Cloud Solution Architect

Allianz Global Investors

At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you’re looking for a fast-paced working environment, you’re resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and you believe in always putting the customer first, then join us now!~crlf~~crlf~We’re committed to giving our people – experienced and upbeat professionals alike – the opportunities and experiences they seek to thrive and gain personal fulfilment. We will work with you to craft your own career, develop your personal growth, and align your achievements with your ambitions.~crlf~~crlf~We are searching for you ! We are currently hiring a forward-thinking and results-oriented Senior Data Engineer - Cloud Solution Architect (f/m/d). The position is based in our office in London.~crlf~~crlf~We are searching for a highly experienced Data Engineer and Cloud Solution Architect to join our growing team of data specialists. The hire will be responsible for providing technical leadership in defining and optimizing our data pipeline and data distribution architecture. In addition, the candidate will also lead design, development and implementation activities related to the integration of our cloud data platform with data virtualization, data visualization and data catalogue applications towards the goal of crafting a top-tier self-service data environment. You will be joining a diverse and international team of data engineers, data architects, solution architects, business analysts, product owners and data stewards based in Europe and the US. In this team you will be able to strengthen your data skills and help us democratize data in a business-friendly platform which contributes to the creation of investment, distribution, and operational alpha across AllianzGI.

## Act as technical subject matter expert for our data pipeline and data distribution architecture~crlf~##Act as technical subject matter specialist for the design, development, and integration of our Azure cloud data platform within our self-service ecosystem~crlf~##Advocate, define and implement architecture vision for our cloud data platform from a strategic perspective, including internal and external platforms, tools, and systems~crlf~##Collaborate with the Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Center of excellence to craft and build outstanding data systems~crlf~##Strong communications skills to be able to collaborate effectively with key partners, Data & Technology team leads and investment/distribution professionals across the firm~crlf~##Demonstrate technical leadership ability to back decisions with research and proof points, and articulate several options, the pros and cons for each, and a recommendation~crlf~##Ensure delivered solutions meet/perform to technical and functional/non-functional requirements~crlf~##Be a catalyst in implementing the desired data and system architecture~crlf~##Provide thought leadership to fellow team members across business and technical project~crlf~##Demonstrate forward thinking around where the organization is going and how technology can support these efforts~crlf~##Provide support and technical governance, expertise related to cloud architectures, deployment, and operations~crlf~

The ideal candidate has a keen interest in joining a distributed team. In particular, we are looking for the following capabilities / experience:~crlf~~crlf~##Demonstrated ability in a Data Engineer role, who has attained a Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems, or another quantitative field~crlf~##Proven experience in the Investment Management industry, supporting data-related processes, initiatives, and applications~crlf~##Practical Experience with cloud environments: Data Lake, Delta Lake, Data Warehousing; Azure Cloud preferred~crlf~##Experience building and optimizing ‘big data’ data pipelines: Databricks, Apache Spark, Azure Data Factory preferred~crlf~##Practical experience in Data programming skills: Python, SQL preferred~crlf~##Experience with dimensional data model concepts and structures~crlf~##Experience with developing in an agile scrum setting~crlf~##Strong collaboration skills, ability to explore new paths and work in international teams~crlf~##Forward looking attitude and willingness to excel as a team and individually~crlf~##Ability to explore data architectures jointly with quantitative investment professionals~crlf~##Sound understanding of financial instruments / willingness to explore the business context of the envisaged data and system architecture~crlf~

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.~crlf~~crlf~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 690 investment professionals in 23 offices worldwide and managing EUR 598 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We offer a collegial culture based on strong values, taking individual responsibility, and dedication to mastering challenging tasks. To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of our employees. We encourage you to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you.~crlf~~crlf~We are committed to deliver excellence to our clients, advisors, employees, our parent company and within our industry. Putting our clients' needs first, behaving in an open and transparent way and treating people fairly means acting with integrity. We respect difference and diversity and reward individual performance as well as teamwork.~crlf~~crlf~We are also committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing assistance to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are in need support to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to recruiting@allianzgi.com~crlf~~crlf~


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