Business Analyst Job Description
The Business Analyst will be involved in some levels of the product development cycle requirements definition, functional design and system test (User Acceptance Test UAT) as well the analysis and resolution of client support calls.
This position is part of the Finance, Risk Infrastructure and Business Solutions (FRIBS) team.
Conducts high level business analysis involving complex business requirements to create technical functional specifications
Provides support to complex projects that span departments and functions across State Street ensuring effectiveness and efficiency of project operation
Liaises with technical counterparts to ensure correct technical and functional flow / design
Responsible for working with the senior team members and liaise with multiple business and support teams across State Street
Creates test cases to ensure the system processes according to functional specifications and executes tests to ensure functional requirements are met
Provides project implementation support and training to clients in areas of investment data management and reporting
Proactively supports project managers in project planning, monitoring and managing a project
Education, Experience and Skills
5+ years business analysis and / or system development experience or any combination thereof
Strong domain knowledge in fixed income and money market products
Knowledge of product development cycle
Strong analytical skills
Strong management skills, particularly in respect to prioritization and execution
Sufficient technical aptitude
Experience with financial application upgrades
Must be able to work alone or in a team environment
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with major in Accounting, Finance, Business, Computer Science, or related degree
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience with project management methodology (Waterfall or Agile) is a plus
Experience, gained at either a major financial institution, consulting firm or software vendor, and have attained a subject matter expertise in at any of the below even in another asset classes (e.
g.,. Fixed Income, Money Markets, Structured Products, etc.).
Regulatory (e.g., Dodd-Frank)
Quality Assurance testing
Back Office / Operations supporting multiple asset classes
Payment Systems / Accounting for multiple asset classes