Data Technology Lead

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Data Technology Lead

Location: London (Hybrid)

Salary: £100,000/yr - £130,000/yr


Data Technology Lead – Java, SQL, Market Data – Hedge Fund Management

Title: Data Technology Lead

Salary: Up to £130,000 + Significant double-digit bonus

Location: London

Flexibility: Hybrid role with 2 days WFH.

*Unfortunately, Sponsorship is not on offer for this role*

About the company

Orbis has partnered with a privately owned investment manager which provides its services to hedge funds, manager accounts or funds behind hedge funds.

They manage separate client-focused portfolios as well as launching and managing hedge funds and investing in public equity and fixed income markets globally.

Role Summary

They’re looking for Data Technology Lead to lead & eventually manage a team of data technologists in the delivery of innovative data & reporting solutions across the business. As well as playing a hands-on technical role, you will also be providing technical leadership and coordinating with other leaders in the delivery of activities. You will not only be leading technical design & implementation, but also driving continuous innovation across the firm’s current systems & data processes.


  • Collaborate with business teams to understand, clarify and translate requirements into actionable system changes.
  • Lead technical design and implementation and propose creative solutions to improve or replace current data systems and processes.
  • Contribute ideas to establish a strategic data technology roadmap and work hands-on in project delivery aligned with the roadmap.
  • Coordinate with third party data vendors, overseeing the delivery of new datasets or modifications to existing ones and managing the offshore team of developers.
  • Drive continuous process improvements by collaborating with technology operations and business teams and develop tools to facilitate better monitoring and maintenance of operational data processes.
  • Conduct code reviews, establish coding practices and guidelines, and approve releases for production deployment.

Essential Requirements for This Role:

  • 6+ years’ development experience with Java and SQL expertise.
  • Ability to demonstrate a willingness and ability to lead other developers.
  • 4+ years of solid database design and development including SQLdata modellingquery optimisation.
  • Experience in handling financial data sets and familiarity with financial instruments (equities, futures, FX).
  • Experience of systems design and platform selection.
  • Ability to develop & test solutions to address the client problems & requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills. You should have strong relationship management skills and be comfortable interacting with all management levels

Nice to have:

  • Experience in designing & developing data processing solutions & custom ETL pipelines for varied data formats.
  • Experience of developing tools for managing/visualising/exploring complex data sets.
  • Exposure to Python.
  • Exposure to data vendor technology: Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, etc.
  • Exposure to Cloud technologies, particularly AWS and Snowflake.
  • Experience of managing offshore resources in India.
  • Familiarity with Big Data ecosystem.

Recruiter: Vega Caputo Ortiz


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