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Head of Data Management - Fintech

£100000 - £150000
London Permanent
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Head of Data Management - Financial Services

Cititec are currently working with a rapidly growing London based firm who are looking for someone to join them as their Head of Data Management. The role will involve understanding the data needs across the business and ensuring that these needs are met through a comprehensive data strategy and outcome. Systems and processes needs to be built and supporting to ingest, store, audit and distribute market and reference data. The role will also involve including the build and ownership of the firms Security Master, as well as other greenfield developments. The ideal candidate will have experience of dealing with market data and reference data and come from a development background, having been part of data and development teams. There is also a requirement to have knowledge and experience of procurement and understanding the delivery architectures of vendors.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work with data consumers across the firm to analyse workflows and drive the structural design of a framework to support data management
  • Develop a plan to implement the framework whilst supporting ongoing business demands to ensure it can be executed with adaptable prioritisation
  • Agree a clear mandate for firm-wide framework, including accountabilities and responsibilities
  • Develop a change strategy and adoption strategy for implementing data initiatives
  • Report on data deliveries and schedules to ensure that various teams can communicate delivery timescales to clients and enable management to prioritise workloads of various teams
  • Lead and develop the data team, managing staff involved in data sourcing, prep and distribution
  • Anticipate and identify data needs from the business through regular engagement with stakeholders
  • Ensure data needs are reviewed at regular intervals to prompt further commercial discussions
  • Work with finance and procurement staff to help manage budgets and provide estimates for future investment in data
  • Work with Quant and various technology teams to direct and prioritise the relevant technology
  • Own live market data acquisition systems, reference data acquisition systems and Security Master

Key skills/experience required:

  • Experience working with reference/static and market data in a financial institution
  • Structured presentation preparation
  • Experience of running a data and/or development team
  • Thorough knowledge and experience within financial markets
  • Experience in technical aspects of software development
  • Ability and energy to investigate detailed issues
  • Previous management experience
  • Thorough understanding of reference and market data and its usage
  • Degree in a technical discipline
  • Knowledge of counterparty data would be very beneficial
  • Experience of working in a small-medium sized company going through a period of aggressive growth would be hugely advantageous



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