Sr. IT Business Analyst

Chicago, IL 60606

Posted: 09/11/2019 Category: Business Analyst Job Number: 12252

Sr. IT Business Analyst

Description

The Sr IT Business Analyst acts as an interface w/ the business & a partner within the dev. teams to provide an integrated solution across domains. S/he is responsible for independently contributing to the analysis planning, detailed analysis, design, & solution validation for mid to large projects or enhancements for a primary system. The individual must have excellent written & verbal communication skills, excellent problem solving skills, and the ability to facilitate, negotiate, & influence. 

The ideal candidate:
  • Consistently demonstrates positive energy and strong work ethic by getting things done
  • Is the type of person people are naturally drawn to and enjoy working with
  • Embodies high ethical character and makes good decisions

 

Typical responsibilities:
  • Representing the interests of internal and external customers across our business, technology and operations teams
  • Establishing trusted working relationships with our customers and maintaining them over time
  • Contributing to the vision and impact assessment for new projects and enhancements
  • Leading elicitation, discovery, prototyping, and business analysis activities
  • Performing project analysis work such as detailed requirements, user stories, and messaging/interface specs
  • Developing acceptance tests to support our automated testing and behavior driven development (BDD) framework
  • Creating data flows, messaging specs and mappings between systems
  • Partnering with DEV and QA on solution assessment and validation
  • Contributing to and managing our ever-evolving digital knowledge base

 

Required:

4-6 years of business systems analysis, architecture, or related area experience
  • Experience in product development, SDLC, Agile methodologies and practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities
  • Prior experience in leading and implementing technology based projects
  • The ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization as well as external customers and vendors
  • Great facilitation, negotiation and influence skills
  • Excellent problem solving mentality
  • B.A. or B.S. in business, information systems, computer science or similar degree. Relevant experience could substitute 

 

Preferred but not required:
  • Experience in Financial Markets (e.g. exchange-based, OTC, FCM, brokerage house, private equity, proprietary trading)
  • Knowledge of financial products, electronic trading, order management, market data, clearing, or post trade processing
  • Understanding of acceptance test driven development (ATDD), behavior driven development (BDD) or domain specific language (DSL) automated testing
  • Experience with visual modeling, message design + flow, process modeling, and/or data modeling tools
  • Knowledge of relational databases, XML, programming languages
  • Prior experience using Atlassian products (e.g. JIRA, Confluence)
  • Knowledge of FIX Protocol

Maria Schmitt

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