Data Developer - Architect

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Data Developer - Architect

NYC Private Equity

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Data Developer - Architect at a prominent NYC Private Equity organization.

An exciting opportunity to join the firm’s Data Strategy & Analytics Technology team designing and developing the firm’s Data Layer infrastructure as part of the firm’s overall Data Strategy for structured, semi structured, and unstructured data.

This position will report directly to the VP, Data Strategy with primary focus on self- service data platform, data design and architecture, data cataloguing & governance and data as a service to provide a distinctive user experience for the firm’s mobile and global team of professionals, investors and other stakeholders.

The firm views Technology / Data Strategies as a distinct commercial advantage - enabling a host of opportunities that differentiate them from their competitors.

The firm is a fast growing and dynamic investment organization that is experiencing exceptional growth and is looking for exceptional people to power its next phase of growth. The Data Developer Architect will be a significant contributor in enabling their vision and helping the organization to grow and improve their businesses.

Principal Responsibilities:

The Data Engineer – Data Architect will have the following responsibilities:

Self-Serve Data Platform

  • Design the conceptual self-service data platform using latest cloud-based technologies like Snowflake and/or Azure Data Services to provide de-centralized Data Lake, an Enterprise Data Hub and a comprehensive Data Warehouse.
  • Responsible for architecture and design of Data Layer as part of Data Strategy for structured, semi structured, and unstructured data using SQL Server on prem, Snowflake, Azure SQL, Azure Synapse, Azure Data Lake Services, CosmoDB, Redis Cache et al
  • Hands on development, implementation, and maintenance of Enterprise Data Hub that can store, compute and query relational data, columnar data and unstructured blobs using Azure Data Factory, SSIS, and Talend among others
  • Define and develop processes and controls around the data platform to provide it as a service to Data Science team, AppDev & Infrastructure/Security teams.

Data Cataloguing & Governance

  • Define, develop, and implement registration processes and controls around data discovery, data search and data cataloguing.
  • Collaborate with product owners and data steward to thoroughly understand business requirements, manage data designs for all applications, and maintain centralized data dictionary & data models.
  • Define standards, configurations, and operational/administration guidelines for entire data layer.
  • Provide Level 3 support for all data applications, especially for data layer.

Data Design & Development

  • Enhance, manage, and maintain database design for Master Data Management and Operational Data Store using normalization models.
  • Enrich, design, and develop databases for Reporting Data Layer using Star Schema.
  • Implement service-based design model for all development in Data Warehouse and Data Hub.
  • Responsible for all development of SQL and NOSQL scripts, tables, Views, stored procedures, extended functions in .Net/python etc. in data layer.
  • Work with data team members in design and development on overall data application delivery, including data integration & preparation, and data analytics & reporting.

Data as a Service

  • Work with data team members in designing and developing a centralized Semantic Layer using API services to provide data as a service to custom or cloud applications, mobile devices, search engines, reporting & analytics applications, and data science initiatives.
  • Collaborate with product owners and data steward to define, design & develop the data classes within the data service layer

Build complex data processing pipelines using control flow and data flow components for real time or batch jobs using Talend, Azure Data Factory or SSIS.

The ideal candidate would have a background and a deep passion for working with data and developing software to address data challenges

Required Experience:

  • 4+ years of experience working in the Finance industry with a background in data architecture, design, and development.
  • Experience and competency with data development tools like SQL Server, Snowflake, and Azure data services like SQL Database or SQL Data Warehouse
  • Proficient in data design methodologies for relational, columnar, analytical, semi-structured and unstructured data
  • Experience in data preparation & ingestion tools SSIS, Azure Data Factory, Data Bricks and Talend.
  • Exposure to data cataloguing & modeling applications, BI & Reporting tools like Tableau, and design & development using API services to provide data as a service.
  • Proficiency in at least 1 coding language like C# and/or python for complex data processing & calculation layer.
  • Ability to factor usability, performance, security, and maintainability requirements into software solutions.
  • Familiarity with agile software engineering processes and ability to contribute to planning and reporting.
  • Ability to work in an open collaborative and highly charged environment.
  • Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced, Agile team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to establish and maintain a close working relationship’s
  • Confident communicator
  • Enthusiasm for learning & results oriented
  • Strong desire to contribute and build a business – not just solve novel problems.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of clients and technologists to develop and implement technology in support of a dynamically growing Private Equity platform

    Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, management information systems, or equivalent working experience in information technology.

An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical and business problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the services/ products they deliver. An individual with a passion for data engineering, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class services.

About the Client:

The firm is a leading global growth equity firm with $35B in Assets Under Management (AUM), providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. The firm combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, long-term investment horizon, and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great management and build exceptional businesses worldwide.

The talent and dedication of their people is critical to their success. They offer an opportunity for developing one’s professional career while working with individuals trained in a variety of disciplines in a collegial and dynamic environment. They offer a broad range of competitive benefits on a global basis.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment management firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works side-by-side with the firm’s senior management in a highly collaborative and charged environment.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients


Posted On: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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