Data Architect, SPDR ETFs, State Street Global Advisors, VP
State Street
Krakow, Lesser Poland, PL
6 d. temu

Who we are looking for

Are you passionate about the power of data?

Do you want to work with data science and machine learning to create commercial solutions?

Can you create order and structure where most people see only complexity?

Do you want to work in one of the fastest growing areas of Asset Management?

Are you bright, curious and a natural problem solver?

Can you collaborate in a diverse and evolving, global environment?

This role can be performed in a hybrid model, where you can balance work from home and office to match your needs and role requirements.

Why this role is important to us

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) is a global leader in institutional asset management, entrusted with more than $3.9 trillion in assets.

For more than three decades, investors worldwide have benefited from our disciplined, precise investment process and powerful global platform offering access to every major asset class, capitalization range and style across the indexing and active spectrums.

SSGA is the investment management arm of State Street Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutions.

The SPDR business within SSGA has over $1Tn in assets across 150 ETFs and is one of the fastest growing areas within the firm.

The SPDR Global Business Intelligence (GBI) team supports the SPDR ETF business in data infrastructure / quality, reporting & analytics and sales enablement.

The vision of the GBI team is to be an indispensable commercial partner for the SPDR ETF business to help achieve desired goals and objectives.

Our mission is to use BI tools with data, data science and machine learning to provide a reliable foundation for decision-making, opportunity realization and targeted business improvements.

We work with state-of-the-art technologies and a tremendously diverse data set.

Role Overview

The role of VP Data Architect is to refine a blueprint of a data environment that aligns with the short- and long-term goals of SPDR Business and its unique contextual requirements.

This will include visualizing and designing SPDR Business’ data management framework. Most importantly, the Data Architect will identify people who will consume that data and their unique requirements to have oversight on flows of data between data consumers and data sources.

Reporting directly to the Global Head of SPDR Business Intelligence, the Data Architect will closely work with three key stakeholder groups :

SPDR Data Science and Reporting teams who leverage the data in the SPDR data warehouse to perform various data science and reporting related activities.

The SPDR Data Architect will ensure high quality data is readily available for these key users Sales Planning and Strategy, who are responsible for collecting requirements for new reporting capabilities.

The SPDR Data Architect will evaluate the requirements vs. current and future capabilities and advise on options for execution SSGA IT team, who own the technical delivery of the required capabilities and the technology roadmap for future data warehouse enhancements.

The SPDR Data Architect will ensure alignment in approach and delivery of the SPDR business’ needs

Overall, you will design and deliver systematic solutions to both new reporting and analytics requirements, and to enhance business as usual deliverables including compensation and quarterly business review reporting.

You will review technical designs to ensure they meet requirements and will scale to future asks. You will offer ideas on how insights and can drive positive business outcomes.

You will ensure data is answering the appropriate questions to drive positive behavior.

What you will be responsible for

As SPDR Data Architect you will

  • Understand SPDR Business’ strategy and work with Head of SPDR BI to ensure SPDR BI data model alignment towards delivering strategic goals for this organization
  • Own the delivery of the SPDR data model, working in close collaboration with SSGA IT stakeholders
  • Define analytics roadmap, working with Head of BI and Head of Sales Planning ensure alignment with SPDR Business’ strategy
  • Work with Sales Strategy & Planning team to translate business priorities into technical specifications, including data streams, integrations, transformations, databases, and data warehouses.
  • Working closely with the BI Data Science team to understand any new deep insights or new use cases this team will generate from time-to-time as well as support the team on on-going projects and initiatives
  • Help prioritization of individual project / priorities / BAU activities / ad-hoc requests and keep senior management informed about plans, timelines, dependencies, intermediate deliverables
  • Manage timelines, identify / raise issues / risks / costs / budgets
  • Plan for any User Acceptance testing that will need to be done on the business side after the SSGA IT team completes the system and / or automated testing for project
  • Aid in determining appropriate design solutions for requirements (i.e. data warehouse build vs. Alteryx vs. Python)
  • Examine current processes to identify areas for improvement
  • What we value

    The Data Architect will also facilitate the collaboration with the Global Advisors Technology / Platform lead responsible for

  • Defining and / or using the data architecture framework, standards, and principles, including metadata, security, reference data such as product codes and client categories, and master data such as clients, vendors, materials, and employees
  • Defining reference architecture, which is a pattern others can follow to create and improve data systems.
  • Data management (DB Administration, ETL Development, New Tool and Data source Onboarding)
  • Vendor Support Model for Platforms like SalesPage, SalesForce
  • Platform Support for SalesPage, SalesForce, Alteryx, Tableau, Data Warehouse
  • Guidance on simplifying the technology footprint
  • Testing (System / Functional Testing and Automated Testing Framework)
  • Deployment (Tableau Deployment, licensing & Server management, BI Software Licensing, Maintenance of Cloud based services, Solution Deployment, Integration and Scaling to cloud).
  • Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • A BS / MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Information Technology or equivalent / related degree
  • Minimum of 7+ years of management / leadership and / or consulting experience, preferably with some experience working with global or remote team members of analysts, report writers, data scientists, etc.
  • Experience in asset management with an understanding of ETF / Mutual Fund trends, challenges and opportunities
  • Experience with project management and strong organizational skill
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with Tableau Software; Certified Desktop Professional preferred
  • Certified Data Management Professional (DAMA) will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to work with contractors and / or Information Technology professionals to develop data analytics systems and processes
  • Experience with advanced analytics techniques such as Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Pattern Recognition and program languages such as Python and R is desired but not required
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a dynamic environment with tight deadlines, and ability to prioritize and allocate projects and workflow to ensure timely and accurate delivery to partners
  • Experience working in an Agile development process
  • Ability to take ownership and initiative, to influence and build consensus and successfully navigate within a data driven environment of a leading global financial institution
  • Persuasive and articulate in presenting complex ideas, simply
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