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Aqueduct Technologies Inc. IT: Business Systems Analyst - Associate in Boston, Massachusetts

Aqueduct Technologies is seeking an IT: Business Systems Analyst – Associate for their customer based in Boston, MA. The IT team is responsible for both the maintenance and development of the companies’ Portfolio Management, Trading, Investment Services, Investment Compliance, and Client Operations teams. This position requires an experienced technical resource with solid project management skills, as well as experience working in the Investment Management industry. This position requires attention to detail, excellent leadership, communication skills and the ability to work both independently and closely with other team members and business users in the firm.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Providing system-level support of internal and third-party vendor applications including the management of enhancements, upgrades, maintenance, and support of these systems.

  • Strong project management skills including business requirements management, status reporting, issue resolution and on time delivery of initiatives.

  • Vendor management for third party applications is essential in this role. This position will work closely with vendors tracking support issues, customizations, business use cases for vendor products, third-party enhancements, and upgrades.

  • Managing QA and user testing initiatives for each project.

  • Partnering with business users to understand their needs and requests, as well as prioritizing future requests.

  • Managing the technical resources (Development, QA and Operational) assigned to the project to ensure work streams are clear and delivered on time.

  • Conducting analysis across multiple systems to determine source locations for required data for reporting needs.

  • Assist in the documentation of technical specifications, testing strategies and outcomes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a Business, Computer Science or related concentration is required.

  • 5+ years of technical project management in Investment Management industry.

    MSFT Skills

  • Excel expertise

  • Able to create macros and power query SQL linked spreadsheets in order to have stop gap semi-automated solutions for business while Dev works on end goal

  • Expert in data analysis and manipulation

  • Creation of primary key lookup variables; Vlookup and Hlookup knowledge; Self-starter in Array creation for data analysis

  • Power Point Expertise

  • Ability to create visual “requirements” to outline system interactions and table structures

  • Presentation skills to review requirements with Business to get buy in and Dev to translate to functional results

  • SQL Expertise

  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of SQL

  • Power BI

  • Experience with Power BI and Data modeling

  • Data Normalization and Mapping

    Interpersonal Skills

  • Experience running meetings and providing agendas/minutes to assure clear communication and consensus

  • Ability to provide Status reports for multiple projects

  • Ability to breakdown projects to deliverable components

  • Create JIRA tickets based on intermediate deliverables to a larger goal

  • Estimation for overall project deliverables based on feedback from stakeholders

  • Self-started to contact SME’s or vendors when help is needed to solve an issue

  • Clear concise communication skills both verbal and written

    System and Industry Experience

  • Financial Services experience preferable in Operations a must

  • SQL, Excel/PPT, MS Office expert Must

  • Satuit, Power BI a plus

  • Billing / GL systems experience a plus

    Common Tasks

  • Provide Status updates for multiple projects that the candidate is responsible for

  • Meeting with SME’s and stakeholders to determine scope and variables of a given project, documenting and gaining signoff on the scope of a given project

  • Meeting with DEV to solve problems or clarify requirements where needed

  • Working with business to determine solutions to problems including stopgap near term solutions while intermediate and long term still under development

  • Working with PROD SUPPORT to train on system support for front line level support items (ie user setup, pwd reset, vendor app updates)

  • User knowledge led testing to ensure business requirements are met - - beyond functional testing

  • Working to gain knowledge of system interdependencies and to be able to understand impact of changes to one or several systems

    Aqueduct Technologies, Inc. assists customers in finding top talent for their diverse staffing augmentation needs and providing technical solutions including deployment and support of advanced networking, systems, storage, and collaboration solutions to enable better business results. Aqueduct is one of the fastest growing IT services organization in the US, powered by our relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction, corporate culture, and employing the top 10% in the industry.

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