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Head of Analytics & Data Platforms - Distribution

T. Rowe Price International
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jun 3, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The candidate is excited about the opportunity to interact with fellow technologists beyond their team and influence technology, data, product, and other stakeholders across the enterprise. Other key priorities for this role include embedding platform engineering capabilities, accelerating T. Rowe Price's Cloud migration (AWS, Azure), facilitating the integration of scalable data platforms, and optimizing the firm's data pipeline and API strategy.

There is a place for you at T. Rowe Price to grow, contribute, learn, and make a difference.  We are a premier asset manager focused on delivering global investment management excellence and retirement services that investors can rely on today and in the future. The work we do matters. We invite you to explore the opportunity to join us and grow your career with us.

The successful candidate will be a visionary and an inspiring technology leader with a proven track record of driving successful technology transformations and facilitating change within a large-scale, complex environment. The successful candidate will have deep data engineering leadership experience. They will have proven experience transforming a legacy environment into a modern, scalable service-oriented environment with efficient, interoperable solutions supported by the latest technologies (i.e., AI/ML, APIs/microservices, cloud, etc.). As well, this leader will have experience building platform engineering capabilities focused on creating an integrated, highly efficient digital platform and IT operating model. This leader is expected to demonstrate both technical depth and breadth and be well-versed in all key aspects of technology/data in modern digital enterprises.

The successful candidate must also have strong commercial skills and be knowledgeable about the business environment while demonstrating the ability to translate key business objectives and customer needs into an effective strategy and plans. S/he will have the ability to operate at both a strategic and tactical level while understanding how to effectively delegate as well as roll up her/his sleeves to be hands on when necessary. As well, s/he will have a demonstrated ability to communicate strategic and complex technical information to audiences of all levels in a way that establishes credibility, influences, and provides relevant context to inform decision making.

Financial services experience is an asset but not essential. Scrum master and/or other certified agile or project delivery capabilities, and certifications and/or a strong working knowledge of established enterprise frameworks are beneficial.

  • Collaborate across the organization to identify opportunities related to data and lead the definition of a next-generation data strategies and blueprints along with an execution roadmap.
  • Proactively own and drive conversations with business and technology partners to understand business processes, document data flows and derive reference, transactional and analytical data entities of strategic importance to T Rowe Price.
  • Lead teams of Managers, Engineers, and Analysts to help establish a modern & world class data practice.
  • Design strategies and programs to collect, store, analyze and model data from internal/external sources. Maintain awareness and understanding of market data sets and associated abilities to ingest and integrate.
  • Drive the development and implementation of data design methods, data structures, and modeling standards. Implement industry standard development policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Ensure the build out and maintenance of departmental conceptual and logical data models. Conduct data model assessments for strategic data entities and help data owners to address data gaps.
  • Ensure data flows and lineage corresponding to key data domains are implemented and managed in an ongoing manner
  • Define strategy and data integration for batch, near real-time and streaming use cases and patterns.
  • Ensure leverage of native cloud-based technologies (AWS preferably) in the context of solution implementations.
  • Drive the implementation and adoption of Single Sources of Truth(SSoT), standards and industry best practices for Data Quality, Master Management and Data Governance frameworks
  • Document decisions that include business needs, point of view, rationale, pros, and cons.
  • Apply your expertise to help model structured and unstructured data for applications.
  • Lead efforts to define/refine execution standards for all data concerns, mentor teams on standards and review all designs to ensure that project teams are meeting expectations for quality and conformity.
  • Regularly interact with leadership on work status, priority setting and resource allocations.
  • Research new tools with project teams as applicable.
  • Work with support team to define methods for implementing solutions that support performance measurement and monitoring of data-oriented technology solutions.

Leading Teams
  • The ability to attract and recruit top talent, motivate the team, delegate effectively, celebrate diversity within the team, and manage performance; widely viewed as a strong developer of others.
  • The ability to persevere in the face of challenges and exhibit a steadfast resolve and relentless commitment to higher standards, which commands respect from followers.
  • A leader who is self-reflective and aware of her/his own limitations; leads by example and drives the organization's performance with an attitude of continuous improvement by being open to feedback and self-improvement.

Relationships and Influence
  • Strong executive presence that inspires confidence, artfully articulates vision, builds networks and is politically savvy.
  • Naturally connects and builds strong relationships with others, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.
  • An ability to inspire trust and followership in others through compelling influence, powerful charisma, passion in her/his beliefs, and active drive.
  • Encourages others to share the spotlight & visibly celebrates and supports the success of the team.
  • Creates a sense of purpose/meaning for the team that generates followership beyond her/his own personality and engages others to the greater purpose for the organization.

  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience AND 15+ years of total relevant work experience and 8+ years of management experience

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

We strive for equity, equality, and opportunity for all associates. When we embrace the power of diversity and create an environment where people can bring their authentic and best selves to work, our firm is stronger, and we create greater value for our clients. Our commitment and inclusive programming aim to lift the experience for each associate and builds allies for our global associate community. We know that a sense of belonging is key not only to your success at the firm, but also to your ability to bring your best each day.

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