The role of the R&D team at FNZ is to be the primary driver of product and technology innovation at FNZ, targeted at identifying new capability that will drive sales and profitability generation at FNZ.
The Senior R&D Analyst role is for all-rounders who work with both internal and external stakeholders in execution of their role. They have responsibility for ensuring R&D meet sales outcomes, including definition and gathering of requirements, communicating high level design, maintaining the highest standards of communication, and ensuring efficient transfer of information to the R&D team as well as engaging with the broader FNZ team to ensure FNZ strategic goals are met.
They have a key role to play in having a deep knowledge of client wants and needs, and an ability to translate that to the R&D team as well as input to the sales team. They are expected to be involved in demonstrations, and to be able to represent the views of both R&D and the broader FNZ team, and be able to provide direct customer feedback to all FNZ stakeholders.
They work closely with the FNZ sales team, and where necessary engage with FNZ stakeholders including business and technical architects, project managers and other members of the project team to support the delivery of the FNZ propositions.
A Senior R&D Analyst needs to maintain high credibility in product and market knowledge and to be able to lead all stakeholders to drive outcomes beneficial to R&D, Sales and FNZ, and to be able to provide input to future direction of the R&D team.
The Senior R&D Analyst needs to be able to cope with varying priorities, to provide input in managing those priorities, and to be able to support any technical task that has potential reputational impact to FNZ, in short to be part of an elite, go anywhere, do anything team. This role is the beating heart of product and technology innovation at FNZ.
Preferred Industry Knowledge
General investment, banking, wealth, insurance, retirement and savings products
Fintech investment and wealth management innovation
Preferred Knowledge and Skills
Sound knowledge of the FNZ platform functionality (both front-end and technical) and business processes related to the functional area that the position is aligned to
Bachelor and/or Masters degree in Business, Finance, Technology or related disciplines
Experience in Finance, IT or project management desirable but not essential
Confident, and able to take initiative given client– and delivery-focused environment
Independent, self-directing and delivery focused working style
Excellent organisational, administration and time management skills
Good team communication skills, confident in dealing with internal and external clients
Highly developed written and oral communication skills
FNZ is a global financial technology and asset servicing provider which powers the wealth management, administration and custodian platforms for some of the world's leading financial institutions. These customers include life insurers, retail and private banks, asset and wealth managers and financial adviser groups based across the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
We believe that enhancing client engagement, lowering costs, delivering a seamless service and enabling personal solutions are key to helping people achieve their financial goals. We partner with major financial institutions to enable them to provide wealth management services to their clients across direct, intermediated and workplace channels that reflect these principles.
We develop long-term partnerships with our customers to enable them to get to market quickly with a market-leading digital proposition, transform their customer service offering and grow assets under management across multiple distribution channels.
Our customers include AMP, ANZ, Aviva, AXA Wealth, Bank of New Zealand, Fideuram Vita, HSBC, Mercer, National Australia Bank, HSBC, Santander, Santander Asset Management, Standard Life, UBS and Zurich. In all we partner with 42 institutional customers worldwide.
FNZ employs over 1,000 people with offices in Edinburgh, London, Bristol, Brno (Czech Republic), Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne and Wellington.