Colorado PERA
  • Information Technology
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • commensurate with experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Colorado PERA is looking for a versatile and dedicated professional to join our Investment Systems team. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting and managing a set of best-of-breed applications, which are the backbone of PERA's critical investment management functions including analysis, trading, accounting, reconciliation, and reporting. These applications manage complex, time-sensitive data, and we use industry-leading automation and data warehousing tools to orchestrate data flows and synchronization between them.

Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated, team player with a strong technical aptitude and a desire to learn.  We are looking for a professional with great communication and collaboration skills, and the ability to interact with a variety of people.    

Core Responsibilities include:

  • Orchestrate data flows between systems using SQL, shell scripts, APIs, etc.
  • Support deployment for new and existing services and features working with different groups to analyze data, processes, and business requirements
  • Maintain and update applications and underlying infrastructure
  • Provide tier 2 support for investments systems
  • Problem management and resolution


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, or related; two years of experience in related Information Technology profession; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with relational databases in an Oracle or SQL Server environment
  • Ability to learn and understand existing data structures and relationships
  • Experience using scripting technologies such as PowerShell, PERL, or VBScript
  • Knowledge of application and operating systems security concepts and best practices
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex technical issues
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Experience administering applications for investments including trade order management, portfolio management, compliance, or total fund aggregation with a data warehouse is desired but not required
  • Knowledge of investment management processes and data for various asset classes is desired but not required


  • Standard office environment with frequent computer use
  • Required regular rotation of on-call assistance outside of normal business hours
  • Opportunity to work a flexible 9/80 schedule (80 hours in a two week period worked over nine days with one day off every other week)

We offer a competitive benefits package for our employees including:

  • Health Insurance - 100% employer paid Medical, Dental, Life & AD&D, and Disability insurance, among other options
  • Work/Life Balance - generous paid time off as well as paid volunteer hours
  • Retirement Planning - PERA defined benefit plan, 401(k) and 457 defined contribution plans
  • Professional Development - tuition assistance, certifications, and on-the-job training
  • Wellness Programs & Perks - free access to our on-site fitness center, free on-site parking or RTD subsidy, and more

Complete the employment application online.  Please have copies of your resume, cover letter, and any college transcripts available to upload. Please review the following questions. You will be asked for a response to these as part of your application:

  1. Please describe a challenging experience troubleshooting a complex application to ensure problem resolution.
  2. Please describe an example where you automated data exports and imports or other systems integrations with scripts or other tools.
  3. Please describe your experience in writing SQL queries, stored procedures, or triggers.

All submitted resumes are stored on a secure site.  Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.   

Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) provides retirement and other benefits to the employees of more than 500 government agencies and public entities in the state of Colorado. Our main office is located in Denver; where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty combine to make it the nation's top city in which to live, work, and play. PERA is a vital and stable contributor to Colorado's economy.

Our mission is to promote long-term financial security for our membership while maintaining the stability of the fund. Our vision is to become the retirement plan of choice for all Colorado public employees.

At PERA, you can be part of a dynamic, collaborative group of professionals working to fulfill the retirement expectations of our members.  You will use your unique skills to do important and meaningful work that is critical to the success of both the organization and the state of Colorado that you love. You will have the opportunity to develop, become an expert in your role, and tackle new challenges, all while enjoying the competitive compensation, lifestyle, and stability that PERA provides. Thus, for both member and employees, PERA represents "One of Colorado's Best Investments." 

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