Data Management Lead

Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. is an employee-owned firm, headquartered in Vancouver with offices in Calgary and Toronto. We manage over $25 billion of assets on behalf of pension, foundation, corporate, Aboriginal, and individual clients across Canada.

We are looking for a Data Management Lead with expertise in Investment Data, including market data from vendors like Bloomberg. The candidate should have sound knowledge of investment instruments with Equities and Fixed Income products. Strong with data elements such as security master attributes, pricing details, risk and analytics, benchmarks, portfolio evaluations, performance, FX rates, etc.

Salary Range: $100,000 – $125,000 per annum (actual salary offered will be commensurate with education, experience, and internal parity).

Diversity and Inclusion: Diversity is an important value to us. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace which is free from discrimination and harassment. This means that all job applicants and employees will receive equal treatment regardless of race, color, ethnic or national origins, sex, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief.

The incumbent will be the data owner for the firm’s market, transaction, and operational data across all asset classes and product types; and will work closely with analysts and traders in Fixed Income and Equity teams along with Business Analysts, Developers, and Trade Operations to build support the following objectives:

Job Description:

  • Work with market data consumers to understand and gather requirements, and produce business specifications, functional design, and associated documentation.
  • Analyze market data requirements for all investible asset classes, identify relevant data sources, conduct data comparisons, evaluate data qualities, and create optimum data flows.
  • Understand problem definitions, address problem systematically, provide options and recommend solutions.
  • Document market data onboarding specifications and coordinate delivery with the technology team.
  • Assist with front office risk monitoring and reporting including writing queries to extract information from databases for screening/investment decision-making/ valuation/ tasks/reports.
  • Ensure
    • data validation throughout testing and implementation phase to meet business and functional requirements.
    • adherence to and develop best practices supporting internal Project Management Standards.
    • business reporting needs are met with the most elegant and timely technology solutions.
    • proper development life cycle is followed with artifacts to support internal audit and any enquiries.
    • post-implementation support and investigation of issues.

Job Qualifications:

  • Practical and detailed knowledge of investment securities, standards, security master, identifiers, quotes, prices, and volume across asset classes.
  • Experience working with known Market Data vendors like Reuters, Bloomberg etc.
  • Minimum 5 years of direct experience in market data, trading (bond desk), investment operations.
  • Demonstrated experience with Bloomberg terminal (such as PORT<GO>) and data license usage, and market data standards for Investment management in the Equity and Fixed income space.
  • Experience with databases, data mapping, and query & reporting tools.
  • Experience with systems integrations involving trades, data transfers, messaging protocols and mapping of attributes.
  • Sound understanding with typical trade life cycle.
  • Excellent documentation, analytical and process-based skills to produce process flow diagrams, business modelling, and functional design documents.
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and presentation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • University degree or College certification in relevant discipline.
  • Familiarity with reporting solutions such as Tableau, PowerBI and Wyn is an added advantage.

If this role is right up your alley, send us your resume

Thank you in advance for your interest. If your profile meets our requirement, we will gladly reach out to you.