Data and Machine Learning Engineer Senior Specialist (AWS, Python)

American Century Investments, Inc.
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Job Description

We are committed to providing institutional-quality, actively managed solutions with a performance-centered mindset. Our expertise spans global growth equity, global value equity, disciplined equity, multi-asset strategies, global fixed income, alternatives, and ETFs.

Privately controlled and independent, we focus solely on investment management. This empowers us to align our decisions with client expectations and concentrate on their long-term money management needs.

Our culture of winning behaviors exemplifies our dedication to clients every single day. Delivering investment results enables us to distribute over 40% of our dividends—more than $1.8 billion — to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization with a controlling interest in American Century Investments. Our dividend payments provide ongoing financial support for the Institute’s work of uncovering the causes, treatments, and prevention of life-threatening diseases, like cancer.

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We are seeking a Data and Machine Learning Engineer Senior Specialist (AWS, Python) who will design, develop and/or sustain applications for our Enterprise Data Technology team. In this role, you will provide technical leadership on sophisticated applications, programming, and integration projects, and to contribute to our ongoing development in an AWS-based Data Lake. You will work closely with and provide design specifications to Database Administration, Data Architects and Data Scientists to optimize overall design.


  • Build and maintain an enterprise data ecosystem including ingestion, storage, organization, and interface.
  • Analyze the business and technical requirements for data systems and applications; Coordinate the integration of IT policies, procedures, and development practices.
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Research emerging ML technology, applications, and integration frameworks to continuously improve the ML engineering practices.
  • Lead in an Agile environment to assist the team in scope, estimate, and schedule project work
  • Mentor junior developers by both leading by example and coaching

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field of study, or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Able to develop business, technical, and application design
  • Crafting, deploying, and supporting production cloud services including serverless, orchestration, IAC, information security in AWS ecosystem
  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience in object or functional programming languages – Java, Python
  • 5+ years of proven experience with AWS services including CFT, S3, Lambda, IAM, EMR, and KMS
  • 5+ years of hands-on engineering experience implementing data pipelines via methods such as ETL, ELT, EL/TL, DaaS, Data Lake, or ODS
  • 5+ years confirmed experience using SDLC and Agile
  • 5+ years of experience with RDBMS Technologies such as MySQL, Postgres, and MSSQL
  • 5+ years of ESB/Messaging/Integration tools such as Kafka or SQS
  • Consistent track record of leading and mentoring in a multi-functional collaborative team environment including varied business units, vendors, countries, and cultures

Desired Experience:

  • Architecture – Event Driven Design, APIs, Micro services, stateless/chaos
  • Experience with advanced analytics tools and languages such as R, Python, Java, SAS, and others
  • Test automation design and implementation experience
  • Experience with ETL tools such as Informatica, TSQL, SSIS, or Matillion
  • 1+ years of data visualization with tools such as Tableau, or QuickSight
  • Experience in working with financial product datasets
  • Experience working in a SSAE 16 or similar level of controls environment
  • DevOps experience with Git, build, artifact/package management, and deploy automation.
  • Experience in data modeling, schema design/development, and dimensional modeling, preferred
  • AWS Certification and/or TOGAF Certification, preferred
  • Experience designing, deploying, and supporting production cloud services in AWS ecosystem including EC2, Kinesis, ECS, ELB, preferred


  • Models the American Century Investments Winning Behaviors: Client Focused, Courageous and Accountable, Collaborative, Curious and Adaptable, Competitively Driven, Adheres to the highest ethical standards and business practices, and Supports a culture of compliance

Additional Requirements:

Employees are required to be in the office on a scheduled frequency. Adherence to this schedule is essential to fulfilling the expectations of the role.

American Century Investments is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations. As such, American Century strives to provide a reasonable accommodation to any qualified individual under the ADA to perform essential job functions.

American Century Investments believes all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals forty years of age and older, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. ACI does not discriminate or adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or any group of individuals on any of these bases.

Company Info.

American Century Investments, Inc.

American Century Investments is a privately controlled and independent investment management firm.

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