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The Risk department at our client is a fully independent function whose mission is to advise top management on risk appetite, to provide fast and reliable information about the risk profile, to offer high quality risk measurement/quantification and risk management expertise to the group's stakeholders as well as to foster risk anticipation.
The department has a transversal stream focussed on risk analytics, modelling and industrialisation. Within this stream, their risk systems team (RS) focuses on the implementation of risk methodologies consisting of the design, build, test and support of software applications and services to serve the bank's Risk and Trading Business users. These applications and services contribute to the definition of the Group's risk appetite, its risk decision making process and the optimization of capital allocation to support the development of the Operating Divisions. RS supports with full commitment all Risk initiatives and actions and operates in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) delivery mode.
Roles & Responsibilities
The position sought is for a Business Analyst (BA) within RS. This team is responsible for the full range of business analysis tasks across both user-driven and regulatory projects addressing both methodological and systems aspects.
The BA role is pivotal to the successful delivery of change projects providing a common dialogue and understanding between the various delivery teams involved. Furthermore, the role provides risk domain expertise to assist the project managers in their planning and tracking of projects in line with the project governance of the department. In terms of the day-to-day aspects of the role these encompass:
Requirements gathering and functional architecture design:
Work with wide range of stakeholders (Quant teams, Risk Managers, Front Office) to understand and document business requirements, document changes to technology systems and contribute to functional architecture of software systems
Use desktop tools to extract and analyse data to understand current state and specify changes
Use diagrams to communicate different aspects of functional architecture to stakeholders
Technical solution facilitation:
Work closely with development teams within RS to ensure requirements are understood and technology solutions are designed and built to a high-quality standard
Testing Strategy and Orchestration:
Design and execute testing plans for solutions to validate that business requirements have been met and system performance meets expectations
Work with RS Service Transition to manage the deployment of new solutions to production environments, including user on-boarding and training as well as supporting the development of operating models
Support the management in providing analysis to help the bank respond to regulatory enquires or estimate potential cost and complexity of future software deliveries
Presentation and Reporting
Generate reporting and presentations tailored to specific audiences to keep sponsors and stakeholders informed of progress
In addition to contribution to change projects you will additionally be expected to acquire and continually develop your understanding of:
Regulatory frameworks for financial institutions
Financial derivatives and pricing
Software delivery lifecycle methodology
Our clients' key strategic objectives and ongoing initiatives
Our Client's systems and analysis tools
Soft-skills required to be effective in role
Candidate Profile, Skills & Experience Required
Technical skills and qualifications
Excellent academic background (strong mathematical, analytical and quantitative skills are advantageous)
Proven BA experience
Sound understanding of Market and Counterparty Risk disciplines.
Keen interest in and understanding of software project delivery
Understanding and experience of working with IT systems, coupled with an ability and curiosity to understand key aspects of risk methodologies.
SQL knowledge and Software development experience is a bonus, but can be acquired on the job.
Proficient written & oral communication with the ability to tailor presentation of complex information to a range of different audiences
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Excellent spoken and written English (French would be a plus)
Motivation and ability to work collaboratively as part of a global team,
Motivation and drive to develop a career in technology in financial institutions
Curios, able to learn quickly and results driven
Capacity for critical thinking & ability to exercise good judgement with a strong sense of responsibility
Strong work ethic and exemplary conduct in line with our client's values
Proactive and structured approach to addressing or resolving problems, taking initiative and showing high levels of responsibility to see issues through to resolution
Challenges the 'status-quo' to drive improvements for the team