Project Manager â€" Alternative Operations

Austin, USA
31 Jul 2021
04 Aug 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $2.02 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 3,050 employees in 17 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

We are seeking a Project Manager - Alternative Operations, to join our global team of professionals located in Newport Beach, CA, Austin, TX, London, and New York, NY. Our team supports PIMCO’s Alternatives/Structured Products business, including complex hedge funds and private equity vehicles.

In this role, you will engage key partners, including Technology, Operations, Portfolio Management, Legal, Compliance, Finance, and external service providers, to drive projects of varying degrees of difficulty from beginning to end. Your primary focus will be managing projects ranging from external software integrations, reporting needs, in house development to process improvements, all requiring collaboration and multi-team participation. Examples of processes our broader team supports include:

  • Deal facilitation;
  • Settlement;
  • Income accounting and collection;
  • Cash wire controls;
  • Physical security registration;
  • Complex debt restructuring; and
  • Other operational functions

The role will allow you the opportunity to acquire operations knowledge across PIMCO’s entire alternative platform.

The role may be based in Austin, TX, or New York, NY.

About You
  • You challenge the status quo by asking “why” and identify new and better ways of doing things
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills, including the ability to multi-task and lead many ongoing initiatives
  • Resourceful, inquisitive, and enjoy problem-solving. Many of the concepts and/or solutions we face are sophisticated, and you bring a desire to work through these complex scenarios
  • You bring a proven track record to deliver on assigned responsibilities through pursuing excellence, outstanding attention to detail, and using interpersonal and communication skills
  • You seamlessly adapt to shifting priorities and enjoy working with ambiguity
  • A standout teammate who builds positive relationships and collaborates across multiple levels of a globally diverse organization, including external vendors
  • You have a track record of building credibility and trust through consistent behavior, high integrity, and judgment
  • Intellectual curiosity, a dedication to professional development, an ability to learn, and interest staying on top of emerging trends
  • Self-motivated and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • You have a high emotional intelligence, are flexible, and resilient
  • Proven record navigating unstructured processes and simultaneously handling responsibilities with multiple, exciting demands

  • Support the Alternative Operations team on diverse projects and initiatives to scale and improve the alternatives infrastructure
  • Strategize, design, and manage our process improvements and technology initiatives, serving as the primary point of contact
  • Lead RFPs and assist with negotiations with vendors for external system implementations
  • Engage project stakeholders by scheduling meetings, creating presentations, distributing notes, and following up on action items
  • Set priorities, assist with scoping, hold stakeholders accountable, drive meeting agendas, and ensure deadlines are met
  • Survey the industry for best practices and leading technology solutions
  • Facilitate data cleanup efforts for investments and general infrastructure related systems on an ad hoc basis
  • Provide support on deal settlements in times of capacity constraints

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum 6-10 years of project management experience supporting operations within the financial services industry
  • Experience leading sophisticated software integrations, including vendor selection involving multiple departments
  • Consistent record taking an idea, finding a solution, scoping the implementation, managing UAT testing, and finalizing rollout
  • Knowledge of market-leading financial operation’s technologies and their uses
  • Understanding of SQL and database query tools
  • Solid data mining skills and ability to transform large data sets
  • Solid understanding of Excel and PowerPoint, including macros/VBA
  • Committed to PIMCOs values: Collaboration, Openness, Responsibility, and Excellence that allow us to bring the best to our clients and each other

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience at a private equity hedge fund, traditional hedge fund, or large multifaceted institution
  • Understanding of private equity legal entity structures
  • Understanding of loan based products, ideally term loans, revolvers, delayed draw, and private originated debt desirable


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office

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