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Director of Technology


This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted February 14, 2021.

The Director of Technology will take responsibility for the overall planning, execution, and success of technical ‘projects; ‘operating with scale, speed and quality. Working with other key technology and business leaders, the selected individual will establish best engineering practices and influence them through solid design decisions, processes, and tools across the broader engineering organization. The Director of Technology will constantly evolve our strategy to produce better end user outcomes and relevant offerings in the market. ‘ ‘

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead strategic technological planning to achieve business goals by prioritizing technology initiatives and determining future direction of the group’s technical strategy ‘ ‘
  • Develop and contribute to the Research unit’s plans, staffing, budgeting and process decisions that support both long-term and short-term objectives of the group
  • Work with team leads to continuously upgrade platforms, prioritizing initiatives that have the biggest impact on technical debt for the products ‘ ‘
  • Own non-functional requirements, technology standards, architectural direction, technical documentation, and quality of the code ‘ ‘
  • Maintain the highest levels of security, promoting a culture and practice of security awareness ‘ ‘
  • Assess and monitor the impact of new technologies on our markets and research offerings
  • Partner closely with product leaders on strategic planning process, aligning technology vision and strategy with product and business direction, customer service strategy, growth strategies, and talent strategies ‘ ‘


  • Bachelors ‘of Science ‘in CIS or related major required ‘ ‘
  • 10+ years of experience working in global technology organizations with proven team building and leadership skills ‘
  • Ability to interface and project confidence and clarity directly with senior leaders both internally at Company and externally with institutional clients ‘ ‘
  • Ability to convert strategic plans into actionable programs and projects ‘ ‘
  • Ability to create and promote a culture of technology excellence and innovation ‘ ‘
  • Experience with Python, AWS and various data storage, big data technology and streaming data processing
  • Experience with agile principles including test-driven development, continuous integration and test automation ‘ ‘
  • Creative thinker with the ability to solve problems ‘ ‘
  • Ability to evaluate external teams to augment work when appropriate ‘ ‘
  • Ability to communicate the technical possibilities and limitations of systems to non-technical colleagues in meaningful and constructive ways ‘ ‘
  • Pragmatist who is bold, willing to think big, and encourage teams to act decisively ‘ ‘
  • A belief in embracing both open-source and commercial tools and frameworks as well as SaaS, and having proven experience in making tradeoffs between competing alternatives ‘ ‘
  • An investor-centric mindset.
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