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Technology Architect
New York, NY
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MIO’s IT team is seeking a Technology Architect to function as a hands-on, experienced lead developer and focus primarily on projects that improve the experience, efficiency, and functionality of the firm’s risk and investment systems. The successful candidate will be comfortable across technologies and working directly with quant developers, risk analysts, operations analysts, and risk managers to deliver front-to-back solutions. They will also be expected to work collaboratively with others in IT to realize the full life cycle of system development projects: from requirements gathering to application design, data modeling, coding, testing, delivery, support, and enhancements.

This is a full-time, permanent opportunity. The Technology Architect will be expected to work on-site at our Midtown, New York office 2-3 days/week.COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for this position (subject to accommodation for health and religious reasons).

Primary responsibilities

The successful candidate will have extensive experience writing n-tier front- and back-office applications for financial services companies, such as asset managers, hedge funds, and/or broker/dealers. Candidates with strong technology qualifications outside of financial services will be considered, but we prefer to hire an individual with a proven track record in finance.
The new hire must lead by example and work collaboratively to:

  • Provide direction to shape the future of our application architecture
  • Raise the bar on our development capabilities, standards, and processes
  • Have a strong understanding of Cloud technologies (preferably AWS)
  • Synthesize requirements gathered from various teams within/outside of IT and suggest creative solutions; where appropriate, guiding MIO to “do it the right way”
  • Following a scrum methodology, organize with end users, business analysts, and other architects and developers
  • Recommend positive steps toward standardizing development processes including technology selection, deployment steps, code reviews, and IT tools
  • Partner with DevOps, QA, and AppSecOps teams to promote standardization, consistency, and improved security posture

Our applications are primarily developed using Python/Django and Python libraries such as Pandas, NumPy etc., PL/SQL. In addition, we utilize SQL Server, MySQL, Elastic search, Redis, Kafka, Tableau, and various of third-party APIs and data sources.

Primary responsibilities estimated percentage allocation

  • 15% Technology Leadership: design, mentoring, requirements gathering
  • 15% Relationship Building: requirements gathering, brainstorming with end users
  • 20% Team management/leadership
  • 50% Heads Down Development

Desired Background

  • At least 10+ years hands-on object-oriented development in a financial services context (Java and/or C++); 2-3 years of data driven development in Python is required
  • Bachelor of Science in computer science or other related discipline (although strong experience with a less directly related degree will be considered)
  • Formal problem solving and/or analytical training/experience a plus, as is experience working with management consultants
  • CFA or FRM a plus
  • Design and development experience with data and analytics intensive applications using Pandas and NumPy libraries is highly desired
  • Ability to write high performing SQL queries, procs, tables, and views
  • Familiar with general ETL design and development
  • Good intuition for end user requirements gathering; iterative and collaborative approach to design
  • Practical understanding of design patterns and experience in system design
  • Ability to lead a development team
  • Strong client relationship management skills and excellent written/verbal communication skills to interact at all levels

Initial Success Criteria

The successful candidate will be expected to hit the ground running, balancing short-term tactical needs and longer-term in-flight projects needed by the business teams. During the first six months, the Technology Architect will have learned enough about MIO’s business, processes, and applications that they should have accomplished the following:

  • Owned some key projects and systems that are being built to facilitate our SMA capitalization, performance attribution, risk exposures, risk management activities, and/or investment capabilities
  • Provided significant Python-based project deliverables with substantial contributions in front, middle, and back-end layers of the architecture
  • Manage a team of junior/mid-level developers, taking responsibility for their productivity and code quality
  • Made hands-on contributions to the progress of the project portfolio
  • Forged solid relationships with key partners, and developed a vocabulary that demonstrates a strong understanding of our products and services
  • Begun to contribute to the broader MIO IT conversation, considering how our data architecture, systems architecture, and technology choices need to evolve to provide the best experience to our decisionmakers


Certain US states require MIO Partners, Inc. to include a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role. A reasonable estimate of the range for new joiners for this role in the United States is $200,000-$200,000. This role is also bonus eligible. Actual salaries may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to an individual’s assigned office location, experience, and expertise. MIO offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, telemedicine services, life, accident and disability insurance, parental leave and family planning benefits, caregiving resources, a generous retirement program, financial guidance, paid time off, and more.

MIO is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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