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Business Analyst - General - Senior
Ref No.: 18-00010
Location: Den Centennial, Colorado
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 01/03/2018
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Job Title: Business Analyst - General - Senior
Location: Den Centennial, CO
Duration: 6 Months

Job Purpose:
Client is looking for a Data Analyst with a strong understanding of asset management data and reporting and strong technical / data / SQL skill sets to help Technology Solutions & Services Group develop our next generation Client Data Platform. This role will reside in the technical area of the Distribution and Marketing technology group, working with business partners across the firm to gather and understand the detailed data/reporting requirements and with developers to support the execution of those requirements.

Responsibilities:
  • Understand business and data needs across the organization with a focus on Distribution and Marketing, including our internal Sales teams, external Sales teams, Sales Management teams, Marketing teams, Client Servicing team and Operations teams
  • Build trust and respect, establish relationships, and develop rapport with the business stakeholders and development team(s)
  • Analyze and deliver data requirements, including data sourcing research, data mapping across multiple upstream and downstream systems, data validation requirements, and data services requirements
  • Work closely with Data Management team to implement governance and policy around client data
  • Build Business Cases: work closely with key stakeholders to partner and represent the Business, validate project objectives/goals and communicate approach, strategy and rationale.
  • Perform Discovery Exercises: Collaborate with business partners and development team(s) to collect information, and perform research and analysis in support of large scale strategic projects.
  • Participate in Project Execution: Work in cross functional teams and deliver requirements, perform data analysis, recommend process design/improvements, functional design, information architecture & design and page layouts to enable delivery of comprehensive user experience solutions.
  • Partner with development team(s) to build out prototypes based on user validation.

Competencies for Success/Requirements:
  • 3-5 years of experience in business and data analysis and process flows
  • Ability to work, collaborate and navigate across functional teams
  • Prior experience with data mapping, metadata capture and documentation, data certification
  • Knowledge of client domains within the asset management space
  • Proven ability in successfully understanding and capturing business requirements with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong ability to represent and document business processes, interaction flows, data flow processes, use cases, test cases, BRDs, FRDs etc.
  • Basic knowledge and skill in visual design, information design and usability evaluation
  • Effective organizational and communication skills (both verbal and written). Must be able to communicate in both a technical and business capacity
  • Proven leadership and collaboration abilities
  • Knowledge of solution development methodologies (i.e. Agile, Waterfall, SDLC etc.)
  • Effective in managing multiple parallel work streams and initiatives
  • Advanced understanding of MS applications with focus on data analysis (Excel), process flow (Visio), documentation (Word, OneNote) and presentations (PowerPoint)
  • Technical background preferred