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Business Analyst
Ref No.: 17-00241
Location: New York City, New York
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 10 Years
Start Date: 11/07/2017
Qualifications: COMPANY seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, intelligent and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors. You will need:
  1. A self-starting, entrepreneurial attitude, willing to work through all obstacles to accomplish tasks
  2. Successful track record of juggling multiple projects on tight deadlines without compromising quality
  3. Proven outstanding communication (written and verbal), presentation, documentation, and interpersonal skills; detail- oriented.
  4. Thrives when collaboratively working with multiple groups in a variety of settings and strong communication skills with the ability to listen, articulate positions, and advocate designs
  5. Impeccable project management and implementation skills.
  6. Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio)
  7. A basic understanding of the financial services industry
  8. Ability to drive process changes
Requirements: To be considered for the role, applicants must meet any of the following criteria:
  1. Bachelor's Degree
  2. A degree in one of the following disciplines: Technology and/or Engineering is preferred
  3. 3-5 years equivalent experience managing technology projects
Business Unit Overview: COMPANY Innovations is the technology team providing COMPANY with the fuel (information and tools) the firm needs to grow. Serving internal and external clients, we build cutting-edge yet easy to use systems to create efficiencies and transparency into COMPANY and our broader community of investors, portfolio companies, etc.
Every member of the team participates throughout the life-cycle of projects. There are no silos or other walls preventing you from learning and growing to meet your career goals. We actively mentor our team to be the people who get it, the people who stand up and challenge the status quo and work together to come up with the best answers.
Job Description: As a member of the technology innovation team at COMPANY, you will work with a group of talented individuals in a highly team-oriented environment to create the next generation of innovative solutions for COMPANY and the financial community at large.

Our technical Business Analysts are involved in the full development lifecycle and will work closely with all stakeholders during the conceptual, design, development, and production stages of each project. The business analyst serves as the "glue” between business owners, clients, quality assurance and the engineers that build the designs, so they need to be able to discuss, manage and document their work and design decisions effectively to varied audiences.

Responsibilities include:
  1. Build a deep understanding of user motivations, market opportunities and competition through research and design exploration.
  2. Design and specify user interfaces and information architecture using participatory and iterative design techniques including customer interviews, usability testing, and other forms of requirements discovery.
  3. Iterate on designs based on user feedback, user research, technology constraints and market dynamics.
  4. Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas and detailed design rationale both verbally and visually.
  5. Lead the interactive design process, drive decisions, track issues, and assist in estimating and managing release schedules.
  6. Ability to both discuss, present and document designs and design decisions effectively to varied audiences.
  7. Work with cross-functional teams (client working groups, business owners, engineering, QA, etc.) to manage the entire lifecycle from concept to completion.