Moving from financial sector to tech?

Chase dms618
Sep 11 16 Comments

I work in Chicago at JP Morgan in Operations. I have a BA in Economics from a Big 10 school.

My title is "analytical project manager", so I do a bit of the below:
Create reports via excel, SQL, tableau, qliksense
Automate reporting, many times with vba
Serve as the point of contact for software/user tool enhancements and changes
Just overall find solutions and present strategies to address technical and reporting issues

Any advice for what positions I may be a good fit at a tech company?

Are there skills I should building outside of this roll to bring to another job?

TC last year= 76K base + 6K bonus

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  • Atlassian d@t_person
    Also u must be new here, TC or GTFO
    Sep 11 8
    • Atlassian d@t_person
      No problem....wasn’t trying to be a dick btw, just blind convention to “TC or GTFO” when OP leaves off
      Sep 11
    • Atlassian d@t_person
      Hmmm actually done see TC in the original post. Did u not update there?
      Sep 11
    • Chase dms618
      OP
      It should show it now?
      Sep 11
    • Atlassian d@t_person
      I see.....good easily double if get great at SQL and Python and get big data experience (ie spark/hive/etc)
      Sep 11
    • Chase dms618
      OP
      Any recommendation on a good place to learn and practice? I can do some stuff at work but they dont let me download a lot of programs/software because I dont have a business need technically)
      Sep 11
  • Chase dms618
    OP
    It's true, finance loves excel. With SQL, I haved used it at work and practiced at home for the past year. Some of the harder stuff I can do would be multiple subqueries inside one outer query, recursive subqueries, joins on as many as 10 different tables, triggers...I have had to really just adapt it to replace legit reporting because we dont have nearly all the canned reports we need.

    I dont know know python but I'm more than willing to learn and start using it at work.
    Sep 11 0
  • Atlassian d@t_person
    How advanced is your SQL? Any python? If not may be hard to break into data science/analytics at a real tech firm. Should be easy to learn for u though......start using python to automate stuff instead of VBA. That way u can use it ok your resume.
    Sep 11 3
    • Southwest Airlines alffjls
      Almost every business/finance person I've met who says they "know" SQL or even Python...it's super basic stuff. They love their Excel.
      Sep 11
    • Atlassian d@t_person
      I can attest to this.....was exactly how all my old colleagues were at my first job out of college a long while ago.
      Sep 11
    • Chase / Eng Sha_
      Agreed
      Sep 12
  • Atlassian d@t_person
    Learn python and hive/spark/big data SQL and you’ll have no problem getting analytics role, especially if in Bay Area. If not then may still have a hard time, as there are way less analytics roles at tech companies outside of Bay Area since there aren’t near as many tech companies in any other metro.
    Sep 11 0
  • Cisco Atin lay
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    Sep 11 0