Product Manager hos SS&C

SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial services and software for the financial services and healthcare industries. Named to Fortune 1000 list as top U.S. company based on revenue, SS&C is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut and has 20,000+ employees in over 90 offices in 35 countries. Some 18,000 financial services and healthcare organizations, from the world's largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C's products and services.

Job Description

SS&C Advent, a leading provider of award-winning software and services for the global investment management industry, is seeking a Product Manager.
The Product Manager plays a critical role throughout the software development life cycle of Geneva, our industry-leading enterprise investment and investor accounting solution for hedge funds, fund administrators, family offices, and asset managers. In this role, you will be responsible for interpreting and translating business requirements into functional specifications, working closely with developers on feature scoping and design, coordinating development and QA schedules, prioritizing features, and managing ongoing client requests and bug lists.
A Product Manager in our product development organization is the de facto leader of the development team and plays a critical role in taking an idea from inception to completion to successful adoption by clients; allowing plenty of opportunities to develop your skills across the spectrum. If all of this sounds exciting to you and you've got what it takes to rock this role, then we want to hear from you - apply today!
Job Responsibilities:
  • In depth understanding of hedge fund industry standards and the partnership accounting behind them (onshore and offshore accounting methodologies, PnL allocations, management fee and performance fee calculations, etc.).
  • Ability to keep up with changes and industry trends that may impact the GWI product.
  • Keen interest in understanding the way GWI clients consume data and ability to think out of the box as it relates to data management and reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to track data and system workflows, identify breakpoints and provide solutions.
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders, influence priorities and communicate to a diverse audience.
  • Strong orientation to clients, including ability to understand needs and apply this knowledge to product enhancements, user experience, and communication (internal and external).
  • Self-start and quickly develop an in depth knowledge of the business, workflow, product and systems that interface with GWI and use that knowledge to proactively add value to the development process.
  • Communicate actively, openly and effectively with a variety of different audiences (business and technical).
  • Maintain a deep understanding of application functionality and technical architecture, as well as knowledge of product positioning and target market.
  • Participate in validation calls and onsite meetings with clients and prospects on an as-needed basis.
  • Understand end-users’ business personas and drivers in order to design highly usable and intuitive solutions.
  • Write specifications which include both the functional approach to supporting a proposed new feature in addition to the implementation approach, impact to existing clients and upgrade considerations. Review functional specifications written by others and provide input.
  • Participate in design meetings with developers to scope development cost of features.
  • Assist Quality Assurance in preparation of comprehensive test plans for new feature development, including the prioritized scope of testing required, milestones and timeline for delivery; determine risks and contingency plans.
  • Execute minimum acceptance testing on new features and functionality
  • Manage bug list and client requests on an on-going basis.
  • As appropriate, coordinate releases and new feature initiatives across internal Advent departments.
  • Communicate new features to Technical Communication team; review all documentation.
  • Manage the beta process, including client preparation, implementation, and technical support.
  • Prepare and deliver new feature training to Support, Services and Sales Teams.
  • Effectively present/demo new features andfunctionality to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Handle escalated support incidents on an ongoing basis.
  • Act as the central point of contact for Development managers as it relates to new feature status.
  • Serve as a point of contact for other departments (Client Support, Services, and Marketing).

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or a technical field is highly preferred.
  • 2+ years progressive experience as a Product Manager or equivalent is highly preferred.
  • Expertise in the area of partnership accounting is highly preferred.
  • Experience writing detailed product requirement documents.
  • Understanding of the software development cycle and the various groups involved. Deep knowledge of Advent’s GWI and/or similar financial accounting product is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated project planning and management skills with strong organizational abilities and attention to detail are required.
  • Must have proven successful experience delivering on time, potentially across multiple release cycles.
  • Working knowledge of networks, system architecture, databases, development, programming languages and environments is helpful.
  • Proven experience designing practical and meaningful project milestones.
  • Strong business skills and ability to quickly understand business processes. Ability to apply troubleshooting and analytical skills when resolving problems.
  • Experience on software development teams using Agile development practices.

Required individual characteristics:
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong client focus and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to convey confidence and lead with poise
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Team-oriented; ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of people and roles.
  • Works well under pressure
  • Willingness to collaborate across time zones.
  • We have clients and team members all over the world so it is necessary to be flexible when it comes to working hours, when required.
  • Willing to travel if required.

The Geneva World Investor product development team at SS&C Advent is growing in support of the ongoing development of GWI and the company's ambitious expansion plans. If you enjoy working with smart, success oriented people, for a company that both challenges and respects its professionals, and you've got what it takes to be a great Product Manager, then apply today!
Unless explicitly requested or approached by SS&C Technologies, Inc. or any of its affiliated companies, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services. SS&C offers excellent benefits including health, dental, 401k plan, tuition and professional development reimbursement plan. SS&C Technologies is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

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