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Business Analyst (Financial Domain)


MaxJobsClub US Contractor

Duration: Long Term Renewable Contract

Position Overview:
The position requires a quality-focused and detail-oriented Business Analyst
with a demonstrated track record of providing solutions for high-priority
business goals and strategic management decisions. The incumbent should be a
skilled troubleshooter and problem solver with the ability to translate
business processes and problem statements into requirements. The incumbent
must be conversant with all stages of SDLC and be able to deliver results
within tight timelines.

Essential Job Functions:

*        Interface with the business client to understand business needs and
requirements, and to help develop and maintain the client relationship
*        Build stakeholder consensus and ensure everyone is on the same page,
in agreement, and can visualize the solution being proposed
*        Develop business cases, requirements, use cases, test plans, test
strategies, test cases, and operational procedures and plans
*        Document business processes and workflows
*        Craft business cases to evaluate the feasibility of technology
*        Identify business and functional requirements by working with
application end-users, and lead the collection, analysis, documentation, and
coordination of those requirements
*        Design and execute test cases for application development and
implementation projects
*        Collaborate with IT professionals to determine if solutions
currently exist (internally or externally) or whether new solutions are
feasible to meet business requirements
*        Leverage rapid prototyping approaches to present as-is/to-be
processes/workflows and rough designs of the proposed solution
*        Maintain a comprehensive chronological trail of requirements and
agreements and actively contribute to the project change control process.
Document and manage issues and actions
*        Provide overall support to ensure the successful design, testing,
and implementation of applications that support the business unit, Also,
provide support in developing training materials and conducting training
*        Document and manage issues and actions for IT applications and
*        Prepare and make presentations using MS PowerPoint and Visio to
project stakeholders and management
*        Participate in the evaluation of new products or initiatives to
determine the technology support required
*        Evaluate applications and IT environments, and analyze gaps between
current and desired states
*        Propose recommendations based on industry best practices

Educational Qualifications and Experience:

*        Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information
Systems, or Finance
*        Role Specific Experience: 7+ years of relevant technical and
business work experience
*        Experience in defining and implementing technology solutions for a
major financial institution
*        Extensive experience as a Business Analyst for a large financial
*        Extensive experience with implementing a similar system
*        Extensive experience in gathering business requirements and
developing functional specifications with special emphasis on use cases,
defining test cases, and providing user training and support
*        Extensive experience with various system development lifecycle
methodologies and tailoring the artifacts to those methodologies
*        Experience with BPM tools like iGrafix ,PEGA and Cordys is a plus

Required Skills/Abilities:

*        Strong process analysis skills and ability to suggest improvements
for efficiency and effectiveness of solutions based on industry best
*        Knowledge of business analysis best practices (such as BABOK) and
ability to effectively apply them
*        Advanced knowledge of specific business area, process, workflows,
standards, and business practices
*        Proven conceptual, analytical, and judgmental skills
*        Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to
communicate well with all levels, technical as well as non-technical
*        Ability to work directly with clients and management without
supervision and to facilitate and navigate discussions with stakeholders to
ensure clarity, prioritization, and consensus
*        Leadership skills and ability to work well with diverse team
members, often in multiple locations
*        Ability to work with different points-of-view and lead the team to
convergence, while always keeping the project objectives in sight
*        Strong presentation and facilitation skills
*        Excellent personal organization skills and ability to take things to
closure without follow-ups

*        Desired Skills/Abilities (not required but a plus):
*        Desirable knowledge of VBA, PL/SQL and C++ numerical programming, MS
Access, Oracle, and reporting tools such as Crystal Reports
*        Knowledge of Business Intelligence tools
*        Knowledge of ITIL, service, and process management
*        Certificate such as IIBA, ITIL Foundation, etc.
*        Knowledge and experience in COTS implementation as BA/BSA on COTS
*        Experience with implementing information security processes
*        Experience with an IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) tool
such as RSAM, Archer
*        Experience in project management
*        Expert knowledge of database technology such as Oracle and reporting
tools such as Business Objects and Tableau

*** Previous World Bank Contractors Highly Desired ***

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