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TS03 - Data Analytics - Solutions Consultant
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The Vanguard Group, Inc. | Malvern, PA
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Job Description

Cloud, analytics and data technologies have earned a place as some of the core disruptors in this age of Digital Transformation. The Financial Advisor Services group is investing in data analytics to enable the business to gain new insights, to quickly make critical business decisions, and to provide a personalized digital experience. This architecture role will empower you to help set the direction for the FAS data analytics program, while enabling you to expand your technical, business and leadership acumen.

Job Profile Summary

Partners with the business to strategically advise how technology, education, and process innovation can help them to meet their business goals. With a high level of IT and business acumen, proactively identifies opportunities and demonstrates possibilities that technology can enable. Solutions Consultants are a trusted member of the IT community and are relied on by the business to achieve their goals with people, process and technology solutions. They use ideation and experimentation methods, and provide strategic guidance to internal clients with regard to people, technology and enabling or refining major business processes.


* An undergraduate degree required. Master's degree preferred
* Minimum eight years technology industry/field experience.
* Strong knowledge of Agile/Lean software development principals and the application of such.
* General knowledge of one or more of the following:
* Networks - Operating Systems - Data Models - Applications
* AWS certification or experience would be a plus, particularly knowledge of data analytics services
* Ability to translate business requirements to potential solutions and to communicate technical concepts in plain talk
* Exceptional conceptual, analysis, and problem solving skills.
* Strong planning, organizational and negotiation skills.
* Broad knowledge of the financial services industry and FinTech industry.
* Proven experience in using data (both quantitative and qualitative) analysis techniques to inform recommendations.
* Proven ability to lead a team and program level initiatives to success.
* Proven ability to adapt quickly, learn new things (business areas), evaluate issues, identify and validate problems areas, negotiate scope changes.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Builds productive working relationships with internal clients, team members, senior management, project teams, and IT partners to ensure recommendations and priorities are understood by all impacted parties. Leverages influencing and negotiation skills to champion an optimal solution. Acts as an advocate for change, overcoming resistance by clearly articulating its benefits and promoting acceptance and usage. Ensures IT and Business teams understand proposed enhancements by continually reviewing approved technology capabilities, business solutions, and estimates. Serves as a change agent for IT and the Business to introduce new technologies and processes to shape the business strategy.

2. Translates business problems into strategic and cost-effective solution alternatives, along with recommendations, IT delivery estimates, delivery strategy, and cost benefits to solve business problems. Leverages broad IT knowledge to research emerging technologies and applies these to business problems. Creates blueprint capabilities for software, middleware and hardware deliverables. Ensures all deliverables comply with IT policies and procedures.

3. Partners with business and IT leaders to align business initiatives, priorities, and schedules based on strategic business and IT plans; Collaborates with IT and business to plan and initiate required activities by leveraging research, design thinking, Lean Consulting engagement, System Architecture evolutions, and innovations. Maintains current knowledge of IT development methodologies, architecture and related standards. Advocates and ensures usage of new standards as part of recommended solutions. Is involved in active consultations with technology partners (Solutions Architects Tech Leads, IT Delivery Managers) related to emerging technology and implementation strategies.

4. Influence the broad organization to gain maturity in product centric and portfolio planning, IT and value metrics, measurement of metrics aligned to product, owner alignment, capability oriented thinking etc. by leveraging knowledge of existing technology solutions and options that are already provided to our clients and the research that needs to be done to find new options.

5. Owns and manages a capability landscape for one or more lines of business and its product owners as the business and the industry evolves. Facilitates collaborative discussions to define experimentation, execution strategies, cost, and resource requirements. Develops deep knowledge of the business area(s) supported and assist the business in driving out their 3--5 year technology plan. Develops broad and deep understanding of the competitive landscape, corporate business unit strategies, and vendor products available in the marketplace to provide context for decision-making. Provides expert IT project management to create world-class strategies for a wide range of business and IT goals by leading program-level initiatives. Defines complex problems expertly, using research (market, competitive, and consultant), Design Thinking, Lean techniques, System Architecture guidelines, and other techniques as necessary.

6. Maintains current knowledge of IT development methodology, architecture, and technical related standards. Advocates and ensures usage of new standards and future state architecture by team members and project solutions.

7. Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

About The Vanguard Group, Inc.

Company Description

In 1975, a small but uniquely structured mutual fund company came into being. More than a quarter-century later, Vanguard is internationally known for exceptional client service and the highest-value products in the industry.

Most investment firms are publicly traded or privately owned. Vanguard is different. We're owned by the Vanguard funds, which are owned by our clients. Helping our investors achieve their goals is our sole reason for existence. With no other parties to answer to and no conflicting loyalties, we can keep investing costs as low as possible.

At Vanguard, you'll be part of a culture that calls for doing what is right in every situation, every day.

A Choice of Locations:

  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney, Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • London, England
  • Paris, France
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Valley Forge, Pennsylvania; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
  • Zurich, Switzerland

Quick Facts:

  • Corporate headquarters: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
  • Founded: May 1, 1975.
  • Total assets: Approximately $1.7 trillion in U.S. mutual funds (as of December 31, 2011).
  • Number of funds: Approximately 170 U.S. funds (including variable annuity portfolios), plus additional funds in international markets.
  • Chairman and CEO: F. William McNabb III.
  • Number of employees (crew): Approximately 13,000 in U.S. and international locations (as of December 31, 2011).

Mission & Values

Our Mission:
Our mission is simple. We aim to help our clients—individuals, institutions, or financial advisors—reach their financial goals by being the world's highest-value provider of investment products and services. We accomplish this by offering a range of investment products, including low-cost mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, as well as investment-related services such as advice, brokerage, and retirement savings programs.

Our Ethics:
We pledge to adhere to the highest standard of ethical behavior and fiduciary responsibility in all that we do. We put our clients' interests first and we invest the majority of our assets alongside theirs. We communicate candidly about risks and costs, as well as rewards.

Our Investment Philosophy:
We believe that investing is a long-term proposition, not a matter of chasing short-term performance or investment fads. By focusing on low costs, diversification, and a long-term perspective, we can help position our clients for long-term investment success.

Working Here

As soon as you start working at Vanguard, you'll learn what's expected of you and what you need to do to achieve results. You'll have access to a wide variety of resources, receive support to help you succeed, and much more.

We continue to be recognized as a leader in the development of our crew. In fact, year after year, we rank high on Training magazine's "Training Top 125" list for our strong commitment to learning and professional career development.


Best-in-class health care coverage, a generous retirement and savings plan, and life insurance are all part of the Total Rewards package you'll receive as a crew member—along with your compensation, work-life offerings, and conveniences. Our Total Rewards package is a big reason Vanguard is an employer of choice.