Business Analyst and IT Product Owner for Real Assets and Private Markets (f/m/d)

Allianz Global Investors

At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you are looking for a fast-paced working environment, you are resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and relish a challenge, then join us now!~crlf~We are committed to giving our people – experienced and energetic professionals alike – the opportunities and experiences they seek to thrive and gain personal fulfilment. We will work with you to craft your own career, develop your personal growth and align your achievements with your ambitions.~crlf~~crlf~We are looking for you! We are currently hiring a forward-thinking and results-oriented Business Analyst and IT Product Owner (f/m/d) to join an already successful team to deliver projects affecting the investments and operations value chain front-to-back focusing on our Real Assets & Private Markets platform. The position is based in our London office. ~crlf~~crlf~One central part of the role will include supporting and shaping the further roll-out of our Private Markets Investment Management IT applications currently based on Allvue for Private Debt and eFront for Private Equity. Once rolled out the position will include the ongoing product ownership for the respective application. Additionally you will be responsible for new fund and vehicle launches as well as crafting, implementing and improving (new) operational requirements, investment features and functionalities along the entire private markets investment management value chain.

##Work together with external system providers (e.g. Allvue Systems) and serve as core contact point between investment management and the system provider ~crlf~##Oversee and support system changes and updates together with external system provider, internal IT and database specialists incl. adequate documentation~crlf~##Take system ownership for alternative investment platform, incl. maintenance, system upgrades, end-user support, etc.~crlf~##Closely work together with the Product department, Investment Managers and Client Account Managers in order to gather business requirements for delivering projects and product launches~crlf~##Apply techniques such as partner workshops across functional units, desk shadowing, interviews, etc. in order to understand the client's needs, assess feasibility early on, advise on how to craft the proposed solution and manage the implementation process through to success~crlf~##Execute independently projects, i.e. taking ownership of project work and overall project success and acting as an internal consultant~crlf~##Develop operational models and workflows as well as design technology and data solutions to meet the defined requirements and fitting to the overall operating model~crlf~##Ensure client happiness, accuracy and efficiency of work, and compliance with internal policies and external regulations~crlf~

Required:~crlf~##Excellent university degree in Business Administration, Economics, IT, Engineering or related field of study~crlf~##Business and data analytical skills as well as experience in working with SQL data bases (focus on Microsoft Azure) and project management tools such as Jira or Confluence~crlf~##Proficient in MS Office, especially Excel and in addition PowerBI~crlf~##Previous project management, implementation, business analysis or system delivery experience with external service provider and internal fast paced clients~crlf~##Basic understanding of the investment management business and value chain of front-, middle and back office functions and first experience with alternative investment products~crlf~##Experience with one or several investment management applications, preferably with a focus on private markets, such as Allvue or eFront including a solid understanding of the data models behind~crlf~##Outstanding communication skills ~crlf~##Fluent in English, additional language skills are a plus~crlf~~crlf~Preferred:~crlf~##Further experience with additional financial software / trading technology / trading systems / OMS~crlf~##Hands-on experience with alternative products, especially private and infrastructure debt~crlf~##Additional IT-programming skills such as e.g. Python~crlf~~crlf~

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.~crlf~~crlf~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 690 investment professionals in 23 offices worldwide and managing EUR 598 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We offer a collegial culture based on strong values, taking individual responsibility, and dedication to mastering challenging tasks. To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of our employees. We encourage you to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you.~crlf~~crlf~We are committed to deliver excellence to our clients, advisors, employees, our parent company and within our industry. Putting our clients' needs first, behaving in an open and transparent way and treating people fairly means acting with integrity. We respect difference and diversity and reward individual performance as well as teamwork.~crlf~~crlf~We are also committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing assistance to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are in need support to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to recruiting@allianzgi.com~crlf~~crlf~

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