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Business Analyst
Ref No.: 17-00884
Location: NYC, New York
Position Type:Contract

Title: Business Analyst
Duration: 06 Months
Location: 787 7th Ave, New York

Business Overview:
The North America Global Markets Front-Office group provides investors with a full capital markets range of products including equities, foreign exchange, interest rates, swaps, commodities, fixed income, and other products. The technology team supports the front-office platform supervision team by providing solutions to their needs. The primary tools used for front office trade supervision include Actimize Trade Blotters, Tableau dashboards, Client Autonomy for electronic communications and other supervisory tools.

Responsibilities:
  • Partner with senior business sponsors, platform supervision, and business management to enhance and support a highly visible front office Big Data project and trade blotter application
  • Attend regular meetings and interface with various front office users and technical teams related to the project
  • Effectively coordinate and work with Front Office users, operations, and compliance professionals.
  • Coordinate and control the Project Management process through all phases of the project life cycle.
  • Complete detailed documentation required for various phases of a project
  • Effectively solicit and gather business requirements from relevant stakeholders
  • Design and implement application strategy to support business goals
  • Analyze and document user requirements and determine systems needs
  • Test new / enhanced surveillance scenarios and assist developers "de-bug”.
  • Setup JAD session with relevant stakeholders
  • Provide Technical Documentation as needed
  • Develop UAT test plan and test scripts for users to perform.
  • Coordinate UAT with required stakeholders and hold status meetings to assess progress.
  • Manage work packages assigned with offshore teams including coordinating their efforts.
  • Provide functional support for new releases and liaise with developers as needed.
  • Work on multiple projects and respect aggressive schedule
  • Work in a fast paced environment. Support may include extra hours, nights and weekends.

Minimum required qualifications
  • Experience with Front Office traders, IT support and Operation teams in a Capital Markets domain.
  • Knowledge and experience in regulatory reporting field.
  • Strong written communication skills in front office setting.
  • Experience in conducting detailed business and operational analysis for problem identification, system deployment and system enhancement.
  • Experience in compiling detailed documentation that supports the business analysis.
  • Advanced Project Management skills
  • Advanced SQL and database skills (SQL Server, Oracle)
  • Ability to manage conflicting requests on time in a continually fast moving environment
  • Must be a self-starter with attention to detail


Preferred qualifications:
  • Strong knowledge of capital markets products and processes
  • Strong knowledge of capital markets regulatory environment pertaining to trades, orders, and reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of Actimize Trade Surveillance / Blotters
  • Advanced experience with SDLC process including working closely with developers, IT support, and architects
  • Experience with programming languages including JAVA, J2EE, .NET, or others is a plus
  • Experience with machine learning, natural language processing, AI, or robotics is a plus