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  • Posted: Jun 6, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Burgiss is a global, market-leading provider of data and analytics solutions for investors. With over 30 years of expertise in alternative investments, we offer unrivaled data, analytics, and transparency that enable asset owners, asset managers, and financial intermediaries to evaluate and manage complex portfolios. Burgiss’ solutions serve 1,000+ cli...
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    Office Coordinator

    About the Role 

    The office coordinator is responsible for general office, facilities and clerical duties to keep the office running optimally. This position typically is the first point of contact for the office. Duties will involve covering reception, answering incoming calls, purchasing supplies, inventory control, supervising cleaning staff, occupational health and safety, scheduling meetings, coordination of office seating and facilities management.

    The successful office coordinator is an energetic professional who doesn't mind wearing multiple hats. Experienced in handling a wide range of administrative duties and executive support-related tasks and able to work independently with little or no supervision. Well organized, flexible, and enjoys the administrative challenges of supporting an office of diverse people.

    Scope and Key Responsibilities 

    • Greeting visitors to the office, ensuring guests are comfortable and are connected with the right office personnel
    • Managing schedules for seating, parking, conference rooms and community spaces
    • Monitoring and ordering inventory for office and break room supplies
    • Managing incoming and outgoing correspondence, including calls, emails, mail and packages
    • Filing and organizing records, invoices and other important documentation
    • Ensure office efficiency is maintained by carrying out planning and execution of equipment procurement, layouts, and office systems
    • Ordering repairs for office equipment and maintenance, connecting with and escorting vendors
    • Office access control, COVID screening and register management
    • Coordinating domestic and international travel and accommodation, including flight, hotel, and car rental reservations.
    • Partner with HR to maintain office policies as necessary
    • Support HR with office engagement, wellbeing and community activities
    • Participate actively in the planning and execution of company events
    • Assist the HR function with administrative duties (reference checks, filing, expense claims, office notifications)
    • Support internal office communication (birthdays, anniversary, special events, and office notifications)
    • Type correspondence, meeting notes, and forms among other documents
    • Manage relationships with vendors, service providers, and landlord, ensuring that all items are invoiced and paid on time
    • Ensure health and safety compliance of the office
    • Performs additional duties when required

    Qualifications and Requirements 

    • College or University degree or 2-3+ years’ experience in related field
    • Experience working in a professional office environment
    • Excellent computer skills, including a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Great customer service and interpersonal skills
    • Friendly, service-oriented personality
    • Keen attention to detail
    • Problem-solving and basic troubleshooting skills
    • Comfortable in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment

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    Junior Financial Archivist

    About the Role 

    In this role you will be responsible for ensuring that financial documentation is retrieved and organized in a timely manner in order to support data conversion. This includes matching data points across systems to ensure documentation consistency and accuracy, data entry, indexing and uploading files. Role based in Stellenbosch and new joiners will be expected to work from the office. Flexible working may be permitted after probation. 

    This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, fast growing and dynamic Data Operations team that helps set the gold standard for research quality private capital data.

    Key Responsibilities 

    • Digital archiving of various financial documentation
    • Effectively navigate manager portals to ensure all documentation is processed accordingly
    • Contribute to low risk administrative projects
    • Perform audits and other quality control functions for the content set
    • Comply with all documentation policies, standards and processes

    Skills & Attributes

    • Detail oriented, analytical and inquisitive mindset
    • Good communication skills (written & verbal)
    • Highly organized and self-disciplined
    • High levels of focus and the ability to work with and accurately process large volumes of documentation
    • Positive attitude and desire to learn

    Experience & Qualifications 

    • Undergraduate degree (all majors considered) OR 1-3 years of relevant work experience
    • Familiarity with financial markets, accounting practices and private capital
    • Working knowledge of MS Excel.
    • A suitable work from home setup, in the form of a reliable internet service and a dedicated, properly equipped workspace.

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    Junior Financial Data Analyst

    About the Role 

    In this role you will be responsible for the identification, aggregation and reporting of private equity fund transactional data as well as private company characteristics and financial statement metrics. Data is compiled through the examination and analysis of fund manager reporting and other resources. This information helps our institutional asset owner clients better understand their portfolio composition as well as measure investment performance and risk.

    This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, fast growing and dynamic Data Operations Team that helps set the gold standard for research quality private capital data.

    Key Responsibilities 

    • Detailed review and analysis of private capital fund financial reporting and online resources to accurately identify relevant fund and company level financial data
    • Capture, enhance and maintain large volumes of financial data
    • Develop an in-depth understanding of fund valuations, capital flows, performance reporting methodologies, financial statement metrics and industry classification standards
    • Perform audits and other quality control functions for the content set
    • Comply with all data policies, standards and processes

    Skills & Attributes

    • Detail oriented, analytical and inquisitive mindset
    • Strong numerical ability and excellent communication skills (written & verbal)
    • Highly organized and self-disciplined
    • High levels of focus and the ability to work with and accurately process large volumes of financial data
    • Positive attitude and desire to learn

    Experience & Qualifications 

    • Undergraduate degree - Majors in Finance, Accounting, Business Management & Information System preferred
    • 1-3 years of relevant work experience preferred
    • Familiarity with financial markets, accounting practices and private capital
    • Working knowledge of MS Excel. Experience with database applications advantageous.
    • A suitable work from home setup, in the form of a reliable internet service and a dedicated, properly equipped workspace.

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    Manager Relations Representative

    About the Role 

    The primary responsibility of this position is to request missing financials from General Partners, making use of both verbal and written communication mediums while creating working relationships with Managers. Additionally, responses received from request efforts are required to be reviewed and processed within a specific time while continuously striving toward efficient and timeous retrieval of outstanding/ requested financials.

    Role based in Stellenbosch and new joiners will be expected to work from the office. Flexible working may be permitted after probation. 

    Key Responsibilities 

    • Develop and maintain sound working relationships with General Partner points of contact. Review internal data requests for potential inaccuracies prior to communicating externally. Escalate potential issues to appropriate departments if and when they arise while ensuring timeous resolution and responsiveness.
    • Update internal tools with a high degree of accuracy
    • Effectively process incoming communication and follow up timeously where required.
    • Complete assignments while maintaining established quality standards and SLAs.
    • Request missing financials from General Partners via both verbal and written communication channels.

    Experience & Qualifications 

    • Relevant business qualification and/ or experience
    • 2+ years working experience in a similar environment
    • 2+ years client servicing experience

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    Team Lead, Data Operations

    About the role:

    The Team Lead (TL) provides direction, supervision, instruction and oversight to the implementation of Data Operation’s Service Level Agreements and related data quality improvement measures. The TL should have a good understanding of dataset policies and procedures, as well as specific areas of quality assurance. The TL oversees production workloads by determining work allocation and priorities through the establishment of productivity targets specific to distinct processes. The person in this role implements best practices to improve process quality and timing while serving as the main point of contact with global peers and other key stakeholders as needed. This person coaches the Analysts and helps them develop their skills and understands that the best managers serve their teams, removing roadblocks and giving individual contributors autonomy and ownership.

    Responsibilities:

    • Acquire in-depth conceptual and practical knowledge of dataset policies and procedures
    • Develop and execute on a team-specific roadmap to increase the team effectiveness
    • Impact the level of production and the team’s ability to meet quality, volume and timeliness of objectives
    • Foster effective relationships with other areas and create strategies to enhance teamwork in order to improve overall efficiencies
    • Assist workgroup hiring processes
    • Assist with onboarding and training of new employees
    • Coach, grow and develop team members
    • Ensure assignment completion according to established priorities
    • Communicate performance updates to peers
    • Set clear individual goals and motivate team members to exceed expectations

    Required Qualifications and skills:

    • University degree (Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business Administration)
    • At least 3 years’ experience working within a data production environment
    • At least 2 years’ team lead experience
    • Prior success developing and evaluating talent essential 
    • Experience coaching and mentoring employees essential 
    • Experience hiring and building high quality performing teams
    • History of delivering projects on time and in scope
    • Ability to guide and influence others both internally and externally
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple initiatives

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    CRM Engineer

    About the role:

    This position will interface with key stakeholders and apply technical proficiency across different stages of the Software Development Life Cycle including Requirements Elicitation, Application Architecture definition and Design. The Engineer will also deliver high quality code deliverable for a module, lead validation for all types of testing and support activities related to implementation, transition and warranty.

    Responsibilities

    • Design, Coding and Code review of new and existing product initiatives;
    • Develop resilient solutions using best practices
    • Assist with the move of the existing CRM tool to a MS Dynamics 365;
    • Understand the architecture of the CRM application and maintain it;
    • Work on automation of the inflow of data from other tools/applications;
    • Support and/or carry out any necessary enhancements, adding additional modules or troubleshooting of the CRM tool;
    • Work on the source code and build solutions for CRM Online and other Microsoft Cloud Services;
    • Support and/or carry out future integrations with other MS tools used or introduced in the organization;
    • Strive to enhance programming skills and learn new technologies;
    • Ad hoc tasks as required by the management;
    • Meet personal and team deadlines through collaboration with team

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, Finance or equivalent job experience;
    • At least 4 years of Information Technology experience;
    • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM skill.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • At least 2 years of experience in Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Experience;
    • At least 2 years of experience in development, configuration, solutions evaluation, validation and deployment in SCRUM team;
    • Hands on experience writing plugins, workflows, JavaScript’s, dialogs etc.;
    • .NET, C#, JavaScript experience is a plus;
    • Working knowledge of CRM’s interoperability capability with MS Office, MS Office 365, SharePoint, Azure and MS BI Stack ∙ C#/VB.net, ADO.Net, XML, T/SQL, JQuery, JavaScript and Web Services;
    • At least 2 years of experience in capturing requirements related to internal/external consulting, documenting, and mapping current business process;
    • At least 2 years of experience in creating requirement specifications based on Architecture, Design, Detailing of Processes;
    • Planning and Prioritization skills;
    • Analytical skills.

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    DevOps Engineer

    Job Description

    We are seeking a talented, entrepreneurial DevOps engineer to help us provide continuous delivery of our core applications and manage our mission critical cloud infrastructure, in an energetic, fast-paced environment. The role provides a great opportunity to work with some of the newest technologies in the industry and develop automation tools to support our zero-down time operations. This is a full-time position. 

    Our technology stack: Kubernetes, Docker, Git, Azure DevOps, Azure Cloud, SQL Server 2017, MongoDB, .NET Core, Terraform, Ansible

    Responsibilities

    • Establish and maintain CI/CD process - fully automate build, deployment, and test processes
    • Manage our Infrastructure with Code (IaC)
    • Monitor and manage application and system logs
    • Identify and automate manual processes
    • Manage daily builds and releases of our core applications
    • Design and maintain scalable and secure cloud solutions for hosting company's applications   

    Qualifications

    • Must be able to write code: strong scripting and programming skills
    • Experience with configuring automated builds and deployment
    • Experience supporting container-based orchestration and deployment systems such as Docker, Kubernetes
    • Prior experience in building and working with cloud solutions: Hybrid, Public, Azure or AWS
    • Love for automation

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    Front-End Engineer

    About the role: 

    We are seeking multiple talented, entrepreneurial front end software engineers to contribute to the development of the firm's core application in an energetic, fast-paced environment. The role provides a great opportunity to develop a substantial portion of the system, from design and architecture to implementation and deployment. This is a full-time position.

    We use the latest technologies: .NET Core, Docker Containers, Angular 11+, Azure, Kubernetes, SASS, Node.js, RESTful APIs, SQL Server, MongoDB, JavaScript API for Office, Git

    Responsibilities:

    • Use latest CSS techniques and Angular 11+ to design, develop, and enhance the front end of our core web application in Angular;
    • Design, code, and review code of new and existing product initiatives using best practices;
    • Understand the architecture of the current applications and maintain them;
    • Ad hoc tasks as required by the management;
    • Meet personal and team deadlines through time management and collaboration with team members;
    • Explore and experiment with new technologies;

    Required Qualifications:

    • Thorough understanding and working experience of HTML5 and CSS3 to build sophisticated front ends;
    • Strong UI/UX knowledge, JavaScript/TypeScript skills;
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, Finance or equivalent job experience;
    • Strong grasp of OOP concepts and ability to design highly scalable code;
    • Good written and verbal communication skills. The ability to communicate with all project team members and stakeholders is very important;

    Additional Qualifications

    • Experience with Angular 11+, SASS/SCSS, and CSS naming systems like SMACSS and BEM is desirable;
    • Experience or knowledge with Azure, Docker Containers, and Kubernetes is desirable;
    • Experience or knowledge of the Agile methodologies;
    • Experience in the Financial Services Domain;

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    Full Stack Engineer

    Responsibilities:

    • Build new RESTful APIs using .NET Core and build new Angular 11+ components for our core SPA;
    • Design, code, and review code of new and existing product initiatives;
    • Develop resilient solutions using best practices;
    • Ad hoc tasks as required by the management;
    • Understand the architecture of the current applications and maintain them;
    • Meet personal and team deadlines through collaboration with team;
    • Explore and experiment with new technologies;

     Required Qualifications:

    • 5+ years of experience as Developer/Software engineer;
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, Finance or equivalent job experience;
    • Strong in Object Oriented Programming using C#;
    • Good written and verbal communication skills. The ability to communicate with all project team members and stakeholders is very important;
    • Ability to work as a member of a small team;

    Additional Qualifications

    • Experience with ASP.NET, Angular, RESTful APIs, and SQL server is desirable;
    • Experience or knowledge with Azure, Docker Containers, and Kubernetes is desirable;
    • Experience or knowledge of the Agile methodologies;
    • Experience in the Financial Services Domain;

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    QA Analyst

    About the role: 

    We are seeking a talented, entrepreneurial QA Analyst to contribute to the Engineering team in an energetic, fast-paced environment. The role will be required to execute on analysis, create test plans and execute on test cases. This is a full-time position.

    We use the latest technologies: .NET Core, Docker Containers, Angular 11+, Azure, Kubernetes, SASS, Node.js, RESTful APIs, SQL Server, MongoDB, JavaScript API for Office, Git

    Job description:

    • Responsible for requirements analysis, creating Test plans, Test scenarios/cases, and Executing test cases
    • Collaborate with other Engineering team members and product team
    • System/Integration/Regression testing
    • Understand the architecture of the current applications and their maintenance
    • Production Release and support, whenever required
    • Ad-hoc tasks as required by the management
    • Meet project deadlines through collaboration with team members
    • Ability to communicate with all project team members and stakeholders
    • Knowledge in Agile methodologies and ability to work in a team
    • Private equity/Financial Services Domain Experience

    Required/Desired Qualifications:

    • 3 -5 years’ experience with Manual/Automation testing (Selenium)
    • Knowledge in JavaScript - Beginner
    • Experience/knowledge in Test Automation Framework - Cucumber, BDD
    • Knowledge in Continuous Integration tools - TFS / Jenkins
    • Proficiency in testing REST APIs with tools like - Ready API, Postman
    • Experience in Database Testing and writing SQL Queries. Ability to write / understand Stored Procedures

    Advantageous:

    • Experience in Performance and Load Testing
    • Experience in Security Testing

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    Data Engineer

    About the role:

    The Data Engineer will work in a fast-paced environment, engaging with a variety of investment and technology professionals inside and outside the firm. Primary responsibilities include establishing new data feeds with banks and data vendors, and supporting the growth of the Firm by centralizing and automating integration processes. Data Engineers demonstrate a high attention to detail, confidence, and entrepreneurial mindset. Candidates should be comfortable working in a team environment, while also juggling multiple priorities on tight deadlines.

    Responsibilities:

    • Establish data feeds with custodian banks, data vendors, and other service providers
    • Support senior leadership, Burgiss clients, and the broader Data Team in executing analyses and providing data-driven answers to questions
    • Fully automate and centralize existing data integration processes
    • Evaluate new APIs and build data pipelines to fetch and integrate their data
    • Use internal proprietary tools to manipulate and migrate investment data into the Platform
    • Interact regularly with other areas of the firm to collaborate on execution of tasks

    Required Qualifications & Skills:

    • 1-3 years of experience as a Data Engineer, Data Analyst, or Financial Analyst
    • Must be proficient and have experience with SQL, Python, and Excel
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks, meet reporting deadlines, and demonstrate flexibility with delivery of assignments
    • Experience with ETL tools such as SSIS, Alteryx or Informatica is preferred
    • Eagerness to tackle new or complex problems with the latest tools and technologies
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Finance preferred but not required
    • Knowledge of Apache Airflow, Microsoft Azure or AWS is a plus

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    Senior Analyst, Product Owner

    About the role:

    The Senior Analyst, Product Owner will work in a fast-paced, agile approach environment engaging with a variety of investment and technology professionals inside and outside the firm. This is a great opportunity to work closely with a highly professional team of engineers and designers to build a great product! 

    Responsibilities:

    Generate requirements for product initiatives:

    • Work closely with internal stakeholders to gather and define business requirements
    • Work closely with the product and design teams to design practical solutions for business requirements
    • Create and develop functional requirement documents including data migration rules, business rules, workflow diagrams, wireframes, user stories and other deliverables to support      development.
    • Design and document test cases where appropriate. 

    Support technical execution and delivery of product initiatives:

    • Work closely with engineering team to implement technical solutions given defined business and functional requirements.
    • Work closely with quality assurance to ensure designed functionality requirements are met. 

    Support cross-functional teams:

    • Work closely with Data Ops, Data Product, and Global Client Coverage to advise, guide, and support these teams to address client needs.
    • Work on ad-hoc projects of strategic importance to the firm.

    Required Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering or similar,
    • 2 years in a product management role working on enterprise web applications, OR,
    • 2 years of experience working on portfolio analysis, performance measurement, and/or portfolio reporting tools
    • Domain expertise in the area of portfolio analysis, performance measurement, accounting, and/or portfolio reporting.

    Preferred Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

    • 3 years in a product management role working on enterprise web applications
    • 3 years of experience in the private capital industry with emphasis on portfolio analysis and reporting
    • Domain expertise in institutional investment management.
    • Experience working collaboratively with UX teams                                                          
    • Domain expertise in UX design and data visualization.                                                   
    • CFA charter holder
    • CAIA charter holder

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    Senior Data Engineer

    About the role:

    The Senior Data Engineer will work in a fast-paced environment, engaging with a variety of investment and technology professionals inside and outside the firm. Primary responsibilities include establishing new data feeds with banks and data vendors, and supporting the growth of the Firm by centralizing and automating integration processes. Data Engineers demonstrate a high attention to detail, confidence, and entrepreneurial mindset. Candidates should be comfortable working in a team environment, while also juggling multiple priorities on tight deadlines.

    Responsibilities:

    • Establish data feeds with custodian banks, data vendors, and other service providers
    • Support senior leadership, Burgiss clients, and the broader Data Team in executing analyses and providing data-driven answers to questions
    • Fully automate and centralize existing data integration processes
    • Evaluate new APIs and build data pipelines to fetch and integrate their data
    • Use internal proprietary tools to manipulate and migrate investment data into the Platform
    • Interact regularly with other areas of the firm to collaborate on execution of tasks

    Required Qualifications & Skills:

    • 5+ years of experience as a Data Engineer, Data Analyst, or Financial Analyst
    • Must be proficient and have experience with SQL, Python, and Excel
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks, meet reporting deadlines, and demonstrate flexibility with delivery of assignments
    • Experience with ETL tools such as SSIS, Alteryx or Informatica is preferred
    • Eagerness to tackle new or complex problems with the latest tools and technologies
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Finance preferred but not required
    • Knowledge of Apache Airflow, Microsoft Azure or AWS is a plus

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