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Information architect for Financial Service Industry (Buy side)

If you are an expert in instruments, transactions and connectivity/integration in the financial services industry with in depth experience of SimCorp Dimension, then this is an opportunity for you.

Location: Copenhagen, Bad Homburg, Kiev or London

Application deadline: Ongoing

SimCorp is looking to recruit a Data Architect for its Data Management team. The primary role will be to define, develop and own the standardised product Target Data Models by which SimCorp Dimension (SCD) exchanges data with external applications, both via its existing tools and interfaces and the new set of APIs' which will underpin SimCorp's Cloud offering, in close cooperation with both product development, external partners and SimCorp's clients.

The Job

You will be a key person in the SimCorp Data Management team responsible for a core area of SimCorp Dimension with a high interaction with the other teams, developers, partners and clients.  You will be responsible for defining and bringing to reality the standardised data models for the key business entities that flow between SimCorp Dimension and other systems.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Working with SME colleagues in other ARTs and utilizing your prior experience, research and understand in detail the existing SimCorp Dimension data model for key business entities such as securities, legal entities, indices, rates and prices, corporate actions, orders and transactions
  • Understand from a business perspective the operation of securities, corporate actions, orders and transactions and other entities within the SimCorp Dimension application
  • Working with other SME colleagues, design, document ands own the new SimCorp Target Data Models for those entities, these being the data models which other systems will write to, to have their data ingested into SimCorp Dimension
  • Ensure that these Target Data Models are used in all interfaces exposed by Simcorp including all APIs and other Cloud interfaces
  • Understand the data offering of other industry utilities for the same entities and how they represent this data in their data models
  • Design implement document and maintain standard interfaces to ingest the target data model into SCD
  • Design and implement the test suite to continually regression test these interfaces
  • Extend Target Data Models to reflect changes in vendor data models and in SimCorp Dimension data model
  • Support SimCorp development team with your business expertise as they code Cloud and other interfaces to connect to other data models
  • Support other vendors in their development to the Target Data Model, extending the number of vendors who support connecting to SimCorp Dimension by this route
  • Liaise and work with clients in implementing and extending the Target Data Models, as well as leveraging and capturing their day to day operational expertise
  • Design the data model for the new family of SimCorp API's
  • Support colleagues in professional services as they deploy the Target Data Model at clients
  • Be the SimCorp Dimension Data Model subject matter expert across the SimCorp organization
  • Developing and maintain relevant partner relationships with the external vendors
  • Work with Data Care product manager and partners to support and extend this exciting new data management service, especially in data governance (glossaries, data lineage)
  • Work with and mutually support the Data Warehouse data modeler


Your qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following profile:

  • Wide and deep knowledge of financial markets ideally buy side, and all the different flavours of the key business entities i.e. securities, legal entities, derivatives, indices, orders, transactions, corporate actions, prices and rates, what they are and what they mean and how they behave in current financial markets
  • Wide and deep expert knowledge of the SimCorp Dimension data model, how the above key business entities are represented and stored in the SCD physical data model
  • Similar understanding on how the same entities represented the data models of the key industry utilities e.g. Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, SWIFT, Omgeo
  • Experience with systems integration of financial data, ideally using SimCorp Dimension
  • Project management skills and a keen sense of ownership of the areas you are working with
  • Strong communication and presentation skills at all levels
  • Strong innovative skills to help pleased SimCorp into the new Cloud era
  • A positive can-do attitude to push through innovation in a sometimes-conservative environment
  • A creative and inquisitive mind, and the ability to simplify complex things
  • The ability to handle and prioritise, juggling multiple stakeholders all of whom want something from you.
  • Ability to work self-sufficiently without high degree of oversight or direction.
  • Drive and determination to deliver key priorities despite numerous obstacles.
  • Sense of humour is essential, cheerfulness through adversity a bonus.

Direct interaction with SimCorp's clients and partners is guaranteed and some degree of travel predominantly around Europe and North Amercia should be expected as the product owner is expected to get out to meet customers and partners in their offices. 

Why join SimCorp?

At SimCorp we sincerely believe our employees are our greatest asset – and we treat them accordingly. As a SimCorp'er you can work with highly-skilled and supportive colleagues from more than 52 nationalities across 20+ international offices. You will experience an organization that welcomes people of all views and backgrounds, and provides countless ways to grow and develop. You will share our pursuit for innovation and knowledge, and your contributions will help shape the future of financial technology. What better place to build a rewarding career?

More about working at SimCorp:


If you would like to know more about the job, please contact Peter Riise or Howie San on +45 35 44 88 00. Please include CV and motivational letter. Incoming applications will be processed on an ongoing basis.

Region:? Ideally Copenhagen, Bad Homburg, Kiev or London but other locations will be considered.


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