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Senior Business Analyst (Middle Office) - Charles River Development
Charles River Development is a front- and middle-office software solutions provider offering portfolio construction and management, compliance, order and execution management, post-trade processing, collateral management, investment book of records, and performance measurement, attribution, and risk. Charles River users need consistent, accurate and timely data to make investment decisions and efficient, streamlined workflows to get the most out of the Charles River IMS.
As a member of CRD's Product Management organization, the Senior Business Analyst will develop client relationships that will help drive the detailed requirements for CRD's Middle Office solutions. The analyst will define and prioritize requirements, and validate the resulting work. The Senior Business Analyst will be also responsible for synthesizing market requirements and working with the development team to deliver on them, working closely with the operations team who run the service - making sure their needs are part of the resulting solution, interacting with clients - gathering requirements, providing documentation to detail these including workflows, assisting pre-sales team and providing implementation team with guidance on new features to ensure projects are on a successful path.
Working in a dynamic, fast-paced (agile) environment, apply expertise in specific product areas to deliver a high quality product
Gather requirements for the products -Research, document and prioritize product requirements
Interact with clients: presenting new features, gathering feedback.
Partner with development to implement and refine features
Assist QA with feature validation
Partner with the documentation team to ensure accurate and complete product documentation
Provide client beta testing support
Assist implementation and support to resolve escalated client issues
Work with the product manager in understanding the market needs
Prioritize and maintain the product backlog and items committed to forward roadmap by PM
Assist in sales situations as required
Skills, Experience & Qualifications Required:
A BA/BS degree essential ideally in a Technology or Financial discipline
Strong Analytical and Math skills
Extensive experience in a similar role within Investment Management
Understanding of Middle Office needs, familiarity with IBOR, post-trade, SWIFT, and/or valuation practices a plus
Understanding of fixed income and derivatives, including analytics
Good understanding of financial investment products across all asset classes
Good knowledge of SQL
Understanding of investment management workflows highly desirable
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), good interpersonal skills, ability to gather and understand requirements in the financial sector
Proven organizational skills with attention to detail
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated planning and scheduling skills
Ability to work on multiple initiatives simultaneously and deal with the inevitable surprises that are part of a dynamic environment