At the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, employees come first - that's why we offer a highly competitive compensation and bonus package, and access to a comprehensive benefits program designed to meet the needs of our employees.
* Medical, dental and vision insurance * Retirement program (401k and Pension) * Generous PTO plan * 11 paid holidays per year * Hybrid working model (effective February 22, 2022) * Casual dress code
Who we are
FHLBank Chicago partners with our members in Illinois and Wisconsin to provide them competitively priced funding, a reasonable return on their investment in the Bank, and support for their community investment activities. We are one of 11 Federal Home Loan Banks created by Congress in 1932 as a government sponsored enterprise to support mortgage lending and community investment. We are member owned and member focused. Our members include banks, credit unions, insurance companies and CDFIs.
What it's like to work here
At FHLBank Chicago, we bring people together. Our regular All-Staff meetings keep employees informed and our values drive the work that we do. Our Buddy Program pairs new hires with tenured employees to guide their onboarding. Our Employee Value Proposition is honed by listening and identifying the needs and priorities of our valued employees. Through CommuniTeam, we volunteer and identify ways to strengthen our communities. Our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) hosts signature and employee-led events for continued learning; and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and culture clubs create connections around shared interests and experiences. We offer live and on-demand professional development opportunities to grow your skillset and your career.
What You'll do
In this role, you'll be responsible for working with stakeholders across the Bank to support the maintenance, development, and enhancements of the Bank's collateral applications. The Lead Business Systems Analyst is also responsible for overseeing the data and reporting for the same collateral applications. A successful Lead Business Systems Analyst will be able to liaise with Bank staff from various departments and system vendors to drive operational efficiency, information availability and timely completion of application related projects and initiatives.
How you'll make an impact:
Drive operational efficiency, information availability and timely completion of Bank projects and initiatives.
Build strong, trustworthy partnerships with technology and business stakeholders including external vendors.
Supporting the Bank to create a more inclusive work environment.
What you can expect:
Lead the prioritization, requirements, development, testing, and implementation of collateral applications utilized by Member Support & Strategy
Represent Member Support and Strategy staff with technical projects, both enterprise and departmental.
Take lead "liaison" role in working with business and IT staff on system development, changes and outages.
Manage the Bank's collateral applications to aid in support in maintenance.
Source and export data needed from applications for reporting purposes.
Work with the Data Lake team to materialize structured and unstructured views for internal and external reporting needs.
Work with application stakeholders to address and prioritize requests and concerns.
Develop and maintain plan for the future state of supported applications.
Develop and maintain relationships with application vendors.
Support the Bank in applicable contract review and negotiations with supported applications/vendors.
What you'll bring:
Bachelor degree, or equivalent experience.
5-7 years of experience working with systems related to investment banking, trust, trading, general banking, collateral, underwriting, residential mortgage, negotiable securities, and operations.
Management Experience a plus
Knowledge or experience with Bank applications including LMSLend and Summit.
Experience using software reporting tools to develop custom reports. Tools including Power BI, Tableau, or equivalent.
Experience with SQL and/or website support a plus.
Ability to drive initiatives to completion and meet deadlines
Must be able to adeptly negotiate with stakeholders, development teams and vendors on application issues
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to assess problems, determine impacts and work with appropriate resources to correct.
Must be able to effectively prioritize issues and time
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Can translate business needs to technical staff and technical impacts to business staff
Knowledge of the Agile/Scrum methodology a plus
At FHLBank Chicago, employees come first. We offer a highly competitive compensation and bonus package, and access to a comprehensive benefits program designed to meet the needs of our employees. Our retirement program includes a 401K and Pension. Our generous PTO plan provides five weeks of vacation for new employees and 11 paid holidays per year. We offer work from home options and a casual dress code at our beautiful new space in the Old Post Office. Step into your future with us.
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago is a $100 billion wholesale bank and one of 11 district banks chartered in 1932 by the U.S. Congress to support mortgage lending and community investment. Each FHLBank operates as an independent organization and is governed by a board of directors elected by its member institutions. As a cooperative, we provide reliable liquidity to our member banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and community development financial institutions located in Illinois and Wisconsin, focusing on the distinct needs of their individual businesses and communities.
We offer products and services to help our members fund loans and investments held in portfolio, manage liquidity, fund mortgages into the secondary market, secure third party agreements, and achieve asset liability management goals. Through our Community Investment and Affordable Housing programs, we also help our members to provide affordable housing and economic development in the communities they serve.
FHLBank Chicago is a place, where everyone can make a difference—both for our organization and for the communities we serve through our member financial institutions. We aim to create a diverse... and inclusive environment where employees are fully engaged and positioned to do their best work. Teamwork is valued, and even entry-level hires may find themselves working side-by-side with senior-level executives.