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Business Analyst
Ref No.: 16-00008
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 09/05/2017
Front-Office BA
 
An Algorithmic strategies trading firm, located in New York City is looking for a Front Office Business Analyst with in-depth product & hands-on coding experience. Candidates must have subject matter proficiency in a wide variety of Global Markets products, inclusive of equities, Futures and FX. The Individual will be required to support Global Markets projects within a dynamic capital markets trading business.
 
Responsibilities
 
  • Work with Quantitative trading teams as they deploy trading strategies.
  • Assist Project Managers to communicate status to Business & IT management and coordinate management of project risks.
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements.
  • Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans.
  • Roll out projects working with Technology, Legal, Compliance and Operations.
 
Required Skills
  • Several years of professional experience, combining Software development, Domain expertise and excellent communication/organizational skills.
  • Degree in Computer Science or Statistics, math or Finance is desirable
  • Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts
  • In-depth exposure to Electronic Market venues/platforms
  • Strong SQL (database design a +), C++, C# or Java programming experience.