Internship - Houston - Investment Operations Applications
Invesco - Houston, TX

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Job Purpose (Job Summary):
As part of Invesco’s 2012 Summer Intern Program, the purpose of this position will be to assist the Investment Operations Technical Services Team with prioritized development activities, including technology refresh initiatives. Development activities should be completed within expected delivery dates and should adhere to all Invesco development standards. The ability to communicate with both business users and IT professionals is a must.

Key Responsibilities / Duties


Assist the Investment Operations Technical Services Team with prioritized development activities, including technology refresh initiatives

Complete all tasks related to building and unit testing, quality assurance, system test and implementation in accordance with the IT development life cycle.

Build and test system components or amendments.

Always conform to documentation, coding and quality standards as defined.

Review, discuss and work within agreed timescales and feedback to project managers any variances arising as tasks are performed.

Prepare for and support user acceptance testing.

Prepare all necessary documentation and processes to enable ongoing support of the systems.

Communicate with internal and external customers, supervisors and management using clear, user-friendly terminology (emails, phone, meetings).


Work Experience / Knowledge:
Academic training in systems analysis and computer programming, including SQL. Familiarity with object oriented programming concepts.

Experience with Microsoft technologies is preferred (VB.NET, SQL Server)

Understanding of relational database design and development life cycle principles

Desire to stay abreast of new development tools and methods

Skills / Other Personal Attributes Required:
Enjoy challenging and thought provoking work and have a strong desire to learn and progress (motivated enough to self learn)

Ability to pick up new technology independently

Must have good organization and planning skills – capable of managing own workload

Be able to work under pressure and multi-task while remaining professional and courteous

Exceptional ability to analyze requirements / problems and to propose innovative but workable solutions

Team player

Open minded, flexible, and willing to listen for other people’s opinions.

Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate over the phone and via email with a variety of individuals (including coworkers in London and Hyderabad) at all technical levels are required.

Excellent verbal and written skills

Specific Technical Skills Required:
Microsoft Developer

Academic training with VB.Net and SQL Server. Knowledge of ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) concepts is a plus, but not required.

Knowledge of Sharepoint is a plus, but not required

Formal Education:
(minimum requirement to perform job duties)

Candidates actively pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems \ Computer Science is preferred

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