Automation Analyst, Operations Innovation

IT & Change Management Services
LON37247 Requisition #

Who we're looking for

We're looking for a business-minded and technology-savvy individual to join a forward-thinking team within a market-leading asset management firm. The Automation Analyst role sits within Schroders' Operations Innovation Group. The group is responsible for driving intelligent automation and innovation within Schroders.


About Schroders

We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.


The base

We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. And we have everything we need to work flexibly.

The team

The team is responsible for driving intelligent automation and innovation within Schroders. The group engages and collaborates with Operations, Investment, Finance and Technology to identify, prioritise and deliver automated solutions to business teams. Once automated, the group is responsible for the ongoing support and optimisation of the digital workforce.

What you'll do

The Automation Analyst works closely with the business teams across Schroders to analyse and deliver innovative technological solutions end-to-end and should have some experience across technology skillsets (e.g. Python, Java, C#, Blue Prism, GIT, SQL/NoSQL) and platforms (e.g. Azure, AWS, GCP). The automation analyst will be required to:


Gather and quickly understand user requirements in order to put forward solutions that can reduce manual overhead, mitigate risk and reduce costs for business teams

Develop, test and deliver technological solutions for business teams using industry leading toolsets

Assist with the support and triage of existing solutions

Investigate defects, suggest solutions to prevent recurrence and rectify bug-fixes

Assist in the training of business users and peers


The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent

Strong problem solving and analytical skills

Ability to work well within a multi-disciplinary team structure, but also independently

Ability to commit to and meet deadlines

Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills


The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help 

Knowledge of programming, including scripting/coding, e.g. .NET (C#) and .NET framework application development, Python, VBS, JavaScript, SQL

Familiarity with cloud computing platforms (Azure, AWS, GCP)

Professional experience in an application development role within the financial/banking industry

Understanding of Lean and Agile principles

Ability to demonstrate critical thinking; carry out objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to make informed decisions 


What you'll be like

• Self-motivated and enthusiastic

• Flexible, highly curious and willing to learn

• A critical thinker who's able to look at things from different angles 

• Great at working with other people, sharing and communicating decisions

• Keen to improve what we do for our clients and how we do it


We're looking for the best, whoever they are

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your background, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

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