Business Analyst-- IT
RMS Computer Corp. - New York, NY

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Top tier investment bank seeks a Business Analyst for the following:

Job Description: The role is for a business analyst within the Equity Derivatives IT Giraffe team in the US. Giraffe is a risk system which is currently being rolled out globally across Equity Derivatives as a replacement for various existing legacy risk systems. The Strategic Risk platform will be delivered across all of Equities under the aegis of the Risk Rationalization program and will span Equity Derivatives, Cash Equities and Prime Services. In addition, the person will be the single point of contact for all Risk queries across Front Office requirements, IT enhancements and Regulatory deliveries for the US region and work very closely with the Development teams in London and New York.

Spearhead the migration of books from the Legacy Equity Derivatives Risk System to the Strategic System- Giraffe.

Co-ordinate and deliver functional requirements for Trading desks across Equity Derivatives and PrimeServices desks to ensure that key functionality is available consistently.

Manage the regional Book of Work (BoW) and interact with the Dev teams based in New York and London on a regular basis.

Manage the regional Migration team to ensure regulatory and Programme milestones are met.

In parallel to the migration of books from legacy systems to Giraffe, planning for regulatory projects and Business deliverables has to be done for clients across FO, PC, SRM and the Development team.

. Detailed working knowledge of risk management and Derivatives products (preferably within Equities)

. Extensive experience of working on system development projects

. Track record of having worked with Front Office users in order to understand requirements and manage expectations

. Excellent verbal and written communication skills

. High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Project)

. Good organisation skills and attention to detail

This role presents significant opportunities for in-role growth due to the scale and complexity of the system being deployed. Giraffe is being rolled out within Equity Derivatives and then beyond (to the wider Equities business including Prime Services) across all three regions. Its success is paramount to enabling business growth and cutting costs across all departments. Succesful tenure in this role would position the individual to take on increasing levels of responsibility within the project team or within the wider Equity Derivatives IT organisation.