Director of Technology at Morningstar

| Chicago
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The Group: 
 The Data Technology group is the central nervous system of consolidating, normalizing, calculating and distributing Morningstar’s high-quality data and capabilities around that data for internal and external consumers. The individuals in this group thrive to ensure that we meet Morningstar’s internal and external data needs with high quality, high satisfaction, in a technologically sound manner. 
  
The Role: 
 In this role, you will direct multiple squads with diverse functional capabilities to facilitate and implement the new features and data content & calculation requests raised by our collections, research and product teams. You will be responsible for the Data Content available through a many Data APIs & Services, Data Platforms and Databases together which fuels our flagship products delivered to institutional, advisor and individual investors. 
  
You will represent these efforts to Senior Management and be responsible for ensuring that Morningstar can efficiently create, maintain, document and reliably operate on our data-based Intellectual Property. You will also be responsible for reviewing the methodologies created by our research teams and developing a plan for implementation across our data platforms. 
  
Finally, you will champion the creation of methodology and implementation documentation to support a deep knowledge base for global client support teams to investigate issues and answer clients’ questions. The ideal candidate will have a passion of data and software, excellent English communication capability and good understanding of Morningstar data and methodologies. 
 

Responsibilities: 

  • Communicate with internal and external clients, client success teams to understand and clarify business requirements. 
  • Work with Senior Managers to properly prioritize and sequence complex data deliveries thru many different data platforms. 
  • Ensure that specifications are clear and understandable and properly delivered by the Content teams. 
  • Collaborate with PM, tech leader, developer, and QA to deliver project according to requirements 
  • Support existing business and products 

  
Requirements: 
  

  • 10+ years Financial/Investment domain experience. 
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in relevant field. 
  • Excellent English communication capability and experience reporting to C-Level Executives. 
  • Self-motivated, excellent work ethic, strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work in a team environment. 
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to learn quickly and work independently. 
  • Advanced knowledge in data business and methodology of Equity, Fund, and Fixed Income. 
  • Some knowledge of SQL, excel and statistics will be preferable. 
  • CFA chart holder or CFA candidate is an asset 

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PlayFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Maria DBDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Morningstar Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.

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