Business System Analyst – Capital Markets

Business System Analyst – Capital Markets

ProViso Consulting

Story Behind the Need:

• Business group: Global Derivative Trading – K2, PeakXV. Working on the K2 application, ongoing project.
• Project: Benchmark rate reform project (BRR)
• Reason for request: Backfill

Candidate Value Proposition:

• The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain exposure to the core capital markets industry, with the chance to understand different financial instruments. Working on a high visibility project, with exposure to the full progression of how these instruments are processed.

Typical Day in Role:

• Works with key stakeholders within all business functions to align technology solutions with business strategies (BAs, developers, PMs, QAs, end users, traders, financial engineering)
• Gathers requirements from business units and translates those to programmers and developers
• Prepares cost-benefit and return-on-investment analyses to aid in decisions on system implementation
• Demonstrates an informed knowledge of business functions to resolve problems and capitalize on improvement opportunities
• Supports one or more highly complex business processes
• Works on multiple projects as a project team member
• Serves as a liaison between the business community and the IT organization in order to provide technical solutions to meet user needs

Candidate Requirements/Must Have Skills:

• 10+ years’ experience in a relevant capacity as a BA or BSA
• 5+ years previous experience within capital markets
• Strong demonstration of project management skills in recent assignments (to handle diverse projects, often times simultaneously, and meet aggressive deadlines)
• Basic knowledge of programming languages in order to comprehend reading code and basic functions (Shell Script, SQL, Python, and/or Java)

Nice-To-Have Skills:

• Previous exposure to OTC trading applications
• Deeper knowledge of modelling IR swaps products
• Candidates with stronger technical skills (basic level is a requirement, although anything above this is an asset)

Soft Skills:

• Ability to create business solutions that increase competitive advantage
• Ability to exercise good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
• Ability to solve technical problems/ processes and understand complex details
• Ability to increase operating efficiency with produce high quality technical solutions
• A high level of interpersonal and verbal communication skills necessary to relate to other people at their systems knowledge level
• Ability to analyze complex situations and problems and do the necessary research using multiple sources of information to arrive at innovative solutions

Best vs Average:

• Emphasis on previous experience as a BA/BSA, knowledge of capital markets instruments and processes, project management skills, and ability to translate technical requirements + support technical team. Previous exposure to OTC trading applications or deeper knowledge of modelling IR swaps products would make the ideal candidate.

Degrees or certifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field required

Candidate Review & Selection:

• Structure and Format: Two rounds
o First round: technical round with HM
o Second round with other BA manager.

Job Details



6 months



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