Fixed Income Analytics Developer

Job ID
2017-1187
Category
Technology
Jersey City
NJ

Overview

About Lord Abbett:

 

Founded in 1929, Lord Abbett is an independent firm with a singular focus on the management of money. Over the course of our history, we’ve earned a sterling reputation for our leadership, influence, and innovation in the asset management industry. Today, our independent perspective, our commitment to active management, and our intelligent product design continue to make us relevant to individual and institutional investors.

 

From the very beginning, we’ve recognized that our people are our greatest asset. As an investment-led, investor-focused firm, we value intellectual curiosity, teamwork, and collaboration across the organization.

 

We’re looking for people with a keen interest in working for a trusted leader in the asset management industry, a desire to expand their knowledge, and a passion for delivering a client experience that exceeds expectations.

 
Now that you know our history, are you ready to be part of our future?

 


 

Job Overview:

 

Lord Abbett is seeking an Analytics Developer to join our Investment Technology department in our Data and Analytics group. The Analytics Developer should have financial services experience working within the capital markets data domain, focusing on asset management concepts (portfolio, holdings, trades, securities, etc).  Overall strong technology skills are required, but the focus is on analytics and data architecture, not front-end or middle-tier application building.  

 

5+ years of recent experience in the Fixed Income business and technical skills listed below is required. Candidates must have outstanding communications skills as the Developer will interact with the firm’s partners and investment professionals to implement business solutions.  The team has a strong partnership with the Investments Quantitative Research department.

 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure quality and integrity of front-office data
  • Analyze and support the data requirements of custom and vendor software applications focused on portfolio management and trading
  • Understand data relationships and conventions of different market data providers including indices
  • Investigate and resolve market data-related issues across multiple platforms and application vendors
  • Design and implement small databases, data processing and transformation logic and calculations
  • Write and maintain technical documentation such as software development life cycle documentation and support/system documentation

Qualifications

Required Business Skills:

  • Ability to communicate (verbal/written) with front office users
  • Knowledge of features and characteristics of different Fixed Income and Equity security types; fixed income is a must
  • Experience with portfolio management and trading data entities and concepts (portfolios, holdings, trades, securities, analytics, benchmarks, etc)
  • Experience in producing portfolio and benchmark comparisons around characteristics and breakdowns
  • Some experience with portfolio returns and attribution
  • Ideal candidate will have recent buy-side experience
  • Experience with at least one specific market data feed provider (Bloomberg, Factset, Axioma, Yieldbook, Barclays POINT, BondEdge, etc.)
  • Bachelors Degree required

Required Technical Skills:

  • Understanding of data set operations and basic concepts of entities and joining them
  • Intermediate database skills (SQL Server, Oracle) including basic table design, creating SQL queries, and using stored procedures/functions
  • Ability to create data designs from use cases and object models during requirements and design phases
  • Experience with at least one scripting language (Perl/Python preferred) used in a data transformation context, e.g. ETL
  • Familiarity with reporting tools and experience with report creation

Personal Characteristics Required:

  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Self starter
  • Team player
  • Fast learner
  • Strong organizational skills
  • “Can Do” attitude
  • A willingness to learn new technologies and tools as required for specific projects

 

Lord Abbett is an equal employment opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, caregiver status, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.   All employment decisions at Lord Abbett are based solely on the applicant’s relevant experience, skills and qualifications.

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