Lead Business Systems Analyst, Post Trade Technologies 4673

Company:
Axiom Technology Group
Location:
Manhattan, NY
Job Type:
Posted:
6/6/2013

Job Description

Axiom Technology Group is currently seeking for its direct financial customer & support services group an experienced Lead Business Systems Analyst who will be responsible for supporting the development of the worlds most advanced electronic trading, post trade processing and risk management systems. The ideal consultant will have over 6 – 10 years of experience in Business Systems Analysis within a similar area. The position is located in the financial district of lower Manhattan, has an initial duration of 12 – 18 months, and is open as a contract. Scope: The Lead Business Systems Analyst will be part of a company that provides the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives market place providing risk management solutions that help drive the global economy. You will support customers which include leading investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, corporations, and individual traders. The selected candidate will join the Post Trade Technology (PTT) team in New York as a Business Systems Analyst supporting post trade services for Client’s Clearing and its business partners. The broader PTT New York team is a high performing group of individuals that deliver on a broad range of functions including systems/business analysis, software development and quality assurance services. The team is responsible from initial request review, impact assessment, and prioritization thru solution implementation. Functions: Plays lead role in defining the business need, feature set, and high level business requirements. Leverages a broad array of tools in an effort to clearly articulate scope, requirements, etc … including use case, activity, process flow and decision tree diagrams. Actively participates, along with lead analysts, functional architects and the broader development organization in identifying system impacts, defining high level solutions and facilitating work effort estimation. Performs the broad set of detailed core analysis activities, including requirements analysis, interface analysis, systems analysis as well as participation in defining a comprehensive set of test scenarios. Actively participates in user acceptance testing efforts, working closely with the business user, development, and QA. Independently responds to analysis clarifications and change requests. Escalates issues and risks as required to management and team members. Proactively educates technology, business and operations support partners on new features and functions through training sessions and demonstrations. Articulates new features and functions to customers through the authoring and maintenance of notices, user guides and API implementation guides. Participates in continuous improvement efforts by helping the team to identify practical means of reducing time to market while maintaining high quality products Embraces and enforces Client’s SDLC standards Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. in business, computer science or a similar degree strongly preferred, but substantial relevant experience could substitute Must have 6-10 years of experience in business systems analysis or related area Strong knowledge of OTC markets/derivatives Excellent interaction skills, including facilitation, negotiation, leadership and influencing Ability to lead and coordinate the analysis for large and/or complex projects by providing oversight, direction, and mentoring on analysis activities Experience with messaging protocols, particularly FIXML/FpML a big plus Experience working with customer facing applications (GUIs, APIs) Performs tasks independently and effectively, meeting stakeholder needs Analyzes high priority action items, identifies next steps, commits to next steps Ability to work with individuals at all levels within and outside the organization Ability to understand and absorb business & technology concepts quickly Excellent problem solving skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Must be detail oriented, well organized and self-motivated Prior experience in a formal Requirements Management Process Prior experience using Atlassian toolset - Confluence and Jira a plus Working knowledge of SQL a plus
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