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Senior Business Analyst-Financial Services
Ref No.: 18-04001
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Start Date / End Date: 06/04/2018 to 12/31/2018
• CANDIDATE SUBMISSION: Prefer local candidates, but willing to look at candidate that are willing to relocate on their own expense
• DURATION: Indefinite, possible temp to hire; NO Visa sponsorship candidates considered
• INTERVIEW PROCESS: conduct phone interview first, then onsite interview

• REASON FOR OPENING: Additional staffing needed


Position Summary
The main purpose of this role is to collaborate with other functional representatives on an Agile delivery team to build products that end-users highly value, are consistent with the architecture design, and satisfy strategic and business objectives. The Business Analyst will lead product design discovery on projects, engage with the Technical Product Manager and user/user proxies to slice and translate requirements into valuable offerings and drive the delivery of high quality solutions.

Accountabilities
• Actively participates with other members of the delivery team (Product Manager, TPM, BA's, Dev and QA Analysts) to create solutions that meet business needs in an Agile setting (i.e., scrum ceremonies, colocated team, etc.)
• Works with the team to decompose requirements into stories, uncover associated workflows, data and business rules as well as define acceptance criteria based on real world scenarios
• Analyzes enhancement requests and bugs to determine solutions that do not negatively impact other product features
• Applies detailed knowledge of design principles and user needs to ensure that user interfaces are of high quality, extremely usable, perform well and are consistent across product lines
• Conducts design walkthroughs, demos and functionality feedback sessions with internal and external stakeholders
• Determines and produces just-enough documentation for the functionality being delivered in iterations, but also compiles a running specification that serves as a functional specification for the final deliverable
• Fosters a culture of dedication, teamwork, problem solving, and continuous improvement
• Moves project forward by stepping into other functional roles (testing, iteration management, etc.), when applicable
• Partners with internal stakeholders such as Integration and Documentation on operational readiness activities by sharing subject matter expertise on features and functions and uncovering operational requirements
• Mentors/trains other new functional and delivery team members on Agile Methodology
• Helps build BA standards and best practices

Experience:
• BS or MS degree required with Computer Science, Business Administration or related concentration preferred
• 5 years Business Analysis/Solution Design/Software Development experience
• Knowledge of institutional trade processing (including Electronic Trade Confirmation, Matching, Straight Through Processing (STP), and current industry initiatives)
• Knowledge of SWIFT messaging and FIX protocol
• Experience with Sell Side (Broker), Buy Side (IM), and Custodian middle-office post-trade processing
• Working knowledge of debt, equity and derivative securities and cross-border processing requirements a plus
• Experience with XML, JSON, and/or data modeling
• Experience in Agile/scrum methodology, including defining a minimal viable product, and exposure to other software development methodologies
• Proficiency in MS Office including Visio
• Familiarity with project management and testing practices
• Experience with XML editor, SQL, and/or business analytics a super plus
• Certifications in Business Analysis or Agile a plus

**Minimal travel may be required for client meetings.

Competencies:
• Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
• Must foster a culture of collaboration, teamwork, dedication and continuous improvement
• Excellent analytical skills and passionate about solving problems
• Ability to simplify complex concepts and problems
• Adaptable to change and eager to learn and contribute
• Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, planning, and multi-tasking skills
• Self-starter who also recognizes when to escalate
• Must be able to interact with both business (client facing) and technical disciplines
• Must be able to perform in a deadline driven environment
• Demonstrated ability to slice requirements and deliver lean, simple products that customers love and use
• Must be able to facilitate meetings and requirements gathering sessions