Lead Systems Analyst

Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to careers@buysidefx.com.


Burlington, VT or Boston, MA

Competitive Salary + Stock Options


BuysideFX is seeking a skilled Lead Systems Analyst to apply their business and technical skills to the development of a financial technologies software product. This is a technical position requiring the candidate to lead the delivery of a high quality trading solution by demonstrating strong leadership and project management skills across a team of software development professional in multiple locations. The domain is capital markets and FX trading, so previous familiarity with capital markets and trading software is a big plus.


  • Lead delivery of high quality business solutions by working with the business and Product Manager to scope and define technical solution.
  • Perform gap analysis between the business requirements and existing systems capabilities.
  • Develop and maintain systems analysis artifacts to prevent technical knowledge loss over time.
  • Work with the technology team to define how business requirements are best implemented in the evolving BuysideFX platform.
  • Demonstrate strong project management and leadership skills with the ability to handle multiple activities in a dynamic fast paced environment.
  • Lead and establish effective processes for productive partnership with developers in other offices.
  • Interact with professionals at all levels of the organization as needed, to proactively identify opportunities for new/improved systems to improve the BuysideFX offering.
  • Work productively within a team of very talented software developers in a semi-virtual environment.
  • Contribute enthusiasm and creativity to help create awesomeness.

Core Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or directly related field.
  • Minimum of five years of hands-on design and development experience in commercial environments.
  • Previous experience with, and demonstrated understanding of modern software development and testing methodologies.
  • Previous experience as a software developer using Java, JDBC, JNDI, JMS, Web Development and other related technologies is a strong plus.
  • Intermediate level expertise with SQL, PostgreSQL and Excel.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills with strong good mathematical acumen.
  • CFA or working towards CFA is a strong plus.