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Business Analyst
Ref No.: 18-00025
Location: New York City, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 01/23/2018
Operations Technology division is comprised of many client-aligned groups that provide technology solutions for enterprise-wide divisions such as Legal & Compliance and Operations Post-Trade function within the Institutional Securities Division. Each client-aligned group consists of a set of Practice Areas, which provide technology to support a related set of functions. We are looking for a senior business analyst, with strong analysis and functional design skill, and a senior project manager, with a strong project planning and coordination ability, to join the wealth management gain/loss and tax team within the Core services department.The candidate will be expected to act as a SME and as such, his responsibility will be to acquire information from any stakeholders and digest it for the development team. He will contribute to analysis, design and testing functionalities requested by our users. In the scrum context, he might be asked to act as a proxy product owner and maintain the backlog of work for the team.Minimum understanding of financial concepts is required, understanding of taxes is an advantage.Beyond technical skills, the candidate is expected to be able to communicate well, adapt rapidly and learn fast. His sound judgment will be required to understand, interpret and also challenge requirements. He is to evaluate risks, develop adapted solutions finding the right balance between tactical and strategic solutions and offer the best value to our clients in the respect with regulations compliance and firm procedures. 

The candidate daily responsibilities are: 

-Capture requirements and change requests from operations 
-Clarify the scope of new requests and simplify the demand upfront 
-Perform deep analysis of required changes in collaboration with operations and legal departments-Create BRD documents 
-Translate requirements 
-Prepare requirements for development 
-Contribute in the definition and review stories acceptance criteria 
-Support the development and QA team as a Tax SME 
-Coordination of project resources to ensure project deliverables are completed on time. 

Required skills: 

- Excellent written and verbal communication 
- Write comprehensive documents for initial requirements or change requests 
- Explain and transfer knowledge to anyone 

Desired skills: 

- Knowledge of Tax area- SQL or advanced Excel knowledge for data mining