Janus Henderson Investors IT Business Analyst in Denver, Colorado

Janus Henderson Global Investors is a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for clients through a broad range of actively managed funds.

We provide our institutional, retail and high net-worth individuals with access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes including, equities, fixed income, multi asset and alternatives.

We are a team of independent thinkers who work tirelessly to help our clients achieve their goals – and we do it by fostering an energetic and collaborative culture that ensures our people love the place they work.

Headquartered in London, Janus Henderson is a truly global asset manager with a diverse geographic footprint, managing assets from 27 offices globally and employing more than 2,000 staff.

Overview of the Role

This role supports business and IT strategies through analysis and improvement for the team that supports all global corporate applications. Daily production support, supporting small change / BAU (Business as Usual) changes and light configuration of applications, which vary from requiring basic technical skills to business savvy skills, will be required. The team runs numerous projects into multiple business areas of Janus Henderson.

It will be necessary to play the role of a business analyst to understand the business requirements and vendor management as well some project management. The role will work closely with business partners to identify and analyze practical solutions through existing or new business systems technology, third party process changes or internal process reengineering. The person in this role will not only need excellent problem-solving skills, but should also be able to see the larger picture and recommend the steps to get the business from problem to solution.

This role is responsible for the identification, development and planning of business functional requirements and testing plans for new systems, plus the implementation of system changes or enhancements in coordination with business users, management, and other IT resources.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs system production support, light configuration changes, and maintenance activities on existing corporate applications.

  • Responsible for the planning, analysis, and implementation of business systems requirements for system changes/enhancements.

  • Establishes and maintains excellent working relationships with business clients, IT support resources and vendors.

  • Managing 3rd party vendors and ensuring agreed deliveries are on-track against expected budgets

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, in particular Excel, Project, and PowerPoint.

  • Assists in the development of testing, training development/support, and launch plans as required, evaluate delivery against business needs for user acceptance and adoption.

  • Involved in all phases of a business initiatives to ensure effort is on-track and to aid in maintaining business support, involvement and acceptance.

  • Build relationships with and manage senior business stakeholders from IT & other business areas as necessary

  • Client focused, committed to excellence, strong attention to detail and a team player

  • Excellent demonstrated quantitative and qualitative analytical, and problem solving skills

  • Liaise with stakeholders in all areas of the business in order to understand and document functional requirements, devise and propose solution options to support decision making.

  • Manages multiple assignments, priorities, and projects in a demanding environment.

  • Ensures that all work is client focused, committed to excellence, with a strong attention to detail.

  • Elicits requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, tasks and workflow analysis.

  • Critically evaluates information gathered from multiple sources, reconciles conflicts, decomposes high-level information into details, abstracts up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguishes user requests from the underlying true needs.

  • Understands business data and how it is consumed by the business and downstream users and systems.

  • Conducts research on best practices and industry/functional trends as required.

  • Works with stakeholders to validate proposals at the initiation stage and establish their fit into the solution architecture and future roadmap.

  • Communicates effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues and to management, including formal presentations.Other FunctionsAssumes additional duties as assignedSupervisory ResponsibilitiesNone

Technical Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience is required

  • Experience in business analysis & project management

  • Experience of working in a global environment managing stakeholders across the globe

  • Strong leader equally comfortable facing off to steering, challenging senior stakeholders and directing service providers and internal teams

  • Excellent Communication to provide documents that are clear, precise and comprehensible and communicates and presents in a clear and compelling manner

  • Excellent issues management with an ability to keep clients and project team focused on delivery

  • Strong analytical skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application requirements.

  • Ability to analyze high-level requirements and translate these to overall detailed system-level design to be used for technical design, cost / benefit analysis, and solution development

  • Strong abstraction, organization and simplification skills

  • Recognizes the importance of superior quality in providing a competitive edge

  • Problem solving / analysis – understanding of complex issues and problems and able to identify practical / pragmatic solutions

  • Knowledge of project management methodologies and facilitation techniques in order to lead efforts as necessary

  • Self-motivation and enthusiastic approach – a completer-finisher able to work on their own initiative with a focus on delivery

  • Effective time management / planning – manages personal workload effectively, sets realistic and achievable targets and delivers to those targets

  • Experience working with various types of vendor management

  • Problem ownership – takes responsibility for identified issues and works to resolve in a pragmatic manner

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, in particular Excel, Project and PowerPoint.

  • Experience analyzing existing systems environments to determine applicability, benefits, and drawbacks in support of new requirements.

  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate information technology concepts to non-technology personnel.

  • Experience analyzing and mapping complex business and data processes.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with all levels of management, staff, outside vendors, contractors, and consultants. MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

  • 2+ years of experience in business and systems analysis.

  • 2+ years of experience in project management.

  • Demonstrated experience and strength with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Project

  • Understanding of software development life cycle

  • Understanding of different project methodologies – Agile, Waterfall, etc.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience is required.Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed by:

  • Annual Performance Appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned Compliance trainingWorking Environment/Physical Activities

  • PC usage up to 100% of the time.

  • Basic office equipment such as telephone, copier, and fax machines, etc.

  • Cell phone required.

  • May be required to work in excess of 40 hours per week and may include weekend/evening/holiday hours.

Janus Henderson Investors (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson Investors at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investors' Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson Investors is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.