Data Analyst

Job description

About the role

The UKPI business is building out a more advanced Data & Analytics function and is looking for an addition data analyst to join our growing team. Sitting within the newly formed Strategic Services division which has been set up drive the strategic direction of Vanguard’s European retail business. The Data and Analytics function is central to this in leveraging our most valuable data sources to drive insight and decision making across our product, CX, Operations and Services teams.

Key Objectives

  • Collaboration with business – partner with product owners, SEMs and leaders across the PI teams to understand key business objectives and define analytical frameworks / approaches to help meet these.
  • Strategic Analytics – leverage own technical skills to perform a range of analyses to drive impactful insights to drive product, servicing or strategic decision making. This involves understanding the business requirements, devising and implementing an analytical approach, sourcing data, carrying out any relevant analysis, model building, significance testing etc and presenting back to the group.
  • Enabling self-service – leveraging our data infrastructure and visualization tools to build automated self-service tools to empower ‘non-technical’ teams across the business to access the data sources they need.
  • ‘Get smart’ with new data sources – understanding our key data sources in their most granular format, understand the SQL to extract Vanguard-centric data requests and the relationships between the key underlying tables and data sources. Help drive the ETL priorities and partner with our broader Data Team to get the most from our AWS data infrastructure.
  • Team growth – forming part of a diverse team tackling a range of business priorities. The successful candidate will be comfortable coaching peers, sharing findings and will be excited by the prospect of learning more from the team and SME’s within the business.

Required Qualifications / Experience

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience. Graduate degree preferred.
  • SQL: advanced data extraction, wrangling and formatting. Experience with Hadoop framework (particularly querying using Hive & Presto) is preferable but not essential. Interviewing for the role should require extensive SQL assessment.
  • Python / R – proficient in at least one open-source programming language particularly in application to statistical analysis.
  • AWS: Experience with AWS (particularly Athena, S3 and glue ETL) again preferable but an understanding of cloud computing infrastructure and capabilities a big plus.
  • Visualisation: the role requires supporting teams to get value from our data, a key part of which will be surfacing and visualising data for non-technical users. Tableau and/or Amazon Qucksight experience preferable.
  • Experience with predictive analytics, data modelling and an interest in machine learning.
  • Business /FS acumen: the role will involve partnering with non-technical SME’s to solve business challenges so will require thinking beyond the technical and in the context of UKPI as an investment platform and as a distribution channel within the broader business.

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 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.

A note on flexible working in the longer term - we have transitioned to a work from home model for many of our crew and continue to interview, hire, and on-board future crew remotely. We’ve learned that we can serve clients well, maintain our productivity, and continue to deliver on our strategic goals while most of our crew work remotely. These learnings help reinforce that we will work differently in the future, and we are committed to providing more flexibility than in the past.

As we develop the path forward, we will take a thoughtful approach that both maximizes the advantages of working remotely and the many benefits of coming together and collaborating in a shared workspace. We believe that in-person interactions among our crew are important for preserving our unique culture and advantageous for the personal development of our crew. Given that we expect a balance of remote and on-campus work for most roles, we encourage you to make the decision regarding your job interview and offer knowing that you will be working with your fellow crew members at one of Vanguard’s offices on a regular basis when we re-open. We will provide more details on our evolving approach to flexibility as soon as possible.

Internal crew, contractor & direct applications only

Please note, current suppliers and potential suppliers are not permitted to communicate with or contact or send or otherwise provide any speculative resumes to any department, business unit, subsidiary or affiliate of Vanguard, or any employee thereof, at any time unless expressly instructed or permitted by a member of Vanguard’s HR department. For the avoidance of doubt, Vanguard will not pay any fees to a supplier or potential supplier in respect of any candidate unless Vanguard HR has either requested the referral or given its prior written consent to the referral. If you would like to partner with Vanguard Europe, please contact and we will be in touch if we need further information and/or if we need additional support.

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