Senior business analyst

Location: Melbourne
Reference: 2628587ju
This Senior BA role is to ensure that regulatory obligations in financial markets can be interpreted and translated to technology business requirements and implemented into our various technology regulatory systems.To provide expert analysis and requirements to an Agile software development team. To manage prioritisation, planning and workflow of stories in the team and to understand business prioritisation and feature planning.

Core responsibilities:
  • Strong understanding of the Financial Markets industry and products
  • Understanding, analysing and documenting business needs
  • Facilitating workshops with stakeholder groups in other business units
  • Strong analytical and product management skills required, including technical skills to analyse and manipulate databases and data message formats
  • Proactively manage risk; meet all policy and compliance
  • requirements; perform controls; adhere to Process and Procedures pertinent to role; and escalate events, issues or breaches as they are identified (risk accountability forms part of all roles, as everyone is responsible for managing risk and compliance).
Skills and capabilities required:
  • Strong analytical and product management skills required
  • Ability to work with Stakeholders across multiple business units and technology teams
  • Demonstrable experience working in Agile software development environments and associated tools
  • Strong communication skills, demonstrating an ability to tailor conversations at the appropriate level of the intended audience
  • Demonstrable experience in the documentation of Business Cases, requirements, use cases, user stories and Process flow diagrams
  • Ability to work on multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of regulatory landscape
  • Product Knowledge: Regulatory experience preferred, and Derivative Knowledge preferred from at least one asset class in Capital Markets e.g. FX, Interest Rates
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation) and ability to liaise with large global multi-function departments
  • Experience: Minimum 2 years previous experience preferred (either in financial markets regulatory role, or complex technical analysis on large systems)
  • Organization: Strong organization and multi-tasking skills. Flexibility to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities along with a desire to work in a fast paced environment under tight deadlines.
  • Analytical: Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Interpersonal: Strong interpersonal skills; develop relationships both internally and externally to collaborate effectively. Ability to influence multiple individuals who do not directly work for you.
  • Requirements analysis and documentation in an Agile team. Understanding of Agile / Scrum software methodology. Experience with writing stories and acceptance criteria in the Jira issue tracking system and Agile boards. Experience with Confluence wiki.
Technical Skills:
  • eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and Financial Information eXchange (FIX) data formats
  • Basic SQL queries including group by and joins.
  • Data field mapping – management of field specification documents
  • Advanced knowledge of Power Point, Excel and Visio preferred
If you are interested pleasee apply or call Will McGreal for more info - 03 8637 7304