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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/30/18

Applications Due12/14/18

Vacancy ID62000

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleSpecial Investment Officer (Investment Technology Systems Officer) - Item #06862

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $109125 to $149329 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 15%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 110 State Street

City Albany


Zip Code12236

Minimum Qualifications

Duties Description • Work with PICM investment, compliance, risk, and operations staff to identify investment systems and infrastructure needed to support investment, compliance, and risk activities to address organizational strategic initiatives and projects. Liaise with OSC IT to identify where OSC systems and/or services can meet needs or where bespoke solutions are needed
• Maintain expert knowledge of investment technology systems used by PICM and monitor industry trends, new investment technologies, and develop business cases for their use by PICM
• Participate in projects that implement new processes and systems or improve existing infrastructure, contributing to/eliciting requirements, design, planning, and development and execution of test cases
• Work with OSC IT to onboard new technology systems and solutions, including liaising with OSC IT to integrate solutions with existing OSC systems, align use with policies and provide staff tutorials in system usage as needed
• Partner with other Investment Operations staff to develop and reinforce system and process standards throughout PICM
• Work with external investment solutions/systems providers (e.g., BlackRock, Bloomberg, DTCC/ Omgeo, Wilshire) to customize systems to meet PICM’s needs based on knowledge of and experience with PICM’s portfolios, asset classes, and investment strategies
• Serve as point person/SME with respect to asset-class technology solutions. Manage and track unresolved issues with vendors
• Evaluate the defined user requests for various implemented solutions to ensure cohesive support and deployment models. Evaluate the need for and assist in implementing automation/enhancements to existing investments processes, including optimizing, testing, and debugging where needed
• Coordinate, manage and build solutions for data ingestion, normalization, and visualization; including potential data reporting needs
• Serve as operational first-line support when issues arise regarding PICM-specific investment technology systems. Provide direction on complex inquiries. Track and document incidents using the OSC IT Incident tracking solution; referring non-PICM-specific issues (e.g., non-investment software issues) to OSC IT when necessary. Perform system health checks to ensure accuracy of position data for investments systems
• Escalate troubleshooting needs to external system providers when issues cannot be resolved internally. Work with their teams to manage the remediation process, ensure timely resolution, and minimize disruption
• Partner with OSC IT to improve the reliability and effectiveness of shared systems and to maintain a reliable production environment
• Act as the Business Continuity liaison between OSC IT and CRF
• Monitor and stay abreast on the industry and regulatory changes/events impacting trading and collateralization
• Assist legal, finance, and procurement with execution of technology related agreements and implementations
• Complete various other duties as assigned by Senior Management and Director of Operations

Additional Comments • Bachelor’s Degree in IT/MIS/Computer-Science, finance, mathematics, or similar degree
• At least 5+ years of experience in IT, finance, accounting or related industry, 3 of which preferred in an investment technology role; application administration, data mining, and/or application development
• Experience with development and data mining technologies such as SQL, R, Python, Advanced Excel, Access, and .NET/VBA
• Familiarity with Project and Program Management process and ability to use the associated tools (MS-Project, etc.)
• Experience upgrading and/or implementing new investment solutions to fit existing in-place mature business processes that need to be reconciled with new solution functionality
• Experience supporting investment management integrated solutions (BlackRock Aladdin, Bloomberg, SimCorp, Eagle Investments, eFront, etc.) within an asset management, endowment, or pension environment
• Experience with integrating Market Data Providers into the investment solutions environment
• High ethical standards and commitment to the fiduciary responsibilities of a pension fund
• Exceptional work ethic and attention to detail, be team oriented, and show commitment to excellence
• Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
• Exemplary communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with all levels of staff and management
• Strong attention to detail – ability to detect errors & take corrective action
• Demonstrated understanding of the financial services industry and its processing models, multi-asset language, and products

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Christina Capullo

Telephone (518) 474 - 1924


Email Address


Street Office of Human Resources

110 State Street, 12th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12236


Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to no later than December 14, 2018. Please reference Item # 06862 GOER-CMC when responding.
When responding, please include the reference number and letters listed in this section. The GOER ID # should not be included.

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