Business Analyst

Chicago, IL 60606

Category: Business Analyst Job Number: 21246

Job Description

The BA ensures that solutions maintain alignment with strategic product goals and deliver intended business value through meticulous investigation of business needs and effective communication across stakeholders. Additionally, the BA is responsible for cross-team coordination and project management activities for their initiatives. 

 

The initial area of focus will be on portfolio management solutions and process automation for our Private Equity, Infrastructure, and Real Estate Investments teams. This will involve detailed analysis of current business processes and data then translating these processes into requirements for SaaS platforms and custom developed integrations across our technology ecosystem. Future initiatives will look to enhance hedge fund research and build tooling for Data Scientists in our Risk Management group. 

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES  

The individual will be involved in the following critical activities:  

  • Partner with our investment professionals to understand and document business processes. 

  • Analyze business technology needs to identify root problems and new opportunities. 

  • Collaborate with engineering teams and vendors to identify solution options. 

  • Evaluate solution options to identify opportunities and risks. 

  • Investigate business data and related systems to provide context for engineering teams. 

  • Define user stories that give clear guidance for solution implementation. 

  • Understand project goals and coordinate with all involved parties to ensure projects are on track to deliver these goals. 

  • Create project plans that set milestones, identify dependencies, and communicate progress. 

  • Organize and facilitate meetings to share timelines and address open questions. 

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors through implementation and rollout. 

  • Lead training sessions with user groups to maximize the benefits of our technology solutions. 

  • Build trusted relationships with end-users by providing system support and incorporating feedback.  

 

 

EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS 

The ideal experience and critical competencies for the role include the following:   

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience. 

  • 2+ years of experience as a BA for custom development and/or vendor implementations. 

  • Experience working in a quantitative environment and familiarity with statistical analysis. 

  • Experience in investment analysis and the asset management industry is a plus. 

  • Experience working in collaborative environments and with Agile methodologies.  

  • Effective communication and ability to synthesize complex concepts for various audiences. 

  • Adaptable, dependable, and dedicated to your products and team. 

 

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