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Sr. Business Analyst Resume

Washington, DC

SUMMARY

  • Senior professional with more than 10 years of diverse business applications experience in positively impacting corporate performance by meeting and exceeding client business needs, and over 10 years of experience as a senior accounting and finance executive in managing full spectrum of accounting & finance functions across numerous industries with exposure to banking, commercial lending, mortgage lending, wealth management, capital market, risk management, management information, accounting & finance, property & casualty insurance, manufacturing, multi - channel retail businesses, and government organization.
  • Proven ability to bridge technology and business goals to provide productive solutions. Demonstrated success leading and mentoring cross-functional teams in multi-environments to maximize levels of productivity.
  • Demonstrated ability to create infrastructure to support business growth, improve operating efficiency, reducing costs, enhance quality, mitigate risk associated with business and improve business results.
  • Reputation for delivering superior results on time, on budget, and on benefit.
  • Expertise in analysing existing systems & procedures, preparing operating plans, designing internal control systems and facilitating effective decision-making.
  • Good understanding of mortgage and home equity loan, loan IQ, derivative, equity trading life cycle, market risk methodologies such as VaR, standard and specific risk, accounting & financial management system, ERP/SAP/Oracle systems, and property & casualty insurance.
  • Experience with the black knight’s loan sphere applications, and with advanced lending solutions (ALS), to originate loans, improve loan quality, store documents and images, and support regulatory requirements, and mitigate risks. Also with the bank fusion software for the consolidation of different commercial loan product mix and to support loan from origination to maturity, and with PeopleSoft and JD Edward software for accounting and financial management.
  • Skills in full cycle of accounting management including general ledger, sub-ledgers, reconciliations, preparation of GAAP compliance financial statements and related reports, strategic business planning, treasury management, budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis, investment banking operations, valuation models, risk management, resource management, and process re-engineering.
  • Strong knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC), testing methodologies and techniques, waterfall, rational unified process (RUP), agile concepts, and unified modeling language (UML) using modeling tools such as Rational Rose and MS Visio.
  • Proficient in creating business requirements document (BRD), compliance requirement document, functional specification documents, use case diagrams (USD), activity diagrams, state diagrams, and sequence diagrams using Rational Rose and MS Visio.
  • Well-versed in creating wireframes using excel & MS Visio for screen mock ups.
  • Highly experienced in using gap analysis techniques to gain a clear understanding of the AS-IS of the system and additionally derive new user scenarios to understand the potential TO-BE system.
  • Extensive experience in requirements elicitation techniques, conducting user interviews, document analysis, resolving open issues and change request by conducting joint application development (JAD) sessions with SME’s and users, and managing requirements using tools like Requisite Pro, Clear Case & ALM.
  • Strong analytical skills; support project operations through data mapping and data analysis activities.
  • Extensive experience in creating test approach documents, test plans, test scenarios, test procedures & test cases. Successfully fixed bugs and performed user acceptance testing (UAT) working with team members.
  • Involved on-going production support after product is released.
  • Well versed in project management tools like MS-Project for status reporting and planning.
  • Experience working with several offshore development team members.
  • Believe in collaboration, positive and strategic thinking, building productive relationship, time lines, trusting team, respect intellects of individuals, communicating well, learning fast, inspect and adapt approach for continuous improvements and handling sticky situations with grace.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Front-End Tools: MS Office (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, Outlook Express) MS Visio, MS Project.

Data Bases: Microsoft Access, Oracle.

Testing Tools: Win Runner, Load Runner, Quick Test Pro, Quality Center, Rational Tools.

Business Skills: Business Definition Requirements, Business Process Analysis & Research, Use Case Modeling.

Packages: Requisite Pro, Rational Rose, Clear Case, Enterprise Architect, Business Process Modeler, ALM.

Operating System: Windows 95/98/2000/2008/ XP.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, WASHINGTON, DC

Sr. Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Participated in gap Analysis to identify the concerns/issues of the current Investran application and to identify the requirements for the changes in the proposed BEM application.
  • Interacted with users, offshore designers, developers, and project manager to get a better understanding of business process to develop vision document and business requirement specifications, and gathered business, compliance, and functional requirements.
  • Documented the AS-IS business workflow related to the application adhering to UML standards.
  • Actively participated in JAD sessions/workshops for gathering requirements from business heads and their representatives. Played the role of a facilitator in the JAD session.
  • Documented meeting minutes from the JAD session as well as responsible for getting a sign-off on them from the JAD participants.
  • Followed a structured approach to organize requirements into logical groupings of essential business processes, compliance requirements, functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Adopted agile with emphasis on iterative and incremental development by modules. Documented the artifacts.
  • Identified use cases from the functional and compliance requirements and wrote use case specifications and created “TO-BE business process workflow” activity diagrams in MS Visio.
  • Created use case diagrams using MS Visio to show the interaction between the actors and use cases as well as showing the relationship between the use cases.
  • Analyzed the data and summarized the data using pivot tables in excel.
  • Wrote test plans, test scripts, test cases and test procedures and walked the offshore QA team through them to make sure they understood them properly.
  • Maintained a traceability matrix to ensure that all functional requirements are addressed at the use case level as well as the test case level.
  • Performed functional and GUI testing to ensure that the user acceptance criteria are met.
  • Co-coordinated the UAT with the SME’s to make sure that all the business requirements are addressed.
  • Successfully collaborated with the offshore development, UI and testing teams to make sure that the deliverables met with the functional & compliance requirements provided.
  • Presented demos for all new enhancements in modules to the upper management.
  • Developed timelines for project delivery, and it’s on schedule.
  • Created end user manuals and procedure manuals post testing/deployment.

Environment: Windows XP, MS Word, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Project, MS Visio, SQL, Requisite Pro, Clear Case, and ALM.

Confidential, MONTGOMERY, AL

Sr. Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Interacted with division heads and representatives, users, designers, developers, and project manager to get a better understanding of business process to develop vision document and business requirement specifications, and gathered business, compliance, and functional requirements.
  • Participated in gap Analysis to identify the concerns/issues of the current website and to identify the requirements for the changes in the proposed website.
  • Documented the AS-IS business workflow related to the website adhering to UML standards.
  • Actively participated in JAD sessions for gathering requirements from division heads and their representatives. Played the role of a facilitator in the JAD session.
  • Documented meeting minutes from the JAD session as well as responsible for getting a sign-off on them from the JAD participants.
  • Followed a structured approach to organize requirements into logical groupings of essential business processes, compliance requirements, functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Adopted agile with emphasis on iterative and incremental development by division. Documented the artifacts.
  • Identified use cases from the functional and compliance requirements and wrote use case specifications and created “TO-BE business process workflow” activity diagrams in MS Visio.
  • Created use case diagrams using MS Visio in to show the interaction between the actors and use cases as well as showing the relationship between the use cases.
  • Analyzed the data and summarized the data using pivot tables in excel.
  • Wrote test plans, test scripts, test cases and test procedures and walked the QA team through them to make sure they understood them properly.
  • Maintained a traceability matrix to ensure that all functional requirements are addressed at the use case level as well as the test case level.
  • Performed functional and GUI testing to ensure that the user acceptance criteria are met.
  • Co-coordinated the UAT with the SME’s to make sure that all the business requirements are addressed.
  • Successfully collaborated with the development, UI and testing teams to make sure that the deliverables met with the functional & compliance requirements provided.
  • Presented demos for all new enhancements in the website to the upper management.
  • Developed timelines for project delivery, and it’s on schedule.
  • Created end user manuals and procedure manuals post testing/deployment.

Environment: Windows XP, MS Word, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Project, MS Visio, SQL, Requisite Pro, Clear Case, and Quality Center.

Confidential, PA

Sr. Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Interviewed SMEs and their representatives managing various functions to gather business requirements, wants, and needs, concerning the project and documented the requirements.
  • Understand the value and benefit of leveraging LoanSphere to help meet business objectives.
  • Capture and design current- and future-state processes adhering UML standards
  • Optimize existing processes through statistical modelling, analysis and business simulation.
  • Managed JAD session meetings between clients, development teams and analysts on a scheduled basis.
  • Lead data gathering sessions for data conversions from mainframe to Empower.NET product.
  • Documented meeting minutes from the JAD Session and got a sign-off on them from the JAD participants.
  • Solve complex problems using subject-matter expertise, business process design and LoanSphere applications
  • Perform root-cause analysis to ensure the actual problem, rather than a symptom, is being addressed
  • Followed a structured approach to organize requirements into logical groupings of essential business processes, compliance requirements, functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Adopted agile with emphasis on iterative and incremental development. Documented the artifacts.
  • Identified use cases, created use cases diagram and wrote use case narratives.
  • Performed data mapping and analysis activities using excel extracts.
  • Conducted walkthroughs with business and development teams.
  • Side-by-side mentoring/coaching of “front-line” team members searching for shortcuts and faster methods of navigating user interfaces or utilizing various tools
  • Conducted several rounds of back end testing of VaR at overall PF level and granular level as well as stress test simulation.
  • Maintained a traceability matrix to ensure that all functional requirements are addressed at the use case level as well as the test case level.
  • Partnered with QA team to create test scenarios, test plans and test cases based on requirements and functional specifications. Conducted user acceptance testing (UAT).
  • Developed timelines for project delivery, and completed successfully.
  • Created end user manuals and procedure manuals post testing/deployment.

Environment: Windows XP, MS Word, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Project, MS Visio, SQL, Oracle, Requisite Pro, Clear Case, and Quality Center.

Confidential, ATLANTA, GA

Sr. Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Meeting with business users and defining functional business requirements
  • Perform an in-depth analysis of the system’s organizational structure, services and processes.
  • Organizing and managing meetings between clients, development teams and analysts on a scheduled basis
  • Interview employees and end-users for collecting requirements.
  • Analyzed, documented, and managed all project requirements and changes to requirements throughout the software development lifecycle using Rational Requisite Pro.
  • Created Project management plans for managing on time delivery using MS Project along with writing test cases, unit and systems integration test plans.
  • Enhanced operations by developing automated RUP workflow processes.
  • Created use case diagram, and activity diagram MS Visio.
  • Responsible for creating business requirements document (BRD).
  • Created end user manuals and procedure manuals post testing/deployment.

Environment: UML, Rational Rose, RUP, Requisite Pro, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft PowerPoint, Oracle, and Quality center.

Confidential, SEATTLE

Sr. Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Participated in gap analysis to identify the deficiencies of the current system and to identify the requirements for the changes in the proposed system.
  • Meeting with business users and defining vision and functional business requirements.
  • Documented existing process and contributed to proposed process flow. Analyzed current and target system.
  • Designed existing workflow diagrams and did business modeling by using MS Visio.
  • Facilitated joint application development (JAD) sessions for eliciting the requirements.
  • Analyzed, documented and managed requirements in a format that was easily reviewed and understood by both business people and technical people using Requisite Pro.
  • Conducted walkthroughs with business and development teams.
  • Created use cases using UML and managed the entire functional requirements life cycle using RUP.
  • Responsible for preparing the functional specification document (FSD).
  • Performed data mapping and analysis activities using excel extracts.
  • Implemented numerous business optimization process and reporting tools that improved efficiency, reduced expenses, labor costs, and maximized profit by automating outdated manual processes.
  • Presented demos for all new enhancements to the upper management.
  • Partnered with QA team to create test scenarios, test plans and test cases based on requirements and functional specifications. Conducted user acceptance testing (UAT).
  • Developed timelines for project delivery, and managed projects and resources to successful completion.
  • Created end user manuals and procedure manuals post testing/deployment.

Environment: Windows XP, MS Word, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Project, MS Visio, SQL, Oracle, Requisite Pro, Clear Case, and Quality Center.

Confidential, NEW YORK

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Interviewed traders, portfolio & risk managers to create, interpret, and implement business requirements into functional specifications including data flow and lifecycle diagrams.
  • Did GAP Analysis by identifying existing technologies and documenting enhancements.
  • Worked with various market data feeds providers like Reuters, Bloomberg, Fact set etc. and mapped them to the database for pricing information.
  • Liaised between developers and users to clarify specifications as necessary.
  • Applied rational unified process (RUP) methodology in defining the problem, gathering requirements, business modeling and communicating technical team.
  • Assessed business unit requirements, documented BRD, and presented to senior management.
  • Used SQL to query database for performing data analysis and generating excel based reports.
  • Helped technical teams in data modeling and database design.
  • Organized JAD Sessions with users to brainstorm, explore options, and weigh approaches.
  • Developed use case diagrams for every conceivable scenario.
  • Assisted testing team in understanding the business rules and the system development.
  • Reviewed technical specifications to develop testing approach, test plans, and test cases.
  • Performed unit test for software changes, then migrated them to system test, reported errors to appropriate team and performed black box testing after technical team corrected the errors.
  • Executed user acceptance testing (UAT).
  • Assisted development teams in data transformation, mapping, and conversion for new data warehouse.

Environment: Rational Rose, Requisite Pro, Front Page, MS Visio, MS Office, MS Project, MS Access, MS Excel, Java, J2EE, XML, TOAD, Oracle, SQL, UNIX, QTP, Win runner, Load runner, and Quality Center

Confidential, COLUMBUS, OH

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Created “As-Is Business Models”, required by meeting with SME’s from underwriting, finance, customer service, marketing and fulfillment departments.
  • Facilitated brainstorming sessions with the SME’s to capture self-service portal requirements.
  • Created wireframes for the self-service portal and authored the functional requirement document.
  • Created “To-Be Business Models” based on UML methodology.
  • Conducted walkthroughs with business and development teams.
  • Conducted iterations and communicated results and milestone achievements to the stakeholders while keeping the developers closely updated on all documented refinements.
  • Managed project schedule using MS Project showing all the deliverables target dates.
  • Identified Use cases, created use case diagrams, and wrote use case narratives.
  • Created design document, UML diagrams by using MS Visio.
  • Partnered with QA team to create test scenarios, test plans and test cases based on requirements and functional specifications. Conducted user acceptance testing (UAT).
  • Helped in creating end user manuals and procedure manuals post testing/deployment.

Environment: MS Visio, RUP, UML, Win Runner, Microsoft SQL, MS Project, Microsoft office, Oracle, Windows, Load Runner, and Quality Center.

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