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IT Business Analyst

Position Objective

We have a full time, permanent opening with a dynamic, growing global client of ours in the Stamford/Norwalk area.  This position collaborates with trading, operations, technology and business support partners to identify, develop, and implement world-class solutions for a global merchandiser. This position will require work on systems that range from home grown trading applications to cutting edge robotics and low code platforms with a strong focus on identifying and implementing efficiency opportunities. Some projects will originate locally but others may be driven by a global program and require significant collaboration between local and global teams. The activities required can span from discovery and analysis, through to development, testing and implementation and on occasion travel may be required to our local or global locations.

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Partners with business unit personnel at multiple locations to understand business needs and translate those needs into functional requirements
  • Develops test cases and performs full functional regression and performance testing and manages user acceptance testing; defines roll out strategies and deploys solutions
  • Researches, identifies, and documents current system, reporting or procedural problems
  • Determines significant tasks and requirements for project definition and establishes feasibility
  • Supports portfolio managers and performance measurement groups; provides ongoing support for deployed solutions; advises users on data entry, navigation, workflows and related issues.
  • Creates and manages project plans; devises streamlined user manuals and training seminars
  • Assists in developing technical requirements and functional business specifications
  • Works with business unit personnel and technical personnel to identify current processes, required processes and future state processes
  • Documents future state processes and system functionality utilizing generally accepted business analysis standards such as:  written documents and UML diagrams such as Flow Charts, Swimlane Diagrams, Entity Relationship Diagrams, and others as needed.
  • Act as first line support to the business in case of issues during project and second line support post go-live

Experience

Basic qualifications:

  • 3 (plus) years of strong technical or operational experience in financial or trading systems
  • Experience analyzing, implementing and supporting enterprise reporting architectures and related technologies
  • Experience in participating in cross-functional project teams environment; ability to perform in various roles from individual contributor to a leadership role; ability to contribute to planning, organization and managing of project teams using a structured delivery methodology
  • Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other business organizations; successful experience in working with diverse groups of people in a problem-solving environment
  • Experience in the use of Project Management methodology and best practices
  • Ability to use basic SQL commands
  • Understanding and participation in projects involving automation solutions, such as RPA and PEGA, to address business needs.

 

Preferred qualification:

  • Hands-on experience developing automation solutions, such as RPA
  • Hands-on experience in developing low-code solutions, such as PEGA

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (including any physical demands)

Basic qualifications:

  • Understanding of capabilities, features and limitations of system development tools
  • Thorough understanding of planning, analysis and testing techniques required to support such systems
  • Extensive knowledge/ experience in functional business areas, such as finance, accounting, information technology and trading operations
  • Ability to act in a consultative role to understand functional business processes, related information technology needs and to develop solutions and delivery proposals
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple assignments and priorities
  • History of applying varied approaches to solve complex business support challenges of significance to the organization
  • Advanced knowledge of standard business tools such as MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Running workshops to identify current and best-practice procedures
  • Supporting the business in the creation of test cases and with any data or systems migration
  • Conducting QA application testing and organizing and running User Acceptance Testing
  • Running training workshops with key stakeholders and end users
  • Working with external delivery partners to develop or support our solutions
  • Documenting functional specifications and working closely with the Regional and Global teams as well as any external vendors to facilitate development

Education/Professional Certifications/Licenses

Basic qualification: 

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science, Business or a Finance-related discipline

Preferred qualification: 

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Business or a Finance-related discipline

Job ID: 4653

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