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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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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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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Careers

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.

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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

Data Management Developer (Consultant)

This is a key client facing role within Kinaesis. The successful candidate will be required to work directly with prospects, current clients and our partners. The role covers system demonstrations, gathering requirements, understanding data sources, developing database systems, BI dashboards and reports, training, implementation and support.

This is both a Product development and Consultancy role on client site.

Experience in a financial services software house would be extremely advantageous.

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Contract Type: Permanent

Product Based
 Working independently to develop existing Kinaesis products.
 Ability to demonstrate the system to Kinaesis clients as part of the Sales Process.
 Communicate with Clients to resolve technical issues.
 Perform data analysis and deliver BI solutions.

 Proactively contributing to the design of the system.
 Identifying implementation risks / escalating issues and feeding back information to the Kinaesis Team.
 Willingness to learn new techniques and methods as well as 3rd party tools in the fields of Big Data, Data Governance, Data Lineage and Data Quality.
Consultancy Based on Client Site
• Work with clients to deliver their objectives
• Perform data analysis
• Deliver data and BI Solutions
• Identifying project or engagement risks and feeding back to the Kinaesis Engagement Manager
Key Project Experience and Skills

 Mandatory skills:
o Microsoft Data Management stack, specifically:
 SQL Server 2012+ (preferably 2017)
 SQL Server Integration Services
 SQL Server Analysis Services
o Development skills in Microsoft SQL Server with the ability to write Microsoft advanced T-SQL
o Power BI development (desktop and online) and system administration skills (e.g. user and workspace administration)
o Knowledge of Azure Services (particularly Azure Analysis Services) and Windows Server Virtual Machines
o Strong data analysis skills – e.g. profiling and data quality investigation
o Strong Excel skills.
o Excellent communicator, confident with Clients
o Bachelors Degree in a scientific or a technical field

 Desirable skills:
o Application development skills – preferably in C# (Visual Studio 2015+) or equivalent in Java; R; Linux
o Web application development skills such as JavaScript, CSS, HTML5.
o Experience of financial services organisations
o Understanding of Agile delivery methodologies.
o Understanding of source code management.
o Fund Management experience

Data Analyst (Consultant)

Contract Type: Permanent

 Data Analyst on client projects, whose responsibility is to investigate activities around data governance, lineage and quality are captured and documented to the client requirement. The role will require proactive identification of potential issues and ability to take ownership for sub-components of the overall data architecture.
 Working with the customer business users to ensure that the data design of the solution accurately supports the customer’s business requirements
 Willingness to learn new techniques and methods as well as 3rd party tools in the fields of Data Goverance, Data Lineage and Data Quality.
 Work proactively under the supervision of a Managing or Principal Consultant
 As required, adopting the role of a Technical Architect to ensure that the data solution design is compatible with the overall system architecture and meets non-functional requirements
 Identify project risks / escalate issues and provide feedback to Managing Consultants, Project Managers, and/or Senior Management
 Plan, run, and manage meetings with internal and external clients.
 This role would suit someone with a hands-on approach, good general purpose data manipulation skills, and good communication skills.

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Key Project Experience and Skills

 Minimum 4 years of analysis experience gained in financial services organisations or consulting/software firms serving this sector.
 Understanding of one of Risk, Finance or Product Control gained either by working in the business line function or by consulting/internal roles serving the area.
 Ability to rapidly learn (where required) and apply industry standard principles and practices in the field of data governance / stewardship, data lineage, data migration, data integration and data quality.
 Competence in using SQL in one of the major Relational Data Management Systems(e.g. Oracle, SQL Server, Teradata)
 Experience in using Reporting tools (e.g. Cognos, Business Objects) and Analysis tools (e.g. PowerPivot, QlikView) to assist in data analysis tasks.
 Ability to qualify and analyze requirements and map solutions to these requirements
 Good level of ability in Microsoft Office applications and extensibility features. Excel skills (including VBA) are particularly important for this role.
 Basic application development skills in a mainstream programming language (e.g. VB, C#, Java)
 Knowledge of JCL,Cobol,VBA for any legacy systems analysis.
 Strong investigation and root cause analysis skills – finding the significance and origin of fields can require both communicating with users and following the trail through the code.
 Experience with writing mappings and requirements would be valuable.
 Appreciation of Information Management implementation practices
 Experience driving project scoping definition sessions and requirement prioritization
 Bachelors Degree in a scientific or a technical field

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.

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