Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. The position may sometimes require emergency off-hours work on nights or weekends to resolve infrastructure issues and meet time-sensitive deadlines.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Investments. The position is located at 101 South Hanley. The position will have no out-of-town travel requirements (but optional opportunities may be available). In-town commuting to the main office in Clayton is generally expected during the business week.
Will assist Washington University Investment Management Company’s (WUIMC) Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with all aspects of maintaining and improving the mission-critical information infrastructure for the university’s endowment investment program. Duties include administrating external systems, developing and maintaining internal code and systems, managing data infrastructure and analytics, developing integrations between system APIs, performing ad-hoc data analysis, and collaborating with coworkers. This title will report directly to the CTO and will shadow or back-up the CTO on all responsibilities.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage external (vendor-managed) systems and evaluate new external systems. This may involve configuring settings, updating data, interfacing with vendor support personnel, adjusting user interfaces, and more.
Perform administrative tasks associated with infrastructure development and maintenance, such as project management and documentation.
Collaborate with stakeholders across the organization to understand their user stories, collect feedback and specifications, and provide updates.
Liaison with WUSTL IT when needed.
Assist with general technical issues, hardware, etc.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, data science, or a related discipline (e.g. math or engineering), plus three years of experience working in investment finance
Bachelor’s degree in finance or a related discipline (e.g. Financial Engineering), plus three years of working experience in a role that involved development, coding, and/or data analytics.
Master's degree in computer science or data science and 5+ years of related experience in applying those disciplines in an investment finance setting, especially institutional finance.
Strong problem-solving skills with an innate desire to make things better.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, both on the business and technical sides, and ability to clearly communicate complex issues to all audiences.
Ability to work independently, be organized, meet deadlines, take initiative, understand priorities, generate documentation, and deliver high-quality work.
Maturity and integrity to work with confidential information.
Broad understanding of investment finance topics, especially in institutional finance.
Data analytics and business intelligence experience, especially with Tableau.
Experience designing and maintaining relational databases and data warehouses, especially with SQL and Snowflake.
Experience working with data transfer technologies, e.g. data pipelines, REST APIs, JDBC/ODBC interfaces, webhooks, etc.
Understanding of information security best practices and protocols.
Familiarity with AWS or other cloud-native development platforms.
Familiarity with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Slack.
Compensation will be commensurate with the importance of this position and its impact on WUIMC’s continued growth and success. A competitive compensation arrangement is offered, consisting of a base salary and generous benefits.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching and research and draws students and faculty from all 50 states and more than 125 nations. The University is highly regarded for its commitment to excellence in learning. The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields.
Washington University Investment Management Company (WUIMC) is the investment office for the university. The office employs 11 investment professionals and 10 operations professionals. WUIMC was founded in 2006 and is led by Chief Investment Officer, Scott Wilson. The Washington University endowment was valued at $8.5 billion as of June 30, 2020, making it among the top 15 largest university endowments in the U.S. Additional assets of $1.1 billion are invested alongside the endowment, bringing total the total market value of assets overseen by the investment office to $9.6 billion as of June 30, 2020.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.