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Production Analyst Associate

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 by ManGroup

Boston, MA 02101
28 Oct 2018
Annual Salary

About Man Group

Man Group is a global active investment management firm, which runs $114.1bn* of client capital in liquid and private markets, managed by investment specialists based around the world. Headquartered in London, the firm has 15 international offices and operates across multiple jurisdictions. Our business has five specialist investment engines, which represent the range of our capabilities: Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man GPM.

These engines house numerous investment teams, working collaboratively within the framework of Man Group, with a high degree of investment autonomy. Each team benefits from the strength and resources of the firm's single operating platform, enabling their primary focus to be seeking to generate alpha for clients. The teams invest across a diverse range of strategies and asset classes with highly specialised approaches, with long only and alternative strategies run on a discretionary and quantitative basis in single and multi-manager formats. Our clients are at the heart of everything we do and we engage in close dialogue with our investors as strategic partners, to understand their particular needs and constraints. Man Group's investment teams are empowered and supported by our institutional infrastructure and technology, which aims to facilitate the efficient exposure to markets and effective collaboration across the organisation.

Through the Man Charitable Trust and sponsorship of the Man Booker Prizes, Man Group is committed to promoting literacy and numeracy on a global scale, and to supporting charitable causes more broadly.

Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker EMG.LN and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Further information can be found at .

*As at 30 September 2018. All investment management and advisory services are offered through the investment "engines" of Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man Global Private Markets (GPM).

About Numeric Investors LLC

Numeric Investors is an institutional investment manager based in Boston, Massachusetts. We manage assets for clients globally, including corporate and public pension plans, foundations, endowments, and sovereign funds. Since our founding in 1989, we have remained committed and focused on efforts to consistently outperform our benchmarks to deliver excess returns over the long term for our clients. Strategies range from long-only, active extension and market neutral equities across geographic regions, investment styles and capitalization strata. Our long-standing commitment to carefully manage capacity has enabled us to focus on maximizing alpha for our clients.

In September 2014, Man completed the acquisition of Numeric. This provides attractive strategic, commercial and financial benefits, including the creation of a diversified, global quantitative investment platform represented by AHL and Numeric. As a result, Man's quantitative investment platform now offers clients a broad product range across alternative and long-only, trend following, technical and fundamental strategies. In addition, the acquisition further expands Man's footprint in North America, while enhancing its ability to achieve a strong risk-adjusted return on capital through an immediately accretive transaction.

Job title: Production Analyst Associate

Job Description:

The Business & Investment Production Services team (BIPS) supports a complex and deadline driven process that is mission critical to Man Numeric's ability to trade in global markets. The Investment Production Associate will play a crucial role in coordinating and maintaining all automated processes within the firm. This includes providing first line technical support for a wide variety of technical applications and processes (e.g. database jobs, modeling tasks, reporting and analytics). The team member will work with developers, researchers, and portfolio managers to coordinate the implementation of new models and strategies, data source changes, job scheduling adjustments and enhancements.

This role offers a unique opportunity to learn soup-to-nuts how data is transformed into investment signals in a quantitative environment. The ideal candidate should feel comfortable analyzing and improving a large and complex dependency based process. Top candidates will have the skills and desire to continuously improve the process. The position does require participation in a rotational on-call support schedule with remote night and weekend availability needed approximately every fourth week.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish and enforce standards within Control-M scheduling software
  • Administer Control-M for end users throughout the firm
  • Test and install new models into the production process
  • Debug real time production issues across a range of technologies and applications
  • Setup and administer parallel test environments to ensure problem free change management
  • Work with developers to coordinate schedule changes with code changes
  • Communicate effectively with business and investment personnel to increase transparency around production timing and delays
  • Recommend process workflow improvements and take a leadership role in implementing process changes.
  • Case-based projects around maintenance of production, improvements of the process, and other business needs.
  • Ability and willingness to perform on-call responsibilities, including nights and weekends

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, computer science or a related field
  • Strong technical/computer knowledge (required)
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently and collaboratively with teams (required)
  • Experience with scheduling applications like Control-M (highly valued)
  • Experience working in a Unix or Linux environment (highly valued)
  • SQL, Python and/or SAS programming knowledge (highly valued)
  • Knowledge of the financial/investment industry is(preferred)
  • Solid understanding of relational database concepts (valued)
  • Experience working with source control tools and coordinating code changes (valued)
  • Knowledge of the financial/investment industry (valued)
  • Ability to find creative and innovative solutions to technical problems
  • Process oriented with multiple troubleshooting techniques.

Reference: 570206106