Principal Data Architect
- Rockville, MD
FINRAâ€™s Data Platform team is looking for a passionate and innovative technologist with strong strategic and critical thinking skills to lead our Data Platform team. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong balance of technical and business skills and will own responsibility for defining strategies and guiding implementation for the FINRA Data Platform.
The FINRA Data Platform is responsible for the collection, management and dissemination of data at FINRA. Itâ€™s an enterprise capability that services multiple business lines across the entire organization. The platform collects and processes billions of records (over 300 billion) each day in support of FINRAâ€™s regulatory mission to protect investor and promote market integrity.
Soâ€¦do you have experience with commercial software, startups, large-scale program execution, and AWS cloud? Are you excited about servant leadership for strong engineering teams shipping products that have broad industry impact? Are you interested in being part of a cutting-edge technology team? Then we would like to hear from you!
- Work with engineering teams to design and deliver first class data solutions using existing and emerging technologies
- Promote awareness and build expertise in current and emerging data technologies, architecture and patterns
- Help lead design and architecture discussions
- Collaborate with engineering teams on key technology choices and implementation
- Stay on top of relevant technology trends, experiment, and support engineering team innovation
- Proven track record guiding platform architecture and technology best practices in areas such as:
- Big Data Processing (Spark, Hadoop, etc)
- Data Management
- Big Data Storage (S3, HDFS, etc)
- Data Integration
- Performance Optimization and Scaling
- Strong communication skills to be able to communicate effectively with engineering teams, senior management, and partners
- Demonstrated experience gaining trust and confidence at all levels of the organization
- Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, and collaboration
- Strong understanding of development processes and agile methodologies
- AWS cloud
- 10+ years of experience in Data Architecture
- 4+ years of experience in Big Data Architecture
- 3+ years of experience on AWS
- BS in computer science, or other related discipline
To be considered for this position, please submit an application.
The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.
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In addition to a competitive salary, comprehensive health and welfare benefits, and incentive compensation, FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match. You will also be eligible for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement program and many other benefits. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, consider a career with FINRA.
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