Lead Systems Analyst – Legal/Compliance - Investment Management – SQL - Boston, MA Area – $$ Open

Position Title – WR76457R062017

Lead Systems Analyst – Legal/Compliance - Investment Management – SQL - Boston, MA Area – $$ Open

Outstanding Compensation Package – Base + Bonus + PS

Relo. Possible for exceptional candidates – No contractors/consultants please


Large, successful, and growing Boston based Investment Management Firm – Great Company – Lots of Upside – Outstanding Compensation Package – Bonus – Profit Sharing etc. Join a team oriented, collaborative, results focused environment and become part of an elite organization with great growth possibilities.

Position Summary:

The Legal and Compliance Technology team is responsible for providing solutions that meet regulatory and compliance testing obligations. The firm complies with regulations globally, meeting obligations in each country and jurisdiction as required. The modern regulatory environment continues to evolve and the pace of complexity continues to grow. In this constantly changing environment the technology team provides solutions that ensure the firm remains compliant and is able to respond quickly and accurately to regulator’s requirements.

This role provides leadership to the technology team supporting Legal and Compliance. Current state applications include packaged vendor solutions for Regulatory Reporting, Code of Ethics compliance, and AML Screening, as well as highly customized in-house designed and developed applications solutions for compliance driven forensic testing and social networking analysis.

Members of the team play critical roles in our firm’s success by providing technology solutions which improve quality, speed, and efficiency in a highly complex industry with a sophisticated client and investor base.

The successful candidate must demonstrate leadership experience in supporting business professionals in the investment services industry and specifically in Legal and Compliance functions. The candidate should also demonstrate a successful project management and delivery track record, working with cross-functional teams consisting of both internal and external resources.


This individual will be responsible for systems analysis in support of the Legal and Compliance business group - bringing experience and best practices to a fast-moving, complex, and tightly integrated area of the company.

The focus of the analyst will be to define, deliver and help support solutions for the Legal & Regulatory Compliance program. These solutions may be vendor supplied, requiring integration, or custom, in-house developed solutions.

Responsibilities include:

• Developing and articulating systems requirements for the Compliance program

• Partnering with business practitioners to define process workflow solutions

• Identifying robust and creative solutions to improve key business processes and solve business challenges

• Structuring, researching, and assisting vendor solution assessments

• Managing projects from initiation through execution, delivery, and production support

• Developing key knowledge of specific business, system, and data workflows; solutions will need to integrate and source data from internal systems

• Developing and maintaining relationships with key business partners across the firm

• Staying current with evolving industry trends and the regulatory environment to ensure that delivered systems utilize industry best practices.

• Identifying and implementing process improvements in to advance both speed to market and quality of the end product

Required Skills and Competencies:

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Business, Economics, Finance or related subject plus two years’ business analysis or systems analysis experience in trading, investment management or financial services environment. Will also accept Bachelor’s in one of the fields above, plus five years’ experience.

Previous experience must include:

• Experience with transaction trade flow, holdings analysis, document management, and advanced data analysis including unstructured data analysis.

• Ability to understand complex business requirements and develop prioritized solution features to meet the requirements.

• Demonstrated track record throughout the systems lifecycle, with proven expertise in the analysis, delivery, and, support of major applications.

• Strong all-around project management and project methodology skills.

• Experience and success operating in an Agile development environment. Understanding of the Agile development methodology and iterative development.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Highly self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, taking initiative as necessary.

• Demonstrate strong client focus and relationship management skills.

• Hands-on practical knowledge of SQL and relational database technology. Ability to understand database schemas and design and execute advanced ad-hoc queries.

• Strong analytical and hands-on problem solving skills with an attention to detail.

• Experience with Regulatory and Compliance functions and systems in the context of a buy side investment management firm.

• Experience with natural language processing, machine learning, and social networking analysis a plus

Keys to this Role:

• Domain knowledge: Regulatory and/or Legal and Compliance background within the Asset Management industry would be ideal. We will also look at Regulatory and/or Legal and Compliance background in other industries.

• Strong Systems Analysis skills (gathering requirements from the business, writing functional specs, etc.)

• This is a very senior individual contributor role seeking strong Project Management skills.

• The following would be a big plus: Experience with Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence.

• Strong Relationship Management and Communication skills are required.

• Technical: SQL to query the database.

Contact Information – Resumes in Word format to:

Gary Wright - President – Wright Associates

Phone - (508) 761-6354 - Email - GaryWright@WrightAssociates.org - WEB Site – www.wrightassociates.org

Founded in 1999, Wright Associates is an employee recruiting and search firm that provides comprehensive recruiting and search services to the high technology executive requiring professional expertise in the talent acquisition process.