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Senior Application Developer

Company: State of Wisconsin Investment Board
Location: Madison
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Job Description:

OUR AGENCY Make a Difference SWIB enables forward thinking professionals opportunities to grow, develop, and build excellence with a global investor making a difference in the lives of Wisconsin public employees. With more than $117 billion in total assets, SWIB is one of the world's largest institutional investors. As an independent state agency, SWIB is responsible for managing assets of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) in addition to six separately managed funds. SWIB generates returns for more than 622,000 participants. SWIB has long been considered an investment industry leader because of its ability to grow and protect the WRS assets that its constituents count on for a more secure financial future. Be a World Class Leader The WRS is nearly 100 percent funded, making it one of the countrys best funded public employee retirement systems. It is the 9th largest public pension fund in the U.S. and 25th largest public or pension fund in the world. SWIBs performance for the WRS beat the one -, five- and, ten-year benchmarks as of Dec. 31, 2017. As an innovative organization SWIB is committed to professional development. Approximately 50 percent of SWIBs investment professionals are Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholders. About the Team The Technology Team at SWIB is approximately 30 staff over four groups; Business Systems, Database & Development, Security and Infrastructure & Operations. These groups support the implementation and development of industry leading systems and platforms to support SWIBs diverse and complex set of investment portfolios and strategies. The Technology Team at SWIB strives to be a trusted advisor and partner to the business that is valued as a critical contributor to SWIBs continued growth and success. We effectively leverage technology to derive the maximum value from it and achieve SWIBs business goals. We keep technology aligned with SWIBs future direction and operate SWIBs technology according to industry standards. The Applications Developer position is responsible for development and support for the majority of SWIBs application portfolio, including development on 3rd party applications, SWIB developed applications, and the integration of those applications. The Application Developer role is to define, develop, test, analyze and maintain new and existing applications. This includes writing, coding, testing and analyzing programs and applications with a strong emphasis on investment data. The Application Developer will also research, design, document and modify software specifications throughout the system development life cycle. Essential activities: Conducting applications development and support activities pertaining to both investment and investment support areas as assigned, including analysis, design, programming, testing, and implementation of new and existing custom-developed software applications. Assisting in the implementation and integration of newly-acquired third party vendor systems and/or additional modules of software products already utilized by SWIB. Developing, implementing, and maintaining data and/or reporting interfaces for investment and investment support applications. Finding, recommending, and implementing efficiencies in day-to-day operations. Independently diagnosing and resolving system issues and leading small to medium sized projects. Ensuring that application problems and system failures are addressed and responded to in a timely manner. Accepting and resolving issues that arise in applications the team supports and assisting other IT staff to support various investment and investment support areas as needed. Coordinating with other areas to install, document, and test application functionality. Estimating and reporting progress on assigned tasks and recommending improvements and efficiencies to processes and applications. Being familiar with information flows and processes relating to investment information and business and administrative functions of the agency as assigned, and documenting and maintaining these processes accordingly. Keeping supervisors and appropriate users informed of issues, status, and progress. Being aware of trends and staying current with technology through professional development activities (i.e., reference materials, conferences, training). Continually building knowledge of business finance and investment terminology and accounting and audit practices. The ideal candidate: Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems or 5 years of work experience in application development. 7 or more years experience in a financial services company preferred. 7 or more years experience in Oracle, MS SQL Server, Markit EDM, ActiveBatch, Tableau, SSRS, C#.NET, ASP.NET, SSIS or Eagle PACE. Analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Ability to perform tasks of high complexity and to modify processes, plans and designs as needed. Experience implementing large integrated enterprise applications. Familiar with Agile and SDLC development methodologies. Ability to participate in requirements review to ensure full understanding and ask clarifying questions. Ability to provide feedback and technical guidance for proposed solutions. Ability to work as part of a team, communicate effectively at all organizational levels with written and verbal communication skills. Self-directed, self-starter, and motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision. Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks. Thorough understanding of back office, accounting, and warehouse functions and applications. SWIB Offers: Competitive McLagan-base salary Meaningful performance-based incentive compensation A comprehensive benefit package Educational and training opportunities Tuition reimbursement Challenging work in a professional environment The position requires U.S. work authorization and residency in, or willingness to relocate to the Madison, Wisconsin area. SWIB is prepared to offer relocation assistance as needed. Join HIGHER PERFORMERS Home to Top Talent SWIBs professionals shape sophisticated investment management strategies, drive forward looking technologies, and deliver strong internal asset management. SWIBs internal team invests approximately 60 percent of its assets under management. As a result, Institutional Investor recognizes SWIB as home to top talent in American public investing. The organization has earned a reputation for investment excellence in part by running much of its portfolio successfully in-house versus outsourcing to Wall Street Institutional Investor.

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