About

We are the leading Financial Services consultants specialising in the delivery of high performance data architectures, enterprise information management and high performance analytics and reporting.

We help our customers tap into huge volumes of complex data, servicing the extreme analytics and reporting needs of many thousands of end users. We unlock value, delivering real-time insight and agile decision making.

Our Company

Kinaesis are the industry leading, independent, data management, analytics, reporting and domain experts.

Our consultants are hands on expert practitioners, delivering solutions and solving issues at source with deep, up to date practical experience. We are a trusted partner of some of the largest Financial Services organisations in the world.

We take a data driven approach to create true leverage from your investments - effective data management is at the heart of any strategic solution. Our advanced, proven methodologies and IP accelerate project delivery whilst reducing cost and risk.

We engage at all stages of your project life-cycle:

  • Our highly experienced managing consultants will get your data management projects moving forwards successfully.
  • Our thought leading solutions architects will turn your vision into a clear achievable outcome.
  • Our experienced data architects model, transform and organise your data in the latest tools and technologies to drive high performance solutions.
  • Our business data analysts structure and manage your governance, improve your data quality and incorporate data management into your change process.
  • Our expert developers will implement your requirements into high performance, best practice data architectures.
Testimonial
Kinaesis immediately brought a step change in expertise and experience that that turned around strategy and delivery.

Head of Finance IT, leading global bank

Our Team
Simon Trewin
Simon Trewin
Head of Solutions Architecture
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Simon is co-founder of Kinaesis and brings over 19 years' experience in risk, data, business and technology, gained within the investment banking industry. He is a technology thought leader and solutions expert, and has successfully delivered many solutions, using the latest technology of multiple vendors. He has led major change programmes within investment banks and other institutions, to consolidate and manage risk and P&L.

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Allan Eyears
Allan Eyears
Head of Delivery
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Allan is Head of Delivery at Kinaesis. He brings over 15 years experience in risk, business, technology and consulting, gained within the investment banking industry. He has successfully managed distributed development teams in several Tier 1 banks on large greenfield projects, and has extensive hands-on experience of data management, aggregation and analytics technologies.

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Barney Walker
Barney Walker
Head of Banking Practice
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Barney is Head of Banking Practice at Kinaesis. He brings over 20 years' experience in risk, data, business and technology, gained within the banking industry. Barney has held senior positions at J.P. Morgan, including Head of Rates and Public Finance Technology and Head of Proprietary Trading Technology and Operations, and at UBS where he was co-head of Group Finance Technology. He has many years of experience, working with trading businesses and enterprise divisions to develop and deliver value and has extensive expertise in risk, data, accounting, regulations, legal and compliance.

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Phil Marsden
Phil Marsden
Head of Business Development
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Phil is Head of Business Development at Kinaesis. He brings nearly 20 years' experience gained within Financial Services and related sectors working for consultancy firms, including Detica and Rule Financial. Within these firms, Phil has performed account management and delivery roles working with both business and technology, giving him great insight to assist his clients. Recent projects have included outsourcing of the extraction of business critical data to address regulatory compliance and improve data quality across the enterprise.

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Julian Naylor
Julian Naylor
COO
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Julian is COO at Kinaesis. He brings over 25 years' experience in Financial Services and Information Technology gained in the asset management and banking industry. Prior to joining Kinaesis, Julian was Managing Director at Atlantic and has also held senior positions at Confluence, BNY Mellon and DST. He has many years of experience, delivering operational and regulatory solutions to clients across Europe, Asia, Australasia and the US.

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Gillian Gray
Gillian Gray
Office Manager
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Gillian Gray has worked within Financial Services for over 18 years delivering IT solutions to major banks, insurance companies and asset managers. Her previous roles have included Head of Client Services at BNY Mellon and Client Service Manager at RBS Insurance. She brings extensive Consulting and Client Management experience.

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Benjamin Peterson
Benjamin Peterson
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Careers

Senior Data Analysts - Credit/Market Risk

Our consultants are hands on expert practitioners, delivering solutions and solving issues at source with deep, up to date practical experience. Kinaesis offers exciting career opportunities for hands-on experts who value quality, excellence, team work and who want to make a difference.

We are a hub of industry specialists and as we bring more world class projects on board, we want senior talent who are keen to get involved. We are looking for motivated, experienced, technical analysts with a passion to deliver more.

CVs to be sent here for the attention of Gillian Gray.

We work with specific recruitment agencies, no CVs from other recruitment agencies will be accepted. We reserve the right to contact any candidates sent from unsolicited approaches and will treat these as gifts and therefore shall not be liable for any fees whatsoever.

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- Worked for a minimum of five years in a senior data/business analysis role within the Financial Services sector?
- Do you want to work with Data Experts and deliver high performance analytics and reporting

If so, we want to talk to you.

We have opportunities in the pipeline for Data Analysts to be at the forefront of our client projects. This role is integral to engineer solutions which provide the maximum satisfaction for our clients.

We are looking for experienced Data Analysts with business knowledge in market/credit risk management. A technical skillset in SAS or Oracle combined with experience in using Reporting tools (e.g. Cognos, Business Objects) and Analysis tools (e.g. PowerPivot, QlikView). Good level of ability in Microsoft Office applications particularly Excel skills (including VBA) with at least basic application development skills in a mainstream programming language. A Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific or a technical field is desirable.

SAS Lead (Principal Consultant)

Contract Type: Permanent
Rate: Negotiable based on experience

Our consultants are hands on expert practitioners, delivering solutions and solving issues at source with deep, up to date practical experience. Kinaesis offers exciting career opportunities for hands-on experts who value quality, excellence, team work and who want to make a difference.

We are a hub of industry specialists and as we bring more world class projects on board, we want senior talent who are keen to get involved. We are looking for motivated, experienced, technical analysts with a passion to deliver more.

CVs to be sent here for the attention of Gillian Gray.

We work with specific recruitment agencies, no CVs from other recruitment agencies will be accepted. We reserve the right to contact any candidates sent from unsolicited approaches and will treat these as gifts and therefore shall not be liable for any fees whatsoever.

For more information, click 'read more'.

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- The SAS Lead is a Team Leader who owns the delivery of the project’s business requirements.
- Project Managing smaller engagements without supervision
- Supporting the Program/Project Manager on larger projects in putting together proposals, business and functional specifications and project plans
- Conducting Feasibility Studies alongside Managing Consultants
- Managing the technical team members delivering the solution
- Owning the overall design and implementation of the project application software
- As required, adopting the role of a Technical Architect to ensure that the solution design is compatible with the overall system architecture and seeking feedback on the design from other team members. On the technical architecture side, the SAS Lead will be talking to business and technical stakeholders to understand the current SAS architecture and to propose a new, streamlined architecture that meets the client’s long term needs.

- Working closely with Data Architects to ensure that the design of the solution and the data architecture work together efficiently proactively identifying potential issues
- On the reporting and modelling side, the SAS Lead will work with the business and with data owners to define and model new dashboards and data marts.
- Working with the customer business users to ensure that the design of the solution accurately maps to the customer’s business requirements
- Identifying project risks / escalating issues and feeding back information to Managing Consultants, Project Managers, and/or Senior Management.

The Principal Consultant should also contribute to the continued success of Kinaesis by:
- Promoting and developing Consulting Services to clients by performing the role of Principal Consultant
- Providing creative source of ideas/solutions to address customer problems
- Enhancing individual, team and client knowledge

Required skills:

  • Minimum 10+ years of SAS skills ideally within financial services organisations or consulting/software firms serving this sector.
  • Knowledge in Financial Services – Credit Risk and Market Risk knowledge is particularly sought after. Gained either working in the business line function or by consulting/internal roles serving the area.
  • Ability to provide technical and thought leadership in various focus areas, such as Data Warehousing, Analytics, Big Data, Risk and Finance.
  • The candidate will have delivered SAS software - including ETL, integration, and governance functions into large scale organisations and understand the complexity of delivery.
  • Candidates will have skillsets in project management and data governance.
  • Ability to qualify and analyse clients or partners’ requirements and ability to map solutions to these requirements
  • Strong SAS base, including programming and macros
  • SAS Enterprise Guide
  • SAS practices and governance
  • Good communication abilities - verbal and written
  • Team Leadership skills
  • Strong experience of Information Management implementation practices
  • Good understanding of Warehousing and methodologies i.e. Kimball, Inmon, optimisation, data integration, cubes and reporting.
  • Knowledge of server operating systems (Windows and UNIX, Solaris, AIX and/or HPUX)
  • High level database design expertise in major Relational Data Management Systems (e.g. Oracle, SQL Server)
  • Knowledge of web technologies (HTML, XML), application server environments (ASP, JSP, JAVA, .Net) and web servers (IIS, Apache)

Preferred skills:
 SAS modelling
 Dashboard / report design
 Data quality / MDM
 Knowledge in some of the following:
 Applications Reporting
 Data Management and Governance
 Complex Architecture and Deployment
 Information Management
 Analytical Applications
 Web Services
 Sizing & Volume testing
 Version upgrades
 Agile development methodologies
 Big Data

Testimonial
Kinaesis helped us rapidly improve our delivery capability and technical infrastructure whilst supporting many of our non-technical teams through a period of significant change.

Solutions client

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