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Associate, Data Solutions

Company Description

Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

When you invest your career in CPP Investments, you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $450 billion, CPP Investments is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability. The CPP Fund is projected to exceed $1.5 trillion in the next two decades. CPP Investments invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney.

CPP Investments attracts and selects high-calibre individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe.  Join our team and look forward to:

  • Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  • Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment
  • Accelerated exposure and responsibility
  • Global career development opportunities
  • Being motivated every day by CPP Investments’ important social purpose and unshakable principles
  • A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here’s an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPP Investments.


Job Description

We are hiring an Associate in the Data and Advanced Analytics team within the Technology and Data department.

In this role, you will combine your expertise in data products and understanding of investment management data to support new data and analytics initiatives. You will be called on to find solutions and scout support and solve data issues related to a variety of short- and long-term initiatives and projects focused on bringing new data capabilities at CPP Investments.

The Opportunity:

  • Build solutions to complex business problems on topics such as forecasting, classification and estimation, finding and using unique datasets
  • Communicate and engage with internal stakeholders across all areas of the business to analyze problems and deliver the appropriate solution recommendations including supporting artifacts as needed: business requirement documents, functional specifications, data specifications, use cases, data flows, metrics, reports and designs.
  • Manage data onboarding, ingestion and assessment of new datasets.
  • Conduct and coordinate proof-of-concepts with external vendors, internal data resources alongside multiple internal stakeholders
  • Identify manual processes or user-developed applications as candidates for automation/ operationalization to reduce operational instability and human error
  • Develop models or algorithms and run live experiments to prototype the improvements and prove their efficacy
  • Support internal business partners (Investment Departments and Core Services) in the development and execution of new data capabilities
  • Produce data visualizations and deliver insights through transformation & analysis of various internal and external data sets.
  • Ensure that new enhancements address immediate business needs, while ensuring system alignment with data strategy and roadmaps.


  • Programming experience in with one or more of the following: SQL, Python, PySpark notebooks, Excel/VBA, nix or command batch scripts.
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau, Qlik or Power BI.
  • Experience in analyzing, manipulating, transforming, and interpreting large and complex datasets, structured and unstructured data in a variety of formats XML, JSON and structures such as time series and panel.
  • Product or customer service experience, with the ability to understand and interpret investment management concepts and requirements is considered an asset.
  • Experience working with AWS, Microsoft Azure or GCP considered an asset.
  • Experience with market data vendors (Bloomberg, CapIQ, RIMES) would be an asset.
  • Understanding and familiarity with data used in the investment process: fundamentals, estimates, valuations, industry KPIs, economic indicators would be an asset.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to work individually as well as in a team environment.
  • Commitment to CPP Investments’ guiding principles of integrity, partnership and high performance.

Additional Information

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At CPP Investments, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process.

Our Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity:

In addition to being dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diverse talent, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible experience. If you require an accommodation for any part of the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms, etc.), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.


CPP Investments does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with us. Our recruitment supplier arrangements are restricted to specific hiring needs and do not include this or other web-site job postings. Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by CPP Investments to provide resumes to this posting or web-site will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered.  CPP Investments will not pay any referral, placement or other fee for the supply of such unsolicited resumes or information.


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