Job Description :
Senior Agile Business Analyst / Product Owner with Wealth Management / investment domain experience / Asset Management domain Knowledge
Location: Philadelphia PA
Position Type: Contract and Fulltime
Rate : 60/HR

Job Description-

Suggestion - anyone who played a role of product owner in an asset management project should fit the JD.
The client is planning on several modernization efforts and wants the Senior Business Analyst to have a solid asset management background. This is different than a background in wealth management or capital markets trading and should include fund management understanding for mutual, pension and hedge funds. Middle office functions like fund accounting, net asset value, pricing, as well as shareholder services, reporting and treasury. We should not submit if the person is capital markets or wealth management, and no asset management.
To make it just a little more specific, they want someone who has done Agile methodology and has run the daily scrum meeting, written the requirements in terms of Epics, Stories, with acceptance criteria and user test cases. This person should also be able to mentor the less experienced. They also want someone who will take ownership and own the backlog while working closely with the project manager and scrum master.
The resumes should talk about what they did, not the functions that were performed.
They should not describe their role as Business Analyst and then indicate they were also project manager. If they were PM, that should be described separately for a different position.
These guys want a seasoned senior business analyst that has worked in asset management (funds

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

Perform duties of Lead Business Analyst / Product Owner for high visibility and high priority projects.
For Agile / Scrum projects - Write Epics, Features and user stories with detailed acceptance criteria
For Traditional / Waterfall projects - Write business and functional requirements documents/specifications and test scripts
Work closely with the assigned project managers / scrum masters and business to define the scope of a project.
Own and manage the backlog. Ensure that the backlog items are appropriately groomed, prioritized and estimated and that the team fully understand what needs to be delivered.
Identify and raise risks, issues, assumptions, dependencies, etc. to support solution delivery.
Help to define mitigations, resolutions, implementation, and other actions to remove obstacles to quality and supportable solution delivery.
Perform testing and validation for the projects. Ultimately own accepting the work from technology side.
Facilitating business acceptance of completed transition solution
Provide guidance as required when there are critical production issues which may require business analyst inputs.

Required skills:

Asset Management Industry experience preferred
Demonstrated experience delivery technology value to business Operations (middle and back office)
Deep experience in SDLC using both agile/scrum and traditional/waterfall methodologies
Proficient knowledge of tools such as Jira with GreenHopper and Rally for backlog management.
Ability to analyze data and write SQL queries using SQL Server and Sybase
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines and guide / mentor other business analysts.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent problem solving abilities
Highly effective time management skills
Highly motivated and self-directed - always striving to improve skill set
Demonstrated use of best practice business and technical analysis principles such as process analysis and definition using structured approaches, etc.
CSPO designation highly desired
Bachelor''s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field

Client : Direct Client