Director - Senior Cloud Data Engineer Director - Senior Cloud Data Engineer …

Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Director - Senior Cloud Data Engineer
Job Description

Provide strategic and operational leadership in the design and development of the company's data platform and data engineering for asset management. Work closely with the business to effectively translate business strategy and objectives into technological capability.
The role will entail designing and implementing core features and data engineering solutions on an enterprise data platform on the cloud. The role will also collaborate with Enterprise Architecture to assure technology compatibility and compliance with architectural road-maps and best practices. The role will also drive strategy and be expected to manage a global team of engineers to ensure best in class solutions that are scalable, extensible, and cost effective.


  • The Director - Senior Cloud Data Engineer position will be a key member of Investment Data Technology team. You will be providing leadership and contributes to all aspects of engineering needs to build and support the enterprise data platform systems. Lead and contributes to expert level system design and make complex architectural decisions. Expected to provide hands-on system delivery on multiple technologies. Foster a collaborative and results-oriented team environment where resources are empowered and accountable and focused on business needs.
  • Collaborate with the business to understand business strategy and needs, customer needs, and market trends. Collaborate with architecture and leadership on design of a supporting technology strategy, including a multi-year road map, that aligns with architectural design, plan, and standards. Provide cost and feasibility analysis to support and gain strategy approval. Implement and drive strategy. Oversee annual asset health and security assessments and incorporate output into the development strategy.
  • Ensure that solution design and delivery meet business requirements and expectations regarding cost, schedule, and scope. Deliver operational excellence through development, formal release schedules and release management processes, service level agreements (SLAs), problem resolution through system monitoring, and change management. Effectively oversee multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Collaborate with the enterprise procurement team to ensure appropriate procurement processes are followed and to assist in effective management of vendor relationships. Partner with vendor partners to ensure all on- and off-shore resources are of appropriate skill set, Ameriprise preferred methodologies are followed, output meets quality standards, and established SLAs are met.
  • Strategically plan and prioritize software/solution releases within planned release schedules based on enterprise business strategy, business and technology need, and impact, while assuring appropriate scope, size, and impact of releases to end users. Effectively plan all design, development, and testing work to ensure the pre-determined release schedule is met.
  • Participate in the annual budget and financial planning process for assigned organization, technical assets, and related projects. Participate in and bring subject matter expertise to the prioritization and planning of technology product solutions to meet and maximize the annual investment budget. Collaborate with involved teams across the business and with vendor partners to effectively and accurately estimate amount of work and resulting cost associated with project deliverables.
  • Champion and ensure compliance with organizational standards, practices and methodologies. Participate in the design and implementation of new methodologies, practices, and standards, as required. Hold teams accountable for following and implementing Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology and quality management framework for projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigne

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent (4-years) in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS, or related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience.
  • 7-10+ years of experience in technology and/or software development, progressing in complexity and responsibility.
  • 3-5+ years of leadership experience, including demonstrated success in leading technical teams and executing technical projects within a quality management framework and outsourced/vendor partner environment (both on- and off-shore).
  • 2-3+ years of experience in successfully managing budgets (departmental and/or project).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Full stack expertise on the cloud technologies (web development, api development, middleware design, database design, etc.)
  • 7+ years of experience coding and/or designing in multiple programming languages, including focused experience in Python, Java stack or .net stack
  • Working knowledge of DevOps process, automation tools and proficiency in Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipeline models
  • Familiarity with the financial planning process (departmental and/or project).
  • Highly effective communication skills that include the ability to deliver technical information to non-technical audiences.
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