Making a Difference
SWIB is a trusted and skilled global investment organization managing the assets of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) and other separately managed funds. With almost $129 billion in total assets under management, SWIB has been recognized by the investment industry for its teamwork and innovation that helps make it a premier asset manager. Sophisticated investment management strategies, forward-looking technologies, and strong internal asset management make SWIB a leading investment organization.
For public employees in Wisconsin, SWIB is a unique and valuable partner. Investing for the financial security of more than 642,000 individuals – and for the 1,500 Wisconsin employers who contribute on behalf of their employees – SWIB’s strong management of the WRS has helped fuel one of only a few fully funded public pension funds in the country. SWIB’s long-term investment returns meet the challenges of a constantly evolving investment landscape while helping grow and protect the assets of the WRS, the 9th largest public pension fund in the U.S. and 25th largest public or private pension fund in the world.
We are a mission-driven organization and the participants we serve are our mission. By bringing a disciplined, prudent and innovative approach to market opportunities, SWIB has been successful in generating respectable returns and maintaining the trust of the beneficiaries and stakeholders of the funds we oversee.
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SWIB has long been recognized as an investment leader because of its success in maintaining the WRS and because of the highly qualified staff overseeing the retirement trust funds. SWIB’s internal team invests a majority of its assets under management. This means SWIB is committed to investing in professionals that will keep the organization at the forefront of the investment industry. As an innovative organization, SWIB offers professional development opportunities that enable staff to grow and develop. Approximately 61 percent of SWIB’s investment professionals are Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholders.
About the Team
Partner and collaborate across department, function, and/or asset class to drive architecture, design, and development. Own various aspects of governance, development life cycle standards, versioning/controls, and enterprise architecture. As part of the technology, the department finds new solutions to existing problems, or for new challenges. The group will be responsible for code reviews, reviewing architecture solutions and recommending them. Partner with other technology teams.
This role offers a unique opportunity to learn and contribute to the technology and the business through technology.
Deliver on requirements gathering, analysis, and full development cycle
Deliver on taking manual processes and fully automating
Troubleshoot, and diagnose application, data issues
Support tactical and strategic development projects
Implement designs, give feedback on designs from various implementations
Work on projects related to automation, reducing risk for the business and technology partners through governance implementations
Support various development efforts
Snowflake (or some equivalent datastore tool)
SQL Server, Oracle, or equivalent experience
Development SLDC/programming experience
JIRA and Confluence
Datastore design and SQL development
ETL (Extract Transform load) exposure
Financial knowledge recommended but candidates in other industries highly recommended to apply:
Understanding of multi-asset products is desirable
Comprehensions of risk, return, and cost metrics in the industry is desirable
Exposure to the investment management life cycle is desirable
The ideal candidate:
5-10 years’ experience in architecture, development, analytics, or related fields
Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in computer science, finance, quantitative finance, or another related field
Ability to take various questions gathered from the business leveraging existing data as well as improving upon that data to deliver complete, consistent, and precise answers
Experience in working with/understanding the various life cycles of data management, extraction, loading, transformation to its applications in analysis, research, and solving problems
Extensive knowledge in composing Oracle SQL, SQL Server queries, data modeling, and having a SQL and analytics background
Experience in identifying use cases for the business, contributing to analysis and understanding of existing data models with iterative recommendations on improvement resulting in some improvement in risk, return or cost for the organization
Extensive knowledge of data extraction, transformation, and loading
Experience refactoring SQL queries, use of Python
Experience designing architecture and implementation
Experience working with large structured and financial data sets
Ability to follow rigor in creating/updating documentation, maintain a process (i.e. JIRA tickets), and following technology and business best practices
Ability to present and communicate well and connect business and technology
Ability to tactically understand results in context (i.e. when does something look wrong), and strategically how to resolve those issues via data quality and rule-based instrumentation
Interest in newer data technologies, Snowflake programming, i.e. Python
Interest or experience in investment management, quantitative finance, and technology
Background in Agile methodologies and their applications
Competitive McLagan-base salary
Meaningful performance-based incentive compensation
A comprehensive benefit package
Educational and training opportunities
Challenging work in a professional environment
The position requires U.S. work authorization and residency in, or willingness to relocate to the Madison, Wisconsin area. SWIB is prepared to offer relocation assistance as needed.