Business Analyst – Contract

Title: Business Analyst

Type: Contract

Length: Six months

Rate: $75.00 per hour

Looking for a solid BA with:

1- cap markets

2 – risk mgnt – ideally trading risk, or credit risk or collateral risk

3 – good comms, some tech/SQL skills

Business Analyst – Trading Credit Risk IT – contract

Position Purpose:

As a Senior Business Analyst in Trading Credit Risk IT, you will partner with business users in order to fully understand and capture all relevant business requirements for technology solutions that support Trading Credit Risk Management teams. Specifically, will work on a regulatory project in collateral management. Your role is to ensure that technology solutions align with business needs, by understanding client requirements, preparing specification documents, and working with development managers and project managers to prioritize requirements and implement functionality.

Key Accountabilities:

Document business requirements, design and model solutions, and workwith development teams throughout system implementation and delivery.
Pro-actively communicate and collaborate with business clients toanalyze functional requirements and deliver the appropriate artefacts asneeded: business requirement documents, functional specifications, data specifications, use cases, workflow analysis, reports and user-interface layouts and designs, test cases, etc.
Ensure that new solutions address immediate business needs, whileensuring system alignment with global technology strategy and application roadmaps.
Act as the first line of contact to interface with Trading CreditRisk business users.
Advocate for the business to ensure that IT delivers solutions thatmeet business needs.
Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources,reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to create a clear understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
Conduct data analysis in support of applications and projects,including identifying and documenting business rules, data needs and data specifications.
Collaborate across application development and technology teamswithin IT to ensure that business requirements are fully understood.
Participate in design, development, testing and implementation ofsolutions.
A key member of the project team, the BA works with the projectmanager, development manager, developers, business analysts, and quality assurance teams to ensure that the project is delivered on time and within budget.
Help to support, maintain and debug existing applications andsystems.
Participate and assist with testing, configuration/releasemanagement, deployment, and post implementation verification.
Competencies and Skills:

As a Senior BA, you will be perceived within IT as an expert in thearea of Trading Credit Risk Management for financial trading products.
Risk IT BAs must have an exceptional knowledge of financialanalytics.
Must have excellent understanding of trading room and derivativeproducts, including fixed income, equity, foreign exchange, commodities, and related derivatives: futures, forwards, swaps and options.
Must have knowledge and experience working with finance, bankingand/or risk management systems.
Strong understanding of software design principles and developmentbest practices within the software development life cycle.
Experience using business analysis, requirements modeling anddatabase querying tools, such as: data flow diagrams, relationship data models, XML modeling, business process modelling, SQL.
Experience in unit and integration testing and test case design.
Understanding of derivative product pricing, risk and sensitivitiescalculations, and financial risk management is an asset.
Prior experience with any of the following Regulatory initiatives -Basel II, Basel III, Dodd Frank, FBO and Volcker Rules is an asset.
Characteristics

Exceptional time management and ability to work across multipleprojects simultaneously.
Excellent critical thinking and decision making skills.
Superior troubleshooting, problem solving.
Strong mentoring, coaching, and team building skills.
Ability to manage stress in a fast-paced, changing environment.
Keen attention to detail.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Independent self-starter, results oriented, and a willingness totake ownership.
Able to interact and collaborate with diverse business users andechnology groups across various geographic locations (New York, Toronto, London. India).
Qualifications

Undergrad degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or arelated field.
MBA, CFA, graduate degree in Finance or Economics an asset.
5+ years of experience in the financial services industry, andworking with financial products such as: Equities, Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange, and related Derivative products.

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