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Director, Data Solutions Architecture - Investment Reference Data

Fidelity Investments
Durham, USA
Closing date
Feb 29, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:
The Role

As a Director of Data Architecture in MDM Architecture COE, you collaborate and build positive relationships with business leads and technology product teams across business units, driving our data architectures to implement groundbreaking database technologies as enablers for key investment data management business capabilities. You blend deep expertise and experience in engineering, technical design, systems and database management with a passion for coaching and mentoring engineering associates. You will bring industry standard methodologies, perform research on industry trends and lead tool evaluation efforts including POC if needed in collaboration with BU Product Architects, Business teams, and agile planning office. In an agile structure, you will partner with other Fidelity business, architecture, and product leaders to establish the standards for your area and influence the strategic decisions, solution development and work priorities, based on your expertise and experience.

We seek a hard-working leader, collaborator with Data Architecture expertise who is willing to learn fast, adapt well to changing requirements and work with multi-functional teams to deliver governed common data management platform capabilities and adoption
Successful candidates would possess the following:
  • Depth of knowledge in architecture and an ability to translate business objectives into technology solutions. Experience in a wide array of architecture patterns including architecting highly performant database systems, event-driven architectures, APIs, data architecture and security architectures. Knowledge of cloud architecture patterns, and the cloud platforms, especially AWS is desired. Experience in delivering architecture artifacts and planning activities, communication materials and status updates.
  • Deep technical foundation: Drives the data architecture database technology vision to support the next generation of investment data platform. Knowledge of the financial industry and data management concepts is a plus.
  • Passionate about technology and applying it to solve intricate challenges. Proactively investigate, proves out and incorporates new technologies and capabilities, staying ahead of business and product team needs. Learn Fidelity's Cloud, Security and Data Privacy policies and guidelines and governance process and ensure alignment of these initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability in defining new and/or evolving existing data strategies; aligning with enterprise direction, collaborating with, and influencing others in order to gain consensus on and adopt and implement accordingly. Defines patterns and standards for data platforms, design, engineering, and development.
  • Collaborate with architect communities across Fidelity Data Architecture and in cross business unit working teams at the enterprise level. Ability to proactively seek out, collaborate and establish relationships with critical partners to ensure integration, coordination & execution of work.
The Expertise and Skills You Bring
  • Passion for working with leading cloud-based data technologies, ETL/ELT tools, providing innovative and well architected solutions!
  • Business and technical curiosity, working with others to cultivate ideas and produce creative solutions to difficult problems while making sensible choices balancing design and delivery.
  • Solid understanding of enterprise data architecture concepts, data modeling and design techniques.
  • Expert knowledge and experience in Oracle RDMS.
  • Significant experience working in sophisticated data environments in an engineering, design, and architecture capacity; including enterprise warehouses, marts, operational stores and data lakes
  • Experience in collaborating with data engineering & database administrators
  • Proven technology and leadership experience in data management, ETL/ELT tools and analytics solutions
  • Well-grounded knowledge of engineering and continuous delivery practices
  • Proven leadership skills, demonstrated ability to mentor, influence and partnering with engineering, and product teams to deliver scalable robust data solutions.
  • Leads, mentors, and provides design and architecture for delivery and DBA teams.
  • Hands on experience Oracle, Aerospike, Snowflake, PostgreSQL NoSQL platforms is a plus.
  • Solid experience in driving Automation, Data Quality Security and Governance practices.
  • Current on event processing, Data API and recent emerging data technologies.
  • A strong influencer who can integrate effectively into the culture, combining facilitation skills with a results' orientation to deliver excellence and execution.
  • Demonstrated organizational savvy and maturity, for working effectively across different organizational units and business groups.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experienced ability to evaluate, prototype and recommend emerging Cloud data technologies and platforms from open source or vendors
The Team
This is role is part of MDM Architecture Center of Excellence (COE) with in Fidelity Data Architecture. By role modeling and promoting Fidelity and agile leadership behaviors, you will build and sustain an innovative agile culture. The team's mission is to establish core & common data management capabilities for key business entities across the firm that will enable omni channel customer experiences, business growth, simplification, and optimization of our data ecosystem and much more. MDM Architecture COE defines strategy and architecture and collaborates to implement the next generation Cloud-based data management platforms that provides enterprise, cross business, and business view of data, optimized for cost, and performance. We are focused on business-critical data subject areas along with adoption of these data across the enterprise, which is a critical success factor. We are looking for an accomplished professional with strategic planning with data architecture experience to drive business and technology teams across the business to adopt core & common data.
Company Overview

Fidelity Investments is a privately held company with a mission to strengthen the financial well-being of our clients. We help people invest and plan for their future. We assist companies and non-profit organizations in delivering benefits to their employees. And we provide institutions and independent advisors with investment and technology solutions to help invest their own clients' money.

Join Us

At Fidelity, you'll find endless opportunities to build a meaningful career that positively impacts peoples' lives, including yours. You can take advantage of flexible benefits that support you through every stage of your career, empowering you to thrive at work and at home. Honored with a , we have been recognized by our employees as a top 10 Best Place to Work in 2024. And you don't need a finance background to succeed at Fidelity-we offer a range of opportunities for learning so you can build the career you've always imagined.

At Fidelity, our goal is for most people to work flexibly in a way that balances both personal and business needs with time onsite and offsite through what we're calling "". Most associates will have a hybrid schedule with a requirement to work onsite at a Fidelity work location for at least one week, 5 consecutive days, every four weeks. These requirements are subject to change.

At Fidelity, we value honesty, integrity, and the safety of our associates and customers within a heavily regulated industry. Certain roles may require candidates to go through a preliminary credit check during the screening process. Candidates who are presented with a Fidelity offer will need to go through a background investigation, , and may be asked to provide additional documentation as requested. This investigation includes but is not limited to a criminal, civil litigations and regulatory review, employment, education, and credit review (role dependent). These investigations will account for 7 years or more of history, depending on the role. Where permitted by federal or state law, Fidelity will also conduct a pre-employment drug screen, which will review for the following substances: Amphetamines, THC (marijuana), cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine.

We invite you to Find Your Fidelity at .

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that the most effective way to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce is to build an enduring culture of inclusion and belonging.

Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate a request for an accommodation, contact the HR Accommodation Team by sending an email to , or by calling 800-835-5099, prompt 2, option 3.
We welcome those with experience in jobs such as Software Developer, Computer Technician, and Computer User Support Specialist and others in the Computers and Technology to apply.

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