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The profile sought is for a Business Analyst within Risk Systems team.
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 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.
More specifically, this role will be assigned to the application services stream, in charge of delivering Market, Counterparty and Credit applications and User Interfaces as well as APIs and Bots.
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 Risk Systems 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 Risk Systems 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
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
UI/UX topics experience
Sound understanding of Market, Counterparty and Credit 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 required and Software development experience is a bonus.
Application Design knowledge would be a plus
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
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