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Description Morgan Stanley ("MS") is a global financial services firm that conducts its business through three principal business segments-Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Asset Management. Wealth Management provides comprehensive financial advice and services to its clients including brokerage, investment advisory, financial and wealth planning, credit & lending, deposits & cash management, annuities, insurance, retirement and trust services. The Platform team works closely with Wealth Management product areas to define and drive the Advisor and Client experience, and we are in search of a talented and eager Business Analyst to join our team. As a VP on the Strategy and Advisory Solutions Platform team, you will work alongside a Platform lead to build the next-generation Wealth Management platform for Morgan Stanley Advisors. As a smart, passionate, detail-oriented team player who loves interacting with a diverse set of people solving tough problems and challenging the status quo, this is an amazing opportunity to forge a new direction for a highly respected company that is deeply committed to reinventing itself. Responsibilities include:
Coordinate with release management team on test cycle schedule and testing readiness
Develop and communicate testing approach and present plans to stakeholders
Analyze and create test scenarios/scripts for user acceptance and regression testing based on functional specifications and business requirements
Lead user acceptance testers in test preparation, planning and execution efforts
Assist testers in documentation of test results and ensure the test requirements are met
Identify project risks and defects and develop mitigation plans and workarounds as necessary
Coordinate with technology partners to resolve defects to ensure proper implementation
Update and maintain inventory of test scripts developed for each project release and regression testing to ensure alignment with the current system functionality
Partner with technology to develop automated tests
Provide regular reporting of testing progress and results and status of deliverables
Review testing artifacts developed by QA team and provide feedback
Escalate issues and risks to management as required
Oversee defect management
Perform ad hoc testing, as necessary
Participate in post-release validation activities
At least 5-8 years-experience as a key member of a wealth management home office platform team participating in the development lifecycle of successfully launched products/platforms
Experience working with external resources (consulting firms)
Proficient in life cycle of testing
Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
Proficient at defining, analyzing, documenting, and communicating product and software requirements in an agile software development setting.
Self-starter with entrepreneurial drive and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Polished written and verbal communication skills able to effectively interact and influence a diverse set of business and technical stakeholders.
Efficient at managing multiple tasks concurrently under deadline constraints
Ability to gather, analyze and synthesize a significant amount of information, and turn it into a compelling platform vision.
Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related field is required.
Internal Number: 5612427
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