Job Description :

Greetings from XTGlobal, Inc.!

We at XTGlobal, Inc. are currently sourcing for BA requirement. Request you to kindly review the job description given below and reply back if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity.

Title: Business Analyst [XTGL_48200]
Location: San Francisco, CA 94105
Type: 6+ Months Contract

Need LOCAL for onsite interview

Job Description:
Our client is seeking an experienced Senior Business Analyst to work with their Investment Model Research Team and a small group of Data Engineer(s) to focus on modernization of its research data aggregation platform.
Alternatively the candidate will be involved with integration work between Research and a third party Order Management System.
The candidate should have a solid background in business analysis, intimate knowledge of financial modeling concepts, and a solid grasp of technology best practices.
The candidate must exercise effective cross-department communication while demonstrating assertive qualities when working with both business and engineering.
Seeking an individual who excels at taking initiative while driving execution under specific deadlines.

Communicate with Researchers and Portfolio Managers to capture detailed and specific requirements.
Communicate with Legacy Developers/SMEs to capture complex past implementations and carefully map out stages and processes of data transformation.
Clearly and concisely document current and future workflows. Maintain ample documentation on all work.
Design efficient, modular, and maintainable solutions to complex data transformation problems.
Model and rapid prototype potential solutions in various mediums such as Visio/Excel/World/Access/SQL/VBA to demonstrate and represent proposals.
Become an SME for the data engineer(s); provide concise business and technical specifications.
Collaborate with data engineer(s) to define pragmatic strategic designs and process architecture.
Test, identify, track, and report on bugs. Provide regression testing.
Serve as de-facto Project Coordinator and facilitate meetings and agendas.
Create flow diagrams, wireframes, and mocks-ups as required.
Provide quick and effective data analysis through excel and SQL.
Report up to stakeholders and provide weekly status and progress updates.

7+ years of experience as a business analyst in Fin-Tech with a solid understanding of financial modeling. Past work in research or data collection areas is a huge plus.
7+ years of proficiency with standard suite of data and business analysis tools including advanced knowledge of Excel, VBA, SQL, PowerPoint, and Visio or related Diagraming tools.
Understanding of modern technology best practices, methodologies, and the SDLC.
Experience in SQL, VBA, python, or REST APIs utilization is a huge plus.
Experience in MatLab, R, or other statistical modeling language is a huge plus.
Experience working with OMS systems and OMS interfaces is a huge plus.
Experience with Tableau or other data visualization tool is a plus.
Candidate must be detail oriented with excellent quantitative and analytical skills.
Candidate must be able to pick up new concepts quickly and thoroughly while adding value immediately in a steep learning curve environment.
Candidate should be first and foremost an extremely effective and savvy communicator with the ability to ask the right questions, understand problems, and effectively communicate solutions.
Self-driven and motivated with a strong work ethic are a must.
Experience with proprietary investment systems and 3rd party software including CRD, Aladdin, Bloomberg, FactSet, and BARRA is a nice to have.
BA/BS in related engineering, computer science, or relevant field
Additional certifications in financial field highly desirable

Required Skills :
Business Analysis
Financial Modeling
Quantitative Research

Basic Qualifications :
6+ years of experience, financial experience,
Bachelors'' in Economics/Finance/Engineering,
good communication/documentation,
proficiency with standard suite of data and business tools (Advanced: Excel, VBA, SQL, PowerPoint, Visio or equivalent,
experience with fintech
solid understanding of financial modeling.

Big Pluses:
Past work in research/data collection, SQL, VBA, REST APIs utilization, MatLab, R, or other statistical modeling language, OMS systems and interfaces, proprietary investment systems or Alladin, Blomoberg, FactSet, etc., Tableau or other data visualization.

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, kindly reply back with your word format resume attached.

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