Business Analyst - Global Secured Funding

Location
London
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
03 Oct 2019
Closes
17 Oct 2019
Ref
JS-CA00041
Job role
Business analyst
Summary

Within the COO Office of Global Markets Division, the TPG drives the relationship between Global Markets Division (GMD) and the IT Division (GIT) on one hand, and the Operation Division (OPC).

The group has 4 main objectives:

Ensuring that all IT investment (whether strategic, current or related to production and maintenance) and all process improvement initiatives are aligned with and prioritised according to GMD business strategies (both from a product standpoint and/or from a customer dimension).
  • Maximise the value of IT and Process investments whether through a reduced cost-to-income ratio, an acceleration of time-to-market or an improved overall service to clients (internal and/or external).
  • Promote and model AGILE methodologies, best practices, professional project management and change management culture and cost discipline.
  • Communicate on key IT/Process evolutions (including functional and technical market innovations that could be of benefit or impact to GMD).
  • Animate dedicated governance, within GMD, to ensure that all business lines are contributing to, benefiting from and informed on all IT investments and Process improvement projects.

The TPG is in charge of the consistency of Front to Back & Risk processes and will promote efficiency, simplification & streamlining of processes within the Product Lines and with other Support Functions.
  • The TPG works closely with Product Lines and Commercial Division heads & business managers to define a detailed cartography of their activities & relationships with Support Functions (OPC, GIT) and Risk and proposes short and medium-term improvement initiatives.
  • The TPG ensures that GMD has the adequate knowledge of and control over the key steps of the Capital Markets value chain.

Key Responsibilities
  • Be part of the project team directly responsible for delivering a front to back solution to business users, which requires significant IT investment and effective business change management.
  • The business analyst will elicit requirements( functional and technical) at detailed level, assist in fine tuning scope definitions, work closely with FO stakeholders for analysis and conducting interviews, document these requirements thoroughly including the use-cases, process flows, data flows, computational formula, risk sensitivities, pnl explain and mock-ups of the reports and screens, as well as devise comprehensive test cases to ensure the traceability and quality of deliverables.
  • Work closely with Project Director, and other project team members, desk heads and their delegates to capture detailed requirements and help define business architecture, processes within the overall solution.
  • Work with Front Office users globally as required to validate the requirements and ensure screen, report mock-ups, target business processes, work-flows and Use Cases Diagrams and Cross-Functional Diagrams (Swim Lanes) are all documented & signed off by stakeholders in a timely manner as directed by the project director
  • Ensure that SLAs are defined and usability, functional and non-functional requirements are captured (eg validation rules, SOD/Intraday/EOD performance, computation times, performance in peak market conditions, inter-operability etc).
  • Work with partners in Market Risk, Credit Risk, Operations, GIT, Finance, Permanent Control, Legal and Compliance to ensure that all their requirements including those of Middle Office and Back Office are taken into consideration in relation to GMD FO requirements.
  • Participate in the analysis of options available to GMD, (processes, organisation or IS evolution) and validate the IT and Process recommendations made for front to back functions.
  • Contribute to defining the technical architecture and solution design where applicable.
  • Assist in the producing Test plans and quality assurance measures based on the requirements
  • Coordinate the UAT and raise any defects diligently and advise of issues and delivery risks in advance. Manage the issues raised from the test execution along with IT and QA teams
  • Ensure training needs are addressed from start and provided to users in structured manner before UAT and roll out including producing cheat-sheets/training collateral as necessary.

Processes:
  • Ensure an up-to-date cartography of existing and target Front-to-Back to Risk processes for SBL/Repo systems stack
  • Ensure that the front to back target business process is defined and documented with an emphasis on process improvement and streamlining including via automation where appropriate for SBL/Repo business & system.
  • Ensure all changes are documented and shared in an accessible knowledge base (Team sharepoint)

Additional responsibilities
  • Ensure all work is documented & stored in the team SharePoint, model best practice and share advances and ideas with the team and partners in a collaborative manner

Management and reporting
  • Ensure that their business stakeholders and business managers are made fully aware in a timely fashion of all technical and operational matters that might have a material impact on the Programme. Support Project director & fulfil other tasks at his discretion

Legal and Regulatory Responsibilities
  • Comply with all applicable legal, regulatory and internal Compliance requirements, including, but not limited to, the London Compliance manual and the Financial Crime Policy.
  • Maintain appropriate knowledge to ensure to be fully qualified to undertake the role. Complete all mandatory training as required to attain and maintain competence.
  • Complete all mandatory training on time including all eLearnings.
  • Abide by GMD values

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