Senior Data Engineer

| Austin
Senior Data Engineer – Austin, TX
 
Let us introduce ourselves:
Founded in 1993, Amherst Holdings LLC is a privately owned financial services holdings company headquartered in Austin, TX. We provide a variety of products and services for institutional clients across the globe and pursue opportunities in the capital markets leveraging our deep expertise and proprietary market leading data analytics platform. We have developed cutting edge tools and methodologies that give us the competitive edge in our securities, loan origination, and asset management lines of business.

We are hiring for a Senior Data Engineer to utilize their industry knowledge, technical skills and passion for data to work closely with executive stakeholders and our financial engineering team developing solutions that support and optimize business operations. We’re solving a variety of Big Data challenges and modernizing legacy data loaders as well as exploring the benefits and tradeoffs of other cutting edge tools. In this role you will be responsible for a variety of duties including; understanding our data, application design and development, SQL query optimization and ensuring accuracy and consistency of data.

 
Ideal Candidate:
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to structure and process qualitative data and draw insightful conclusions.
  • Problem solver able to take a complex business request and transform it into a clean, simple data solution.
  • Quick learner open to new ideas and technologies, and willing to offer creative solutions.
  • Ownership and prideful in work and brings new ways and ideas to the table.
Responsibilities:
  • Develop logical data models and processes to transform, cleanse, and normalize raw data into high-quality datasets aligned with our analytical requirements.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive controls to ensure data quality and completeness.
  • Manage data movement through our infrastructure. Streamline existing data workflows to create a flexible, reliable, and faster process.
  • Develop real-time data transformations and validations.
  • Identify and onboard new data sources. Collaborate with data vendors and internal stakeholders to define requirements and build interfaces. Troubleshoot and resolve issues with data feeds.
  • Work with our team of researchers to identify and analyze investment opportunities in the real estate and fixed income securities markets.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related field.
  • 6+ years of experience in data analysis and management in an enterprise environment within finance, operations or analytics.
  • Passion for data organization, quality, and reliability.
  • MS SQL Server skills. Experience developing complex efficient queries, designing and building logical data models, and working with large datasets on a relational database system
  • Experience with at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Perl, PowerShell).
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must be an intellectually curious self-starter and motivated to continually learn.
  • Proactive, hardworking team player with excellent communication skills
Bonus Skills:
  • Strong knowledge of statistics, including hands-on experience with SAS, R, or Matlab.
  • Experience working with large datasets (400M+ Records)
  • Knowledge of Big Data or Cloud technologies 
  • Experience with version control (e.g. TFS, SVN or Git) and build tools.
  • Tableau
 
What we offer:
 
Amherst is a privately held corporation located in West Austin with beautiful views of Lake Austin and the loop 360 bridge in a modern workspace with open floor plans.
  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
  • Flexible PTO, 8 paid holidays
  • Employer paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
  • Professional career development and reimbursement
  • On-premise fitness center, locker rooms
  • Daily catered lunches, fully stocked kitchen with snacks/drinks
  • Relaxed casual environment and weekly/quarterly office events!
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Location

5001 Plaza on the Lake, Austin, TX 78746

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Nicole Giannetta

VP Corporate Affairs

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team juggles many different deadlines, so being able to stay organized is key! It’s also helpful to be very detail oriented and comfortable in a fast paced environment, but most importantly, you need to have a solid sense of humor and to be able to laugh at yourself (and us).

Jordan Perras

Investor Services

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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