Director, Architecture

  • location: Boston, MA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $125,000 - $135,000 per year

job description

Actively seeking an experienced application architect to work in the Asset Management Technology group. At the organization architects are leaders in technology playing a significant role in driving all aspects of technology planning and execution.

The Expertise We're Looking For

  • Proven leadership skills, demonstrated ability to influence and partner with engineering and product teams to deliver scalable robust solutions.
  • Investment Management domain experience, especially with Investment Risk platforms/analytics and Quantitative Development
  • Significant experience working on application architecture in an engineering, design and architecture capacity. Proficiency in multiple enterprise technologies, architectural styles, and techniques.
  • Expert knowledge and experience in Java, various open source stacks, and relational databases. Experience with / knowledge of R, Python a plus.
  • Experience in cloud technologies and practices, building applications using services such as AWS S3, EC2, Lambda, EMR, CloudFormation. Experience with containers and well-grounded in the knowledge of engineering and continuous delivery practices.
  • Passionate about technology and delivering solutions to solve business problems using event driven architectures, scale-out architectures.
  • Undergraduate degree in computer science or a related field ideally combined with an advanced technical degree. A CFA or an MBA in Finance, or demonstrated progress towards a CFA a plus.

The Purpose of Your Role

  • As an architect in Asset Management Technology you will interact directly with key business users such as Risk/Quant/Research Analysts and senior members of the Investment team, and provide the technical leadership required to deliver timely, viable, and valuable solutions for Asset Management.

The Skills You Bring

  • An ability to build strong and constructive relationship across business and technology groups
  • Strong customer-centric focus balanced against technical considerations when designing solutions
  • Strong technology architecture, engineering and design skills.
  • Passion and curiosity, work with others to foster ideas and produce creative solutions to difficult problems while making smart choices balancing design and delivery.
  • A strong influencer who can integrate effectively in to the culture. Combine facilitation skills with a results orientation to deliver excellence and execution.
  • Organizational savvy and maturity, ability to work effectively across different organizational units and business groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to lead cross-team collaboration and partnerships across a variety of internal and external constituencies.

The Value You Deliver

  • Successfully deliver key technology solutions supporting the Asset Management business.
  • Investigate, prove out and incorporate new technologies and capabilities to drive the technology vision for Asset Management.
  • Define patterns and best practices for application and infrastructure design, engineering and development.
  • Lead, mentor and provide design and architecture for delivery teams. Collaborate with product and engineering leads and senior management on product and delivery requirements, roadmaps and vision.

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