BUSINESS ANALYST I
Stifel Nicolaus - St. Louis, MO

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POSITION SUMMARY

This position, under immediate supervision, works with all Operations, Information Technology, Private Client Group, and other applicable departments to bring about standardizations and efficiencies in data, work flow, systems and processes. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform functions.

MAJOR DUTIES
  • Develop a deep understanding of various Broker and Client desktop applications – Thomson One/Betalink, Digital Dashboard, Stifel Access, eQuest, BondDesk; while understanding Stifel’s direction, structure, and requirements.
  • Assist internal and external clients with resolution of reported errors or issues when deeper analysis is required. Proactively monitor for and identify issues in Stifel applications before they are reported. Work to find an appropriate solution.
  • Actively work to test and complete appropriate test plans accurately identifying and documenting system deficiencies and recommend thought out solutions.
  • Assist in enforcement of project deadlines and rollout schedules. Work closely with the appropriate IT department (internal or external) to ensure a positive rollout experience.
  • Assists in preparing written business correspondence that is coherent, grammatically correct, effective, professional, and engaging.
  • Develop queries searching for relative data points as deemed necessary.
  • Proactively initiates, develops, and maintains effective working relationships with team members as well as internal and vendor programmers. Work closely with programmers to achieve desired business requirements.
  • Works with team members to analyze, document, and prepare business requirements, specifications, business processes, procedures, and recommendations.
  • Takes input from the field and senior team members and appropriately and accurately applies comments/feedback to requirements/documentation.
  • Routinely provides input on decisions regarding the specifications and requirements for projects and contributes to design conversations.
  • Understand how various issues affect each other and the outcome of the project. Ability to take a problem and work to find a quick and effective resolution.
  • Attend meetings, as directed, and document discussions and discuss with team members and management.
Required Skills
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Some College or Degree preferred
  • 1-3 years of investment, financial, or technical experience required
  • Proficient in Outlook and Microsoft Office products
  • Understand basic technical elements such as the internet and client/server architectures.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills required.
  • Experience with the Thomson BETA systems including BLServer & BETA Access files desirable.
  • Series 7 and 66 licensed preferred but not required, opportunity to obtain
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal; ability to interact effectively with team members as well as clients and programmers.
  • Able to set and adjust priorities, tasks and deadlines based on severity and urgency of departmental and firm-goals.
  • Clear understanding of Stifel applications and business purposes to enable candidate to identify unusual circumstances and system issues. Ability to identify issue as critical.
  • Strong analytical skills using logic and reasoning to identify complex problems, research and discuss recommended solutions with management, assist in implementation of resolution of projects.
  • Understand basic technical elements such as the internet and client/server architectures.
  • Understand the basic design of SQL and other database design.
Required Experience KNOWLEGEDE & SKILLS
  • Proficiency in Outlook & Microsoft Office products. Understand the basic technical elements of the internet, file schema, and client/server architectures and the design of SQL and other database design.
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal; ability to interact effectively with team members as well as clients and programmers.
  • Able to set and adjust priorities, tasks and deadlines based on severity and urgency of departmental and firm-goals.
  • Clear understanding of Stifel applications and business purposes to enable candidate to identify unusual circumstances and system issues. Ability to identify issue as critical.
  • Strong analytical skills using logic and reasoning to identify complex problems, research and discuss recommended solutions with management, assist in implementation of resolution of projects.
  • Able to make effective business decisions regarding practicality and usability of systems.
  • Comfortable in verbal, demonstration or Webex style training and communications with Financial Advisors, Branch personnel, Operations, Management, IT, or any person deemed necessary of new and modified functionality as determined by manager. Some travel may be required.
  • Willingness to assist Help Desk or other associated areas, in urgent situations whenever required; goes to understanding and setting of priorities. Must be flexible.
  • Ability to comfortably and professionally interact with Sales/Branches, Trading, Accounting, Compliance, Operations, IT, Vendors, and Senior Management in whatever means necessary – calls, emails, documents, meetings, face to face discussions particularly in times of extreme stress.
  • Managed assigned tasks as part of larger projects. Must be comfortable with meeting deadlines and understand and able to communicate impacts when deadlines are in jeopardy. May be expected to work some non-standard hours to complete tasks or resolve system issues or outages.
  • Understand impacts and work with other departments or vendors to resolve issues.

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