As one of Ireland’s leading investment fund managers we provide expertise and solutions for our clients on a wide range of innovative investment products and services. We have the resources and commitment to develop business both domestically and internationally.
We are renowned across Europe for launching and managing a hugely diversified range of investment products and for innovation in product design, development and delivery and diversified offerings. Our business is structured so each team of investment professionals operates with investment autonomy, using a distinct robust investment process which is incentivised by out performance of respective benchmarks and growth in assets of that product – in essence creating a dynamic “boutique type” environment within a large investment house.
We appreciate that our success and growth is as a result of our team and the expertise, values and vision they bring to the organisation. As a result, we provide rewarding and challenging careers that develop our staff both personally and professionally.
To be an active part of our ongoing growth and future, visit the current vacancies section below on this page. Here at KBI Global Investors, we offer – and our staff enjoy, a full range of competitive, flexible and work-life balance benefits, such as:
- Competitive salaries
- Health insurance
- Family friendly policies
- Annual sporting events
- Club subscriptions (up to 3 per staff member each year)
- Membership to professional bodies
- Education assistance
- Travel Vouchers
- Work life balance initiatives
- Regular social and company events
POSITION: Solutions Architect
DIVISION: Operations – Information Technology Unit
As a Solutions Architect in the IT Department, you will be responsible for designing and implementing IT solutions for the business. You will work closely with IT development staff and business stakeholders to ensure high quality solutions are delivered to the business in a timely manner. You will be responsible for planning and managing your own projects. You will also be responsible for ongoing maintenance of KBIGI applications and related processes.
The IT Department operates a small, agile team of developers and Solutions Architects delivering a constant stream of application based solutions to the business. We work in many different technologies, depending on the requirement, utilising client-server desktop applications, Microsoft SQL Server database, Middleware, Data Warehouse with SSIS Packages & Power BI and SSRS for MIS Reporting amongst others.
KBI Global Investors Ltd (KBIGI) is an institutional equity asset manager headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a sales office in Boston and is part of the Amundi Group. The company is a specialist equity boutique with expertise investing in Global Equity total return and Natural Resource strategies. We have a global client base managing mandates in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia. We create and manage differentiated and innovative products to assist our clients exceed their long-term objectives.
A strong commitment to Responsible Investing (RI) issues runs in our veins and we have managed Responsible Investment strategies for more than three decades. We are signatories to the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative (2021) and the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing (since 2007).
Key Job Responsibilities
Gathering business requirements, defining functional designs and solution iterations.
Design of IT solutions to support the business need. This will include but is not exclusive to application design, data modelling and business process design.
Communication of the business need and solution architecture to the development team both verbally and through technical design specifications.
Involvement in all stages of the implementation process through development, testing cycles including UAT and final deployment to production environment.
Create and execute Test Plans – you will own UAT.
Production of high-quality technical and user documentation.
Project planning & status reporting to management and business stakeholders
Continuous maintenance of systems and related processes delivered.
Core Skills & Competencies Required
Highly organised and self-motivated
Excellent written and verbal communication
Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills
Strong interpersonal skills
High level of attention to detail and a keen regard for quality
Strong Data Analytics Skills.
Strong technical capabilities especially in the application solutions area (SQL, Data Modelling, UI, UX).
Excellent understanding of the application development lifecycle and IT development procedures and processes.
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment.
The successful applicant is likely to have a minimum 2 years’ experience of designing and implementing business solutions
The successful applicant is likely to have a Third level Degree qualification in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent.