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Sr. Business / Functional Analyst w Financial & Front Office

Job Title:

Sr. Business / Functional Analyst w Financial & Front Office

Location:

New York, NY

Industry:

Information Technology

Duration:

12 month

Job Description:

Overview: 

The Senior Business Analyst covers the whole analysis phase of a project and is able to design optimal target state business processes, including aspects outside own area of responsibility to ensure target processes are designed and aligned front to back. BA is responsible for ensuring requirements are captured, analyzing the impact of changes and supporting the business throughout the implementation process. As a business analyst you will support the business on boarding and implementation and be responsible for successfully delivering the solution to the business, with minimum disruption to the production process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reviews the business architecture outlining cost impacts and value drivers of feasibility studies and proposed solutions for a business/domain area.
  • Defines complex business, process, usability and data requirements in partnership and collaboration with the users.
  • Formulates and creates complex functional / non-functional specification documentations in close working with engineering teams.
  • Completes and elaborates complex functional designs in accordance with the defined principles, blueprints, standards, patterns, etc.
  • Designs and conceptualizes new complex business solution options and articulates identified impacts and risks.
  • Reviews testing requirements including test plans, test cases, test-data and interface testing between different applications. Works with engineers to resolve complex functional issues arising from user acceptance testing.
  • Reviews business facing documentation (e.g. user manuals, solution briefs, functional summaries).
  • Works with engineers, to prioritize, trouble shoot and resolve reported bugs / issues / CRs (change requests) on applications.
  • Drives data discovery, sourcing, modelling and analytics to support the creation of data flows and models.  This includes researching and profiling data sources in data categories of expertise.
  • Plays an active role in Communities of  Practice such as Business Functional Analysis Community of Practice and other Design related Communities of Practice
  • Responsible for identifying business needs, assessing impacts and determining solutions to business needs with a strong emphasis on high quality solutions and business satisfaction.
  • Identifying trends and improvement opportunities, highlighting proposed action plans to Senior Management

 

 

Job Requirements:

Experience:

  • Fluent in English (written/verbal).
  • Experience working in global IT change projects and varying project / programme environments (waterfall, scrum/agile, etc.)
  • Experience working with business requirements through to system level Functional Specifications.
  • Experience in business analysis, data analytics or UX (user experience).
  • Experience in a financial domain
  • Experience owning product backlogs, sprint planning and driving release content throughout via prioritized stories.
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving experience and ability to independently identify issues grasp new concepts, provide insights and solutions and oversee their delivery.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong planning and highly organized with ability to prioritize key deliverables across several work streams.
  • Excellent communication and documentation / presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated and flexibility to work autonomously coupled with ability to work in global teams including appreciation of different cultures during collaborating and sharing.
  • Ability to influence and motivate other team members and stakeholders through strong dialogue, facilitation and persuasiveness.
  • Able to act as a point of escalation for team members.
  • Advanced knowledge of methods and tooling for the Business Functional Analysis Profession.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office products.
  • Broad knowledge of related business solutions in the marketplace.

 Education/Certification

  • Degree from an accredited college or university with a preference for Computer Science (or IT related).
  • Business Analysis certification (and/or relevant work experience).

 

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