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Architect - Data Engineering and Business Intelligence

Location: Seattle


Role Summary:

Gather and analyze data to solve complex problems and evaluate scenarios to make predictions on future outcomes and support decision making. Acting independently, serves as a technical expert in data engineering and analysis. The Data Engineering and Business Intelligence Architect will be responsible for developing, implementing, and supporting enterprise Data Engineering and Business Intelligence capabilities in a timely and accurate manner. They will lead all aspects of the delivery of Date Engineering and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions and will synthesize overall strategy by analyzing a wide variety of solutions, selecting the most relevant tools/techniques to meet specific client requirements such as business case, pricing, or complex analysis, and interpreting and reporting on outputs. Contribute to enterprise architecture as steward for IT and Ops Data Teams. Applicant must possess an excellent understanding of the data warehouse lifecycle, and advanced Business Intelligence skills. Drive towards Analytic capability as a Service – As we focus on maturing the consumption side of the data, we need someone that can help bring some understanding/experience on offering analytics as services.

The responsibilities of the individual in this position include:

  • Design, develop, and implement robust Data Engineering and BI solutions to serve the needs of our business
  • Analyze existing databases, reports, and processes for opportunities to further automate or simplify utilizing modern tools
  • Provide design recommendations based on long-term IT organization strategy
  • Elicit business requirements, including retention, granularity, and related factors by consulting with business partners and enterprise leadership
  • Develop a practical roadmap for an enterprise-wide Data Engineering, BI and analytics platform and recommend appropriate technologies to support the implementation
  • Define the overall data architecture, including ETL processes, ODS, EDW, data marts and data lakes.
  • Work with the data architect to ensure that logical and physical data models support the analytic needs of the business.
  • Provide technical and architectural guidance to projects and teams, ensuring that new initiatives enable effective solutions.
  • Collaborate with key business users to identify needs and opportunities for improved data management and delivery.
  • Provide technical knowledge and business support to the team.

The successful candidate will have extensive demonstrable skills and experiences including the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or related field. Master’s in Computer Science preferred
  • 7+ years’ experience in Data Engineering and BI/analytical tools
  • Experience working with Microsoft BI Suite and developing statistical packages in SQL/Python/SAS/R
  • Expertise creating and maintaining reliable data pipelines
  • Proven data warehousing and data mart development expertise
  • Complex SQL query development and performance tuning skills
  • Excellent data integration and data mapping experience         
  • Experience building robust solutions using modern open-source technologies  
  • Work with research teams to help in data science and machine learning initiatives
  • Nice to have:
    •  Cloud computing experience such as AWS and Azure
    • Experience with distributed storage technology like Hadoop and tools like Spark and Hive
  • Multiple development methodologies including Agile and Waterfall
  • Finance or Asset Management experience preferred; retail, e-commerce or tech industry alternatively


Russell Overview

Russell Investments is a global financial services firm that serves institutional investors, financial advisors and individuals working with their advisors in more than 40 countries.

Founded in 1936, Russell Investments is one of only a few firms that offers actively managed multi-asset portfolios and services that include advice, investments and implementation. With core capabilities extending across capital market insights, manager research, asset allocation, portfolio implementation and factor exposures Russell Investments stands with clients to achieve their desired investment outcomes.

A pioneer, Russell Investments began its strategic pension fund consulting business in 1969 and today is a consultant to some of the largest pools of capital in the world. With four decades of experience researching and selecting investment managers, meeting annually with more than 2,200 managers around the world, Russell Investments is well-known worldwide for its investment advice.

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Russell Investments operates globally with 21 offices (as of August 2016) across the world, providing Investment Services in the world’s major financial centers, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, San Diego and New York.

Russell Investments offers a competitive compensation and benefit package to associates including: medical, vision and dental coverage; a profit-sharing retirement plan; sabbatical leave every 10 years; and tuition assistance. Most importantly, Russell Investments offers a work environment where respect for the individual and teamwork are part of our fundamental values. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Russell Investments supports workforce diversity.

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