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Senior Business Analyst Resume

Richmond, VA

PROFILE:

  • I possess over 7 years of diverse and extensive experience Business Analysis.
  • My experience includes business analysis in Capital Markets, Investment Management and Risk Management.
  • I have extensive knowledge of informal benchmarking, root cause analysis, problem analysis, and technology analysis, and possess expertise in project planning, project design, requirements gathering, documenting business process workflows and creating functional specifications and UML diagrams.
  • I have demonstrated that I am experienced in requirement analysis, test plan and test case generation, and project management.
  • I am skilled in modeling UML diagrams and have a well developed understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Additionally, I possess experience working with ER Diagrams and MS Access and am skilled in T - SQL and PL-SQL languages.
  • I have shown excellent skills in communication, organization and leadership abilities.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Methodologies & Tools: Business Objects, Cognos, Rational Unified Process (RUP), Rational RequisitePro, Rational ClearQuest, UML, Use Cases, SDLC, MS Project, MS Visio, Rational Suite, Rose, RequisitePro, HP Quality Center, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Access

Industry Knowledge: Detailed understanding of various securities - Equity, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Securities Trade Processing, Payments and Transaction Processing, Insurance

Testing Tools: Rational ClearQuest

Solutions/Platforms: LifePro, Siperian, Oracle Data Warehouse, Teradata

Scripting Languages: Mercury Test Script Language (TSL), SQA BASIC

Bug Tracking/Reporting Tools: Test Director, Rational Clear Quest

Database: Oracle, MS SQL Server, MS Access

Web: HTML, FrontPage

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Richmond, VA

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Brainstorm and gather requirements from the business for the Risk Weighted Average (RWA) component of the Basel II Compliance Guidelines for various Lines of Business including Treasury (Derivative Instruments like Interest Rate Swaps, FX Forwards, Fixed Income Instruments like US Treasuries, Bonds, Cash Equity etc.), Retail Mortgage products, Commercial Products (Leases, Asset Based Lending etc.)
  • Work with the Front Office and Risk Office Staff to validate Exposure level Data in the Data Warehouse by verifying pricing data of securities (for calculating Positions) sourced from Market Data sources, verifying the formulae for calculating the Accrued Interest basis for various types for exposures, yields for Fixed income Instruments etc. and also reporting on the General Ledger
  • Coordinated with the PMO team to create milestones and timelines for deliverables on a weekly basis and detect and report Risks and Issues
  • Conducted Gap Analysis across the various Lines of Business for Confidential for the RWA component mentioned above and created a presentation for Senior Management to highlight the Gaps and propose Gap Remediation Projects/Measures
  • Created a PowerPoint Presentation for the Gaps for the Risk Weighted Average (RWA) project and presented it to Senior Management
  • Gather Requirements for creating a Workflow and system (front end and back end) for the Distressed Assets Team for calculation of Loss Given Default (LGD) Risk parameter of various Asset Exposures which are either distressed or are deemed to be distressed soon based on Probability of Default
  • Responsible for engaging various points of contacts across various groups and getting Agreements and Approvals for Requirements from Business Owners/Sponsors

Confidential, Middletown, CT

Business Analyst / Data Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Gathered Requirements, Developed Process Model and detailed Business Policies.
  • Gathered functional business requirements from process owners and developed functional specifications for application enhancements.
  • Worked with development / technical team members to ensure that the enhancements would meet the defined business requirements.
  • Conferred with Business Users to Gather Requirements for the design and development teams.
  • Involved in exporting data from the database to flat files.
  • Facilitated Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions, as well as conducted interviews with appropriate business/technical stakeholders.
  • Analyzed Business Requirements to produce System Requirements for the technical team
  • Validated EDI Claim Process according to HIPAA compliance.
  • Tested HIPAA regulations in Facets HIPAA privacy module.
  • Conducted Business meetings for the claims adjudication process and its workflow.
  • Identified and documented UML Use Cases with Use Case diagrams.
  • Worked with business users to define Business, Process, and Data Models to understand the overall business.
  • Worked with developers to test the iterations of the system under development (SUD) to ensure it met the user’s needs.
  • Interacted and assisted the entire team on the testing tools and processes.
  • Wrote and executed Test cases for the application when in (UAT) Environment.
  • Involved in evaluation of the user request for new or modified program to determine feasibility, cost and compatibility with current system, and computer capabilities.

Confidential, Jersey City, NJ

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed consumer surveys and gave technical inputs in Business meetings.
  • Involved in the meeting with Business process owners, SME (subject matter experts) and Marketing Team for Requirements gathering in Definition Stage.
  • Ensured all artifacts are complied with corporate SDLC policy and guidelines.
  • Worked on Data stage ETL Tool.
  • Facilitated Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions, as well as conducted interviews of appropriate business/technical stakeholders.
  • Used Advance SQL Scripting for Validation
  • Analyzed Business Requirements to produce System Requirements for the technical team using MS Visio.
  • Identifying and documenting UML Use Cases with Use Case diagrams.
  • Work with business users to define Business, Process, and Data Models to understand the overall business.
  • Facilitated the Customer in defining the high-level Functional Requirements and needs.
  • Gathered the Requirements, developed Process Model and detailed Business Policies and modified the business requirement document.
  • Performed GAP analysis of business rules, system process flows, and requirements. Ensured cGMP and compliance requirements (Title 21 CFR Part 11) were met.
  • Created and developed use cases with UML and updated the SOPs and WIs
  • Validated the Business Requirements.
  • Wrote SQL Scripts to test the functionality and business requirements
  • Monitored Functionality and Regression testing during the various Phases of the development
  • Validated the system End-to-End Testing to meet the Approved Functional Requirements.
  • Worked on creating technical documents and led Power Point/Visio presentations for the development of financial and technical applications for the departmental user base and for audit purpose.
  • Analyzed team performance with the QA manager and implemented the changes if any in order to raise the efficiency of the entire team.
  • Participated in the team for User Acceptance Testing.
  • Increased process efficiencies across department by spearheading the implementation of the full lifecycle software development methodology.
  • Participated in weekly meeting and discussed modification request with management team.

Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in business analysis and project management, coordinating between the team members, addressing budget issues and creating test plans according to the business requirements.
  • Worked on requirements for various modules covered under Retail and Global E-Commerce (POS) apps that include modules include FI (Account Receivable, Account Payable, and General Ledger), SD (Sales Order Process, Order Delivery), etc.
  • Used warehouse management system (WMS) which is a software application that supports the day-to-day operations in a warehouse as part of ERP
  • Worked with the project manager for planning and organizing the project activities, and in communicating with other business center mangers and stakeholders of the project.
  • Worked on supply chain sustainability which include projects to reduce energy cost, any form of waste and application of green technologies within transportation and logistics
  • Gap Analysis of client requirements, generated workflow process, flow charts and relevant artifacts.
  • Defined and documented the vision and scope of the project.
  • Gathered requirements, developed Process Model and detailed Business Policies.
  • Designed Use Cases using UML and managed the entire functional requirements life cycle using RUP.
  • Worked with the project manager to estimate best/worst case scenarios, track progress with weekly estimates of remaining work to do, conducting informal meetings ad hoc and as needed.
  • Followed the RUP methodology for the entire SDLC.
  • Idetified factors required to implement an ERP system successfully
  • Involved in writing and implementation of the test plan, and various test cases for UAT
  • Involved EDI data from your accounting system into a meaningful, business document format, like a purchase order or invoice.
  • Initiated, proposed and implemented critical analytical and technical turnkey solutions extensively increasing the quantitative and qualitative value of the application.
  • Involved in project planning, coordination and implemented QA methodology.
  • Provided overall project management to multiple projects successfully completing them on-schedule and on-budget.
  • Prepared the Business Workflow using MS-Visio with input, output, Pre and Post conditions.
  • Enhanced test cases and scripts by adding the required functionality as per the new business requirements.
  • Participated in various meetings and discussed Enhancement and Modification Request issues.
  • Attended weekly meeting to discuss progress and modification to test plans due to change in business requirements.

Confidential, McLean, VA

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Identified high-level requirements for developing and documenting detailed business requirements using Rational Requisite Pro.
  • Analyzed, defined, and verified Project is within the business requirements and technical requirements using composed User Requirement Specification (URS), Software Requirement Specification (SRS)/SRA, Business Requirement Document (BRD), Technical requirement document (TRD), Functional Requirement Specification, Non-Functional Specification.
  • Involved in the meeting with Business process owners, SME (subject matter experts) and Marketing Team for Requirements gathering in Definition Stage.
  • Gathering Business Requirements, Writing scope documents and Use Cases.
  • Utilized RUP (Rational Unified Process) to create use cases, activity, class diagrams and workflow process diagrams.
  • Used Customer Relationship Management (CRM) in order to meet customer expectations
  • Followed established formats and procedures, created new formats, as well as researched, created, edited business data documents.
  • Gathered the Requirements, Develop Process Model and detailed Business Policies and modified the business requirement document.
  • Prepared the Business Workflow using MS-Visio with input, output, and Pre and Post conditions.
  • Strong ability to understand and develop requirements by analyzing business rules and integrating data tables within diverse databases.
  • Verified the correlation between the UML diagrams and develop detail diagrams.
  • Analyzed team performance with the QA manager and implemented the changes if any with respect to raising the efficiency of the entire team.
  • Participated in data analysis for verification purposes.
  • Used Rational Clear Quest to report defects and chain management.
  • Also responsible to the user group for special requests and program maintenance, where I have generated numerous reports to aid the day-to-day activities and problem solving.

Confidential, Cincinnati, OH

Business Analyst / Data Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Established ownership on all types of customer correspondence and fees
  • Standardized and built a process for review and signoff of non-marketing owned customer facing communications, including roles and responsibilities.
  • Built a sustainable review process for Fees, including roles and responsibilities.
  • Standardized definition of materials needing legal and compliance sign-off.
  • Established processes for recurring reviews of new customer facing communications and re of existing communications.
  • Liaised with clients in various industries for requirements and input to Architect PeopleSoft solutions, such as accounts payable/accounts receivable (AP/AR), general ledger (GL), and asset management.
  • Implement and deploy PeopleSoft Financials applications, including cash management and deal management modules, for this leading software-consulting firm.
  • Standardized processes for cataloging, storage, retrieval and distribution of all communications
  • Worked with IT in generating customer communications and fees reports and used it to perform GAP Analysis against existing LOB inventory
  • Defined requirements to automate the daily imports from PeopleSoft into the dashboard.
  • Worked with PeopleSoft administrators to define the different security groups needed for different roles.
  • Gathered requirements to build an interface that loads employee demographic and PeopleSoft specific data directly from the HR system. Employee data appears in the Workforce Timekeeper application within minimum times.
  • Responsible for being the administrator for the PeopleSoft HR and Benefits Administration configuration tables and their maintenance
  • Understood PeopleSoft product development concepts including user group meeting facilitation, software development, project management, quality assurance and software version control.
  • Addressed audit findings and customer facing materials and fees at an enterprise level to ensure consistency and accuracy.

Confidential, Forest Hills, NY

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Performed stakeholder analysis to identify key players for project success.
  • Identified and involved all key stakeholders, contributors, business, operations and technical resources that must participate in a project and ensured that contributors are motivated to complete assigned tasks within the parameters of the project plan.
  • Prepared BRD and FRD to confine the appropriate claim processing system in the systematic way for the users.
  • The SDLC Methodology was used to initiate the system application in (RUP) Rational Unified Process.
  • Facilitated Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions to refine and modify the collected requirements from users and proceeded to the functional specifications.
  • Played an active role in gathering, analyzing, and writing business requirements.
  • Collected and documented business processes as well as business rules. Provided key input in working with users in defining project and system requirements.
  • Translated the business needs into system requirements and communicated with the business on a non-technical level
  • Assisted in building a business analysis process model using Visio.
  • Documented the Functional Specifications Document using UML and Visio.
  • Scheduled meetings with developers, systems analyst and testers to collaborate resource allocation and project completion using MS Project
  • Created use cases using Visio and involved in managing the functional requirements life cycle
  • Involved in User Acceptance testing.
  • Responsible for creating business flow diagrams using MS-Visio.
  • Created product documentation, including online help, printed user manual, and materials.
  • Used quality center for defect management and defect rectification.
  • Assisted with Test Cases and developed strategies with Quality Assurance group to implement them. Efficiently responded to client inquiries and resolved discrepancies. Identified, prioritized, tested and proved essential business functions to assure compliance with vendor and internal auditing.
  • Collaborated with Quality Assurance Analyst in Rational Clear Quest to track defects and used Rational Clear Case to maintain consistency in the builds.

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