Business or System Analyst

  • location: Chicago, IL
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $59.79 - $71.75 per hour
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Business or System Analyst

job summary:
Act as requirements project lead for medium to large projects, directing and coordinating requirements project staff and activities. Oversee production support of core projects, including gathering and documenting requirements, translating functional requirements to technical requirements, and identifying options. Partner with business users and act as a liaison between business and technical teams. Coordinates development, testing, and implementation of solutions with vendors. Demonstrated experience as a Business Analyst with track record of delivering business process requirements and use cases is required. Solid experience and understanding of Agile Scrum and Rational Unified Process Methodology in developing use cases, use case model, supplementary requirements, and business rules is essential. Solid understanding of relevant business issues. Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, influencing, prioritization, decision- making and conflict resolution skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong knowledge of MS Project, Excel, MS Word and iGraphx or Visio Drawing tools along with general familiarity with Outlook and other MS Office applications is also required. The following is preferred but not required: Experience managing multiple large, complex and cross functional projects, with emphasis on systems, technologies, business process redesign, and knowledge of technical environments, a background in the financial services industry, BA/BS degree and/or PMP certification.

 
location: Chicago, Illinois
job type: Contract
salary: $59.79 - 71.75 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
Act as requirements project lead for medium to large projects, directing and coordinating requirements project staff and activities. Oversee production support of core projects, including gathering and documenting requirements, translating functional requirements to technical requirements, and identifying options. Partner with business users and act as a liaison between business and technical teams. Coordinates development, testing, and implementation of solutions with vendors. Demonstrated experience as a Business Analyst with track record of delivering business process requirements and use cases is required. Solid experience and understanding of Agile Scrum and Rational Unified Process Methodology in developing use cases, use case model, supplementary requirements, and business rules is essential. Solid understanding of relevant business issues. Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, influencing, prioritization, decision- making and conflict resolution skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong knowledge of MS Project, Excel, MS Word and iGraphx or Visio Drawing tools along with general familiarity with Outlook and other MS Office applications is also required. The following is preferred but not required: Experience managing multiple large, complex and cross functional projects, with emphasis on systems, technologies, business process redesign, and knowledge of technical environments, a background in the financial services industry, BA/BS degree and/or PMP certification.

 
qualifications:
- Working experience in the asset management arena specifically in the front office. Good understanding of portfolio creation, order and execution management and trading.

- Experience with Equity, Fixed Income and Multi-asset products. Ideal candidates will have experience in ETF's.

- Ability to manage and communicate multiple and changing priorities and deadlines.

- Ability to work within a project team to collectively agree on project decisions and action steps.

- Demonstrated ability to analyze/provide technology recommendations to the business.

- Experience in systems development life cycle including the ability to define and document specifications, work with developers to design/analyze alternative technical solutions, test completed code and complete a smooth implementation with the business partners.

- Confidence in presenting to the team and management for both big-picture planning and day-to-day management of project goal.

- Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, organizational and negotiation skills.

- Education: BA/BS. Finance credentials preferred. Could either be a degree in finance or related path.

- 7+ years of relevant experience working as an IT business systems analyst or individuals with business analyst experience looking to transition to technology.

- Preferred Competencies: Experience in component-based development (integrating vendor products with in-house developed code); strong data analysis skills; working experience of the Agile Framework. Scrum master certification preferred but not required.

 
skills: - Working experience in the asset management arena specifically in the front office. Good understanding of portfolio creation, order and execution management and trading.

- Experience with Equity, Fixed Income and Multi-asset products. Ideal candidates will have experience in ETF's.

- Ability to manage and communicate multiple and changing priorities and deadlines.

- Ability to work within a project team to collectively agree on project decisions and action steps.

- Demonstrated ability to analyze/provide technology recommendations to the business.

- Experience in systems development life cycle including the ability to define and document specifications, work with developers to design/analyze alternative technical solutions, test completed code and complete a smooth implementation with the business partners.

- Confidence in presenting to the team and management for both big-picture planning and day-to-day management of project goal.

- Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, organizational and negotiation skills.

- Education: BA/BS. Finance credentials preferred. Could either be a degree in finance or related path.

- 7+ years of relevant experience working as an IT business systems analyst or individuals with business analyst experience looking to transition to technology.

- Preferred Competencies: Experience in component-based development (integrating vendor products with in-house developed code); strong data analysis skills; working experience of the Agile Framework. Scrum master certification preferred but not required.


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