Global Investment Data Architect

    • Malvern, PA

Develop next generation cloud investment domain specific data designs for new line of business initiatives to cover functional and non-functional requirements, taking into account the needs of downstream consumers both within investments and across the enterprise. Design data models and data definitions to address the needs of the initiatives with the ability to support multiple use cases. Expand several existing investment domain specific data designs to do likewise. Rationalize and consolidate existing investment sub domain specific data designs to reduce technical debt and expand reusability of data.

Significantly contribute to and collaborate on next generation cloud reference architectures and designs for investment data that will serve as the guidelines and guard rails for enabling the investment business to get a better handle on its investment data to more effectively manage it more as a strategic asset.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain strong partnership with senior investment business partners to advance the shared business goals and outcomes
  • Establish and maintain strong partnership with senior investment technology partners to enable them and their durable agile product teams to reach their goals and outcomes for their portfolio of products
  • Establish and maintain strong partnership with senior shared technology services partners to ensure their support with cloud platforms, managed services and cloud reference architectures to advance the investment business goals and outcomes
  • Establish and maintain strong partnership with senior AI/ML data scientists and business practitioners
  • Contribute to the creation of the next generation cloud investment data architecture strategy to be followed by the durable agile product teams in the investment technology department
  • Contribute to the creation of primarily cloud based reference and implementation data architecture patterns for the durable agile product teams across the investment technology department
  • Contribute to definition and documentation of the field of use and best practices for various database types (relational, key-value, in-memory, document, graph, time series, and ledger) for investment data in the cloud
  • Contribute to definition and documentation of the field of use and best practices for various types of analytics managed services (real time, operational, interactive, Big Data processing, data warehousing, and dashboards) for democratizing investment data in the cloud
  • Collaborate with investment business data governance colleagues to establish optimal processes and appropriate controls to catalog, manage, and govern data in the cloud
  • Collaborate with investment technology solution architects and senior technical staff on the durable agile product teams to:
- Establish bounded contexts for the business data in scope of the products
- Define the data access patterns to the data in scope
- Select the fit for purpose data store / database to store data in the cloud
- Assess the appropriate sizing and layout for the data in the selected database services
- Develop the data models according to the data access pattern appropriate to the selected database services
- Ensure next generation cloud data reference architecture and patterns are followed
  • Participate in special projects and performs other duties as assigned


Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Minimum 7+ years relevant work experience with 5+ years of experience as a data/solution architect
  • Experience designing and delivering financial services investment related solutions for business operations and operational analytics
  • Experience designing data solutions taking into account the functional requirements as well as the system qualities such as availability, performance, scalability, consistency, and concurrency
  • Experience designing and delivering polyglot cloud data solutions with two or more of the following database types: relational, key-value, in-memory, document, graph, time series, or ledger
  • Experience with AWS database services is preferred
  • Experience designing and developing a variety of cloud analytics solutions. Experience with AWS analytics services is preferred
  • Experience in sizing, performance tuning, cost optimization and of cloud compute resources and query optimization of databases
  • Experience in designing data storage architecture such as data partitioning, indexing, and compaction
  • Familiarity with cloud AI/ML developer services
  • Experience with DevSecOps, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional Certification is preferred
  • Knowledge of good data management practices
  • Strong Communication and Presentation skills


Special Factors

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

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