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Senior Director of Investments Data and Analytics Technology

Senior Director of Investments Data and Analytics Technology

Job Info

Category: Executive
Company Description: Investment Advisor
Salary: Highly Competitive, Depending on Experience
Position Type: Permanent
Location: Jersey City-NJ
Job Number: 8746

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Director of Investments Data and Analytics Technology. The role will involve the creation of a new team focusing on Equities and Fixed Income data/analytics and reporting. The group will be formed through the merging of existing staff with some retraining and build out over the next 2 to 3 years.  The ideal candidate will bring experience in project and resource management, as well a deeper understanding of data analysis, design and validation. The candidate will also need to be fairly hands on with the data, databases and queries but not necessarily have the deepest expertise in all subject areas. The Director of Investments Data and Analytics Technology will report to the Head of Investment Technology.


• Provide project management oversight including maintaining project plans, effort estimation and timely communication with Investments users. The role will have heavy collaboration with Quantitative Research and Risk Management teams
• Hire, mentor and supervise newly formed team to ensure the team excels in proactive strategy, collaboration and resilient support of processes
• Partner with Investment areas to drive the business forward
• Plan and implement the overall analytics and business intelligence strategy
• Guide the design and development of data projects
• Collaborate with other data focused teams within Technology to delivery cross-functional and firm wide solutions
• Discover new opportunities to optimize the business using better processes and new tools


• BS/MS in Computer Science or related degree
• 10-15 years of experience
• 5+ years of recent experience in managing a team of at least 5 on-site employees
• 3+ years of recent experience in Fixed Income data and analytics
• Exceptional attention to detail
• High sense of urgency and degree of initiative and self-motivation

Required Business Skills:
• Ability to communicate (verbal/written) with front office users. Excellent communication skills are required
• Knowledge of features and characteristics of different Fixed Income and Equity security types. Fixed Income is a must
• Experience with portfolio management and trading data entities and concepts (portfolios, holdings, trades, securities, analytics, benchmarks, etc)
• Experience in producing portfolio and benchmark comparisons around characteristics and breakdowns
• Some experience with portfolio returns and attribution
• Experience with at least one specific market data feed provider (Bloomberg, Factset, Yieldbook, Barclays POINT, etc.) 

Required Technical Skills:
• Understanding of data set operations and basic concepts of entities and joining them
• Basic database skills (SQL Server, Oracle) including basic table design, creating SQL queries, and using stored procedures/functions
• Ability to drive architecture and review and improve data designs within an iterative development lifecycle
• Experience with at least one scripting language (Perl/Python preferred) used in a data transformation context, e.g. ETL
• Prior experience, familiarity with programming and programming concepts (Java, C/C++, .NET). Position will not require coding but background needed for design reviews
• Familiarity with reporting tools and experience with report creation


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their resume as an MS word document including a cover letter with a summary of relevant qualifications, highlighting clearly any special or relevant experience.
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