Product Owner of Data Science Solutions
For over forty years, Vanguard has been on a very special mission : to change the way the world invests. From our unique ownership structure to our low cost options, we are committed to our belief that nothing should stand in the way of investors meeting their goals. Our Center for Analytics & Insights (CAI) is dedicated to removing obstacles to these investors by using advanced analytics to solve our most difficult problems.
The CAI’s mission is to apply innovative, advanced analytical and research approaches to help tackle complex and strategically important problems facing Vanguard’s businesses and clients, to become a hub for deep client insights, and to support and enable the entire organization to continuously develop new capabilities and solutions along the data analytics maturity curve.
As a Product Owner in CAI, you’ll lead a cross-functional team of Analytics and IT professionals to deliver technology solutions that will enable analytics and insights engagements to support marketing and business efforts that deepen the understanding of Vanguard clients and investors. You will deliver insights to leaders, including consulting on implementation and ongoing support needs, resources, and constraints.
The CAI at Vanguard has been recently established as an enterprise center of excellence for advanced analytics and market research to transform how data, analytics, and insights are used to support strategic decisions and serve Vanguard’s clients.
The CAI hosts a team of highly talented, cross-disciplinary individuals including data scientists, advanced data analysts, data engineers, DevOps Engineers, consultants, and market researchers who work closely together in a dynamic environment to partner with leaders across Vanguard’s Retail, Institutional, Intermediary, and International businesses to drive innovation and transformation.
As a leader within CAI, you’ll serve as the Product Owner for the work across 2 Agile Scrum teams consisting of of talented, passionate, and driven individuals that specialize in this area of technology solutions.
You will be expected to lead, define, and execute challenging projects that provide the technology and processes to deliver data science models in a fast-paced, agile environment. You will be required to innovate and establish yourself as a subject matter expert and a thought leader in your area of expertise.
In this role, you’ll be expected to:
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What’s uniquely challenging about building Vanguard products?
Applications and systems directly related to investment management require Vanguard crew members to have both business and technical skills. They need to have soft skills in order to listen to clients’ needs as well as hard skills that will translate those needs into technical requirements that deliver results.
What is the pace like at Vanguard?
The technical team at Vanguard works in an agile work environment, so they work quickly and intelligently. Over the last couple of years, Vanguard has enabled a robust continuous delivery system where folks can get new feature updates into production in less than 15 minutes to begin testing in live product environments, where in years past it would take months to get something into production.
What features is the team working on at the moment?
A tool for our portfolio managers to analyze client and market data and make better trading decisions. In addition, the team is engaged in moving legacy applications to the cloud.
What qualities does Vanguard value in an employee?
Vanguard values passionate individuals who are open-minded and always looking to improve themselves, their community and the products offered to clients.
What can new employees expect?
In addition to a thorough one-day corporate orientation, new employees can expect to enter into a supportive, welcoming work environment where they will feel appreciated and valued.
How do Vanguard employees stay connected and engaged with each other?
From the annual employee 5K run and community service campaigns through “Vanguard Gives Back” to happy hours, board game nights featuring D&D-style games like Gloomhaven, beverage clubs and barbeques, there are ample opportunities for Vanguard crew members to connect with each other throughout the year.
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