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Data Management Lead - 18931

Vancouver, BC

Posted: 07/11/2024 Category: Information Technology Job Number: 18931 Pay Rate: $100,000 - $125,000

Job Description

Our client, an employee-owned national Investment firm headquartered in beautiful Vancouver, BC, manages over $25 billion in assets on behalf of pension, foundation, corporate, Aboriginal, and individual clients across Canada. They are currently seeking a talented onsite Data Management Lead to join their team.

Role Overview:
The Data Management Lead will possess expertise in Investment Data, including market data from vendors like Bloomberg, and a thorough understanding of investment instruments, particularly Equities and Fixed Income products. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of data elements such as security master attributes, pricing details, risk and analytics, benchmarks, portfolio evaluations, performance, FX rates, etc.

Main Objective:
As the data owner for the firm’s market, transaction, and operational data across all asset classes and product types, the incumbent will work closely with analysts and traders in Fixed Income and Equity teams, as well as Business Analysts, Developers, and Trade Operations to support company objectives.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Requirements Gathering: Work with market data consumers to understand and gather requirements, producing business specifications, functional design, and associated documentation.
  • Data Analysis: Analyze market data requirements for all investible asset classes, identify relevant data sources, conduct data comparisons, evaluate data qualities, and create optimum data flows.
  • Problem Solving: Understand problem definitions, address problems systematically, provide options, and recommend solutions.
  • Documentation: Document market data onboarding specifications and coordinate delivery with the technology team.
  • Risk Monitoring: Assist with front office risk monitoring and reporting, including writing queries to extract information from databases for screening/investment decision-making/valuation/tasks/reports.
  • Data Validation: Ensure data validation throughout the testing and implementation phase to meet business and functional requirements.
  • Best Practices: Adhere to and develop best practices supporting internal Project Management Standards.
  • Business Reporting: Ensure business reporting needs are met with the most elegant and timely technology solutions.
  • Lifecycle Management: Ensure proper development life cycle is followed with artifacts to support internal audit and any inquiries.
  • Post-Implementation Support: Provide post-implementation support and investigate issues.
Qualifications:
  • Investment Securities Knowledge: Practical and detailed knowledge of investment securities, standards, security master, identifiers, quotes, prices, and volume across asset classes.
  • Market Data Vendors: Experience working with known Market Data vendors like Reuters, Bloomberg, etc.
  • Industry Experience: Minimum 5 years of direct experience in market data, trading (bond desk), and investment operations.
  • Bloomberg Terminal: Demonstrated experience with Bloomberg terminal (such as PORT) and data license usage, and market data standards for investment management in the Equity and Fixed Income space.
  • Data Tools: Experience with databases, data mapping, and query & reporting tools.
  • Systems Integration: Experience with systems integrations involving trades, data transfers, messaging protocols, and mapping of attributes.
  • Trade Lifecycle: Sound understanding of the typical trade life cycle.
  • Documentation Skills: Excellent documentation, analytical, and process-based skills to produce process flow diagrams, business modeling, and functional design documents.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and presentation skills.
  • Time Management: Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Education: University degree or college certification in a relevant discipline.
  • Reporting Solutions: Familiarity with reporting solutions such as Tableau, PowerBI, and Wyn is an added advantage.
Personal Attributes:
  • Culture Contribution: Positively contribute to the company culture.
  • Consulting and Planning: Exceptional consulting and planning skills with the ability to build strategic relationships.
  • Communication and Leadership: Excellent communicator and effective leader with high interpersonal skills and the ability to build trusted relationships.
  • Decision Making: Ability to exercise sound judgment in decision-making.
  • Negotiation and Influence: Ability to negotiate, influence, and gain support.
  • Resilience: Ability to stay energized, productive, and focused in the face of challenges, ambiguity, change, or strenuous demands.
  • Analytical Skills: Ability to see and synthesize different sides of an issue, examining the full range of options and outcomes, and building intellectual frameworks to guide analysis and action.
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Salary: $100,000 – $125,000 annually.
  • Benefits: Full benefits package.
  • Work Environment: Professional, busy, fun, and challenging workplace.
  • Career Development: Opportunities for growth, promotion, and gaining great corporate experience.
Only candidates already eligible to work in Canada will be reviewed. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
 

Meet Your Recruiter

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Tania McMahon
Senior Recruitment Consultant & Head of Coaching
Marketing & Information Technology (IT)

Tania is a seasoned leader with over 16 years of experience in recruitment, hospitality, events and marketing. Specializing in the placement of marketing and information technology professionals across Canada, she brings a wealth of expertise derived from her multifaceted career.

With a comprehensive understanding of both union and non-unionized environments, Tania has demonstrated a remarkable ability to identify, hire, train and retain highly successful teams across various sectors. A confident and articulate communicator, she excels at building and maintaining strong relationships with clients, stakeholders and colleagues. This collaborative approach, combined with her ability to orchestrate strategic solutions and her passion for nurturing talent, underscore her status as a leader in the recruitment industry.

Tania is an accredited success and mindset coach and has completed an accelerated MBA with a marketing focus. She is a fundraising event expert for local children’s charities and hospitals, and a proud mom of two sons who are making their mark on the world. In her spare time, she is often found travelling, kayaking or exploring the outdoors with her puppy.

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