Software Engineering Group Manager – Investment Operations Technology

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Software Engineering Group Manager – Investment Operations Technology

Asset Management NYC

The Software Engineering Group Manager – Investment Operations Technology will manage and lead the calculation, reporting and distribution of investment performance information.

The Software Engineering Group Manager – Investment Operations Technology will manage and lead the calculation, reporting and distribution efforts of investment performance information data in alignment with the overall Investment Operations business strategy and Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP), to provide exceptional service and meet internal and external requests timely and accurately. The incumbent will build an innovative, customer focused philosophy and create service and quality standards to proactively seek process and operational improvements. The position is also responsible for training, mentoring and talent development of the team, managers and supervisors. The incumbent will bring a software engineering discipline to this role, work with leaders to develop multi-year technical strategy, lead organizational transformation, grow our service globally, and build/maintain stakeholder relationships.

Principal Responsibilities:

•Performance Analytics – Work with various data sources to measure investment performance and quantify portfolio manager investment decisions. Participate in meetings with Portfolio Management teams to interpret investment success or pitfalls

•Technical skills – Working knowledge of various performance methodologies / analytics (i.e. attribution, benchmarking, tracking error, and risk decomposition)

•Product Knowledge – Develop understanding of Global Portfolio Solutions portfolio implementation, asset allocation and tactical tilt solutions

•Investment diligence – Collaborate with internal business and front office technology teams, internal operations teams, portfolio management teams, to validate data integrity

•Project Management – Work closely with senior portfolio managers on various projects, including assisting with bespoke client requests and client review meetings, driving data governance

•Digital Strategy – Work with architecture, and investment operations team to build out digital strategy to build next-generation platform of aggregating and distributing portfolio performance and analytics

•Manage day to day team

•Oversee client deliverables

•Oversee team productivity

•Mentor junior staff and provide technical assistance as needed

Required Technical Experience:

•Must have Asset or Investment management knowledge within a Technology environment (5+ years)

•7+ years of relevant overall work experience within a Technology environment

•Strong analytical, quantitative and technical skills

•Excellent communication skills (including writing, verbal, and presentation)

•Ability to work well in a fast-paced team environment

•Highly organized; attention to detail and excellent follow-through required

Required Domain Experience and Soft Skills:

•Ability to successfully partner and communicate with all levels of an organization

•Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively both with IT, with business management and a demonstrated ability to influence and impact the business

•Strong interpersonal skills and ability to forge relationships resulting in successful partnerships

•Strong negotiation skills, business acumen and customer focused

•Experience within Asset Management, Hedge fund or Investment Bank - Interest in the financial services industry and desire to build knowledge of portfolio management and the markets

•Confident communicator; able to argue a point concisely and deal positively with conflicting views

•Enthusiasm for learning & results oriented

Required Education:

•Strong academic record and a BA/BS degree with high mathematical and computing content (e.g. Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or Engineering)

An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical and business problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the services / products they deliver. An individual with a passion for application development, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class services.

About the Client:

The firm is a publicly owned global asset management firm with $800 billion dollars of AUM. The firm offers funds, advisory services, account management, and retirement plans and services for individuals, institutions, and financial intermediaries.

The talent and dedication of their people is critical to their success. They offer an opportunity for developing one’s professional career while working with individuals trained in a variety of disciplines in a collegial and dynamic environment. They offer a broad range of competitive benefits on a global basis.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment management firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works side-by-side with the firm’s senior management in a highly collaborative and charged environment.

Successful candidates are:

•Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer

•Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis

•Able to demonstrate sound business judgment

•Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs

•Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients


Posted On: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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