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Lead Systems Analyst ( Investment Compliance )
Ref No.: 18-13270
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Position Type:Direct Placement

Job title: Lead Systems Analyst ( Investment Compliance )
Location: Boston, MA
Duration: Full Time

 Keys to this Position

We are seeking strong Systems Analyst skills (gathering business requirements, writing functional specs, etc.)        
Domain: The candidate should have an understanding of the Investment workflow and experience in one of the following: Compliance, Trading or the Front Office.        
3. Technical: Must be able to query the database with SQL.        
4. Leadership experience:  This is a hands-on leadership role, leading a team of four consultants (on/offshore model).        
5. Excellent communication skills are required.       
6. Source: Any Buy side, Sell side or Custodian shops (i.e. Fidelity, Brokerage, State  Street, etc.).Also any shops that use Compliance or LatentZeroSentinel (which is a Compliance tool).        

Minimum Requirements

7 years or more experience in systems role supporting business professionals in the investment industry    
Demonstrated track record throughout the systems lifecycle, with proven expertise in the analysis, delivery, and, support of major applications      
Strong all-around project management and project methodology skills      
Excellent written and verbal communication skills      
Highly self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, taking initiative as necessary      
Strong team leadership and mentoring skills, managing teams across the organization including employees, consultants and vendors       Demonstrate strong client focus and relationship management skills
Demonstrated experience in a role that supports business teams      
Hands-on knowledge of SQL and relational database technology    
Strong analytical and hands-on problem solving skills with an attention to detail      
Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or, related field is considered a plus      
Experience with Fidessa Sentinel would be considered a plus


 The Compliance Systems team is responsible for providing solutions that meet our guideline monitoring obligations. Guideline Monitoring is an integral part of the Portfolio Construction process – investors and portfolio managers look to leverage guidelines as key inputs into their decision making process. This critical function also protects the investment and trading process from investment errors.  In addition, the regulatory environment is under constant pressure and this team provides solutions that ensure is compliant and able to respond quickly to regulator's request. Members of the team play critical roles in our firm's success by providing technology solutions which improve the quality, speed, and efficiency of a highly complex industry with a sophisticated client base.  It is our strong belief that the tools developed by the Compliance Systems team differentiate us from our competitors in the financial industry. 

As a senior member of the Compliance Systems team, this individual will have the following responsibilities:      

Oversight of the planning, prioritization, design, implementation, maintenance, support, and enhancement of the complex applications used by Client Guideline Monitoring and Portfolio Monitoring Partner with Business Functions to identify and document business requirements for new capabilities. This includes working closely with the Guideline Monitoring business team and managing relationships with business owners across different departments. Creation and Analysis of business requirements to provide direction into solution designs, project estimates, and manage overall delivery.  The role requires hands-on involvement, problem resolution, knowledge of the software applications and data flows      

Partnering effectively with internal Development  A-teams as well as vendors to deliver solutions      
Interaction with other Business, IT, and Data teams within Client to ensure effective integration with portfolio management and trading tools      
Team management responsibilities include the recruiting, supervision, and development of staff and consultants –lines reporting directly to this role would be for Product Owners / Business Analysts, and Production Support team members      
Coaching and building up the team