Derivatives Business Analyst
CAPCO - New York, NY

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Primary Responsibilities

Examples of deliverables/primary and other responsibilities may include:
Business Analysis
  • Assisting with the day-to-day activity and deliverables for derivatives and collateral converted state functions
  • Preparing, facilitating, documenting and participating in client meetings/workshops
  • Conducting structured data gathering, research and analysis
  • Developing and evaluating procedures, controls, user requirements and functional specifications to identify gaps between current state and future state
  • Creating business requirements documents (BRD’s) into Use Cases / Functional Specifications for customization
  • Requirements gathering, functional requirements, user stories and documenting business/data/application/technology architectures, requirements, and business rules
  • Business process models/design, logical data models, standards and guidance
  • Documenting and explaining problems and works with others to resolve software defects while ensuring technical compatibility and end user satisfaction
  • Analyzing, developing and proposing enhancements to current business processes, reports, and applications in order to optimize system effectiveness
  • Conducting customer interviews and producing meeting summaries
  • Participating in development of new business opportunities: conduct market/client research and industry analysis
  • Liaising with development team and providing clarifications on customization requirements
  • Doubling up as QA when needed
  • Producing high-quality verbal and written consulting deliverables (including proposals, customer presentations, consulting reports, etc.) to effectively communicate project findings
  • Generating re-usable intellectual capital in the form of consulting methodology and templates, blueprints, and business cases
  • Basic scripting; and project plans
Qualifications
Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required. An advanced degree is desirable
  • 5+ years of Business Analysis experience
  • Knowledge of Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and trade lifecycle
  • Strong understanding of derivative products and collateral management
  • Buy-side experience
  • Knowledge of hedge funds, private equity and mutual funds
  • Middle and Back Office Operations experience
  • Strong risk and control awareness
  • Experience participating as a member of a project team through all phases of the project lifecycle, from scoping and planning, requirements gathering, design, development, testing, and go live
  • Ability to travel extensively (up to 100%) to client sites around the U.S. is required
Business Competencies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to discuss complex ideas and develop project deliverables and participating in workshops with C-level executives
  • Ability to think, write and present in a logical and structured way
  • Ability to articulate the value proposition and the business impact of technology transformation
  • Ability to exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criterion for obtaining results
  • Ability to work in cross-organizational situations
  • Strong quality orientation
  • Entrepreneurial mindset; ability to work independently and as an effective team member with client groups, taking on whatever role is necessary to achieve business objectives and enhance client relationships
Consulting Skills & Experience
  • Prior management consulting experience is not required, although highly desirable
  • Ability to produce clear, concise, relevant and accurate documentation based on captured requirements and information gathered from stakeholders / subject matter experts
  • Solid Business Analyst skills, including experience interviewing client executives to gather and document business requirements, process mapping, etc.
  • Strong experience documenting technology requirements, requirement analysis tools/methodologies (e.g., RUP, UML)
  • Strong presentation skills, extensive experience writing successful project proposals, experience planning and execution related projects, and demonstrated project management skills and experience
  • Solid knowledge of process reengineering methodologies and process flowcharting
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills; the ability to manage conflicting priorities and multi-task effectively; and communicate current status and tasks to management
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly learn new subjects and absorb new information and methodologies in a rapidly changing regulatory environment
  • Strong problem solving skills; ability to determine proper course or methodology without direction or supervision
The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.

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