Alliant Credit Union
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Chicago, IL

Sr. Manager, Data Platform at Alliant Credit Union

| Northwest Suburbs
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What will your day look like?

You will work with the product owner, business partner, BI engineering team, internal and external partners, and leaders across the enterprise to build data platform. Work requires building, configuring, scheduling data pipelines (ETL, ELT) that supports operational reports, ML platform, and business intelligence systems data needs using on prem data warehouse, data lake, and Azure cloud. This individual is responsible for managing and transforming structured and unstructured data originated in variety of systems across Alliant’s applications and transactional processing environment. Work requires an established background in the building of daily productional process, ability to achieve all development under security and compliance guidelines, change control delivery experience. Key elements of this role will require: extensive knowledge of SQL server, data lake, tableau, Business objects, cloud infrastructure and services in Azure. General direction is received from the Director Data Engineering. 

Responsibilities

Do you see yourself doing this?

 

  • Serve as data platform subject matter expert to the enterprise, accurately representing the features, limitations, and needs of enterprise data platform as well as the data platform potential to achieve necessary business outcomes
  • Lead data engineering team delivery against committed timelines, scope, and third-party dependencies
  • Guide internal customers through request intake, resource prioritization, and SDLC to facilitate smooth, predictable interactions between technology and lines of business
  • Collaborate with peers throughout technology to ensure cross-team dependencies are understood and effectively addressed
  • Negotiate balanced, timely solutions with competing requirements around timeline constraints, information security, risk management, and regulatory compliance
  • Serve as a primary liaison to all data needs throughout organization for operational reporting, regulatory compliance data needs, business intelligence, and predicative analytics
  • Instill software quality best practices to ensure stable, maintainable, defect-free data pipeline delivery
  • Guide ongoing SDLC and team process evolution and maturity
  • Ensure team compliance with information security, access management, change management, and risk management policies
  • Monitor, plan, and budget for development platform capacity and performance considerations
  • Report team delivery status, risks, issues, and key metrics to stakeholders across the organization
  • Facilitate collaboration between data architects, BI engineering, and data science to drive sound solution design
  • Track technical debt accumulation and advocate for necessary resources and plans to maintain platform stability and relevance
  • Serve as primary scrum team escalation point to efficiently remove any obstacles that impede team delivery objectives
  • Understand and advocate for the unique environments, access, data, processes, and working conditions required for successful data solution delivery
  • Partner with scrum masters and product owners to provide agile/scrum expertise and coaching for team members
  • Oversee team execution against established SDLC processes to ensure all deliverables meet company development standards
  • Stay informed on data platform technology, product roadmaps, and upcoming vendor features

 

Leadership and Performance Management

  • Deliver superior results through quality execution and best practice adaptation
  • Demonstrate courage, ability and agility to understand and address organizational transition in cloud data management; establish expectations for the unexpected
  • Translate strategic and operating plans into meaningful direction of projects, goals, priorities and activities
  • Capture, analyze, and understand the internal environment, team dynamics, and talent capabilities to address organizational refinement, agility and growth
  • Champion Employee/Internal Customer Engagement, employee development and all cultural hallmarks through a strong leadership signature and a growing command of Alliant’s leadership competencies
  • Continually assess and provide discerning development, insightful coaching and talent utilization/optimization for direct reports
  • Apply High Performance Management practices in leading an engaged workforce in order to effectively leverage the full potential and talent of this function
  • Provide a structural and consistent approach to ensure that individual development plans are in place, performance management is consistent, performance management process is respected and followed, and coaching and feedback are provided on a regular and dynamic basis.
  • Work with your direct reports and help seek out growth opportunities for your reports; continually challenge employees to maximize their engagement and productivity.

 

Adhere to and ensure compliance of all business transactions with policy and process of the Bank Secrecy Act.  Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, company procedures and policies. Maintain integrity and ethics in all actions and conversations with or regarding credit union members and their accounts; complies with Privacy Act directives.

Qualifications

What makes you a great fit?

You’ll be a great fit if in addition to the completion of a BA/BS degree in marketing, business, ecommerce, technology or related field required, and you have:

 

  • Minimum of 10 years working in variety of data platform is required as data modeler, ETL engineer
  • Minimum of 5 years hands-on as technical team lead architecting large data lake, data warehouse, building data pipelines
  • Minimum of 3 years hands-on Azure/AWS data platform solution building using big data technology Python, Apache Spark, Databricks
  • Solid technical skills and knowledge, with an ability to work effectively with minimal direction
  • Extensive knowledge of data platform infrastructure and services SQL, Azure, Business objects, Tableau
  • Demonstrated project management methodology knowledge, analytical troubleshooting and support
  • Strong research, data collection, organization, analysis skills including Management Information Systems reporting and capacity planning
  • Must be well organized and detail oriented with have strong focus on operational excellence in delivery of daily data processing needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Ability to break down complex processes into simple concepts
  • Strategic thinker who is highly analytical and has a strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and make sound independent decisions
  • Excellent organizational skills as well as written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated capability in conflict resolution

  

When you’re happy, we’re happy!

As a thank you for joining our team, you’ll benefit from:

 

  • Competitive medical, dental, and free vision benefits
  • Competitive compensation plan
  • Contributions towards gym memberships
  • Generous PTO and banking holidays off
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What are Alliant Credit Union Perks + Benefits

Alliant Credit Union Benefits Overview

Alliant constantly works on improving its Employee Value Proposition. Our Human Capital Group team seeks ongoing employee feedback to continue to raise the bar on employee-focused benefits, making updates to the existing and adding new benefits every year.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Alliant participates in local volunteer activities such as Fantasy Flight, Plane Pull, Feed My Starving Children & more. In addition, we offer 8 hours of paid volunteer time benefit for all employees.
Partners with Nonprofits
To execute on our mission of Bridging the Digital Divide, Alliant has partnered with PCs for People, Connected Nation, DiGiTunity and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Alliant has Employee Events & Community Engagement team, the ACU Foundation, Brand Journalism/Alliant Reporters team, on-site Toastmasters club & Women's Resource Group.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Alliant provides our leaders and employees with unconscious bias, psychological safety and inclusive mindset training.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Alliant supports employee resource groups. At this time, employees created INCLUDE, a women resource group and ALL, an LGBTQ+ employee resource group.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
At Alliant, we ensure that we have a diverse candidate slate for every role for which we hire and that our interview panels are also diverse.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Alliant employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their medical FSA and $5,000 to dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Preventive services covered at 100%, Basic services covered at 80%; Major restorative services covered at 50%; Orthodontics covered at 50%
Vision Benefits
Alliant offers free vision benefits to its employees. The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams after $10 copay and $150 for glasses and contact lenses annually.
Health Insurance Benefits
Our insurance policy covers up to 85% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
With Alliant's wellness reimbursement program, each employee receives up to $35 per month (non-cumulative) to spend on wellness activities and discounted wellness services through ThrivePass.
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Alliant employees get free access to Calm and myStrength apps and services.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Alliant matches 100% of employee’s contribution up to 5% of salary
401(K) Matching
Alliant provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 100% of contributions up to 5% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
In the last years, Alliant’s bonus payouts were above 100%.
Match charitable contributions
The Alliant Credit Union Foundation also matches employee donations made to non-religious, non-political 501(c)(3) organizations up to a total of $200 per person per calendar year.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provide 2 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Alliant provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Since the pandemic began, all non-essential job functions have been remote 100%.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for up to 26 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Our employees receive between 21 and 31 days per year of paid time off based on years of service. Alliant also offers a Flexible Time Off (unlimited time off) policy for Sr. Managers and above.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Employees can withhold up to $265 per month pre-tax for transit expenses and up to $265 per month pre-tax for parking expenses.
Company Outings
Alliant hosts between 4 and 6 major employee events in a year, including the Annual Volleyball Tournament, annual summer party and employee appreciation day celebration.
Stocked Kitchen
Currently, Alliant offers free snacks, free hot beverages and bottled water during the day, free lunch/food events on occasion and bi-weekly free fruit.
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Alliant reimburses its employees up to $35 per month for gym, health and fitness services and activities.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Alliant offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, onsite training courses and the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Alliant hosts lunch and learn and hour with the leader meetings once per quarter, giving our employees to hear from our executive and senior leadership teams.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $5250 annually for continuing education through our tuition reimbursement benefit.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Alliant constantly works on improving its Employee Value Proposition. Currently, Alliant offers free snacks, free hot beverages and bottled water, free lunch/food events on occasion, personal concierge service, on-site package/mailing service, massage therapy, discounted ticket sales, car wash, dry cleaning, convenience store, vehicle maintenance, banking and a gym at our headquarters location.

Our company works hard to create a work environment that allows our employees to maintain a healthy work/life balance. We encourage our employees to take advantage of flexible hours and offer an option to work remotely. Alliant also offers a very generous PTO package, which starts new employees with 21 PTO days annualized in their first year of employment.

The well-being of our employees and their families translates to productivity and commitment to their jobs. That is why we constantly work on launching new benefits that will help them find the best medical care at the lowest cost and get the help they need with convenience and without unnecessary stress.

An Insider's view of Alliant Credit Union

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Although a lot is expected of us, there is definitely a focus on keeping your life in balance. Alliant’s response to our Coronavirus-prompted switch to working remotely has been exemplary. Senior leadership shares videos with us regularly, and our managers are understanding of family needs and have made huge efforts to keep our team connected and e

Pam Leibfried

member communication specialist

What projects are you most excited about?

All the creative projects I get to work on. I have the tools and resources to do my job. This is not the case at previous employers whose only focus was on cost and not efficiency. A lot of my work is creative, and it requires costly design software.

Kendra Sutter

instructional designer

How does the company support your career growth?

Alliant is the first company that has made it a point for employees to set a development plan for themselves & allow employees to work towards a better ‘me’ – both personally & professionally.

Kate Plata

manager, wholesale consumer lending

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Alliant and its management have always been very open to creative new ideas on more efficient ways to run our business. Truly the adage “Your opinion matters” is alive and well at Alliant!

Matt Dempsey

manager, consumer loan underwriting and processing

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started with Alliant as a temp in the call center and now am in a leadership position within technology, and my story is not unique. If you are looking to grow your career, this is a great place to explore different areas you may be interested in!

Terry Hagio

technical implementation manager

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