Job Posting for Business Systems Analyst Manager - Investment at MFS Investment Management
At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters – to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.
What you will be responsible for:
Using discretion and judgment, the Business Systems Analyst Manager (BSAM) for Investments has a leadership role in developing systems technology projects that address the business needs of the Operations department. They champion agile best practices and our system-development life cycle (SDLC) while working to release projects and maintenance items for the benefit of our clients and internal investment and operational business partners. The BSAM works closely the with product owners, scrum masters, delivery teams, external vendors and internal IT resources to ensure technology teams are closely aligned with business needs. The BSAM manages assigned personnel, which may include full-time employees, co-ops, interns, contractors and offshore resources.
Manages a dynamic team of business systems analysts; makes decisions regarding hiring, training and development. Conducts performance appraisals and reviews for assigned resources. Recommends salary changes and promotions. Provides feedback to team members both formally and informally.
Coaches team members on best practices, resolution management and effective communication.
Coaches, mentors, and advises technology, business, and management teams in applying Agile values, principles, frameworks, and approaches.
Identifies areas where new technologies can be leveraged to create enhanced customer service or improve operational efficiencies. Initiates steps to improve deficient areas.
As a business architect, may perform analysis of business activities to determine business requirements. Works with investment and operations users to understand and define needs above and beyond requirements provided by the business. Converts business requirements into functional specifications.
Works to ensure agile teams are delivering a positive end product for business stakeholders. Ensures the creation of proper training materials and business documentation.
Provides superior application and production support as needed to the investment and operational departments and systems that they use. Works with business partners and other IT departments to resolve questions and recommend solutions.
Actively mentors team members and other members of the IT organization.
Represents the department at meetings where direction for general MFS initiatives is discussed and decided.
Participates in architectural discussions with development teams.
Assists with strategic planning of department’s initiatives and resources and with developing long-range roadmaps for investment and operational system upgrades.
Identifies organization's strengths and weaknesses and suggests areas of improvement in order to reduce risk, leverage existing technologies, reduce costs, and provide better service and overall experience to our clients.
Work to ensure resources are properly utilized while maintaining a healthy work-life balance for the team.
Master's degree or equivalent experience in a business or technology related field preferred.
Minimum of ten years’ experience in the financial services industry supporting buy-side technology.
Previous management experience, ideally in an agile environment, preferred.
Strong technical, analytical, and business knowledge. Excellent technical understanding of underlying relevant technical architecture and investment business processes.
Proven ability to maximize resources and communicate with others, both verbally and in writing.
Experience designing and delivering presentations and training to diverse audiences, including senior management, clients and groups that may blend technical and non-technical participants.
Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions.
Excellent understanding of systems development lifecycle.
In-depth technical and functional understanding of investment and operations applications. Ability to perform detailed analysis on these systems at all phases of the project lifecycle.
Ability to consider the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment.
Proven ability to develop creative solutions to meet business needs.
What we offer:
Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs
MFS is a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting.
This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless MFS approves an exemption as an accommodation due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission of an exemption request does not guarantee that an exemption will be approved or that the request can be accommodated.
If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email
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