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Product Architect for Data De-identification



IT, Product
Charlotte, NC, USA · Charlotte, NC, USA · Staten Island, NY, USA
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024
The Data De-identification Product Architect will be responsible for oversight of the delivery of capabilities aimed at the de-identification of data and how we manage and use sensitive data both internally and externally with Third Parties. The Product Architect will partner with Technical and Domain specific experts in CDAO, ES&F, CTO, GTO ESM and other areas to stand up processes and frameworks aimed at reducing risk and improving our overall data defense posture.

The Product Architect will work closely with product owner(s) and product team(s) in the definition of roadmaps and architectures for a product or product family, according to business strategies and enterprise architecture. This role will provide expert level IT architecture and technical lead services, including the direction, evaluation, selection, configuration, implementation, and integration of new and existing technologies.

The Product Architect owns the architectural decisions for the team and this role is the visionary force behind the technical solutions for the Data Defense Office. For this role, the Product Architect will be part of the Data Defense Office and will help allow Vanguard to:

  • Find and understand our data better
  • Effectively manage how we use sensitive data both with suppliers and inside Vanguard
  • Drive improved data anonymization and classification to reduce risk
  • Prepare for data & privacy regulations
  • Enable quicker time to insights, with the right level of controls and access in place
  • Focus on enabling an automated, sustainable process throughout the entire data management lifecycle.

This role :

  • Owns the ongoing product roadmaps and architecture, according to business strategies and enterprise architecture
  • Collaborates with the broader architecture community to ensure that their products align with target architectures and technology roadmaps and provides input on required platform capabilities and improving development tools/processes
  • Works with other product teams, technology experts, and business stakeholders to provide functional support
  • Assists in the evaluation of vendors and products and participates in build vs. buy discussions with the product teams
  • Acts as highest-level technical expert, resolving issues, assessing any potential risks and identifying solutions
  • Provides technical guidance to product team(s) as appropriate
  • Performs feasibility analysis on potential future projects
  • Assists in the development of and management of architecture governance process(es)
  • Tracks industry trends and maintains knowledge of new technologies
  • Prepares and presents product-related documentation
  • Mentors less experienced crew members and contributes to overall development of the organization
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

What it takes:

  • Minimum of eight years related work experience, with at least three years of technology architect experience.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Strong, demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Broad knowledge of the financial services industry and analytics ecosystem.
  • Good understanding and experience with Data Discovery, Data Privacy, and Data Anonymization concepts and techniques.
  • Good understanding and exposure to AWS ETL services like Glue, EMR, Glue catalog.
  • Experience and expertise in engineering products using modern cloud-based services and platforms such as Glue ETL, Glue Catalog, S3, Python, Pyspark, SQL, Attunity and other adjacent tools used for data exploration such as AWS Athena and Presto.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, DevOps, and Infrastructure as code utilizing tools such as Atlassian Bamboo, Github Actions, AWS Cloud Formation, pytest, Cucumber, Splunk, AWS Cloudwatch and other testing and monitoring tools.
  • Hands-on programming, testing and integration of product deliverables as required

Expert knowledge of the following technical lead practices and concepts:

  • Full product life cycle
  • IT vendor product assessment
  • Architecture design
  • Wide range of cloud and emerging technologies within technical specialty
  • Performance and stress testing; resiliency and highly availability
  • Security architecture and cost optimization techniques
  • Quality assurance methodology and Inspections
  • Technical standards and deliverables
  • Migration and integration
  • Estimating, including design, development/purchase, and installation
  • Production acceptance (including elevations), data modeling, data sharing, reusable components, and related advanced development practices

Nice to have:

  • Experience with BigID and Secupi tools is a plus.
  • AWS Certification is a plus

Special Factors


Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

How We Work

Vanguard has implemented a hybrid working model for the majority of our crew members, designed to capture the benefits of enhanced flexibility while enabling in-person learning, collaboration, and connection. We believe our mission-driven and highly collaborative culture is a critical enabler to support long-term client outcomes and enrich the employee experience.