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Director of Technology

Company: Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

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 ResponsibilitiesLead 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 QualificationsBachelors---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 Morningstar 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.001_MstarInc Morningstar Inc. Legal Entity Posted 30+ Days Ago Full time REQ-018148 About Us How to Apply for a Job at Morningstar Step 1 When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please fill out this form completely, attaching your resume and cover letter in the approved format. Read the job requirements carefully and make sure to attach writing or design samples as required. Applicants must submit their resume and other information through our corporate website to be considered for a job at Morningstar. No phone calls, please. Step 2 You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application. Step 3 If you are called in for an interview, a representative from Morningstar will contact you to set up a date, time, and location. Be prepared for a rigorous interview process. To make sure you're a good fit for Morningstar and we're a good fit for you, we'll schedule time for you to meet with multiple staff members at all levels of the company. Expect to return for multiple interviews as part of the process. A representative from Morningstar will contact you with the results of your interview-either with a job offer or to let you know our plans for the position. Applicants With Disabilities Who Need Accommodation Morningstar is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call +1 312 384-3900 or email AskHR@morningstar.com --and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note:

  • We only accept calls from applicants who need accommodation related to a disability. Please, no calls with unrelated questions or requests.
  • Please be sure to include the title and location of the open position you're interested in when you leave a message. US Applicants: Morningstar is an E-Verify program participant. Morningstar is strongly committed to creating and preserving equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. We make all employment decisions-including recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, termination, and other personnel matters-without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship, gender identity and expression, parental status, or other legally protected characteristics or conduct.

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