Head of Research Systems

Capital Management Firm #017

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Develop the technology vision, strategy, and roadmap for the Research and Portfolio Monitoring platforms to drive innovation, scalability, and efficiency across business strategies
Lead the Research and Portfolio Monitoring technology team, consisting of Product Managers/Business Analysts and Developers supporting multiple products across business lines
Responsible as the go-to expert and owner of technology architecture, engineering, and implementation of solutions
Serve as the key business partner and advisor to stakeholders; collaboratively develop technology roadmaps for associated business lines and pools of capital
Responsible for technology innovations by proactively identifying and incorporating new solutions; Drive forward initiatives and influence outcomes with a broader group consisting of senior business partners and peers
Apply thought leadership towards firmwide data initiatives and lead the effort establishing Data Analytics and Governance functions across the Research and Portfolio Monitoring platforms
Demonstrate exceptional leadership skills with expertise in building and developing team members and teams; Build and develop strong teams focused on innovation, agile delivery, and compliance
Responsible for development and management of Research and Portfolio Monitoring budget and P&L
Demonstrate continuous improvement of governance and controls within the Investment Systems organization, including capturing evolving metrics and process development
Manage relationships with the vendors and data providers; manage the vendor selection process, oversee contract negotiations, and manage consulting resources


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Finance required
Master’s degree preferred
Experience Required:

A minimum of 10 years of relevant investment technology experience with multiple years in a leadership role
Solid understanding of alternative investments such as Direct Lending, Private Equity, and Real Estate; Inherent familiarity with institutional investment lifecycle, business workflows, and associated systems and data
Proficient with the core concepts behind a financial statement, associated company KPIs, and knowledge of how that information is utilized for investment analysis and decisions
Experience leading the implementation of investment applications from project initiation to architecture, design, deployment, stabilization, and support
Experience supporting on-prem and cloud (Azure preferred) distributed applications, with a deep understanding of optimal architecture supporting high availability, performance, and security
Ability to influence decisions and build consensus across a diverse group consisting of senior leadership, business stakeholders, peers, and team members
Developing long-term strategy while reflecting multiple dimensions (business needs, market trends, talent, etc.) and supporting organizational objectives
Proven people leader – hiring, developing, and fostering talent; building high-performing teams; driving change across global teams
Experience with vendor selection, relationship management, and contract negotiation
Exposure to one or more systems in the alternative asset space such as iLEVEL, Allvue/Black Mountain Systems, Mercatus, RealPage, Pereview, MRI, DealCloud, or a similar platform
Familiarity with programming languages (Python, Java, C#, or comparable), relational and non-relational databases, and designing/utilizing APIs
Experience with a BI solution like Tableau or Power BI
Preferred experience with data lake initiatives and implementing self-serve analytics solutions
Preferred exposure to data analytics platforms such as Databricks, Snowflake, etc.
General Requirements:

Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and lead large scale projects to completion
Experience managing internal and external stakeholders and leading project prioritization discussions to drive product vision and roadmap
Strong management skills, including proven experience of managing and/or collaborating with teams in remote locations to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, and a high level of supervisory oversight
Strong sense of ownership and accountability
Exceptional critical thinker and strong business judgment; Inquisitive and committed to continual improvement/learning
Change agent/leader, self-motivated, self-starter; High accuracy and detail orientation
Excellent communication (written, verbal, presentation, documentation) and client service skills; capability of interacting with key stakeholders to direct prioritization of program-related activity
Experience and ability to proactively and continuously identify and analyze problem situations to develop an effective and improved course of action for resolution
Ability to work independently within a fast-paced environment with a hands-on approach
Ability to be flexible in terms of hours to coordinate with team members across time zones
Comfortable in dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty in a dynamic environment
Dependable, great attitude, highly motivated, and a team player

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