datasets
  • Perform stochastic modeling of climate and weather data
  • Evaluate the limitations of existing data sources and test methods of extreme weather modeling
  • Contribute to sector- and site-specific climate risk analysis and client fulfillment projects as needed
  • Contribute to white papers and publications from concept to delivery


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Qualifications
Master's degree in atmospheric or physical sciences, meteorology, hydrology, environmental science or a related field

Passionate about climate science, climate adaptation and risk modeling

3-5 years of experience in climate data analysis and research, either in industry or academia

Proficiency with scientific computing in an interpreted language for data analysis such as Python

Familiarity working with GIS platforms (e.g. QGIS, ArcDesktop, ArcOnline)

Robust understanding of climate change science and knowledge of Bayesian statistical methods

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate complex, technical issues to non-expert audiences

Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail

Self-starter, autonomous and responsible - must be able to meet deadlines

Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to juggle multiple deadlines

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