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Systems Analyst
Ref No.: 18-08215
Location: smithfield, Rhode Island
Our client is seeking a Senior Systems Analyst to define and document requirements for a series of compliance and risk-related IT projects. The core objective of the project work is to help our sponsors to reduce regulatory risk and protect customer assets. This person will be expected to facilitate requirements gathering sessions with customers, document the requirements, and propose design solutions. A strong candidate will be self-motivated, has experience querying relational databases, and has a solid background in brokerage and investment-related concepts. The candidate must also have experience with both agile and waterfall development methodologies, project management-related best practices, and leadership.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Plan and execute the requirements gathering phase for a series of development projects focused on reducing regulatory risk and protecting customer assets.
  • Understand and document current state business process flows, policies, and procedures.
  • Contribute ideas and information to system design discussions
  • Become a subject matter expert on both business flows and our technology platform
  • Partner closely with quality assurance team to transfer knowledge, document use cases, and test software
  • Oversee and implement process improvement initiatives specific to analysis and design best practices
  • Analyze incident and problem trends specific to assigned projects. Recommend resolutions where appropriate.
  • Facilitate meetings in an organized and efficient manner.
  • Ensure the technology capabilities are responsive to the needs of the business objectives.
  • Help create Jira stories for the development team to execute on
  • Help facilitate backlog grooming sessions
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor degree in finance, mathematics, computer science, information systems, or a related technical field
  • MBA or Masters is a plus.
  • 10+ years working in the IT industry;
  • 5+ years managing application development projects supporting compliance and/or brokerage functions
  • Experience with vendor management and third-party product implementations. Time working with Actimize product and large batch cycles a plus.
  • Experience in querying relational databases and interpreting results. Oracle and pl/sql stored procedures preferred
  • Experience with finance and brokerage related concepts is preferred

Skills and Knowledge
  • Strong communication and leadership presence. The candidate must have the ability to present ideas and information clearly and effectively through oral and written channels.
  • Ability to work with stakeholders geographically dispersed across multiple locations (both onshore and offshore).
  • Ability to deliver projects using both waterfall or Agile/iterative development methodologies
  • Ability to work closely with business and technology partners across multiple business domains and providing the appropriate system solutions
  • Working knowledge of business intelligence tools, techniques, and best practices