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Director of Data Engineering - Solovis

Company: eVestment
Location: Irving
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Solovis is a revolutionary new SaaS platform offering a multi-asset class portfolio management and reporting solution for foundations, endowments, pensions, OCIOs, and family offices. Our firm is on a mission to set a new industry standard for performance, exposure, and portfolio analysis. The key to that success is to continue disrupting the industry with transformational technology designed specifically for limited partners. At Solovis, we recognize our employees by personally investing in them and providing a rewarding corporate culture centered around growth, training, and an opportunity to shape the future of our product. Solovis is seeking a passionate leader and technologist to lead our Data and Integration Engineering team. As a rapidly growing FinTech SaaS provider with a suite of products that serve the institutional investing space, we are looking for the right person to help drive the development and evolution of key solutions which enable us to ingest and deliver complex data set with world-class quality, reliability and security. You must be passionate about data, automating everything, and creating leverage and maturity across our data engineering organization. You must be a leader with unique perspective and opinions, an effective written and verbal communicator and a solid technologist that can envision elegant and operationally efficient solutions to complex problems. What you'll do

  • This role is a senior leadership role, but you should relish rolling up your sleeves and getting involved in the technical details. There will be hands-on technical work required.
  • Oversee the following areas: o Data ingest pipelines from data providers and partners o Data focused products o Internal Data Application o Data Infrastructure and Architecture o Complex batch processing and calculation engines
    • Develop and evolve our data processing architecture and select technical components that can be leveraged across the various components. Strategically optimize technical "investment"
    • Provide perspective that informs build vs. buy decisions
    • Define and enforce platform standards (e.g., test coverage, security policy, etc.)
    • Architect solutions that are reusable, reliable, scalable and performant
    • Help define strategy and approach for integrating products across our suite
    • Ensure our data products and components leverage continuous integration and continuous deployment as part of their foundational architecture
    • Ensure security and privacy are first-class citizens in all solutions. Leverage our best-in-class tools to do so.
    • Ensure that our solutions conform to best practices in terms of organization, operational efficiency, security and cost effectiveness.
    • Constantly research and evaluate new trends and technologies that can be utilized to improve our overall data engineering landscape
    • Own, develop and evolve integrations with key partners and external vendors
    • Define, build and mentor a team that will be able to realize your vision for data engineering
    • Ensure overall alignment with high availability, business continuity and disaster recovery of all platform components
    • Establish and cultivate relationships with key vendors
    • Identify and mitigate technical risks and issues
    • Extend and enhance internal libraries and frameworks
    • Work directly with QA and Dev teams to implement and ensure automation in the development and deployment pipelines whenever possible Requirements What you bring
      • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or an equivalent technical discipline
      • 8+ years of experience including technical, managerial and leadership roles
      • 4+ years of experience in a technical leadership position responsible for teams of 5+ resources
      • Experience growing and mentoring a team including responsibility for hiring and promotion
      • The ability and desire to understand the institutional investing domain
      • Ability to interact with both Product Management and business stakeholders to create the optimal technical solution to solve challenging business problems.
      • Strong understanding of data engineering and associated architectures including experience with at least one major cloud platform. Experience with Azure is a plus.
      • General knowledge of common data engineering tools and products such as Snowflake, Spark, BigQuery, Redshift, etc..
      • Experience and knowledge of the analytics space including experience with modern data platforms, data processing techniques and analytical algorithms
      • Understanding of the key components of a robust software delivery supply chain and the process for creating and evolving a structure that is suitable for continuous delivery.
      • Familiarity with Infrastructure as Code techniques and solutions
      • Working knowledge of either Python or C#
      • Ability to facilitate, understand, and contribute to technical discussions
      • Effective communicator with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be comfortable communicating with development teams, Product Owners, Product Management, and company leadership
      • Effective influencer, able to work upward and across teams to build rapport and partner with others to solve common problems
      • Effective facilitation and conflict resolution skills - must be able to facilitate discussion of multiple approaches and drive resolution
      • High level of accountability for program execution, deliverables, and reporting to executive leadership
      • Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to work well in a team with diverse personality types What we bring Purpose - we are about providing our customers investment knowledge when they need it so that they can positively impact the world around them
        • Top notch team members and collaborative environment.
        • Endless opportunity with the ability to progress into various disciplines and expertise or into a leadership role as company growth continues Solovis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: Solovis is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Solovis are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, status, past or present military service, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. eVestment Alliance, LLC collects and processes personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you are a European Job Applicant see the privacy notice for further details. eVestment Alliance, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

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