Finastra Chief Data Officer in London, United States


With over 10,000 superstars across 48 different countries globally, it is hard not to be inspired every single day. At Finastra we celebrate in global knowledge sharing, diversity and an opportunity to make a difference for each other and for our customers .

We are on a journey. After bringing two global Fintech leaders together in June 2017, Finastra has truly recognized the opportunity and power we have, by combining our expertise, successes and passion together. Whether it is in a collaboration hub or innovating with colleagues across our global landscape, we are one team creating a network of talent and creativity in a stimulating environment, to do what we can to make a difference for our customers .

Our people are leaders in their role and are always looking for new ways to help our customers grow, compete and optimize their business. From a graduate Software Engineer to an experienced Sales Executive – we are looking for personal leadership and people with the appetite to understand the markets and customers we serve. We drive innovation that challenges the status quo and feel proud of the positive differences that we make every day. We recognize talent and provide a work environment where leaders can drive results , develop and grow their careers.

Success is what you do, success is what we achieve, together.

The future of Finance is open – combine your talents with Finastra opportunities to create an exciting career with us.

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Finastra is seeking a Chief Data Officer, a director-level position that will report directly to the CTO/ETC. You will provide centralized business ownership, roadmap, vision and requirements for all data/information/analytics products. You will translate business opportunities and ideas into revenue generating data products through new or enhanced features and functionality. You have experience working with engineering teams to scope, estimate, prioritize and drive development of product features from idea through release.


Data Strategy/Product Platform

Develop a comprehensive Data Strategy encompassing: Data collection/acquisition, Distribution & exploitation across all Finastra’s products and solutions from planning to go to market.

Develop and implement the strategy as to how data will be represented/exploited as part of the Finastra platform.

Own and manage entire process for bringing data products to market, including ideation, planning, implementing and handoffs for ongoing support and maintenance.

Develop and articulate multi-year data product roadmaps, while identifying key data technology gaps, risks or customer impacts.

Legal & Privacy

Develop legal and privacy strategy (right to use) policy. Develops, maintains, and enforces a broad governance policy. Stays abreast of emerging trends in regulation and risks to data security. Works with data stewards and product owners to ensure broad controls are adhered to and the policy develops as our market regulations develop. Partners with the internal teams to ensure that country & regional governance parties are up-to-date and reflected in our broad policy, and we have the right global controls in place.

Data Monetization

Develop “build, buy and partner” blue print for data monetization. Support development of the data strategy to support a data-driven revenue model to amplify growth.

Use Case Development

Create use cases and business justification to enable data product creation and adoption across all products and solutions. Develop data/AI/ML use cases roadmap across the portfolios and domains.

Design of Data Technology Platform

Assist in the evaluation of selected data technologies for platform selection, technical design and architectures that best achieve short and long-term business objectives.

Coordinate product releases across a number of development and quality assurance teams, managing priorities, timelines and dependencies.


  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience building and product managing data/information products for large, technology-enabled global organizations.

  • Degree in Computer Science, Economics, or other related technical/analytical field (MBA highly desired), Fintech experience preferred but not mandatory.

  • Knowledge of big data software, data engineering, data science and AI/ML technologies : languages, frameworks, techniques, industry trends, etc.

  • Familiarity and interest to do hands-on (PoC) proof-of-concepts with data technologies specifically in the areas of market data, analytics, machine learning, AI and data mining, practical experience preferred.

  • Experience with distributed data strategies and familiarity with cloud and storage technologies.

  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated capacity to develop and implement practical strategies, plans and solutions to identified issues and problems.

  • Superior critical thinking skills, including the capacity to identify and appropriately assess and order competing interests and priorities. First rate verbal and written communication skills.

  • Track record of taking initiative in managing competing organizational and departmental priorities and to work effectively under pressure when facing deadlines.

  • Good judgment, discretion, tact and the ability to work easily with senior leaders from both the business and technology


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability please contact us at 800-274-7280.

The Future is Collaborative . The Future is Open. The Future is Now.

Finastra unlocks the potential of people and businesses in finance, creating a platform for open innovation. Formed in 2017 by the combination of Misys and D+H, we provide the broadest portfolio of financial services software in the world today—spanning retail banking, transaction banking, lending, and treasury and capital markets. Our solutions enable customers to deploy mission critical technology on premises or in the cloud. Our scale and geographical reach means that we can serve customers effectively, regardless of their size or geographic location—from global financial institutions, to community banks and credit unions. Through our open, secure and reliable solutions, customers are empowered to accelerate growth, optimize cost, mitigate risk and continually evolve to meet the changing needs of their customers. 48 of the world’s top 50 banks use Finastra technology.

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