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Senior Business Analyst - Risk Reporting

Newport Beach, USA
Closing date
Mar 4, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
We are a leading global asset management firm with over 3,000 employees across 20 offices in 15 countries; we help millions of investors around the world pursue their financial goals.

We hire critical thinkers. People who thrive in a collaborative culture like ours where we solve real problems while building the future of finance.

  • Are excited to be part of a vibrant engineering community that values diversity, hard work, and continuous learning.
  • Love solving complex real-world business problems.
  • Recognize that cross-functional collaboration is a core component of success for the team.
  • Believe there are multiple ways to solve most technical problems and are willing to debate the trade-offs.
  • Have become a stronger engineer by making mistakes and learning from them.
  • Are a doer, someone who wants to grow their career and gain experience across technologies and business functions.
  • Continuously invest in a high-performance and inclusive culture, in which a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints are celebrated and valued.
  • Encourage career mobility, so you can benefit from learning different functions and technologies, and we gain the benefits of your experience across teams.
  • Run technology pro bono programs that help the non-profit community and give our engineering community opportunities to volunteer and participate.
  • Offer education reimbursements and ongoing training in technology, communication, and diversity & inclusion.
  • Embrace knowledge sharing through lunch-and-learns, demos, and technical forums.
  • Consider our people to be our greatest asset-we will help you learn what PIMCO Technology has to offer so you can participate in activities that benefit your career while delivering impactful technology solutions.
Job Description

The Business Analyst is supporting the Risk Reporting Platform that helps deliver advanced software applications while ensuring alignment with strategic business initiatives. This role will provide oversight and support for front-office software systems including risk and performance reporting. You will work with the business and technology teams to define development objectives, timelines, and success criteria. Furthermore, a qualified candidate will offer ongoing guidance and training to new and existing staff in developing plans and implementing project objectives.

Roles & Responsibilities:

• Collaborate with Portfolio, Risk, and Product Management teams to design, test, and support risk and performance related systems
• Help define project objectives, scope, timelines, and success criteria
• Support developers in the clarification and delivery of business requirements
• Assist with the coordination of user acceptance testing (UAT) and software releases
• You will build queries, perform data validation, and perform research on financial and risk data anomalies
• Building strong relationships with key business users and interacting effectively with other support teams.
• Creating and maintaining documentation related to business processes and systems analysis.


• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, or Finance
• 3-5 years of fixed income capital markets experience
• SQL or PL/SQL - ability to read, write, and analyse complex SQL code
• Scripting capabilities in Python, desirable
• You are an analytical self-starter who thrives in a demanding environment and demonstrates an understanding of financial risk concepts.
• A highly organized individual with excellent problem-solving skills and with the willingness to be proactive about recognizing potential improvements or impending problems.
• Ability to work and communicate well - both verbally and in writing - with experienced portfolio managers and other investment professionals
• Ability to excel in a geographically dispersed team

Desired Qualification:

• Progress towards CFA designation
• Experience working with and managing large amounts of data
• Experience in a front office support role within the capital markets, either on the buy-side or sell-side, would be beneficial, but we are open to candidates with transferable skills and the right attitude.
• Understanding of the asset management industry, including portfolio management, trading, and investment management business processes.

PIMCO follows a total compensation approach when rewarding employees which includes a base salary and a discretionary bonus. Base salary is the fixed component of compensation that is determined by core job responsibilities, relevant experience, internal level, and market factors. The discretionary bonus is used to award performance and therefore is determined by company, business, team, and individual performance.

Salary Range: $ 113,500.00 - $ 148,000.00

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

PIMCO recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, national origin, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), age, military or veteran status, disability (physical or mental), any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws. The company also prohibits discrimination on other basis such as medical condition, or marital status under applicable laws.

Applicants with Disabilities

PIMCO is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, including veterans, in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system due to a disability and you would like to request an accommodation, you may contact us at 949-720-7744 and leave a message. This is a dedicated line designed exclusively to assist job seekers with disabilities to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.

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