Product Owner of Data Science Solutions
For over forty years, Vanguard has been on a very special mission â€“ 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 CAIâ€™s mission is to apply innovative, advanced analytical and research approaches to help tackle complex and strategically important problems facing Vanguardâ€™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, youâ€™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 Vanguardâ€™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 Vanguardâ€™s Retail, Institutional, Intermediary, and International businesses to drive innovation and transformation.
As a leader within CAI, youâ€™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, youâ€™ll be expected to:
Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.
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