CPP Investment Board IT Analyst (SimCorp Dimension), Operational Services and Improvement Contract in Toronto, ON

CPP Investment Board

Branch Toronto ON CA

IT Analyst (SimCorp Dimension), Operational Services and Improvement
Toronto, ON

CPPIB invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and currently has…

Company Description

Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

When you invest your career in CPP Investment Board (CPPIB), you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $200 billion, and projected to reach $300 billion by 2020, CPPIB is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan to ensure long-term sustainability. CPPIB invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and currently has offices in Toronto, Hong Kong, London, New York and São Paulo.

CPPIB attracts and selects high-caliber individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe. Join our team and look forward to:

  • Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  • Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment
  • Accelerated exposure and responsibility
  • Global career development opportunities
  • A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here’s an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPPIB.

The IT Analyst, Operations Service & Improvements (OSI) is responsible for providing operational support for Information Technology applications, contributing to the continuous improvement of IT processes, and contributing to the development of the OSI operating model. Specifically, this role will support the SimCorp Dimension accounting application.

The successful candidate will help identify and implement (where applicable) continuous improvement opportunities to proactively address risks and issues in the production environment and automate routine activities. Over time, the goal is to optimize operational processes and focus on value-adding activities.

Candidates who join this team will have an opportunity to:

  • Broaden and deepen business and technical knowledge across application boundaries
  • Develop a wider network of deep working relationships across IT and internal business clients.Further develop leadership, communication and relationship management skills

Specific Responsibilities

The IT Analyst, OSI is also responsible for providing analysis, maintenance and technical application support for a wide range of Applications supported by CPPIB, including the following responsibilities

  • Ensuring application systems are operating within service level
  • Troubleshoot problem areas (in person, by telephone, or via e-mail) within service levels on a level I and/or II basis. otational overnight support on a weekly basis is required
  • Proactively identifying, tracking, managing, and resolving software and technical issues
  • Partnering with various internal and external groups (business, infrastructure, vendors etc.) for problem resolution as well as implementation of new projects/initiatives
  • Applies analytical and technical skills to investigate day-to-day system and business issues, determine the root cause and deliver viable solutions
  • Defining and collecting metrics to give a sense of how systems are performing and mitigating symptoms in time
  • Adhering to CPPIB standards with respect to process, documentation and personal conduct
  • Provides technical leadership and helps coach team members on technical skills. Assists in raising the technical bar within the team
  • Manages vendor partners and internal development teams to deploy and support production and non-production environments in partnership with business counterparts and Technology Services
  • Provide knowledge transfer of application support and deployment processes to team members, Operations, and Support personnel
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  • University Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or similar
  • Experience working directly with the SimCorp Dimension platform preferred
  • Experience with the support and integration of investment/portfolio accounting and investment management system
  • Knowledge of Batch/DFS (Data Format Set Ups)/DEX (Data Extract) configuration within the application
  • Experience with Static data set up and maintenance (security, pricing, model portfolio)
  • In depth knowledge of Performance, Treasury and Accounting modules
  • Experience with handling Corporate Action events
  • Understanding of full trade life cycle including settlements and custody holdings reconciliations
  • Proactive, detail oriented and extremely well organized with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent business acumen, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with colleagues across the organization at varying levels of seniority, including senior leadership
  • Experience with application and infrastructure performance monitoring and tuning tools
  • Demonstrated experience working in a Windows/Unix/Linux environment with exposure to SQL. Scripting knowledge and exposure to advance MS Excel macros is preferred
  • Exemplify CPPIB Guiding Principles of integrity, partnership and high performance


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At CPP Investment Board, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process


CPP Investment Board does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with us. Our recruitment supplier arrangements are restricted to specific hiring needs and do not include this or other web-site job postings. Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by CPP Investment Board to provide resumes to this posting or web-site will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered. CPP Investment Board will not pay any referral, placement or other fee for the supply of such unsolicited resumes or information.

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2016-05-20
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