Business Analyst – Agile & Linux

Business Analyst – Agile & Linux

ProViso Consulting

Story Behind the Need:

• Business group: The GRT – Trade Floor Risk Management & Risk Models group supports trade flow risk management
• Project: The group monitors and maintains Centralized Risk platform + Risk Warehouse to evaluate the sensitivities for capital markets projects
• There is a new ask to support Capital Market Prime Services, with the main function of onboarding Risk products unto a Centralized Risk Platform
• Reason for request: Project

Candidate Value Proposition:

• The successful candidate will have an opportunity to join an exciting new project that requires not only a strong developer, but a problem solver who will use new technology to leave a lasting impact for Risk Technology groups at the bank

Typical Day in Role:

• Manage, elicit, analyze and document detailed-level business and functional requirements (relating to data, business rules, calculations, report outputs) utilizing relevant requirements artifacts
• Lead and conduct workshops to facilitate requirements gathering and discovery
• Construct data flow diagrams, business and system context diagrams
• Work closely with stakeholders to assess the current and future states and perform detailed gap analyses
• Identify upstream and downstream dependencies
• Produce breakdown of effort estimates for analysis and requirements-related activities
• Manage the project requirements using Waterfall and Scrum methodologies
• Experience working and managing Agile requirements in JIRA is required
• Effectively communicate and build rapport with all team members and stakeholders, including various source system teams and vendor teams
• Provide hands-on support during various cycles of testing including Functional Testing, Quality Assurance, Systems Integration Testing, and User Acceptance Testing.
• Actively contribute to process re-engineering and process improvement
• Ability to resolve complex, multi-faceted problems to meet the business needs of Global Banking & Markets, by applying their financial and technological knowledge to the design of systems solutions, methodologies, and/or processes.
• This may involve rapid prototyping, with requirements and solutions developed on an iterative basis that provides interim deliverables until a final production solution is created.
• This includes conducting research and analysis, accurately and clearly defining user requirements and processes, and liaising with the users
• Work on multiple projects and/or lead specific sections of large projects to implement solutions to business problems.
• This involves planning, soliciting and defining business requirements and processes, developing testing/conversion/implementation strategies, developing detailed project plans, managing vendor relationship and deliverables, monitoring progress against planned objectives, and securing consensus and co-operation from users and senior management.
• Strong knowledge of requirements / design methodology – detail oriented, analytical and capable of investigating complex / technical issues and provide alternative solutions, project methodologies including Scrum, Agile and DevOps.
• Excellent team player by working with cross-departmental business & IT stakeholders, ability to manage conflicts.
• Highly motivated and committed, capable of working in a dynamic environment with aggressive timelines, multiple work streams running in parallel.
• Be flexible and thrive in an evolving environment
• Adapt to change quickly and adjust work accordingly in a positive manner

Candidate Requirements/Must Have Skills:

• 5 + years Business Analysts experience within the Capital Markets field, ideally within Market Risk
• 5 + years BA experience gathering requirements, designing methodologies, building test cases, executing test and supporting production system. (build test cases)
• Familiar with Linux applications – to be able to run simple demands to pull data for analysis purposes (running SQL queries)
• Minimum 2 years working experience in agile environment

Soft Skills:

• Excellent communication and presentation skills to manage stakeholder relations, and work with cross-departmental teams
• Excellent team player by working with cross-departmental business & IT stakeholders, ability to manage conflicts – upstream and downstream users

Nice to have skills:

• Risk Watch experience
• Recent (within last 3 years) real time analytical and formal modelling tools and keep current with rapidly changing technology
• Kafka, Elastic Search – data is published to Elastic Search (just to have JSON Structure) * don’t need expertise in that*
• FRM/CFA designation a plus

Degrees or certifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in a business or technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required

Additional Notes:

• The successful candidate will be a strong problem solver. They will be evaluating how to approach codes and errors within them. The logical reasoning behind the code is key to success in this role.
• About 30% of role would involve some form of Production Support: every team member does this rotation following an Agile model and will be required before going to production –if full automation no more issues than this will be minimized*
• Need to be able to run queries to pull data from various applications and demands
• In the beginning of the project (multiple business systems will be working with trading applications * focus will be mainly on the requirement gathering; once data is available (later in project; than analysis will start)
• Mostly might have questions about calculation sort of investigations
• Prime services functions to onboard products into application (no applications are currently in use for risk monitoring) Centralized Risk Platform (Warehouse side) (trade information is being loaded into platform to calculate risk)
• Working with agile hybrid fashion (monthly releases) working with upstream system to get trade data information as well to calculate the risk and load into the platform for limit monitoring
• Candidate Review & Selection
o 2 Step Process: 1 technical interview + 1 meet the business

Job Details



6 Months



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