Lead Systems Analyst - Fixed Income Analytics

Boston, MA

Posted: 10/25/2018 Employment Type: Perm Industry: IT Job Number: 226490





Softworld’ s elite asset management client is hiring a Lead Systems Analyst with strong Fixed Income Analytics experience. The individual will be responsible for requirements, systems analysis, prototyping, testing and project management. This position requires a high level of direct interaction with business users and excellent communication and delivery skills. This individual must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task and work on a variety of assignments with people at all levels of the organization.

 

Qualifications
  • In depth Fixed Income analytics background
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience as a systems analyst in the financial services industry
  • Practical understanding of financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, swaps, options, futures, forwards, asset backed securities, mortgages, etc.
  • Familiarity with OIS pricing models and related concepts
  • Practical understanding of Derivatives (including valuation and risk management approaches)
  • Experience dealing with analytics vendors (YieldBook, Point, Bloomberg, etc.)
  • Experience with vendor valuation libraries and applications (Numerix, Calypso, FinCad)
  • Experience with advanced investment data concepts such as holdings, transactions, security master, analytics, and performance.
  • Working knowledge of Python will be a big plus
  • Working knowledge of Java will be a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with high attention to detail
  • Strong client relationship skills and proven ability to build consensus. Experience working directly with business partners to understand their needs and deliver solutions that meet those needs.
  • Experience writing requirements, functional specifications, use cases, and test plans
  • Change agent, creative, innovative and focused on continuous improvements
  • Self-motivated and willing to work in an energetic, fast paced team environment
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate a high degree of ownership of outcomes
  • Hands-on knowledge of SQL and relational database technology
  • Experience supporting critical production applications
  • Solid understanding of the software development life cycle
  • Bachelor’ s degree is required
  • CFA Institute, Claritas Certificate, CFA Charter or progress towards one considered an asset
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