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Senior Data Engineer, Enterprise Data Management (hybrid)

Acadian Asset Management
January 9, 2022
260 Franklin St Boston. MA 02110, Boston, MA
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Acadian Asset Management LLC is a Boston-headquartered investment management firm with wholly owned affiliates located in Singapore, London, Tokyo and Sydney. As of September 30th, 2021, the firm managed approximately US$103 billion on behalf of major pension funds, endowments, foundations, governments and other investors based in the U.S. and abroad.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a detail-oriented, well-organized individual for the position of Data Engineer. The Data Engineer will be part of the Investment Analytics and Data (IAD) and Enterprise Data Management (EDM) teams in a highly visible position supporting and enhancing the data management operations and data control framework across all areas of the firm. Primary responsibilities include defining, designing, and implementing data element/class creation/definition, data quality validation and control frameworks, tolerances, data alerts, monitoring, metrics, controls and user interfaces and visualization using Ataccama, Snowflake and Tableau. This individual will develop data quality architectures, data interfaces, analytics, and workflows to support the Data Management and Control function and the Investments team including Researchers, Data Scientists, Portfolio Managers, and Business functions. The EDM Team is responsible for the full range of data used throughout Acadian including Investment Research Portfolio Management, Construction, Trading, Performance, Business Development, Management Reporting, and Client Service.

What You’ll Do:

  • Synthesize data requirements into data designs, database structures and data quality control workflows
  • Determine, design, implement data processing metrics, validations, controls, monitoring and alerting in the Ataccama platform
  • Enhance data provisioning abstraction layer, design and implement data visualizations and UI’s for data quality oversight and control
  • Develop data interfaces and processing logic with SQL, python and pandas with structured software engineering discipline and best practices
  • Develop and implement process improvements to our data infrastructure in support of our investment and research processes
  • Partner with internal teams to fulfill data and reporting requests

We’re Looking for Teammates With:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus a minimum of 5 years of related experience or a Postgraduate degree with related experience
  • Expertise with industry standard investment tools such as Bloomberg or Refinitiv
  • Experience developing solutions in Markit EDM, Ataccama, Snowflake, Tableau, Parquet
  • Experience with Ataccama highly preferred
  • Prior data management or data analyst consulting experience preferred
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Experience with data modeling, data management process modeling, data profiling
  • Proficient with SQL in a Snowflake, Posgres, or Microsoft SQL Server environment and strong Linux/Unix skills
  • Experience using programming languages such as Python and Pandas (preferred) to develop data interfaces
  • An interest in quantitative investment research and a passion for enterprise data management and data quality controls / validation frameworks
  • Be familiar with and understand data fundamentals, as well as various market and economic data from multiple vendors
  • Familiarity with data alignment and cohesion supporting security instrument identification and linkage/flow through business functions and systems including trading, accounting, performance, and reporting
  • Preferred familiarity with the data lifecycle within a quantitative asset manager preferred

Why Work Here:

Acadian is a quantitative investment firm where ideas are empowered by technology. Our team is made up of a diverse mix of professionals who thrive in a culture that fosters ingenuity through collaboration and transparency.  We offer a casual office environment, top-notch benefits, and excellent professional and personal development opportunities.

To apply for this position or view Acadian’s open roles, please visit the Careers section of our website at: We will contact only selected candidates.  If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at

It is the policy of Acadian Asset Management LLC to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, disability, or sexual orientation.


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