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Business Analyst who is looking to move up wanted.

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Job ID Number: 1464
Employment Type:
Minimum Degree: Associates
Location: New York , NY
Category: Business Analyst,Finance
Salary Range: N/A
Consultant Range: N/A

Main Function


The Business Analyst role will involve working with front-office users covering electronic sales trading. The scope of the role includes coverage of order management, GUI’s, and service and monitoring tools including needs assessment, requirements documentation, and definition of future-state. The candidate primary responsibility will be bridging communication between business users and IT.  A technical background or appreciation of technical issues is required. 


Main Duties


The candidate will be facing off to key stakeholders in electronic sales. Within IT, he/she will be working with the development teams to ensure scope is achievable, requirements are clear and well-defined, test plans are comprehensive, and issues are resolved.  He/she is expected to also act in consultative manner with respect to the overall book of work.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-          All aspects of business analysis, including gap analysis, end-state design, requirements gathering, scope management, testing and deployment support

-          Ensuring solutions that are designed align with the strategic direction of the group, making use of current components

-          Creation of quality functional specifications and working with the developers in the creation of technical specs

-          Develop requirements and use cases to support quality assurance and user acceptance testing

-          Acquire and provide subject matter expertise


Basic Qualification

-          Bachelors Degree in MIS, Computer Science or Engineering

-          3+ yrs experience with electronic equities trading

-                    3+ yrs experience working with cash equities, futures, and/or options trading  


Preferred Qualifications 

-          Prior experience with GUI rationalization especially with electronic trading

-          Prior experience working with front-office personnel including trading/client support teams

-          In-depth knowledge of the FIX protocol

-          Knowledge of front-office workflows including order placement and execution

-          Knowledge of US equities market structure, market data feeds, and exchange connectivity

-          Knowledge of smart order routing and algorithmic trading concepts

-          Knowledge of buyside and sellside Order and Execution Management Systems

-          Knowledge of North American equities trading and settlement processes

-          Full Business Analysis development lifecycle experience, working within IT, with proven delivery record and an ability to work in a demanding environment. Experience of global project deliveries

-          Capable of producing functional specifications that drive change, cross functional project plans

-          Strong written, verbal, reasoning analytical and inter-personal skills

-          Experience with MS Visio, Project, Excel, Word, SharePoint as well as testing (e.g. Quality Center) and knowledge sharing tools (e.g. Confluence wiki)

-          Experience with Process Modeling, Use Case Modeling and Logical Data Modeling required

-          Must be a self-starter who is comfortable working in a very dynamic environment, with rapidly changing priorities

-          Clear written and verbal communication skills, appropriate to a given audience, (technical, functional, etc.)

-          Development experience preferred


Please submit a brief summary about why you think you might be a good fit along with your resume.