Technical Engineer / Project Manager - Investment & Operations (f/m/d)

Allianz Global Investors

At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you’re looking for a fast-paced working environment, you’re resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and relish a challenge, then join us now!~crlf~~crlf~We’re 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 Technical Engineer / Project Manager - Investment & Operations (f/m/d) to join an already successful team to deliver projects affecting the Investments and Operations value chain front-to-back. The role will include the design, implementation and improvement of (new) technical and/or operational requirements, asset classes and functionalities along the entire Investment Management value chain. The position is based in our Frankfurt office.~crlf~~crlf~As a member of the Operating Model Buildout team you will not only be encouraged to initiate, develop and implement new insights for innovative products and functional improvements within the Investment Management business but also to assess whether and how changes to the Operating Model fit within the overall Solution Architecture of AllianzGI's Investment Management value chain and application landscape. ~crlf~You will also be expected to design, develop, modify, adapt and implement short- and long-term solutions for information technology needs through new and existing applications, systems, databases and the applications infrastructure. The right candidate can review and interpret system requirements and business processes as well as code, test, debug and implement software solutions.~crlf~~crlf~We are looking for a highly motivated Technical Engineer / Project Manager with a proven understanding of IT and the financial industry, relevant project experience and a high affinity to Change.

##Act as primary contact for capturing business requirements from internal clients~crlf~##Lead projects or work streams within broader projects~crlf~##Collaborating closely with appropriate domain subject matter authorities and business partners for concept development and implementation of innovative products and functional improvements~crlf~##Apply techniques such as 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~##Deliver projects with an early consideration of IT, Accounting, Legal, Tax, Risk and Regulatory constraints by including the respective timeframe, budget and scope~crlf~##Execute independently smaller tasks and short-term request as well as projects by taking ownership of results and overall success and acting as an internal consultant~crlf~##Support and contribute to different topics and projects at the same time with the ability to prioritize and potentially bring up accordingly~crlf~##Develop operational models and workflows as well as design technology and data solutions to meet the defined requirements fitting to the overall Operating Model~crlf~##Co-ordinate all involved internal and external partners (mainly custodians, fund administrators, middle office providers, IT providers, Investments etc.)~crlf~##Identify strengths and weaknesses of product offering and provide recommendations for innovative approach~crlf~##Ensure client happiness, accuracy and efficiency of work and compliance with internal policies and external regulations~crlf~##Keep abreast with industry developments, ground-breaking services, technology, market innovations and standard methodologies~crlf~

Required: ~crlf~##Excellent university degree in Information Technology, (Natural) Sciences, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering or related field of study~crlf~##First experience in Management or IT Consulting~crlf~##Solid understanding of Financial Markets and preferably the Investment Management business and its value chain~crlf~##Experience with IT applications used within financial institutions and investment managers in particular~crlf~##Sound understanding of financial markets and the Investment Management industry ~crlf~##Professional experience in object oriented development and in automated delivery pipelines, agile delivery and test-driven development~crlf~##Knowledge of software design patterns and RDBMS development experience (e.g. SQL Server)~crlf~##Able to debug components with limited assistance and assists other engineers with debugging~crlf~##Background in reviewing codes and in providing feedback on others' designs/codes~crlf~##Solid understanding of the regulatory framework for Investment Managers and insurance investors~crlf~##General understanding of various asset classes including Equities, Fixed Income, OTC & ETD Derivatives, Money Market & Alternatives~crlf~##Ability to influence, negotiate and build relationships with partners at all levels and across multiple jurisdictions and entities~crlf~##Hands-on, empathic and diplomatic teammate with leadership and strong communication skills~crlf~##Proficiency in English, additional language skills are a plus~crlf~~crlf~Preferred: ~crlf~##Experience in API / Microservice development using technologies to include, e.g. Java~crlf~##Experience with containers - Docker and its role in ECS/Kubernetes architecture~crlf~##Experience with CI/CD pipeline -GitLab, Jenkins, Artifactory~crlf~##Knowledgeable in one or more cloud environments (AWS, Azure, Oracle, Google)~crlf~##Familiarity with shell commands/programming~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 750 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide and managing EUR 546 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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