Position: Lead Systems Analyst
Location: Boston, MA Area

Lead Systems Analyst - Performance Measurement - FS - MBA Required - Boston, MA Area - Excellent $$
Excellent Compensation Package - Base + Bonus + PS
Candidates Local to Mass. Only - No Sponsorship


Large, successful, and growing Boston based Investment Management Firm - Great Company - Lots of Upside - Excellent Compensation Package - Bonus - Profit Sharing etc. Join a team oriented, collaborative, results focused environment and become part of an elite organization with great growth possibilities.

Position Responsibilities - Summary:

The Investment Administration Applications team is seeking a Lead Systems Analyst who will be responsible for requirements, systems analysis, testing, and project management for initiatives supporting the Performance Services group within Investment Administration.

The Performance Services group is responsible for investment performance measurement, performance attribution, benchmark maintenance, and GIPS composite maintenance.

The position requires a high level of interaction with the business users as well as excellent communication and delivery skills. The candidate should be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task and work on a variety of assignments in a fast-paced environment with people at all levels of the organization.

In 2011 the IA Applications team will begin a multi-year initiative to replace the firm’s legacy performance measurement system. This individual will participate in the vendor evaluation and buy/build decision, and be a key contributor in the detailed analysis and implementation of the new system.

Key Responsibilities:

The Lead Systems Analyst will have the following responsibilities

- Interact with investment professionals to proactively identify opportunities for new/improved systems.

- Work with business partners to define, analyze and document requirements.

- Document functional specifications for new systems and enhancements.

- Coordinate the work of systems analysts, software developers, database architects and data vendors to design and implement robust technical solutions.

- Plan and perform functional testing of new systems and enhancements.

Keys to this Position:

1. An MBA is required. The ideal candidate will be getting their MBA in 2011.

2. Prior IT experience required either as a Systems Analyst or Software Engineer

3. Performance Measurement and Attribution experience is a plus. If the candidate does not have this experience it is important that they are very interested in this area, as this person will be a potential successor to the manager.

Required Skills and Competencies:

- Minimum of 5 years systems experience

- MBA degree required

- Experience in the Financial Services industry

- Demonstrated interest in investment performance measurement and attribution

- Commitment to pursue Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) designation

- Systems analysis experience

- Strong client management and client service skills

- Excellent verbal and written communications skills

- Ability to manage conflicting priorities effectively

- Strong analytical skills

Contact Information:
Gary Wright - President - Wright Associates
Phone - (508) 761-6354
Email - replywrightassociates AT verizon DOT net
WEB Site - www.wrightassociates.org