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AVP, Sr. Lead Business Analyst - Murex - Derivatives

3+ months agoChicago, IL

Lead Business Systems Analyst
The Lead Business Systems Analyst approves that designed system solutions are appropriate for business needs and consistent with the overall design of the organization's information systems architecture. Working closely with senior leadership, this job manages large projects, processes and establishes operational plans.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provides senior level consulting services to business groups on process improvement projects designed to improve IT and business management results.

  • Develops and implements new processes, standards or operational plans that will have impact on the achievement of functional results.

  • Participates in defining and formulating senior leadership’s IT strategy through the review of business objectives and value proposition.

  • Advises senior leadership on future business direction and aligns IT with business priorities, strategies, and operating models.

  • Recommends solutions or improvements to business processes that can be accomplished through new technology or alternative uses of existing technology.

  • Recommends long-term improvements and changes to organization’s IT systems to support future business direction and growth.

  • Coaches, reviews and delegates work to lower level professionals.
  • Qualifications
    • 5 Years Required; 7 Years Preferred
    • University (Degree), Preferred
    Physical Requirements
    • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work
    Preferred Education
    • University (Degree)

    Career Level

    The incumbent will interact heavily with Middle Office Managers and Analysts to document business and functional requirements related to multiyear roadmap projects to optimize and consolidate existing applications across Fixed Income, Equities and Derivatives using Murex platform and based on multi-boutique Affiliate model. Candidate will be expected to work on both Agile and Waterfall project methodologies. Business areas supported include: Trade Operations, Portfolio Accounting, Pricing, Derivatives and Collateral Management

    Required Skills:

    • 5+ years of Buy/Sell side experience working at Hedge Fund or Investment Manager
    • 5+ years experience with Murex MXPress,  MIL, MCM, MLC, GOM, VAR/MRB, Trade Management, Post Trade workflows, Settlement and Accounting process with MUREX
    • 5+ years experience with Oracle or SQL Server tools

    Preferred Skills:

    • Understanding of  Fixed Income, Equities and Derivatives business processes are required.
    • Waterfall and Agile methodologies
    • Master degree in Finance, Mathematical Finance or Computer Science would be a big plus
    • Working knowledge of supporting Front, Middle and Back office functions: trade confirmation, trade processing & settlement, cash management, pricing, collateral management and payment processing.
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university. BS / BA in Computer Science, Mathematical Finance, Engineering, Accounting, Math or related technical area

    Potential Salary: $170,000.00 USD

    Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location.  In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans). 


    Company Overview

    Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information about the firm please visit our website at

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    The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary.

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    Job ID: f952116f633ddb2140528c245aeaf31ad633a27a3f0ebbd14e19f14b3b7aeac6
    Employment Type: Other