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Application Manager - State Street Global Advisors

State Street

State Street

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Who we are looking for.

An Application Manager who will lead and manage a global team to deliver technology solutions for the Researchers across investment teams at State Street Global Advisors (SSGA).

A strong leader with good technical skills who will champion close collaboration across business and technology teams, along with a demonstrated ability to thrive in a multi-platform environment. Ability to organize both qualitative and quantitative information in a meaningful way to develop and implement plans and mitigate project risks.

Understand the relationships between technology, data, operations, and business functions along with knowledge in the financial markets, specifically within investment or asset management.

Thought leadership, technology strategy planning and execution, and managing global IT teams to build, enhance, and implement innovative and scalable solutions.

Strong management skills – including the ability to deal with varying personalities and consensus building. Able to both lead IT as well as be at the forefront of communication with the business.

Why this role is important to us.

The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Advisors, one of the largest asset managers in the world. We partner with many of the world’s largest, most sophisticated investors and financial intermediaries to help them reach their goals through a rigorous, research-driven investment process. With over four decades of experience and trillions of dollars in assets under management, we offer one of the broadest selections of services across asset classes, risk profiles, regions, and styles. As pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest.

Join us if making your mark in the asset management industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

This role is part of SSGA IT Application Technology Services. This team is responsible for providing high-quality business application and technology services that SSGA’s Investment Management business runs on. Investment Research is a critical business function within this group, providing data and tools for the business researchers to develop and run various investment models along with their accompanying systems.

What you will be responsible for

  • Business stakeholder alignment and management – collaborate with cross functional business leaders to understand, prioritize, plan, and deliver technology solutions to support the business.
  • Lead a global application development team and work with technology partners to implement complex projects on time and within budget (Run, Change and Transform).
  • Be accountable for delivering high-quality, innovative solutions ensuring best practices and standards are followed.
  • Help define and execute key transformation programs for the broader organization, in collaboration with other technology, data, and operations leaders.
  • Assist the Active Fundamental Team by establishing clear goals, coaching, delegating, and providing constructive feedback.
  • Act as an advocate for change management, inspire innovation and creativity in technology solution.
  • Provide domain expertise to the team as needed.

What we value

  • Strategic thinking with a focus on forward-looking goals and the project vision.
  • People skills – a negotiator/consensus builder, good communicator and powerful motivator. Confidence in dealing with all levels of the organization, both internal and external.
  • Program management - Planning and execution of small to large size technology projects.
  • Strong leadership, mentoring, and collaborative skills across the global business and IT organizations. Strong business stakeholder alignment.
  • Solid problem-solving and analytical skills along with an understanding organizational process, business and data domains, and data governance.
  • Experience with vendor data sources (such as Factset, Bloomberg, LSEG, etc..) and experience with security level financial data.
  • Understanding of AWS Cloud, Big Data solutions as well traditional relational structures (Oracle / MSSQL) and conceptualizing architecture and supporting framework.
  • Familiar with BI and data visualization tools for reporting data effectively.
  • Python and SQL Programming skills a plus

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of experience in a software application manager role or equivalent leadership and program management role
  • Financial Services background, including investment or asset management.

Are you the right candidate? Yes!

We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we do not necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street Global Advisors

What We Do. As the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, State Street Global Advisors has served the world’s governments, institutions, and financial advisors for over four decades. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis, and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become one of the world’s largest asset managers with trillions of dollars under our care.

Our Mission. At State Street Global Advisors our mission is to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress. We are driven by a desire to help our clients, and those who rely on them, achieve a better future. We have a long history of developing innovative investment strategies to provide our clients with reliable and transparent returns, cost-effectively, and without excessive risk.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance, and savings plans, among other perks. You will have access to Flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Company: State Street Global Advisors

Salary Range:

$120,000 - $202,500 Annual

The range quoted above applies to the role in the primary location specified. If the candidate would ultimately work outside of the primary location above, the applicable range could differ.