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IT Systems Analyst - Financial Services
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
  • TERMS: contract to hire
We seek several experienced IT Systems Analysts with technical skills (i.e. SQL, some programming/coding background)  to work on implementation of a new trading and risk management system, and integration with the client's other IT systems.   Due to the company's growth, and the need to get started quickly,  these positions will be contract-to-hire.     This hands-on IT Systems Analyst position will partner with the business to provide a major technology platform transformation, where legacy technology and business processes are undergoing a complete and strategic overhaul. This individual will help drive the documentation and planning aspects of the overall project as well as provide ongoing application support on the new system. The Systems Analyst will be responsible for the analysis of business requirements and translating the needs of the business into specifications that will guide development, system and process enhancements, and process changes that impact multiple areas (Accounting, Trading, Risk, Technology, and Operations).and business teams. Focused on efficiency, sustainability, and industry advantages, the successful candidate will deliver enhanced business models and workflows and application support for all business units.   Responsibilities:
  • Develop relationships with stakeholders across business units
  • Serve as a liaison between end users and stakeholders
  • Analyze business operations and develop understanding of business objectives by gathering requirements
  • Identify substandard operational processes and provide recommendations for efficiency
  • Ensure enhancements and proposed solutions meet business requirements
  • Prioritize initiatives based on business demand
  • Develop and manage project plans
  • Document, implement, and maintain business procedures
  • Conduct end user sessions to share findings and exchange ideas
  • Communicate project results and status to firm leadership
  • Create user stories and perform user acceptance testing
  • Lead cross functional working sessions and individual stakeholder interviews
  • Manage accountability to deadlines and project timelines
  • Facilitate the documentation of project requirements and business processes using workshops, and use case scenarios
  • Document feature-level requirements to system capabilities
  • Translate product requirements into high-level system impacts
  • Manage project scope to ensure requirements stay within budget and timeline while meeting the needs of the business
  • Deliver documented user stories and acceptance criteria that clearly define and enhance the business and systems requirements
  • Write test scenarios and acceptance criteria based on requirements to help support User Acceptance Testing (UAT) team with testing Approach and Test Case creation
  • Collaborate with key UAT members to review, negotiate, and define Test Acceptance Plans to assure alignment with requirements
  • Perform product acceptance testing prior to launch in order to verify alignment with product requirements and to confirm customer facing systems and the user experience satisfies the expectations of the sponsors
  • Determine risks and gaps within the business specifications and collaborate with business units to mitigate and document resolutions accordingly
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (Information Systems/Computer Science, Business Administration, Finance) and/or prior relevant work experience
  • 3+  years’ experience in business analysis
  • 1+ year experience with SQL, and any other programming language
  • Experience in Financial Services is a must - any exposure to trading and risk management systems and the Commodities industry is a plus
  • Must be able to self-manage
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Prior experience implementing a corporate wide trading platform, is a plus
  • Proficient in project design, project management as well as experience with creating the supporting documentation and processes that will be developed during this project
  • Experience working across internal departments and with external vendors
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills required
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • Excellent documentation skills.
  • Planning and time management skills
  • Skilled multi-tasker with ability to manage numerous projects and tasks concurrently
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • SQL and Database knowledge
  • Proficiency in JIRA or comparable software for Agile project management
  • Ability to lead and support project initiatives
This is an on-site position 5 days a week.  The client's office is conveniently located a 5 min. walk from the Stamford, CT Metro-North train station, and offers easy access for commuting and free parking.  Excellent, professional work environment.    Immediate interview and hire - (must come onsite for 2nd/final interview, must be in-office from Day 1 of the assignment).    Send resume today for immediate consideration!  

Technology Account Executive
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
  • TERMS: direct hire

Technology Account Executive  – Hybrid - Benchmark IT

Benchmark IT, a leading technology consulting and recruitment firm in the NY Metro area, has an outstanding opportunity for a Technology Account Executive in our Stamford, CT headquarters.  We operate in Hybrid mode, 2 days/week in the office(Tuesdays & Thursdays), 3 days/week from home.   

We’re looking for candidates with a minimum of 2 years technical sales or account management experience to join our team, working and learning from the best in a supportive, ethical and fun environment.

What’s in it for you:

·       Opportunity to achieve an unlimited compensation plan ·       Full benefits including 401K ·       Comprehensive training with industry-leading tools and techniques ·       Career advancement opportunities

Here’s your day to day:

·       Build and maintain strong client relationships and identify new business opportunities by contacting and visiting clients and prospects. ·       Generate sales leads utilizing social and professional media platforms, along with your own network. ·       Convert leads into qualified prospects and clients through your persistent ability to connect via phone calls, emails, and referrals. ·       Work with internal recruiting team to vet and select top candidates and ensure they are the right technical and cultural fit for your clients. ·       Ongoing account management and contact with all managerial levels and roles within the client company. ·       Serve as client advisor regarding IT industry staffing trends and staffing mix.

Here’s what you’ll  bring to the team:

·       Ability to confidently identify and engage with all levels of IT decision makers. ·       Strong, persistent, and diplomatic sales and customer service skills. ·       Excellent listening, written, presentation and negotiation skills ·       Confident and engaging interpersonal and people skills. ·       Strong personal initiative to follow up and close business ·       Ability to thrive in and contribute to a team environment.

Here’s what will make you stand out:

·       Understanding of the tech marketplace ·       Sophisticated understanding of all social media platforms ·       Proven track record of meeting and exceeding goals. ·       Willingness to learn and implement new techniques that are necessary for success.

Required Experience:

·       Bachelor’s Degree or higher ·       2+ years in technology sales, recruiting, staffing or related technology field  

Talent Acquisition Analyst
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
  • TERMS: direct hire

Talent Acquisition Analyst                             Location: Stamford, CT - Hybrid (2 days per week on-site)

Benchmark IT is seeking highly motivated Talent Acquisition Analysts for our fast- growing Information Technology recruitment team. We’re dedicated to delivering the best service experience to our candidates and clients and have the

Google Reviews to prove it!  If you share our passion for people, innovation, hard work, and fun, we invite you to apply today!

Your day-to-day:

  • Utilize state-of the-art recruitment tools and platforms to identify, evaluate, and match qualified IT talent to existing job openings
  • Qualify skills, interest and availability through phone, email, text communication
  • Coordinate and participate in phone and video interviews with candidates
  • Post open positions through social media, external job boards and outreach via internal database (ATS)

Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Entry-level to two years’ experience in an office environment
  • Excellent communication and people skills - ability to enthusiastically describe job opportunities to candidates
  • Strong understanding on how to engage top-talent using sourcing platforms, social media, and leveraging professional networks to be productive, resourceful and problem solve.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of information technology terms, a plus
  • Prior experience working with an applicant tracking system (ATS), a plus

We Provide:

  • Competitive compensation, opportunities for advancement, and unlimited earning potential
  • State-of-the-art recruitment tools and technology
  • Ongoing professional training
  • Fun, friendly work culture with frequent team-building and social events
  • Competitive Health and 401k benefits
  • Generous vacation package 
  • Convenient Stamford, CT location, close to train and restaurants, on-site food service, and free parking
*our normal work environment is work-from-home 3 days a week, with Tuesdays/Thursdays in the Stamford office, plus monthly fun team get-togethers.  There is always the option to work as much on-site in our Stamford office, as you would like.  

About Benchmark IT:

Benchmark IT delivers outstanding customer service to a broad range of clients and candidates in the Tri-State area. Our team possesses deep relationships and comprehensive experience in IT Consulting, Full Time Search and Project Based Solutions. As a member of the Benchmark IT team, you’ll enjoy a fun, fast-paced, high-spirited work environment and grow your knowledge and career with one of the area’s most respected IT Recruiting firms and its team of professionals.



Senior System Infrastructure Engineer - Full-time - Hybrid
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
  • TERMS: direct hire
Our direct client, a dynamic global firm and leader in their field, has migrated much of its infrastructure to the cloud and is expanding its infrastructure operations team, and seeks a strong engineer to join the team.   This position offers a competitive salary and bonus and outstanding benefits and the company has a solid, collaborative culture and offers strong career growth potential and stability for the long-run.      For this role we seek an experienced, well-rounded Engineer who is responsible, strong hands-on and can offer support and guidance other global team members, with both Linux and Windows/Azure experience.    Competencies and Desired Skills/Experience include: Must Have:
  • Strong Production hands-on experience with Azure cloud offerings in a system engineering capacity.
  • 7 +  years of production engineering and operational support in a global Windows and Linux environment, focusing on the  integration for network, storage and Infrastructure components.
  • 2+ years operating in a production Azure cloud environment.
  • Strong ability to create scripts and frameworks utilizing toolsets/languages such as PowerShell, YAML, KQL, bash, JSON, Ansible automating manual processes to create efficiencies in the standard operating environment.
  • Prior experience deploying infrastructure utilizing Infrastructure as a code technology (Terraform), integrating scripts into the overall deployment and automation.
  • Exceptional time management and prioritization based on impacts and other external factors.
  • Identify stakeholders, schedule and lead working sessions, identifying the scope and objectives for the topic at, while keeping people accountable.
  • Experience in a DevSecOps environment utilizing a form or Scrum and Agile frameworks 
  • Support elements of solution design utilizing aspects of native Azure offerings.
  • Experience working together with security and compliance teams, providing them with evidence to demonstrate compliance with operational controls.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to filter out the unnecessary and to focus on the information that is important for the scope being addressed.
  • Identify areas that are inefficient, propose and implement standards and automations to reduce complexity, improving the overall framework.
  • Liaise with architecture on new ideas and implementations, developing the controls to bring into Production.
  • Mentor other engineers on core support and triage approach, improving employee development and improving quality of delivered IT services.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand the components and thresholds to monitor and alert in a mixed Azure IaaS and PaaS environment (Linux and Windows)
Hybrid schedule, 2 days working from home and 3 in the office with the team.  The company US headquarters is in Stamford, CT a short walk from Metro-North and right off I-95, easily commutable via train or car. Immediate interview and hire - send resume today for immediate consideration!  

Security Architect- Long-term Contract- Remote
Montvale , New Jersey, United States
  • TERMS: contract
Security Architect- Long-term Contract- Remote

For our direct client, a prestigious global firm, we are seeking a  Security Architect, to join their growing, global software security team, on a long-term (12-36 months) contract basis. 

Note this is a 100% REMOTE position. Candidates are required to work east-coast business hours. This is immediate interview and start!

The Security Architect supports the planning, security quality assurance, architecture design, and innovation for security services for their global cloud enablement teams.  You will support security and solution teams with architecture design, technical recommendation and security assessments. Required skills: 
  • 7+ years of experience working in a security environment on a global scale
  • Professional certifications in information technology and cloud security -- CISSP ,CCSP (preferred), CISA (optional), CEH (optional), OSCP (optional); Azure Solutions Architect Certification (preferred but not required with demonstrated professional work experience)
  • Microsoft Azure Architect Certification & Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies (Preferred)
  • In-depth knowledge of system design and architecture with the technologies and experience implementing a wide range of solutions
  • Strong understanding of identity and access management, including mitigating credential theft
  • Good understanding of Windows 2003-2019 Server/AD Domain Infrastructure
  • Cloud technologies experience is required. Azure is preferred but open to candidates with GCP or AWS experience
  • Strong understanding of web application (API) security
  • Responsible for understanding, researching, designing, and assessing security solutions, technical and reference architectures, and supporting security strategies tailored to the business’ needs, with a focus towards Cloud Central services and Microsoft's Office365.
  • Develop and contribute to Service deliverables with a security focus on IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services, emphasizing Microsoft technologies (Azure and 0365) that requires partnership with Global Application/Product/Solution owners and project teams to deliver reliable and scalable security capabilities and strategies optimizing confidentiality, integrity, availability, functionality, performance, and financial costs; support ongoing business stakeholder dialog of security strategies, priorities and governance.
  • Responsible for aligning and translating business requirements into secure solutions, designs and reference architectures for applications and products that can be leveraged by all professionals across their member firms.
  • Perform as a subject matter professional on cloud technologies (and cloud technology security) with responsibilities to facilitate knowledge transfer within the greater Cloud Central groups: ITS Global, ISG and member firms.
  • Participate and act as a promoter and Guardian of Global Standards and standard infrastructure services and solutions, while supporting audit processes for security and compliance strategies.
  • Advanced understanding of information security, border protection, incident handling & response, forensics, endpoint protection & encryption
Skills and Key Accountabilities:
  • Proactive responsibility for ensuring inclusion of security standards and alignment with technical and reference architectures
  • Support new and ongoing security assessments through the ISG Solution Review process
  • Acting as a point of contact for consultation and assessment of inquiries from project teams
  • Working with project teams to translate business requirements into secure solutions, reference architectures and designs.
  • Active participation within Security Architecture team
  • Communicate with ISG Leadership on escalations on issues and risks effectively
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science(s), Information Technology/Security, Systems Engineering or similar area; Master's preferred