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Role: Business Analyst with Treasury Capital Market Exp.
Location: Washington, DC
Duration: Fulltime
Interview Mode: Telephonic/Skype

Job Description

Position Overview:
The position requires a quality-focused and detail oriented Business Analyst with a demonstrated track record of providing solutions for Treasury and capital market domain. The incumbent should be a skilled troubleshooter and problem solver with the ability to translate business processes and problem statements into requirements. The incumbent must be conversant with all stages of SDLC and be able to deliver results within tight timelines. Strong preference will be given to candidates with CFA certification or similar hands on professional experience

Essential Job Functions:
Interface with the business client to understand business needs and requirements, and to help develop and maintain the client relationship
Build stakeholder consensus and ensure everyone is on the same page, in agreement, and can visualize the solutioeing proposed
Develop business cases, requirements, use cases, test plans, test strategies, test cases, and operational procedures and plans o Document business processes and workflows o Craft business cases to evaluate the feasibility of technology initiatives o Identify business and functional requirements by working with application end-users, and lead the collection, analysis, documentation, and coordination of those requirements o Design and execute test cases for application development and implementation projects
Collaborate with IT professionals to determine if solutions currently exist (internally or externally) or whether new solutions are feasible to meet business requirements
Leverage rapid prototyping approaches to present as-is/to-be processes/workflows and rough designs of the proposed solution
Maintain a comprehensive chronological trail of requirements and agreements and actively contribute to the project change control process. Document and manage issues and actions
Provide overall support to ensure the successful design, testing, and implementation of applications that support the business unit, Also, provide support in developing training materials and conducting training
Document and manage issues and actions for IT applications and projects
Prepare and make presentations using MS PowerPoint and Visio to project stakeholders and management
Participate in the evaluation of new products or initiatives to determine the technology support required
Evaluate applications and IT environments, and analyze gaps between current and desired states
Propose recommendations based on industry best practices

Educational Qualifications and Experience:
Education: Master degree in Finance
Role Specific Experience: 5+ years of relevant technical and business work experience
Experience in defining and implementing technology solutions for a major financial institution
Extensive experience as a Business Analyst for a large financial institution
Extensive experience with implementing a similar system
Extensive experience in gathering business requirements and developing functional specifications with special emphasis on use cases, defining test cases, and providing user training and support
Extensive experience with various system development lifecycle methodologies and tailoring the artifacts to those methodologies
Experience with BPM tools like iGrafix ,PEGA and Cordys is a plus
Experience in requirements management tools like HP-ALM, MS TFS, Case Complete is essential Certification Requirements: None.

Required Skills/Abilities:
Knowledge of products like Bonds (PV and Structured), MBS, ABS, Repos/Reverse Repos, Futures, Options, FX, Swaps, Swaptions etc including understanding of trade life cycle events from an investment and capital market perspective.
Complete understanding of the custody process for the fixed income trades
Strong knowledge and experience with the settlement and accounting process associated with the above products
Complete understanding of the swift messages used for each of these products related to custody
Knowledge of the swift messages related to cash transfers
Any prior experience working with the static setup for documentation in Summit application is a strong advantage.

General BA skills/abilities
Strong process analysis skills and ability to suggest improvements for efficiency and effectiveness of solutions based on industry best practices • Knowledge of business analysis best practices (such as BABOK) and ability to effectively apply them
Advanced knowledge of specific business area, process, workflows, standards, and business practices
Proven conceptual, analytical, and judgmental skills
Critically analyze requirements and ensure completeness from a quality requirement view point.
Ability to identify data needs, quality rules and lineage.