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IT Business Analyst

Job Title: Technical Business Analyst
Hiring Location: Warsaw, Poland
Type of Hire Permanent
Location Status: Currently work from home due to COVID
Must have skill(s): Finance and Banking domain, Agile Methodology

You will partner with operational users, business analysts and developers to understand user and system requirements;
You will work within an agile framework (scrum) to deliver results;
You will write and maintain documentation, including user stories, requirements, user guides
You will take ownership of the backlog, proactively managing it;
You are expected to assist the development team in understanding requirements, and user stories to more effectively implement the business needs;
You are expected to assist the testing engineers in generating and executing scenarios for effective and thorough testing;

5+ years of relevant experience using Agile methodologies.
Ability to understand/articulate technology architectures and design and the skillset to distil complex processes into clear workflow diagrams and/or user interface wireframes;
Knowledge of Business Analysis Frameworks and Documentations.
Excellent technical writing skills, capable of producing high quality documents;
Good stakeholder management skills and an ability to understand and explain technical requirements in a clear and concise manner;
Experience with Agile methodology;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Project, Visio;

Preferred skills (not mandatory):
An understanding of financial services industry would a plus but not mandatory.
Basic SQL and/or programming skills (Java/.NET etc.) knowledge would be beneficial but not mandatory.

IT Business Analyst

Asia XPG IT Business Analysts (Fixed Income Department).
Our client is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, institutional securities, investment management and wealth management services. With offices in more than 42 countries, the Firms employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals.
As part of the Firms growing program of work, the ISG Cross Divisional Programs Group – Asia (XPG-A) is seeking an IT Business Analyst (BA) – Fixed Income Department – to be based in the firms regional headquarters in Hong Kong. The XPG Asia team ensures technology project delivery is being effectively managed throughout the project life cycle. The team provides key business stakeholders updates through effective communication, expert analysis and quality customer service. This opportunity will also provide the individual with a chance to work with senior members of the firm to drive key business initiatives and collaborate across multiple locations in the Asia region.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
The Fixed Income Department (FID) Business Analyst role focuses on cross team projects spanning various technology groups such as development, infrastructure technology, technology security risk, and technology governance teams.
Providing Business Analysis on regional initiatives to support the business.
This will include leading resources across multiple teams/locations
Working closely with the business, development, technology and technology risk managers to oversee and track the technology initiatives being delivered
Interaction with other technology silos, operations, finance and risk teams to coordinate testing, and deployment
Assisting with managing the pipeline of work and facilitating prioritization in line with current supply/demand
Driving analysis and feasibility studies for potential projects
Adhering to and providing support for regional project and risk governance processes

Required Skills and Experience
Minimum of 8 years professional experience, preferably at a major management consulting firm or financial institution
Technical background/understanding preferable
Knowledge of the financial services industry; preferably in an investment bank with Fixed Income business knowledge
Excellent verbal and written skill with ability to create high quality written products that are comprehensive, accurate, and tailored to the audience
Outstanding interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization with excellent influencing and negotiation skills
Strong analytic and problem solving/process improvement skills; ability to learn quickly and solve poorly defined problems.
Strong organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple demands and changing priorities
Overall experience in hands-on project management, specifically in information technology-related projects essential, and preferably supporting financial services businesses
Solid understanding of the Project Lifecycle (PLC) and System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) components.
MS-Project, MS Excel, and general MS-Office skills essential.
Strong knowledge of Asian markets and exchanges, including the associated regulations that govern the Asia region
Experience with large scale regulatory initiatives gained from having worked with the capital markets trading industry (fixed income) at a global bank or consultancy