Alpha Client Implementation Architect - Front-Office Alpha Client Implementation Architect -  …

State Street Corporation
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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State Street Corporation
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
State Street Corporation
Alpha Client Implementation Architect - Front-Office
What we are looking for
The State Street Alpha Front-office Client Implementation Architect is responsible for client engagement, workflow analysis, data analysis, requirements documentation in the design of the solution architecture and the implementation planning of the State Street Alpha front-to-back solution. This role documents the client solution architecture, develops sequenced phasing, and works with internal State Street teams toward testing the client solution. The ideal candidate should have a B.S. in finance, economics or engineering, as well as a working knowledge of global portfolio management, trading and compliance of equities, fixed-income and derivative instruments, analytics and middle/back-office functions that feed investment decision making.
Why this job is important to us
State Street Alpha's Client Solutions and Implementations team combines our unique capabilities in data and analytics to better serve our clients and build relationship with clients. Through information and insights investment analytics, data solutions, and front office tools our goal is to help our clients zero in on the opportunities and actions that will generate the most value for the State Street Alpha front-to-back solution. We offer implementation services and advice that give our clients new functional capabilities that help drive efficiencies and new technical capabilities that help reshape their business and technical footprint today.
State Street Alpha's Client Solutions team in Boston, MA seeks a Boston-based Client Implementation Architect to play a key role in implementing the Alpha Platform global front-to-back-office software solutions and services to our clients. The selected candidate will drive our execution efforts to deliver new functional capabilities to our clients.
What you will be responsible for
  • Client engagement in explaining the Alpha Platform integration and architecture
  • Navigate complex client relationships as well as building strong business relationships and managing expectations with client stakeholders
  • Workflow analysis, data analysis, requirements analysis and creation of documentation to support front office implementation efforts
  • Take ownership and initiative, be accountable and proactive, and work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong ability to quickly learn new front office tools and data sources
  • Meticulous attention to detail placing high value on accuracy and client readiness
  • Flexible, able to adapt to changing priorities in an Agile and informal setting
  • Provide regular status updates and supporting project management reports as directed
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, globally structured and team-based environment, as well as independently
  • Ability to travel to client site +/-60% domestic and/or international
What we value
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills including expressing complex ideas and concepts
  • Ability to multitask and navigate competing priorities, drive client expectations and deliverables to project milestone dates
  • Deadline and detail-oriented construction and quality control of artifacts (client ready)
  • Intellectual curiosity, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Professionalism, dependability and trustworthiness
  • Communication and collaboration skills
  • Management consulting skills preferred
  • Competency in MS Office including MS Visio, MS Project and PowerPoint
  • Electronic trading platforms experience is useful but not essential
  • Experience in portfolio management theory and application is preferred
Education & Preferred Qualifications:
  • A BA/BS degree in a business or technical field including Finance, Economics, Engineering or Computer Science.
  • 7-10 years of industry experience with front office functionality, analytics and applications (i.e. Bloomberg PORT, CRD, BRS Aladdin, SimCorp Dimension, Fidessa Minerva, Eze Software, etc.)
  • Consulting skills including client interaction, poise, workshop facilitation and expeditious documentation creation
  • BS degree in Finance, Economics or Engineering
  • Experience in Agile Methodology and tools (i.e. JIRA, Rally, RTC) preferred

About State Street
What we do: State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investments research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.
Work, Live and Grow: We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Program to help match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.
Inclusion, Diversity, and Social Responsibility: We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experience and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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Company Overview

From technology and product innovation to corporate responsibility and community development, we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people - strengthening markets, building communities and creating opportunities for growth.

We owe that longevity to the commitment, expertise and creativity of our employees. Our continued success depends on our ability to attract and develop the best talent in the industry. That's why we're keenly focused on employee development, corporate citizenship and inclusion.

For us, success comes in the mark we make as an organization - for the industry, our clients, our communities and each other.

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