Investment Business Systems Analyst

Job Title: Investment Business Systems Analyst
Duration: 3+ Months- Contract to Hire
Rate: $60-65/hr on Vendor W2
Location: Golden Valley, MN- Local candidates only! Candidate will be expected to be onsite at least 3 days/week

Reminder – Submit candidates that truly want to convert to an AZL employee within the annual salary range.

Must have 7+ years of experience with 2 years in Investment or Finance area. Would like the person to have experience with 1 of these 3 and it doesn’t matter which one- Bloomberg AIM/POMS, PAM, Black Rock Alladdin. They will work with all 3 of them. Over time, PAM will stay and Black Rock Alladdin. Bloomberg will go away in future as they are starting a transition away from it.

Must have SQL and SQL Server. Will be running queries and editing scripts and doing other functions
Nice to have- C#, .net. This is not a must but is preferred. Working on applications that use them would be a plus too as this person works closely with the developers.

This person will work with 3 other BA’s and a total team of 7 FTE’s and 20+ contractors including offshore. This is a new role due to demand and growth. This role is BA focused in working with the business to gather requirements and work with development to drive design and give developers what needs to be done and complete testing.
This person must be an excellent communicator and be a self starter and someone who can drive conversations with the business and work fairly independently to come up with solutions and be able to have an opinion.

Some development work is moving to Azure but they don’t need cloud experience.

AIM Business Systems Analyst

What you do:
The Business Systems Analyst supports the goals of the operational business systems and processes within Allianz Investment Management. The position applies investment systems knowledge to manage investment-related projects, working closely with vendors, IT and business leaders. The position also provides System Analysis and collaborates with AIM systems users to drive changes in automation, which includes redesigning systems and processes. Scope excludes the Hedging area
• System Development: Utilize programming expertise to develop new and/or changes to automated processes. Translate business requirements into automated production quality code or develop efficient user interfaces to support daily operational flows for GA assets and data management. Technically represent AIM GA Operations when interacting with vendors or asset managers when discussing new data flows or implementing new data transmission methods (ex. SFTP file delivery). Responsive and creative problem solver able to diagnose systems issues effectively and present changes solutions with a sense of urgency. Support the daily run state of AIM GA Operations by participating in daily run tasks. Adhere to project delivery standards and timelines.
• Business Application Expert: Establish relationships with business leaders in order to determine optimal solutions for complex business needs. Support the implementation of reengineered and integrated business processes to meet the needs of internal clients. Work with key stakeholders to make decisions and ensure they are aligned with Business Unit and Business System objectives. Learns and provides support of the Investment systems data to key parties. Have knowledge of a variety of investment types, including fixed income, mortgages and alternative assets.

What you bring:
• 7+ years’ experience required: Relevant technical and business work experience (Investment systems knowledge)
• 3+ years’ experience preferred: Technical experience or support of: PAM investment accounting system, Bloomberg AIM/POMS, Black Rock’s Aladdin System
• Experience in writing production code for critical business systems (C#/.NET and/or MS SQL preferred)
• Four-year degree required: Finance, Business Administration, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or other related field

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