Securities Services - Product Development - Complex Assets - Associate

JP Morgan

Location: Dorset

Job Type: Full time


Are you a strategic thinker & passionate about leading strategic Technology change initiatives in Capital Markets domain

Job Summary

The Securities Services business provides middle office, custody, accounting and administration services for investment managers and asset owners, including mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity, real estate funds, pension funds, and fund of funds.

The Complex Assets Product Development team is responsible for delivering all aspects of Change driven by both internal and external stakeholders. It includes both strategic and tactical investments to meet essential client and business needs. This ranges from small scale projects up to full scale platform re-engineering and migration programs.

As an associate in Complex Assets Product Development team, you will be responsible for working with global Operations, Technology, external Clients and other stakeholders to deliver change initiatives including project planning, requirements analysis, coordination with Technology/Quality Assurance teams for design, development & test execution and transition/go-live phases.

Job responsibilities

  • Build a strong working relationship with Operations end-users and Technologists to support the build-out of features in the strategic target platforms; strong collaboration skills, able to work with many different individuals and partner effectively with different groups.
  • Drive high level design of solutions working closely with Operations and Technology.
  • Document business requirements, and communicate these requirements to Technology development team for the design and implementation of business solutions .
  • Must be organized and able to develop a program plan broken down into achievable deliverables.
  • Manage Project Risks and Issues, provide regular status updates to management.
  • Demonstrated track record of effectively resolving issues and conflicts to ensure timely delivery.
  • Coach other team members and contribute to the wider group’s objectives.

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Working business knowledge of OTC Derivatives across one or more asset classes (Rates, Credit, Equities, FX, or Commodities), CFDs, Bank Loans, Repos & Time deposits.
  • Understanding of Trade capture, Lifecycle and core positions management aspects including valuation, confirmation, settlement, collateral management, asset servicing, reconciliations, reporting/ data services, etc.
  • Experience with one or more of Fund Accounting/Middle Office service functions.
  • Energetic self-starter with ability to navigate the firm proactively, come up with, and drive delivery of the strategic vision.
  • Excellent communication capabilities, clearly and succinctly message with appropriate level of detail to cross-functional teams, senior management, and clients.
  • Logical, structured approach to planning, problem solving and decision-making.

Preferred qualifications, capabilities and skills

  • Ability to create a vision and actionable roadmap with a focus on ongoing change initiatives.
  • Ability to effectively maximize delivery of business goals and returns on investment.
  • Previous experience of managing strategic change programs is desirable, with hands on analysis and testing experience.