Business Systems Analyst

Employer
PIMCO
Location
Newport Beach, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 12, 2021
Closes
Oct 12, 2021
Ref
11755955
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
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 $2.21 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 3,025 employees in 20 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 have an exciting opportunity for a Business Systems Analyst with back office experience to work in greenfield space on a new initiative. PIMCO, Man Group, IHS Markit, State Street, Microsoft and McKinsey & Company have partnered to form a new technology-led company, HUB, to build a cloud-based operating platform aimed at transforming asset managers' operations technology. HUB's greenfield platform will be built by asset managers to transform the industry's operating model by providing flexible and modular solutions across middle and back office functions, all while reducing cost and mitigating risks.
As a BSA in PIMCO's HUB technology team you will work with other technology analysts and engineers to jointly develop & integrate a new technology platform, evolve our post-trade processing practices, and solve problems in real time.

Responsibilities:
  • Work with PIMCO business users, project management and technology teams to develop plans for trade process automation & partnership
  • Work with external product, development, project management teams and vendors to perfect and execute these plans
  • Evaluate data exchange protocols and their contents. Draw plans for backup procedures
  • Be an agent of change to bring new workflows in internal trade processing and external interfaces
  • Design intelligent automation features to enhance processing efficiency
  • Perform testing including functional, regression, user acceptance, integration and performance to verify that the client's needs are met. Perform post-production release validation testing on any new improvements or bug fixes
  • Support users on daily operations
  • Build documentation, training, reference materials, release notes


Position Requirements:

  • 5+ years work experience in areas pertaining to financial technology and/or front/middle/back office trade operations
  • Expertise in post-trade processing, i.e. post-execution workflows performed in a money manager's front office, middle office and back office is a plus
  • In-depth knowledge of data usage by and communications between parties that participate in post-trade processing
  • Understanding of basic software architecture and application design
  • Superb communication skills
  • Strong desire to explore new areas to learn and grow professionally
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, diverse team environment
  • Understanding of fixed income, equity, foreign exchange and derivative trading and post-trade processes
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalence in Computer Science, Math, Business, Finance, Operations, or Economics
  • Experience working on greenfield projects is a nice-to-have


Technical Knowledge:

  • SQL and noSQL database packages
  • Excel proficiency
  • Feeds and interfaces processing
  • Unix proficiency is nice-to-have
  • FIX & FpML proficiency is nice-to-have
  • Post-trade processing (or straight through processing) platforms


Benefits:

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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