Vanguard Australia

Data Engineer

Job description

About Vanguard


Vanguard Australia has been helping investors achieve their long-term financial goals for over 25 years. Serving institutional and individual clients, and financial advisers, we offer investment solutions that are low-cost, diversified and robust through time.


With more than AUD $11 trillion in assets under management Vanguard is one of the world’s largest global investment management companies. In Australia we partner with institutional clients, financial advisers and individual investors to offer low-cost investment solutions. Our comprehensive range of managed funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and tailored investment solutions are built to support long-term investment success for our clients.


Our team and Opportunity


The Financial Adviser Services (FAS) & Marketing Technology, APAC team is responsible for:


  • Being the in-region technology team with deep expertise to develop and maintain our public facing websites to provide the ultimate client experience.
  • Building a digital technology ecosystem to help advisers scale and service their clients directly with Vanguard.
  • Through application of Marketing Technology (MarTech) and interconnected data, creating personalised client experience.
  • Providing data engineering capabilities aligned with our analytics and insights teams;


As a MarTech Data Engineer, you will partner with stakeholders to design and develop data solutions to enable data-driven, personalised client experiences and business insights.

At Vanguard, we are passionate about your career, with a constant focus on development opportunities and personal growth, we are driven to ensure you, and in turn our clients, achieve success.


As part of our agile teams, you will get to:


  • Translate technical specifications and logical and physical design into “clean” code for new or enhancement projects for internal clients
  • Develop code and test artefacts that reuse subroutines or objects, is well structured, backed by automated tests, includes sufficient comments and is easy to maintain.
  • Employ contemporary software development techniques to ensure code is implemented in a way that supports automation
  • Elevate code into the development, test, and Production environments on schedule and provide follow up production support.
  • Participate in design, code, and test inspections throughout life cycle to identify issues


Core technical skills


  • Write ETL (Extract / Transform / Load) processes, designs database systems, and develops tools for real-time and offline analytic processing.
  • Highly proficient in AWS services including S3, Glue, Step functions, SQS, SNS, Lambda, AWS RDS (DynamoDB, Postgres, Aurora), Amazon API Gateway, EC2, ECS, Cloud Formation templates, Cloud Watch Logs, Splunk, Ansible, etc.
  • Fluent in writing SQL queries and scripting in Python, PySpark, R, etc.
  • Good understanding of lean principles, including Shift left, DevOps, CloudOps, DataOps, CI/CD; should have experience with xDD and Atlassian tool suite.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.



Specialisations that’ll make an impact


  • Knowledge of data streaming concepts and experience with solutions such as Kafka, Kinesis, Flume, etc.
  • Experience in financial services industry, specifically investment management and/or banking is preferred
  • Experience with implementing data pipelines involving Marketing, Sales and CRM platforms such as Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Adobe Experience platform, Customer 360 platforms/CDPs (Nice to have).



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.

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