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Senior Business Analyst
Ref No.: 18-05702
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract
Pay Rate : $ 84.65 - 98.70 /Hour
Our client's sizeable investment in technology results in quantitative trading systems, cutting-edge modelling and simulation software, comprehensive risk and security systems, and robust client-relationship capabilities, plus the worldwide infrastructure that forms the backbone of these systems and tools. Institutional Securities Technology (IST) is responsible for developing enterprise applications for a diverse set of businesses including Fixed Income, Equities, Commodities, Investment Banking, Research, and Global Capital Markets. In addition, IST provides technology solutions for client-aligned groups and company-wide divisions, such as Finance and Operations, post-trade functions within the Institutional Securities Group and standardized data and enterprise-wide services to provide leverage to the Firm's businesses. 

We are looking for a enthusiastic and delivery focused technical business analyst who will partner with other technology and business departments to develop and execute on a data strategy and deliver improvements to data quality. The team vision is a multi-year effort to simplify the firm's data architecture front-to-back with the goals of reducing infrastructure and Client costs, improving the ability to demonstrate control for data, empowering developers by providing consistent means of handling data and providing a platform to implement future change initiatives faster, cheaper and easier. We are a relatively small, lean team of around 40 people, globally distributed between London, New York, Montreal and Shanghai and are engaged in a wide array of projects touching virtually every single vertical asset class and horizontal function within the Institutional Securities Technology and Corporate and Funding Technology groups. 
 
Job Duties: 
  • Be embedded within any number of technology teams supporting different business lines or functions, with the goal of understanding and documenting their front-to-back architecture and processes, identifying gaps and problems, developing a roadmap for the evolution of that architecture and executing on the roadmap. (Equity Structured Products and Derivatives is the current key focus area) 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders in both Technology and the Business outside your immediate area of expertise, and affect real change in both business process and technical architecture. 
  • Leverage deep business and systems knowledge in a particular area to realize tangible business benefit through adopting the data strategy and architecture principles. 
  • Leverage your strong technical focus and demonstrable experience of architecting technology solutions. 
  • Design, development and delivery of computer applications for business units like Collateral, Liquidity & Treasury, Finance, Commodities, Firm Risk, Loans, Sales and Trading, Operations. 
  • Be resilient to setbacks and relentless in the pursuit of the real business problem. 
  • Additional responsibilities will be to engage in a number of division-wide front-to-back business problems, understand and document the impact, and propose and gain support for solutions 
  • The role offers many opportunities to build a wide and diverse network and have a broad and deep impact across departments. 
 
Requirements: 
  • Master's degree or equivalent in Computer Science or Computational Mathematics or a related field, and five (5) years of relevant experience developing applications for a global financial services institution; or Bachelor's degree in same fields and eight (8) years of relevant experience. 
  • Excellent understanding of Equity Structured Products and Derivatives - Pre-trade and trade capture functions as well as front-to-back Lifecycle management. 
  • Understanding of various front, middle and back office functions including but not limited to Pricing, Trade Booking, RFQ, 
  • Position, Risk and PnL Management 
  • Term sheet and Confirmations, Cash flow management, physical settlement, Upsize, Redemption, Retirement, Autocall, Novations. 
  • Experience working with various front-to-back functions like Sales and Trading, Quants, Operations, Finance, Treasury, Settlements, Documentation, Market Risk, Credit Risk, Liquidity Risk, Collateral and Margins 
  • Excellent track record of business analysis, application product development and delivery of complex global projects in Financial services domain 
  • Experience in designing and delivering computer applications via established software project development lifecycle models like Agile 
  • Experience with SQL for Sybase/DB2 databases 
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills 
  • Project and Program management experience, ability to work with senior stakeholders, bringing different teams together to execute on a plan towards a common goal. 
 
Desired Skills: 
  • Experience with Agile Software Development Lifecycle methodology and related tooling. For example - Agile plug-ins for JIRA, Scrum and Product backlog management, BDD using tools like JBehave or Cucumber etc. 
  • Technical background with emphasis on data flows & data architecture. 
  • Experience with analysis, design, development and support of multi-tier desktop or server side distributed applications written using technologies like Java, C#, Perl, Python, Sybase/DB2, and Object Oriented Programming principles. 
  • Experience with front to back functions across multiple asset classes 
  • Fixed Income, Commodities, FX, Credit etc. 
  • Experience with data-centric strategies, tools and technologies around data lineage, enterprise dictionaries, common access layer, golden source identification / master data management, ontology management, Data DevOps