Principal Data Engineer

3+ months agoScottsdale, AZ

In Vanguard's Client Experience & Digital (CXD) department, our goal is to evolve and enhance our clients' digital experience. As a Data Engineering expert driving innovation across CXD, our team plays a critical role in influencing and driving change through implementation of advanced analytics into business & digital solutions that drive strategic decision making & deepen the understanding of Vanguard investors.

Our teams are organized in cross-functional journey teams, called labs, which operate in an enduring product ownership model. Each lab owns a particular journey (or experience) and seeks to drive continuous improvement within that experience.

What to expect:

Provides and trains others in expert level data solutions by using software to process, store, and serve data to others. Tests data quality and optimizes data availability. Ensures that data pipelines are scalable, repeatable, and secure. Leads, instructs, and mentors less experienced Data Engineers in providing the deepest dive analytical skillset on a variety of internal and external data. Contributes to strategic planning and aligns end-to-end processes with cross-departmental and cross-divisional goals.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Writes the most complex ETL (Extract / Transform / Load) processes, designs database systems, and develops tools for real-time and offline analytic processing.
  • Troubleshoots software and processes for data consistency and integrity. Leads the integration of highly complex and large scale data from a variety of sources for business partners to generate insight and make decisions.
  • Translates business specifications into design specifications and code. Establishes analytical rigor and methods for writing complex programs, ad hoc queries, and reports. Ensures that all code is well structured, includes sufficient documentation, and is easy to maintain and reuse.
  • Partners with internal clients and leaders to gain an expert understanding of highly strategic, high risk business functions and informational needs. Contributes to strategic planning for Data Engineering at Vanguard. Works closely with other technical and data analytics experts across the business to implement data solutions.
  • Leads all phases of solution development. Explains technical considerations at related meetings, including those with internal clients and less experienced team members.
  • Assesses data quality and tests code thoroughly for accuracy of intended purpose. Acts as the highest point of escalation for data analysis and serves as a technical consultant for the client.
  • Educates and develops junior data engineers on the team while applying quality control to their work and increasing their knowledge in specialized Data Engineering techniques and processes. Leads data engineering standards and contributes expertise to other data expert teams across Vanguard.
  • Tests and implements highly complex new software releases through regression testing. Identifies issues and engages with vendors to resolve and elevate software into production.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Ten years of data analytics, programming, database administration, or data management experience.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience. Graduate degree preferred.
About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we're changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn't just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose - and that's how we've become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let's make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard's continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: "Do the right thing."

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard's core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

Job ID: Vanguard-135623