Technical Consultant

The Company:  Aflac Asset Mgt. LLC
The Location: 

New York City, NY, US, 10005

The Division:  Global Investment
Job Id:  6054

About Our Company

Aflac Asset Management, LLC, (d.b.a. Aflac Global Investments or GI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aflac, Incorporated (Aflac).  GI is headquartered in New York’s financial district at 100 Wall Street and is the organization responsible for the overall investment activities of Aflac and its subsidiaries in Japan, the U.S., and Bermuda.  With ~150 employees globally, GI manages an investment strategy focused on maximizing long-term returns with a focus on preservation of capital, subject to our affiliated insurance company’s objectives for income, asset-liability management, liquidity, and capital.  GI  is responsible for generating approximately $3.5 billion of annual investment income from Aflac’s general accounts from a mix of public and private assets (including strategic partnerships) across multiple geographies and currencies.  As of year-end 2022, Aflac’s total general account portfolio was $111 billion.


The investment teams support GI’s overall goals and objectives by implementing, managing, and overseeing multiple portfolios encompassing different strategies across various fixed income and growth asset classes utilizing both internal teams of analysts, portfolio managers, and traders and external third party asset managers.  GI utilizes a rigorous approach to deploying and managing assets driven by a disciplined strategic asset allocation which establishes portfolio parameters based on long term expectations for performance. 


Please note: Aflac Global Investments' hybrid working environment requires a minimum of 3 days in the office each week


Job Summary

Provides technical leadership as well as functioning as a point person for the Investments Accounting – IT team and leverages SAP-FAM expertise to deliver IT support to business end users.  Serve as a liaison between IT and business partners and provides the advanced technical expertise to ensure the quality of advancements within the IT system including understanding and developing business requirements.  Translate business requirements into SAP-FAN functional requirements and process flows.  Applies SAP – FAM configuration changes and communicate requirements to the development team including vendors and the extended support team.  Plan and execute extensive testing and documentation to ensure delivery of high-quality solutions.  Aflac’s infrastructure, systems and software solutions are of the highest quality and meet the desired functional, operational and security requirements; develops, maintains, and integrates application software, related project management activity, and production support; develops optimal relationships with internal and external clients, business analysts, and team members; continues to maintain and support software and key infrastructure after implementation.


Reports to: Director, SAP - FAM Architect - Investment Accounting - IT


Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operates as either a project lead or work on other projects as a member of the team providing advanced technical expertise
  • Works on small, large complex and enterprise-wide projects that require the highest level of expertise; participates on project teams, systems and data analysis, design, development, integration, and enhancement activities, as well as related maintenance and more complex production support
  • Provides direct SAP-FAM support services for Investment Accounting – IT team and business users throughout the investments team.
  • Leads on SAP-FAM projects, initiatives and BAU support for all users
  • Leads design sessions with business partners to enable SAP-FAM solutions that allow for process improvements and efficiencies; this includes supporting the business end users. 
  • Communicates SAP-enabled concepts simply and effectively to a non-technical audience
  • Provide level-of-effort estimates for change requests
  • Leads the delivery of functional requirements, use cases, interface specifications, process flows, risk and issue logs, test plans, training plans and production elevation & validation plans.  Provie detailed estimates for the designing, building, testing and deployment phases of all work efforts and/or projects.
  • Facilitates and ensures on-time completion of performance, load, functional and other categories of testing and application vulnerability testing efforts and resolution of issues; develops new cross-functional software systems using disciplined software development processes
  • Prepares and presents status updates for various projects as needed


Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration or a related field.  Experience supporting Investment Accounting and other Investment professionals in IT capacity strongly welcomed.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience that has provided an understanding of organizational systems and capabilities, business operations and requirements, business modeling concepts and software development methodologies
  • Hands-on experience in Investment Accounting System. SAP-FAM(TRM) is preferred. Other system, such as PAM, CAMRA and Clearwater, is a plus.
  • Good verbal, written, interpersonal and presentation skills to effectively interact and negotiate with internal/external customers; ability to maintain professionalism in accordance with corporate standards


Job Knowledge: 

  • Understanding Business Requirements
  • Documenting Business Processes
  • Developing System Process Flows
  • Writing Functional Specifications
  • Creating and Executing Unit Test Plans
  • Experience with the SAP SDLC
  • Experience with MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint, MS-Word
  • Good Presentation Skills
  • Good Technical Writing
  • Strong Communication Skills


The range on this positions is:   $87,000 - $200,000

This compensation range is specific to the job level and takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to: education, experience, licensure, certifications, geographic location, and internal equity. The range has been created in good faith based on information known to Aflac at the time of the posting.  Compensation decisions are dependent on the circumstances of each case. This salary range does not include any potential incentive pay or benefits, however, such information will be provided separately when appropriate.


In addition to the base salary, we offer an array of benefits to meet your needs including medical, dental, and vision coverage, prescription drug coverage, health care flexible spending, dependent care flexible spending, Aflac supplemental policies, 401(k) plans, and generous paid time off. You’ll also be granted time off for designated paid holidays and other leaves of absence, if eligible, when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being. Aflac complies with all applicable leave laws, including, but not limited to sick, adoption and parental leave, in all states and localities.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act. Applicants with criminal histories are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City