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Job Description This is a great opportunity for someone to join our BSA team as one or our Eagle subject matter experts.
Using discretion and judgment, the Business Systems Analyst helps develop systems technology projects that address the business needs of the MFS organization. They independently meet with project stakeholders and business partners at all levels of the organization to elicit and gather business requirements. They develop and maintain formal specifications that clearly outline the key requirements. The Business Systems Analyst collaborates with Program and Project Managers, Enterprise Architecture (EA), Enterprise Information Management (EIM), external vendors and internal IT resources to develop, test, and deploy technology solutions. The Business Systems Analyst follows the MFS system-development life cycle while working to release projects and maintenance items for the benefit of our clients and internal business partners.
Serves as primary point of contact for business users and other technology teams to provide support for business processes and enhancements to different functions in the MFS implementation of Eagle. Leverage understanding of system and business processes to take ownership of questions or problems that the business may raise to determine solutions.
Performs analysis of business activities to determine business requirements. Works with business users to understand and define needs. Converts business requirements into functional specifications. Works closely with the Scrum Masters, business users, QA, developers, and other technology professionals to ensure that project deliverables are completed on time and within budget.
Acts as a liaison between business stakeholders and the technology organization to ensure proper implementation of requirements within the expected timetable. Communicates any material modifications of business requirements to business stakeholders.
Formulates and defines systems scope and objectives based on both user needs and an understanding of applicable business systems and industry requirements.
Ensures proper data processing through the use of data checks and reports to facilitate error free business processes.
Collaborates with the QA team in developing high level test plans. Reviews test cases developed by the QA team. Works with automated testing team when needed for performance/load testing as well as automated regression testing.
Works to ensure a positive end product for business stakeholders by overseeing the implementation of new software. Creates and maintains proper training materials and business documentation.
Follow the MFS Software Development Lifecycle in the Agile framework, ensuring that all steps of the process have been followed prior to releasing any code.
Provides application and production support as needed to the departments and systems that they support.
Mentors and advises less experienced Business Systems Analysts.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a business or technology related field.
Minimum of four years' experience in the financial services industry, ideally working with or supporting middle and/or back office operations in investment data management or fund accounting environment.
Experience with Star processing and Eagle utilities such as Message Center and Web Panel Designer is highly preferred.
Intermediate technical skills including an understanding of SQL, PL/SQL with a focus on Eagle STAR, PACE and their respective data models.
Proven ability to efficiently utilize resources and communicate with others, both verbally and in writing.
Proven analytical skills and demonstrated ability to make independent decisions.
A firm understanding of systems development lifecycle.
Proven ability to develop and implement creative work arounds and solutions to meet business needs.
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