Head of Data Architecture and Analytics

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ThinkMarkets is a global online brokerage firm, specializing in providing multi-asset trading solutions to thousands of clients around the world. With our flagship ThinkTrader platform, we allow our clients to trade the world 24-hours a day. Our mission is to disrupt the brokerage industry by allowing access to global markets and thousands of products to allow our clients to trade the world in the palm of their hand. We use the latest technologies to give traders seamless access to our proprietary trading platforms. Our Chicago office is in the heart of the financial district in the Loop, and is made up by our Leadership, IT, Analytics, and R&D teams. 

We are seeking a Head of Data Architecture & Analytics to join our rapidly growing global workforce in Chicago. In this role, you will be managing a team of data scientists, database engineers, and administrators across our global workforce taking ownership of our data strategy, architecture, and analytics suite. 

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with leadership and various Department Heads to identify problems, and opportunities for technology innovation
  • Lead developers and partner with data analytics & engineering teams
  • Help establish a clear, consistent technology vision through collaboration, influence, and enablement
  • Research, recommend, design, and develop our innovative data architecture
  • Implement business and IT vision through creation of new architecture strategy to span all data platforms (relational, NoSQL etc.)
  • Devise as-is, to-be and interim data platform architecture to support company data needs and platform / data integration transformation
  • Mentor colleagues and other data technologists to streamline tasks and increase productivity
  • Deliver metrics, dashboards, and reports that are meaningful and add value to the business
  • Ensure system, technical, and product architectures are aligned with business objectives
  • Lead teams and has direct managerial responsibilities for high-level technical staff
  • Manage a team of high-level technical staff responsible for developing and delivering products and services
  • Define objectives and development plans in alignment with IT and business objectives

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or more advanced degree in Information Technology highly preferred
  • Proven success managing a team of direct reports
  • Minimum of 5 years of data architecture experience in a complex, multi-platform distributed environment
  • Experience architecting and leading teams to design data warehouses and/or data lakes with data technologies
  • Experience mentoring other teammates and data technologists
  • In-depth and hands-on experience devising Architecture best practices, deliverables, drawings, and frameworks
  • Experience integrating a variety of data sources, including commercial software and bespoke data sets, using APIs, ETL, pipelines, and flat file ingestion
  • Experience using Spark (PySpark, Spark Streaming, SparkSQL, MLLib, and GraphX) for big data processing
  • Experience with cloud-based platforms such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, and can elaborate on the -aaS hierarchy is preferred
  • Fluent in various forms of machine learning and have practical experience of how to deploy into applications
  • Demonstrated success in delivering metrics, dashboards, and reports to leadership
  • Experience in a wide variety of database technologies, from Oracle, SQLServer, and DB2 to NoSQL systems such as MongoDB, Couch, Cloudant, Cassandra, and/or Elasticsearch
  • Experience using various information management technologies such as Teradata, SAS, MicroStrategy, Hadoop, Splunk and/or Informatica
  • Experience developing strategies for data movement, data obfuscation (data masking), record retention (Deletion and Archival), data infrastructure/security, operational data stores (ODS), enterprise data warehouses, data lakes and the operational reporting
  • Experience in the FinTech space highly preferred
  • Passion for collaboration and proven success in a fast-paced work environment

Our Benefit Offerings:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage available
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Pre-Tax Transit deduction options
  • Global Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k and Roth 401k (retirement planning) options available and competitive company match
  • Generous Paid Holidays
  • Monthly gym reimbursement
  • Fresh beverages and snacks in office
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Location

We are in the financial district of the city, located in the UBS Tower. We welcome others who would like to master the latest in tech with us.

An Insider's view of ThinkMarkets

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're definitely a hardworking bunch, and we're very passionate about what we do. The culture is dynamic and collaborative, and there's always something to work on which helps the day fly by!

Ashley

Executive Assistant to the CEO

What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a web call summarizing portfolio risks, exposures & order flow with our teams in Dubai & London. We track, measure, & report any trade issues with our clients; we’re always aware of changes in the risk profile of the firm portfolio. We're constantly checking on pricing, liquidity & execution across all our product offerings.

Pat

Head of Options

What makes someone successful on your team?

Above all, having passion for what you do will make an individual successful in any position! Specifically here at ThinkMarkets, we value a collaborative and innovative mindset to make our team run the most efficiently.

Theresa

Human Resources Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At ThinkMarkets, ideation that challenges the norm and status quo is embraced! We prioritize growth and innovation to drive the business forward. As a Marketing Team, our mission is to bring the brand personality to life across the globe with a lean methodology that enables ThinkMarkets to proactively and constantly drive progress and efficiency.

Rich

Head of Performance Marketing

What are ThinkMarkets Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
ThinkMarkets covers up to 85% of transit costs and the remaining balance can be deducted from paychecks pre-tax.
Stocked Kitchen
We have an espresso and coffee machine, tea, and snacks stocked in our kitchen!
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch catered in on Fridays!
Fitness Subsidies
ThinkMarkets provides $65 a month to each employee to use towards gym memberships or classes (yoga, barre, kick-boxing, etc.) to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Professional Development Benefits
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