05052013 - Lead Business Analyst (Eliassen_243893) Boston, Massachusetts
Job Number: 243893
05052013 - Lead Business Analyst
Our client seeks an individual who engages across a suite of portfolio of applications and tools developed but also make important contributions in connection with projects spanning areas of research & collaboration, portfolio construction, derivatives and at the IT department level. In the Rapid Solutions & Support domain, this individual will be responsible for owning outcomes and providing solutions to address investor needs.
The projects will range in complexity and originate from our business sponsors or from other application teams. It is expected that this individual will become knowledgeable in short order across the business domains, applications and processes that we support, such as valuation models, research and collaboration platforms, risk management and product management frameworks. This individual will also be heavily involved in designing, supporting, improving the overall architecture blueprint within this area.
The Lead Business Analyst will work with globally located investors and team members to analyze and implement projects, delivering custom solutions to be used in the investment and research process. Daily activities will include application support, analysis (business processes & data), project management, requirements gathering and documentation, testing/quality assurance, and end-user training. This position requires technical proficiency and a high level of direct interaction with end users and provides a broad set of opportunities including application development, project management and client management.
Work closely with investment professionals located globally at all levels of the organization to provide support using the follow-the-sun approach for existing applications and proactively identify opportunities for new/improved systems. Partner with users to iteratively deliver applications that are critical to their investment process. On an ongoing basis provide enhancements to previously deployed solutions.
Collect, document and implement business & systems requirements.
Perform data gap analysis and facilitate remediation efforts
Plan and manage small and large sized support projects and perform development and deployment
Work with users to prioritize needs and provide communication to keep them apprised of progress.
Keys to the Position:
Strong understanding of the investment process, support and client management, research workflows, equity & derivative securities and market data services e.g. Bloomberg desktop and Server APIs, FactSet, etc.
Minimum 6 years experience as a Business Analyst supporting small to medium application development life cycles
Experience with investment models, financial statement analysis, Equity derivatives (Options, Futures, Total Return Swaps) & Commodities
Microsoft Office application expertise, in particular with Excel and the creation/maintenance of Excel VBA macros & VBA code is a plus.
Strong analytical and communication skills, both written and verbal are required
Ability to work independently and own projects from beginning to end
Strong motivation and ability to work in a fast paced team environment
Proven ability to support multiple applications simultaneously managing milestones effectively
· Must be self-motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision
· Bachelor’s Degree
· Experience in the Financial Industry is preferred
· Any work towards achieving the CFA (or related) charter will be a plus.