Assistant Director - Advisory Services Structured Finance

The Advisory Services, Structured Finance will work closely with Moody's Analytics Issuer clients in consultative engagements to facilitate the deployment of the ABS System platform to support their securitization programs.
The Associate Director will be responsible for leading a project team during the implementation life cycle, consulting with clients, performing discovery and translating the client's business requirements into a specification that can be delivered on the ABS platform.

The Role / Responsibilities:

Possess a strong understanding of System Implementation Life Cycle (SILC) and deliverables associated with each process, pertaining to the inputs and outputs. Define and refine the scope of deliverables for each engagement, ensuring that information necessary to deliver a complete solution is gathered Drive and provide guidance, both internally and externally, during the Plan & Design Phase of the implementation with a focus on obtaining, solidifying and documenting business requirements. Share insight with clients as it pertains to industry best practices in securitization Maintain awareness of the regulatory landscape and the resulting opportunities for Moody's Analytics to provide Value Added Services to Issuer clients As Project Lead, make certain all aspects of the process (SILC) are being followed throughout the Plan & Design Phase of the implementation. Provide input into the development of the implementation project plan, with a particular focus on the tasks associated with Plan and Design Phase but also as a comprehensive plan to ensure all phases and tasks are consistent with the Implementation Process and reflect reasonable effort / duration. Provide overview of project to project team, set appropriate level of expectations for each task, including clear direction, effort and duration. Provide oversight in the development of functional specifications, configuration workbooks, system test plans, build validation plans, and all other relevant documentation associated with an implementation project. Provide oversight in the system level configuration and development of reports through the creation of views, report writing tools and Excel. Provide oversight in the execution of System and Integration Testing as outlined in the system test plan and in accordance with the BRD and Functional Specifications. Provide oversight in the deployment readiness process through the execution of build validation and validation of the processing scripts and other release documentation for accuracy and completeness. Provide oversight to the Analyst assigned as primary liaison throughout the client's User Acceptance Test period to ensure proper tracking, triaging and validation of issues raised during UAT is occurring.
Participate in the transition of an accepted project to ABS Support or Service Bureau through education / training, documentation and post-implementation support. Interact with all project stakeholders (internally as well as externally), business partners and third-party vendors in a professional manner.
All deliverables and tasks should be of high quality and within the time and budget parameters - know what these expectations are and as project lead ensure that team also is clear on expectation and timelines.
Escalate issues appropriately and in a timely manner to ensure management of customer expectations and issue resolution.

The Professional Services team provides for the implementation of Moody's Analytics' Issuer Tools and Solutions. This may include customization of the solutions, as well as development of bespoke solutions, on-site installation, configuration and training services.

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Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Computer Science or related field required.
Subject Matter Expert in Structure Finance.

Experience
Working experience working on a technology delivery/Professional services team
Working knowledge of RDBMS (Relational Database Management Systems) concepts.
Strong track record of successful and timely delivery of technical projects preferably in a fast paced consultancy environment.
Experience in planning complex multidisciplinary projects in a global and multicultural organization.
Extensive project management experience, ideally within a financial institution or Structured Finance domain.
Understanding of technical concepts, development techniques, operating systems and database subsystems such as Oracle and SQL Server.
Proven problem solving skills in a technical environment.
Clear written and verbal communication skills with an ability to communicate complex business and technical concepts to a senior audience.
The ability to actively oversee and manage all project resources and negotiate with client-side staff.
A strong client focused orientation with the drive and enthusiasm required to achieve results and assume customer satisfaction.

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.3 billion in 2014, employs approximately 9,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 33 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

MIS and MSS Candidates are asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.