Business Operations Specialist at SIMON

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Want to work at the forefront of a fast-growing and award winning FinTech company?  With an incredible team and partners looking for innovative results, we’re rapidly growing and continue to add new asset classes to our offerings. We are on the lookout for smart and collaborative talent to join our team. As a cloud-based company, we are currently operating in a flexible and hybrid work model.  

Job Description

SIMON is seeking a resourceful, analytically minded, curious, and superbly organized Business Operations Specialist to join our Business Operations team.  As a Business Operations Specialist, you will be responsible for working cross-functionally to execute strategic initiatives, improve processes, and drive internal high-impact projects and programs to help drive our growth and scale more effectively.

How You Will Fulfill Your Potential

  • Oversee procurement process including identification of new vendors, due diligence, onboarding, legal reviews, and ongoing management
  • Key point of contact for inbound counterparty due diligence and onboarding
  • Partner with infrastructure and IT teams to manage and streamline internal operational projects. Past examples include vendor migrations and teamwide roll outs
  • Identify cost optimization opportunities across vendors and processes
  • Support internal strategic processes and initiatives
  • Prioritization and management of legal contract review process
  • Partner with information security team to manage internal projects

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or relevant work experience
  • 2+ years of professional work experience in vendor management/procurement, counterparty due diligence requests, project management, or administration
  • Self-starter able to thrive in dynamic environments with minimal direction
  • Passion for problem solving and optimization of complex processes. Upstream thinker focused on reducing issues before they arise
  • Enthusiastic, reliable, and independent self-starter with exceptional interpersonal, communication, organizational, decision making, problem solving, and creative-thinking skills
  • Time-management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities as needed for time-bound deliverables with accuracy and detail-orientation
  • Individual contributor who can also collaborate with a team and cultivate strong relationships in person and via email, slack, and video
  • Highest level of integrity. Humble but assertive
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience at a high-growth technology company

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, the chance to work with a curated team of top-notch, highly creative talent, and a fun and agile work environment with many perks in New York City’s Hudson Yards district, but are operating remotely through at least summer 2021. 

About SIMON
SIMON Markets is an award-winning fintech company that is committed to transforming the digital experience for financial professionals, enabling them to better serve their clients. SIMON’s intelligent and innovative platform delivers an end-to-end digital suite of tools to over 100,000 financial professionals, who serve $5 trillion in client assets, empowering them with on-demand education, an intuitive marketplace, real-time analytics, and lifecycle management.


With a focus on reshaping the advisor experience, SIMON is setting new industry standards, simplifying the complex, and delivering structured investment, annuity, and defined outcome ETF solutions to investment professionals, centralized within one unique ecosystem.


Originally incubated within Goldman Sachs, SIMON launched as an independently operating company in December 2018 under the shared ownership and direction of seven leading financial institutions—Barclays, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Prudential, and Wells Fargo. Growth equity firm WestCap became an investor in 2021. The company is headquartered in New York, NY, with an additional location in Birmingham, AL.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • Python (pandas)Languages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AkkaLibraries
    • AWS SDKLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PlayFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • Vert.XFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • AuroraDatabases
    • SnowFlakeDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

As a cloud-based company, we transitioned seamlessly into a socially distanced workforce in 2020, with flexible plans to return to the office in 2021.

An Insider's view of SIMON

What are some social events your company does?

We’ve focused on keeping the company connected during these times, and it’s been great to continue to connect with coworkers we wouldn’t otherwise see. Whether it’s virtual tastings, cooking classes, or our upcoming holiday party, I’m thankful to work for a company that cares so much about its employees!

Autumn

Platform Specialist

What does your typical day look like?

We pride ourselves on the fluidity and evolving nature of pivoting on a swivel to focus on the pressing priorities of that minute, day, or week. Being surrounded by driven teammates with equal intellectual curiosity creates an environment that pushes us to pursue the work we are passionate about while cohesively striving towards goals as a team!

Olivia

Senior Business Operations Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

SIMON is my first job following graduation from my master’s, and during my two years, I grew from junior to senior level and am now working on advanced projects. I learn new things every day with plenty of opportunities to cross-collaborate and integrate with clients. Join us and you too will grow at a pace you cannot imagine!

Stacey

Senior Quantitative Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity is essential–it helps us find innovative ways to leverage new technologies to meet our clients’ needs. I’m always available to act as sounding board for ideas and feedback, encourage cross-team collaboration, empower decision making creating a culture where we learn from mistakes rather than be discouraged, and set the right example.

Pranav

Head of Backend Engineering

What are SIMON Perks + Benefits

SIMON Benefits Overview

*Currently working remotely, we plan to re-open our office when it is safe to do so again in 2021.*

At SIMON, team members are recognized as our greatest resource and greatest asset. We are committed to doing quality work, upholding a mission that inspires and propels us, and using our strengths every day.

Perks and a suite of inclusive, well-rounded benefits that support our team and their families play an important role in giving us the balance we need to show up and perform at our best. SIMON is proud to offer comprehensive health care, mental health benefits, unlimited paid time off, generous parental leave, and more to all full-time team members.

As we continue to work remotely until it is safe and comfortable to return to an office environment, SIMON remains actively focused on delivering an engaging and supportive employee experience. We have expanded our healthcare coverage to include a concierge primary care network membership, created custom development plans for employees, and hosted ongoing virtual team events focused on bringing the team, and our families, together for unique experiences even while we work from home.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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