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Functional Analyst - Simcorp Front Office Support - SQL, Excel

Job Title: Functional Analyst - Simcorp Front Office Support - SQL, Excel
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Industry:
IT
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH54495_1500461013
Contact Name: Liam Burke
Contact Email: l.burke@parity.net
Job Published: July 19, 2017 11:43

Job Description

Functional Analyst - Simcorp Front Office Support - SQL, Excel

Contract. London. £competitive per day. 6 Months +

One of our leading financial services clients has an urgent requirement for a functional analyst.

The Technology department provides applications and technical services support and projects delivery to the business worldwide. It's mission is to support Business through 2 teams:

  • Project team who leads IT or organisational projects set by the Chief Operating Officer of Trading & Securities Financing
  • Support team who maintains and improves all IT tools used by Fund managers and Traders.

The candidate will be a Functional Analyst within the support technology team dedicated to Simcorp Front Office Support

Simcorp Front Office Support team is composed of 2 people in Paris and 2 people in London.

Technical Skills Required:

  • SQL / Excel / Powerpoint

General Mission

As Functional Analyst, she/he will be primarily responsible for maintaining the availability of the Simcorp Dimension platform and modules used by all Front office department
He/she will interact with fund managers, traders, financial analysts, Investment Guidelines team, compliance, internal audit team and other IT team ( Simcorp Support Operations & Data team, Simcorp Project team, Application support…)

Responsibilities

Scope of application
Simcorp Dimension

User's and application support :


  • Provide functional and technical support (application settings, assistance, trainings) on SimCorp Dimension in particular on modules used by Front Office department (Asset Manager, Compliance Manager, Order Manager…)
  • Manage Morning checks
  • Ensure appropriate change management processes are implemented to benefit users
  • Study and propose tactical solutions as required
  • Produce user and functional procedure guides
  • Communicate with the users on system/module availability / future evolutions using the standard templates
  • Coordinate the work of the different IT teams (notably Ops&Data Support for Dimension, Project team) to ensure the best level of support
  • Ensure compliance with all information security policies and proactively look for advice for new scenarii as they arise
  • Implement and operate regular end user activity monitoring for the given application
  • Participate actively on the yearly upgrade of SimCorp Dimension and on any patch release (qualification, regression tests, etc…)
  • Follow strictly the procedures to send service requests to SimCorp editor and to escalate issues

Depending on the needs, assist the project managers in the context of projects impacting SimCorp Dimension on which their

  • Analyse existing processes
  • Gather business requirements
  • Write functional specifications
  • Contribute to the testing phase for new versions and/or new tools

Qualification/Experience required

Education/Qualifications

  • Degree in IT (or equivalent experience).

Experience

  • Experience in the financial industry, ideally in asset management.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Good maintenance of English
  • Functional knowledge in asset management (the requested level may vary).
  • Functional knowledge of the equities, Fixed Income
  • Proficient in producing high quality documentation in the form of user guides and process flows.

Competencies

  • Good writing and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive, autonomy, dynamic, organized, rigour.
  • Customer focused.

Specific work conditions

  • Based in London
  • Depending on topics, it might be required to travel.

If you have the relevant experience/skills then apply now for more information

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