IT Business Analyst

  • location: New York, NY
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $48 - $58 per hour
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IT Business Analyst

job summary:
Summary:

  • Global Custody and Agency Services Technology is seeking a Technology Delivery Lead to coordinate technology projects delivering operational, regulatory, business, and risk management priorities for the Global Custody and Agency Services (GCAS) business.
  • The applicant's responsibilities will include project management, business analysis and application management as described below.
Project Management

  • Creates a clear, coherent approach to guide effective project setup, execution, and control.
  • Actively manages the work efforts of multiple functional resources through the project plan; monitor project performance to maintain the quality of services, deliverables, and content.
  • Effectively manages project risk through comprehensive risk assessment and mitigation techniques.
  • Structure & manage effective meetings with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Manage expectations of stakeholders as per the capabilities, capacities and constraints faced by the development team & other dependencies (infrastructure, vendors, cross-project).
  • Maintain a clear, concise view of issues, risks, dependencies & milestones.
  • Prepare status documentation for stakeholders and senior management.
 
location: New York, New York
job type: Contract
salary: $48 - 58 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
Business Analysis

  • Work with a great degree of independence, partnering with business, risk and operations stakeholders to acquire a deep understanding of the issue and the processes that surround it.
  • Lead discussions that distill what is needed from preconceptions on how it could be done.
  • Concisely document requirements as is appropriate to the scope of the effort / development methodology (BRDs, JIRAs, stories).
  • Leverage business and functional knowledge of the financial services to solve problems through proposals developed in close partnership with internal development teams and vendors.
  • Once business requirements have been defined and technical design finalized, the candidate will build a QA test plan including testing strategy and approach.
  • Analyze test output and secure sign-offs for final software application implementation.
 
qualifications:
Application Management

  • Manage all required application governance routines for one or more applications within the supported technology platform.
  • Responsibilities include: Application Inventory record maintenance and certification, Technical Recovery Plans, Disaster Recovery Tests, Application security assessments and remediation, Entitlement definition reviews, Application level access reviews, Hardware replacements and Application upgrades.
 
skills: Required Skills:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent in Business Administration, Management Information Science, Finance, or related.
  • Experience: Minimum of 8 years of experience in financial services with specific exposure to custody and agency services
  • Refined presentation skills, the ability to synthesize information, and communicate clearly with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated track record in successfully managing stakeholder expectations
  • Fluent in working with end to end systems flows and business processes.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving skills & ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to understand and absorb business and technology concepts quickly.
  • Experience working with waterfall and agile methodologies for application development
  • Understanding of a variety of financial products: Equities, Fixed Income, Corporate Actions, FX, Payments.
  • Experience with SWIFT messaging for Payments, Transfers and Securities Markets.
Desired Skills:

  • Experience with defect reporting and tracking tools such as JIRA and Quality Center
  • Experience with relational databases, SQL and MS Office Suite
  • Experience with Change Standards, Policy and Tools (ECG, Materiality, RAFT, PPRT, and PCM).
  • Experience with FIS Global Plus or similar books and records applications
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in financial services with specific exposure to custody and agency services.
  • Experience working with waterfall and agile methodologies for application development.
  • Refined presentation skills, the ability to synthesize information, and communicate clearly with stakeholders.
  • client is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of financial, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. Global Custody and Agency Services Technology supports the Global Custody, IPA and Escrow businesses within Market group.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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