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Business Analyst - Fixed Income
Ref No.: 17-06195
Location: Whippany, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Job Details:

Key Responsibilities:
• Gather business requirements and provide functional specifications to the development teams
• Act as the primary liaison between business partners and development teams and build a strong relationship with the business in support of the ongoing demand
• Work with the Quality Assurance team and ensure proper capture of test cases, and respond to test team ambiguity review questions.
• Analyze and understand the use case of various data elements and work with various Investments IT teams to deliver/enhance automated data feed solutions.
• Participate in detailed design discussions with the development team, data architecture and technical architects.
• Participate in producing project plans and work with various groups and teams to ensure project milestones and goals are met in timely manner.
• Take part and contribute to producing presentations to management (status reports, budget forecasting, etc).

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Finance
• 3 – 5 years business systems analysis experience or comparable business experience.
• Be able to demonstrate proficiency with business requirements, business process modeling, functional specifications, workflow and data flow diagraming, and scripting test plans/test cases
• Knowledge of investments products is a must with a focus on fixed income securities..
• Hands on experience with Investments Front Office and Middle Office Platforms
• Expertise and experience in financial data (Security Master, Positions and Holdings, Trade Transactions, Performance, , etc.)
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Must be able to demonstrate proficiency on in preparing presentations to Management..
• Highly organized in fast paced environment.
• Strong analytical skills and detailed oriented.
• High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office products and Visio

Preferred:
• BlackRock Aladdin exposure is a plus
• Experience and understanding of Agile/Scrum is a plus
• Knowledge of Microsoft technologies is a plus: SQL Server, SSRS, SSIS, TFS, Power BI
• MBA or equivalent