Investment Data Engineer

  • St. James's Place Wealth Management
  • London, UK
  • 15/06/2022
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Investment Data Engineer

The main purpose of this role is to enable and protect the growth of our Investment Proposition through data and technology. As an Investment Data Engineer, you will be supporting the extensive and evolving use of data across the division; leading on technology projects to identify and build pipelines to integrate data sets. You will also be inputting into data models to transform the raw data into curated datasets which are meaningful to stakeholders and support the divisions needs with specialist technology/data solutions, all in order to provide the best investment outcomes for our Partners & Clients

South West and Central, London and South East
Cirencester, London
Investment Technology and Change
Full time
Closing Date

.What you'll be doing:

  • Actively drive forward data pipelining, modelling & transformation activities in support of developing a divisional investment data hub.
  • Automate and support the streamlining of processes through a variety of methodologies
  • Work with suppliers to optimise data usage across the division, including 3rd party data
  • Push forwards the Division’s analytical capabilities through the use of powerful data science tools
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to improve data governance, automation and operational efficiency
  • Liaise with internal & external stakeholders, understanding their business requirements & interpreting them from a technical standpoint; identifying how to deliver the required change and managing this delivery.
  • Querying data from a range of sources/systems and producing meaningful analysis/MI
  • Providing input/specialist knowledge to project teams about the existing investment data estate and systems, data feeds, sources and onward processing, as well as the structure of the data.

Who we're looking for:

  • Strong background in SQL, Python or R
  • Exposure to data pipe-lining, ETL development & data science concepts
  • Familiarity with data modelling techniques & working with both structured & unstructured data sources
  • Knowledge of DV2 methodology would be beneficial
  • Capable user of PowerBI or other visualization too sets
  • Understanding of Agile software development principles
  • Awareness of cloud computing platforms, and associated benefits/capabilities a plus
  • A background in investment concepts & theory
  • Experience in Investment analytics systems ie Bloomberg, FactSet, Refinitiv, Aladdin beneficial
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


Flexible Working

We know that everyone works best in different ways, at different times and in different environments. We value all of our employees and appreciate that everyone is different, and at different stages within their career. Recognising this, we have introduced a hybrid working policy to provide greater flexibility for part-time work, job-sharing, remote working, and flexibility on hours. Our people are encouraged to work in a flexible way that suits their lifestyle, so please ask the question and start a conversation!

Research tells us that applicants (especially those from underrepresented groups) can be put off from applying for a role if they do not meet all the criteria, or have been on an extended career-break. If you think you would be a good match for this role and can demonstrate some transferable experience please apply, regardless of whether you tick every box.

Our Rewards

In addition to an attractive salary, you will also receive an excellent benefit package including:

  • Non-Contributory Pension – 10% (increasing with length of service) with further pension matching
    • Meaningful protection benefits with real value, such as 10X life cover, PHI, and critical illness.
  • Best in class terms and conditions including 6 months paid maternity and paternity leave.
  • Private Medical and Dental Insurance
  • 28 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays (based on full-time equivalent) with the option to buy an additional up to 5 days
  • Discretionary bonus scheme dependent on company and personal performance, varied by level
  • Not applicable to fixed term contracts (standard uplift applies in lieu of these benefits)

Our Culture

Our culture is the glue that binds us together - It’s one of our biggest assets and one of the biggest reasons for our success. It’s underpinned by core values of doing the right thing, being the best version of ourselves and investing in long term relationships.

We want to embrace diverse backgrounds and experiences to connect with clients, solve problems and innovate. We raise our voice on the things that matter to us and drive change from the front. Contributing to our inclusive culture is vital, ensuring a space for everyone to be their authentic self, no compromises.

In all we do, we consider how our work affects the communities in which we belong. Over 96% of our group employees are involved in supporting our communities through financial education, charitable giving and volunteering. Over 80% of all our employees and Partners donate each month to our Charitable Foundation, which is now the 3rd largest corporate charity in UK.

SJP are delighted to have signed The Armed Forces Covenant, and we are active members of LGBT Great, 30% club, The Diversity Project, Disability Confident and more! Find out more:

Our Awards

We understand it’s important to be proud of the company you work for, that’s why we’re proud to share with you some of our recent awards:

Wealth Manager of the Year – Growth Investor Awards 2021
Best Wealth Manager – Shares Awards 2021
Championing LGBTQ Inclusion - Financial Adviser Diversity in Finance Awards 2020

Top 75 Employer - Social Mobility Foundation Employer Index 2021

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