Senior Business Systems Analyst

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
02 Feb 2023
04 Mar 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

You'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to create bespoke solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base. We welcome applications from returners to the industry.

We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.

Job Purpose Statement

Where you'll fit in & what our team goals are....

We're hiring for a Technical Lead, Reporting to be actively involved in the development and maintenance of the assigned technology assets or products. Work with business leaders/technology partners to build the product road map and lead any product changes through the development, user acceptance testing and implementation processes. Responsible for running the end-to-end user experience for the assigned technology asset or product. On behalf of the business will play a subject matter expert role and represent the interests of the business.

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time....
  • Coordinate the collection, description, analysis and prioritisation of requests for new product functionality. Work with key partners to develop, elaborate and clarify requirements, their impact and the real, underlying business need. Produce detailed documentation of business requirements. Work with a cross-functional team to ensure fulfilment of product requirements and evaluate product performance. Identify compelling opportunities for improvement and competitive differentiation.
  • Lead product design, development and release processes for assigned technology products and maintain product development road map, ensure alignment with the capability strategy. Act as a technical consultant to the business and lead research and prototyping efforts of innovative technologies and products. Lead sophisticated product road mapping and design activities that require extensive research and analysis to guide the application development process. Drive release planning and monitoring efforts.
  • Understand usage and satisfaction baseline, set goals and regularly measure and report applicable statistics. Enable the business processes by understanding user needs and how the tools are coordinated in to the daily practice/processes. Participate in the creation of detailed use cases that effectively validate user requirements. Participate in user acceptance and beta testing of new products and features. Document and report problems and recommend solutions/improvements.
  • Develop hands-on, in-depth knowledge of internal and external driven products and maintain technical analysis of product strengths and weaknesses. Effectively represent and drive business priorities and strategy as decisions are being made about the product road map. Provide input in to the capital expenditures related to assigned assets or products. Prioritise defects and work closely with the development team to deliver high quality products.
  • Partner with implementation and communication teams to formulate strategies that ensure effective roll-out and adoption of application changes and at the same time minimise disruption to advisers and staff. Develop effective partnerships with key vendors, technology domain owners, business stakeholders and capability business architects to ensure that release time lines and results are met. Develop key connections with end user community to understand product usage at a deep level.

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have....
  • Solid experience working in a product management role.
  • Shown success implementing product development projects that deliver results and contribute to the business.
  • Proven track record to effectively lead working relationships with both technical and business professionals.
  • Strong problem solving skills; highly effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of an organisation.
  • Deep understanding of product management principles and key functions.

Desired Capabilities

If you also had this, it would be great....
  • Conceptual mind set and the ability to effectively balance short and long-term objectives.
  • Understanding of product management principles and key functions.
  • Ability to influence and champion product changes.
  • Experience within the financial services industry.
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