Investment Data Engineer

Washington State Investment Board
Olympia, USA
$80,340 - $133,000
Jul 31, 2021
Aug 30, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The WSIB may make a hiring decision at any time. It is in the candidate's best interest to apply early.


The Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) is a dedicated global investment management organization with over $171.5 billion in assets under management. The WSIB's globally diversified portfolios are comprised of more than 14,000 holdings across 87 countries on 6 continents and in 45 currencies. The WSIB's central mandate is to maximize return at a prudent level of risk.

The WSIB manages investments for 17 retirement plans for public employees, teachers, school employees, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and judges. We also manage investments for several other important public funds that benefit Washington's industrial insurance program, colleges and universities, and developmental disability programs. The WSIB's excellent investment performance dramatically contributes to the state's bottom line by earning the lion's share of money needed to cover state pension benefits.

To learn more about the WSIB, please visit our website at and follow us on LinkedIn.

This position is anticipated to perform work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, although incumbent should be available for onsite work upon a phased reopening of the office, expected in the Fall of 2021.

The WSIB is seeking highly qualified candidates to fill an Investment Data Engineer position within the Investment Data Office. This is a full-time exempt position. The Investment Data Office is responsible for the curation, integrity, and governance of all WSIB Investment data. The team analyzes market and portfolio data to provide critical and timely reporting for investment teams.


This position is focused on technical management of all investment data through its complete lifecycle. This includes analyzing all investment portfolio holdings and providing executive-level insight into our $170+ billion-dollar portfolio that spans 87 countries and 45+ currencies.
  • Design, develop, troubleshoot, evaluate, and deploy data management and business intelligence systems, enabling investment teams to access critical reports.
  • Develop and maintain high functioning relationships with investment teams and support investment allocation decisions with data and analysis.
  • Advance the use of modern, cloud-based data analytic technologies to improve access to data via mobile platforms and harness the power of scalable computing, modern algorithms, and tools.
  • Interrogate large quantities of data and identify trends that lead to predictive analytics that anticipate impacts across aggregate investment datasets.
  • Aid the agency in providing timely, consistent, and reliable investment master data.
  • Have a deep understanding of our portfolio holdings.

  • A passion, creativity, and curiosity about data, technology, and their intersection with finance.
  • A strong grasp of SQL and at least one scripting or programming language (e.g. C#, python).
  • Knowledge and comfort working with cloud data platforms (e.g. Azure, AWS).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills highlighting the ability to distill ideas and concepts succinctly.
  • Ability and interest to build expertise and knowledge in investment management and finance.
  • A positive, forward looking approach that is solution focused and team oriented.
  • Relevant technical experience in a role related to data and technology.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related technical field.

  • Master's in Computer Science or a related technical field.
  • Reporting and data visualization experience (e.g. Tableau, Power BI).
  • Experience with and detailed knowledge of data warehouse technical architectures, data modeling, infrastructure components, ETL/ ELT and reporting/analytic tools and environments, data structures and hands-on SQL coding.
  • A strong understanding of cybersecurity, especially as related to data security.
  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity resulting in influence over what data queries are run, what data the agency should be interested in evaluating, and identifying what the agency might not know but would be interested to know or understand.
  • Strong proficiency in data analysis (e.g. Python, R), particularly with large, complex datasets.
  • CFA, CAIA, CIPM certification or prior experience with investment management.

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can be successful, please address this in your cover letter.


In addition to a complete profile, please include:
  • A cover letter specifying why this position is of interest to you and how you meet the qualifications listed above. This letter should be no more than two pages.
  • A current chronological resume.
  • A list of at least three professional references under the profile section. References will not be contacted without the written consent of the applicant but must be submitted at the time of application.

The initial screening will be based on the content and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. Failure to follow the application instructions may lead to disqualification. All information may be verified and documentation may be required.


Prior to a new hire, a background check including education verification, credit check, and criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.


You'll experience true work-life balance and talented, passionate co-workers focused on maximizing the investment returns for the exclusive benefit of the beneficiaries. The WSIB is a respected institutional investor and thought leader in its industry and we value diverse perspectives and life experiences. The WSIB is supportive of an H1B Sponsorship.

The WSIB is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

The WSIB is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, the WSIB will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact
  • You need to sign in to save