Data Engineer - Vice President

iCapital Network

iCapital Network

Data Science
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2023

iCapital is powering the world’s alternative investment marketplace. Our financial technology platform has transformed how advisors, wealth management firms, asset managers, and banks evaluate and recommend bespoke public and private market strategies for their high-net-worth clients. iCapital services approximately $159 billion in global client assets invested in 1,288 funds, as of May 2023.

iCapital has been named to the Forbes Fintech 50 for six consecutive years (2018 – 2023); a back-to-back selection by Forbes to its list of Best Startup Employers; and a two-time winner of MMI/Barron’s Solutions Provider award (See link below).

Job Description

We are looking for outstanding Data Engineers to join our New York-based team who can help build the infrastructure to make data a central part of iCapital. Data driven decisions are very critical for iCapital, as a result, we are looking for engineers that will not only be able to use the data but also understand it and help make actionable decisions. Data Engineers quickly grasp complex and fluid business problems and solve them with robust and creative analyses after having built highly-performant and highly scalable infrastructure to warehouse the data. If you love using the latest technologies, working on creative software projects, and/or thinking about innovative new business plans in your spare time, read on.

How You Will Fulfill Your Potential

  • Leverage open-source technologies and cloud solutions to build elegant features that iCapital platform users love

  • Develop and automate large scale, high-performance data platform infrastructure to drive iCapital business growth and enable data-driven organization

  • Design and develop reusable components and frameworks for ingestion, cleansing, and data quality

  • Streamline the ingestion of raw data from various sources into our Data Lake and Data Warehouse

  • Design data models for optimal storage and retrieval that represent the product entities and meet business requirements

  • Coordinate closely with sales and product development teams daily to push iCapital’s FinTech strategy and improve the overall profitability of our business

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics or other quantitative area or related field

  • 8+ years of experience with open-source technologies or object-oriented/functional programming, strong ability to write easy-to-scale, high-quality code

  • Experienced in at least 1 numeric research framework (python/pandas, R/Splus, Octave/Matlab)

  • Familiarity with OLAP (Redshift, Snowflake) and OLTP (PostgreSQL, MongoDB) databases.

  • Familiarity with various database designs (Relational, Columnar, NoSQL)

  • Some background in probability/statistics

  • Detail-oriented, ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work independently while also being a strong team player

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Passionate about programming and cutting-edge technologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s in Computer Science, Data Science or related field

  • Professional experience with Python and JVM based languages such as Scala, Java, and Kotlin

  • Experience building data-pipelines, data-lakes and data warehouses.

  • Good knowledge of financial markets and financial instruments

  • Experience with AWS solutions such as Lambda, S3, Kinesis, ElastiCache

  • Familiarity with AWS and infrastructure-as-code (terraform or cloud formation)

  • Familiarity with the use and restrictions of PII data for analysis, research, development, and testing

  • Full-time or internship experience as a data engineer in the financial technology industry is a plus


The base salary range for this role is $160,000 to $180,000. iCapital offers a compensation package which includes salary, equity for all full-time employees, and an annual performance bonus. Employees also receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes an employer matched retirement plan, generously subsidized healthcare with 100% employer paid dental, vision, telemedicine, and virtual mental health counseling, parental leave, and unlimited paid time off (PTO).

We believe the best ideas and innovation happen when we are together. We offer most employees the flexibility to work in the office three or four days. Every department has different needs, and some positions will be designated in-office jobs, based on their function.

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iCapital is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.