Job Description :
System Analyst
Location: Durham, NC
Duration: 6 month increments
Only W2

The Team
The Retail Managed Accounts team provides personalized portfolio management to customers, giving tax advantages and customizations all with the aim to help customers realize their investment goals. As a senior systems analyst on the team, you will work closely with investment managers and operations to understand the product vision and challenges. From there, you’ll work with your technology counterparts to deliver innovative, cost effective, architecturally aligned, and timely solutions.
Are you interested in joining a highly collaborative, fast-paced, growth area in the organization where you can help drive business solutions and influence change? Managed Accounts are a growing business in the financial services industry, and Strategic Advisors Technology is seeking a senior systems analyst to help our advisor business be an industry leader in this emerging space. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about investment management, problem solving, quality assurance, and continuous improvement.

The Expertise You Have
5+ years’ experience as systems analyst, with expertise in Agile delivery environments
Financial services industry knowledge and experience necessary, investment management domain knowledge a plus
Strong analysis skills, with a proven track record of delivery on sophisticated technology projects
Good interpersonal, relationship management and facilitation skills. You thrive in a team-based environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with business and technical team members across the organization
Willingness to dive in and understand code for analysis purposes
Able to understand the technology and software architecture of an application
Advocate for exceptional user experience and customer satisfaction while applying the principles of minimum viable product
Unified Managed Account (UMA) and/or Private Wealth Management expertise from a business and/or technology perspective is a plus
Familiarity with portfolio optimization techniques, quantitative methods, and alpha and risk model analysis is a plus

The Skills You Bring
You are a strong contributor with a sense of ownership and a collaborative work style
You establish and maintain trusted relationships with business and technology partners
You have a passion for continuous improvement, bring innovative thinking to your role, and help evolve the organizations practices and tools
You have expert knowledge and experience of taking complex features and breaking them into stories with well-defined business value and acceptance criteria
You are adept at defining clear and concise requirements that describe project scope
You can develop and manage content to support end-user and production support training
You utilize insight to put yourself in the shoes of the users/partners while building solutions that solve their problems/needs
You have a passion for technology, are familiar with methodologies for scaling platforms, and are proficient at writing SQL and reading code (e.g. SQL, Java, Autosys)
You have demonstrated experience in quality assurance methodologies and execution practices, including working with engineering and business partners to build comprehensive automated, manual and user acceptance tests
You are proficient in Jira and are able to effectively utilize epics, stories, issues, and tasks

The Value You Deliver
Driving analysis, design, and support for investment management solutions that help investment managers achieve exceptional performance and end-customers achieve their financial goals
Working closely with Strategic Advisors business partners to deliver the capabilities required to grow and scale the Retail Managed Accounts platform
Bringing curiosity and a questioning mind-set to work, asking about the “why” and the “value” of new features/enhancements to the platform
Giving to the evolution of development practices across a distributed team
Helping the team grow by mentoring junior systems analysts when opportunities arise