Data Science & Engineering Senior Associate

Etops SK, s.r.o.

Place of work
Trnavská cesta, Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
Contract type
Wage (gross)
From 2 500 EUR/monthThis is the starting salary, the offered compensation package in the end will be highly dependent on the seniority and experience and background relevance of the chosen candidate

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

This role is solely dedicated to Etops's largest client, one of the biggest asset managers in the world

Position Overview
The Senior Associate of StepStone Private Debt – Data Science & Engineering (DSE) will be responsible for maintenance and development of the Data Science and Business Logic functions which drive the company’s Portfolio Management System. The Senior Associate will work closely with the other teams within SPD DSE to maintain and ensure efficiencies the business’s Data Science capabilities. As a senior member of the Department, the DSE Senior Associate is expected to provide a combination of technical expertise, team development, and strategic awareness.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Data Science and Business Logic
  • Senior Department resource for updates/additions to the Data Science and Business Logic functionality of the Portfolio Management System.
  • Serve as Project Manager, overseeing all aspects of the core team deliverables with respect to Business Logic functionality.
  • Ensure key deadlines are established, continuously strived for, and met on time.
  • Manage, anticipate, and communicate needs for relevant project deliverables.
  • Ensure a flexible systems infrastructure is strived for to handle any future updates/additions that the Firm may need implemented.
  • Strive to develop the team’s offerings to add value to the Firm.
  • Strive to ensure the quality of functionality and data within the Portfolio Management System is of the highest standard.
  • Primarily focussed on maintenance of existing functionality and ensuring scalability
  • Ensuring the constant application of best practices throughout the system

2. Team Development
  • Responsible for day-to-day leadership of assigned team (i.e. Direct Reports).
  • Provide management of project responsibilities, as well as coordination and collaboration with other leaders within the broader DSE team on shared Direct Report resources, where applicable.
  • Work with Direct Reports to help manage day-to-day operations of the team.
  • Actively develop, engage and mentor Direct Reports by offering guidance, constructive criticism and increasing scope of responsibilities based on merit.
  • Provide explanation and reinforcement of Department-wide communications, initiatives, and training objectives to Direct Reports.
  • Serve as primary coordinator and key contributor to annual performance evaluations for Direct Reports. Evaluations will require solicitation of feedback from relevant Department teammates and will be formally presented to Direct Reports.
  • Actively mentor and develop junior members of the Department (outside of their Direct Reports) and participate in team building with the broader Department.
  • As a senior member of the Department, the Senior Associate is held to the highest standard of respectful communication, which is instrumental in setting the tone for the rest of the Department team.
  • Ensure rotation of project topics to ensure a well-developed and rounded skillset/level of experience among the team.

3. Strategic Awareness
  • Offer ideas for improving overall operations, efficiency, and value-added services for the Department.
  • Based on depth of experience, possesses (or is expected to possess) resident/domain expertise on subject matters of importance to the Department and broader Firm.
  • Work with senior management to implement Department-wide strategic initiatives amongst Direct Reports.
  • Maintain awareness of Department standards and objectives at all times while implementing solutions and managing projects
  • Perform other duties as requested or as responsibilities dictate.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization

Computer Science, Data Analytics, Mathematics, Physics or other technical/quantitative discipline

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Other knowledge

SQL - Expert
Python - Skillful

Experience in the position/sector


Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

Education & Work Experience Requirements:
  • Possess at least a bachelor’s degree (Computer Science, Data Analytics, Mathematics, Physics, or other technical/quantitative discipline), Masters’ degree in above area is preferred
  • Relevant experience in computing/code writing environment (4+ years)
  • Excellent & demonstrable SQL programming skills is a must
  • Experience with other computing languages is a bonus
  • Data visualisation skills are a bonus

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Proven ability to lead projects and/or teams
  • Proven ability to multi-task and manage priorities against key deadlines
  • Proven ability to work with stakeholders across various departments within the organization
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated individual with demonstrated initiative, independence, and adaptability
  • Problem solving skills and ability to oversee execution of accurate and high-quality finished products
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong work ethic

Other Attributes:
  • Commitment to learning
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility—StepStone is a dynamic and entrepreneurial organization; all professionals are expected to perform multiple functions
  • Promote and demonstrate a positive, team‐oriented attitude
  • Effective communication skills and strong problem-solving skills
  • Highly proficient in using SQL and other database languages
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, and other Microsoft office programs


Brief description of the company

Etops stands on stable grounds of an operations outsourcing and consulting services provider founded in 2010. Since then we have been building a profitable business with a solid B2B fundament: operating CHF 50B Asset under Management of our clients, CHF 20B Alternative Assets such as Hedge Funds and Private Equity operated for clients. We service 40+ clients (Family Offices, Wealth Managers, EAMs, Asset Managers and Banks)

Since 2016 we have invested a lot of time, resources and expertise in our technology unit. We build our own AI based data parser, we build our own technology platform with a parsed mobile app (look for Etops in your Apple store or Google play), just like the platform, fully consolidate our clients assets. We provide portfolio reporting and data analysis services, risk management and much more. We strive to improve our products and services constantly and we challenge the fast-growing digital world every day.

Everything we do, we customise to our clients needs.

With 120+ people in our 4 offices in Slovakia, Switzerland, Germany and the Ukraine, we are a very intensely cooperating team where every single person takes a complex responsibility for a client and/or projects from A-Z. Everyone in our team is key to our success - individually and as a team. Everyone matters.

Number of employees

50-99 employees


Contact person: Mgr. Lukas Bucany
Tel.: +421940498001
E-mail: send CV
ID: 4345044  Datum zveřejnění: 2.6.2022  Spodní hranice mzdy (brutto): 2 500 EUR/month