Business Systems Analyst - Investment Operations
MFS Investment Management - Boston, MA

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About MFS ®: In 1924 MFS® established the first mutual fund to help make the US stock market more accessible to the average investor. Today, that commitment to investors remains evident in everything about the firm. At MFS® we hire talented individuals and allow them to work together. Office doors are always open, and everyone is on a first-name basis. We believe the best ideas emerge from a culture of collaboration. Job Summary : Using discretion and judgment, takes a prominent role in developing financial systems technology projects that address the business needs for various investment departments as well as front middle and back office departments that support the investment process within MFS. The Business Systems Analyst is well versed in the MFS system-development life cycle, and helps department members and managers conduct projects that adhere to the life cycle. Principle Responsibilities: Gathers and documents business requirements. Works to understand client's business above and beyond the immediate requirements. Converts requirements into functional specifications. Works with department members to determine timetable for user requests. Acts as the main liaison between the client and the development staff to ensure proper implementation of requirements within the expected timetable. Also communicates any material modifications of the business requirements to the client. Writes test plans and utilizes these documents to test applications. Creates and runs functional as well as regression test suites. Works with automated testing team when needed for performance/load testing as well as automated regression testing. Works to ensure a positive end product for clients by overseeing the implementation of new software. Creates and maintains proper training materials and business documentation. Provides application and production support to internal clients. Provides input into the strategic planning of department's initiatives and resources. Assumes additional responsibilities as requested. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a business or computer related field. Familiar with equity and investment analytical research investment data and systems. Minimum of three years of experience in the financial services supporting buy side technology or end user of investment systems. Proven ability to maximize resources and communicate with others both verbally and in writing. Strong Project Management and problem solving skills, ability to reverse engineer established processes and applications, working knowledge of standard query language skills (SQL) to query databases, proven analytical skills and demonstrated ability to make independent decisions and has a firm understanding of systems development lifecycle Proven ability to develop creative solutions to meet business needs. Working business knowledge of Mutual Fund Performance, Attribution, and Client Reporting initiatives. Comfortable with coordinating and taking lead ownership of a Weekly Status Meeting with business teams to assist with prioritizing work assignments. Proven documentation and analytical skills for gathering business requirements, functional specifications, and test plans. Solid understanding of complex business operational processes and investment vehicles with a desire to continuously improve investment knowledge. Problem solving skills in terms of understanding client objectives and developing effective and appropriate solutions to meet those objectives.
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Massachusetts Financial Services (aka MFS Investment Management) offers more than 50 mutual funds, as well as annuities, separately managed...