System Analyst (Pensions IT)
Equiniti Data
Sutherland House, Crawley
5d ago

The Systems Analyst is responsible for software configuration to internal and external clients. Key aspects of the role are to :

  • Undertake an analysis of pension’s requirements from an outline of user requirements, or from a more detailed feasibility study.
  • Agree the scope of work when undertaking a pension’s analysis task and to provide accurate estimates to the relevant Project Manager for the work to be included.
  • Develop and maintain Pension Scheme calculations across a range of products.
  • Analyse Clients Pension Scheme data and establish data cleanse and data migration specifications (inclusive of data mapping).
  • Define, configure, test, implement and maintain specific pension’s elements across the whole suite of the Company’s software.
  • Continuously develop a professional, technical and commercially aware approach.

    Department Information

    Pensions IT is responsible for end to end delivery of all EQIT services into EQ Paymaster. Essentially this breaks down into two main areas, namely, Platform Development and Professional Services.

    This is reflected in the structure with most functions being accountable for both platform development and delivery services.

    The majority of platforms in use by EQ Paymaster have been developed internally and some platforms are in use by external software clients whom we also support.

    We have a continual programme of development of both the main products and the subsidiary products across both the workplace / occupational and L&P market sectors.

    Recent additions to the product set include a responsive self-service offering, web services for integration into other web sites, a mobile offering and the recent standalone RetireMe app.

    The current focus is on the next iteration of the Compendia product, Compendia Touch, which is built on a refreshed technology stack.

    Our roadmap looking forwards includes further Compendia developments to support the business operate efficiently and expand its market offering.

    Core Duties / Responsibilities

    Requirements Definition

  • Undertake analysis on new pensions projects and / or enhancements to existing projects.
  • Analyse changes and enhancements to client’s pensions schemes by taking a view of their impact on the company’s software as installed for the client.
  • Liaise with clients to define pension calculation related processes using company utilities and techniques.
  • Analyse Clients Pension Scheme data and establish data cleanse and data migration specifications (inclusive of data mapping).
  • Legislation

  • Interpret and implement legislative changes making use of Regulatory & Pensions Support team advice where necessary.
  • Technical Design

  • Design / Analyse the proposed solution prior to the onset of any coding to ensure it fulfils the business requirements and makes best use of existing code instead of re-inventing the wheel.
  • Build (Calculations, Data Migration and Processes)

  • Ensure successful application of data cleansing and data migration activities when required.
  • Ensure successful delivery of automation processes inclusive of Pension calculations, workflow build, letters and output, reports, reconciliation output and other applications as defined by Line Manager.
  • End Product Documentation

  • Produce user and pension systems documentation as required and agreed. Where adherence to a client’s standards and procedures is determined within the contractual terms of a project, to ensure that documentation is produced, approved and issued in accordance with those requirements.
  • Planning and control

  • Accurately estimate and plan deliverables. To monitor progress against plan enabling projects to be delivered on time and within budget, providing progress reporting as required.
  • Commercial Awareness

  • Work within the correct boundaries of scope, incident management and change control.
  • Design and provide a solution which is fit for purpose and in line with budgetary constraints.
  • Skills, Knowledge & Experience

    Skills & Knowledge

  • Administration of DB and / or DC Pensions Schemes.
  • Good working Knowledge of UK Pensions Legislation and / or Actuarial (part) qualified.
  • Ability to perform scheme calculations manually (supported by appropriate tools).
  • Technical / Software development aptitude & ability.
  • Capability to understand Pencalc, Workbench applications and supporting Data Model / Migration Tools.
  • Knowledge of SQL / Oracle preferred.
  • Qualifications & Experience

  • Relevant qualifications in the Pensions & Actuarial Industry desirable (e.g. Pensions Management Institute Certification).
  • UML Certification via ITSQB / ISEB or OMG desirable but not essential.
  • Experience in the Pensions Industry, either as a Scheme Administrator or Business Analyst experienced in capturing requirements for Pensions IT Projects.
  • Demonstrable software development capability.
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness & operational efficiencies / income generation in current role.
  • Essential Qualities

  • Be approachable and responsive to colleagues and users and have an open-minded and constructive approach to problem solving.
  • Demonstrate effective and probing appraisal of situations. To consult with relevant parties in resolving issues.
  • Be self-motivated, demonstrating tenacity and objectivity in problem solving to get the job done effectively.
  • We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

    Please note any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment screening checks. These consist of 5 year activity & GAP verification, DBS or Access NI, Credit, Sanctions & CIFAS checks.

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