Business Analyst

Location Boston, USA
Discipline: Project Mgmt/Business Analyst
Salary: $50 to $55
Contact email: rgarcia@brightmetro.com
Job ref: 422359
Published: 26 days ago
About the Company:
Our client is a global financial services company with 5,000 employees.

About the role:
24-month contract position. The main purpose of this role is to collaborate with other functional representatives on an Agile delivery team to build products that end-users highly value, are consistent with the architecture design, and satisfy strategic and business objectives. The Business Analyst will lead product design discovery on projects, engage with the Product Owner and user/user proxies to slice and translate requirements into valuable offerings and drive the delivery of high-quality solutions.

JOB DUTIES:
• Actively participates with other members of the delivery team to create solutions that meet business needs in an Agile setting (i.e., scrum ceremonies, collocated team, etc.) 
• Works with the team to decompose requirements into stories, uncover associated workflows, data and business rules as well as define acceptance criteria based on real-world scenarios 
• Analyzes enhancement requests and bugs to determine solutions that do not negatively impact other product features 
• Applies detailed knowledge of design principles and user needs to ensure that user interfaces are of high quality, extremely usable, perform well, and are consistent across product lines 
• Conducts design walkthroughs, demos and functionality feedback sessions with internal and external stakeholders 
• Determines and produces just-enough documentation for the functionality being delivered in iterations, but also compiles a running specification that serves as a functional specification for the final deliverable 
• Fosters a culture of dedication, teamwork, problem-solving, and continuous improvement 
• Moves project forward by stepping into other functional roles (testing, iteration management, etc.), when applicable 
• Helps build BA standards and best practices
 
EXPERIENCE:
• BS or MS degree required with Computer Science, Business Administration or related concentration preferred 
• 5 years Business Analysis/Solution Design/Software Development experience 
• Knowledge of institutional trade processing (including Electronic Trade Confirmation, Matching, Straight Through Processing (STP), and current industry initiatives) 
• Knowledge of FIX protocol 
• Experience with Sell Side (Broker), Buy Side (IM), and Custodian middle-office post-trade processing 
• Working knowledge of debt, equity and derivative securities and cross-border processing requirements a plus 
• Experience in Agile/Scrum methodology, including defining a minimal viable product, and exposure to other software development methodologies 
• Familiarity with project management and testing practices 
• Experience with SQL 
• Certifications in Business Analysis or Agile a plus.