JA0110: Business Analyst (Top Financial Firm)

Top NYC financial firm seeks a best-in-class Business Analyst. This person will be tasked with coordinating and prioritizing the development of high-fidelity, quality applications, and sophisticated client interaction solutions for corporate and investment banking clients, ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery. The technologist will ideally have experience in a financial services setting and have worked on applications targeting the ever-more-demanding needs of the sophisticated financial user.

Organizational skills

  • Work with team members to gather their project objectives and priorities and track those targets and follow-up to ensure progress

Project Management

  • The business analyst will be able to map out a roadmap which projects when specific functionality can be delivered based on the knowledge acquired

Project Leadership

  • Ability to lead cross-functional development/integration projects requiring interaction with end-users and external technology clients.

Stakeholder Management

  • Proactively interact with Operations and Business teams for requirements clarifications, extensions, and planning. Communicate with stakeholder regularly and on an escalation basis.

Position Summary:

  • Elicit business and user requirements via interviews, workshops, questionnaires, surveys, site visits, workflow storyboards, use cases, scenarios, user stories, process modeling, analysis of existing systems and documentation, and other methods; Lead key workshops to review the backlog
  • Detail requirements of the user experience and user-system/system-system interactions through discussion as well as narrative and pictorial artifacts, driving speculation about the stability and accuracy of requirements out of the development process.
  • Propose, facilitate and drive the development of solutions to the problems posed by requirements.
  • Perform analysis for complex, high stakes, and enterprise-wide projects.


Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Familiarity with analysis within one or more software development methodologies (e.g. Agile, Scrum, Lean, Rational Unified Process, CMMi, Six Sigma)
  • Experience in guiding the work of peer team members
  • Ability to negotiate and build alignment amongst competing parties, ultimately driving teams to decision
  • Capable of addressing both technical and non-technical audiences at a variety of organizational levels
  • Superb attention to detail and a rigorous focus on delivering quality output
  • Experience in analysis for web applications in an n-tier architecture
  • Experience with data mark-up syntax (e.g. XML, HTML) and/or relational data modeling

Additional skills:

  • Experience with XML/XSD schema development preferred
  • Experience with usability/HCI assessment methodology for web-based applications preferred
  • Understanding of principles of usability for the web (e.g. W3Cs Content Accessibility Guidelines, Neilsen/Norman Group guidelines) preferred
  • Understanding of object-oriented, test-driven development preferred
  • Understanding of graphic design or web development in CSS/XHTML/JavaScript preferred
  • Experience with requirements management tools (e.g. JIRA/Greenhopper, Rally, VersionOne) preferred

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