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Business Analyst-market Intelligence Resume

Stamford, CT

SUMMARY

  • 5+ years of IT experience with emphasis on Business Analysis. Worked closely with various project stakeholders, SMEs and staff to understand and document business requirements, functional requirements, and design specifications for new applications along with enhancements to the existing applications.
  • Strong experience working in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) using various methodologies including RUP, Agile, Waterfall, and other client specific internal methodologies.
  • Experience in interacting with business users and executives to identify business needs, gather Requirements and authoring Business Requirement Documents (BRD), Use Case Diagrams, Activity Diagrams and Sequence Diagrams using UML modeling.
  • Skilled in translating business objectives, prioritizing functional requirements and recommending feasible solutions to business problems.
  • Extensive experience in business analysis, GAP analysis, cost/benefit analysis, Risk analysis, testing, development of functional specifications and project planning.
  • Extensive knowledge of Object Oriented Analysis and Design using Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • Facilitated User Acceptance Testing towards customer satisfaction.
  • Competent in client relation management, presentation and knowledge transfer skills.
  • Experience in Requirements gathering, Documentation, Use Cases, Functional Specifications, Business Case Analysis, Testing
  • Effectively monitored the Defect Tracking process in the functional, integration and regression test phases of the project.
  • Expertise in creating Test Cases on the basis of product features, client requirements and technical documents.
  • Developed, executed and maintained Test Scripts. Reviewed and documented system Test Plans.
  • Create and maintain Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM)
  • Process Improvement, Requirements Gathering, Design, Development, Change Control Process, Quality Assurance Testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT) &Training.
  • Excellent interpersonal dexterity with proven ability to converse, liaises, negotiate and relate with a wide range of personalities.
  • Strong analytical and client service skills with a high learning acumen to adopt new tools and technologies with ease and seamlessly integrate skills set into the common goal of Project.
  • Excellent team player with strong commitment and have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Extensive Domain knowledge in Investment Banking, Fixed income Trade & Derivatives
  • Practical experience in Investment Banking: Strong knowledge of P&L and accounting System, Fixed Income business, products, policies and procedures.
  • Experience on Fixed Income Derivatives - Interest Rate Swaps, CDS, Derivatives, PAUG swaps, Corporate bonds, Equities, treasuries, options, swaps and futures.
  • Extensive experience in Mortgage Backed Securities and CMBS products, a possible combo of swaps, whole loans, ARMS and fixed Loans.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in writing documentations including Requirement Specifications, High Level Business Needs (HLBN), High Level Business Requirements (HLBR), Detailed Business Requirements (DBR), Use Cases, FS documents and project charters
  • Knowledge of the key drivers of the industry, keep abreast with business trends and strategic directions about industry in the area of Investment Banking.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Profit & Loss Projections
  • Financial Reporting
  • Expense Control
  • Auditing Controls
  • Strategic Planning
  • Credit Analysis
  • Government Financial Processes
  • GAAP/SOX
  • Process Improvement
  • Internal/External Client Relation
  • Fluent in Hindi
  • Adaptive, flexible team player;
  • Effective time management
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable/Payroll
  • Training & Development

TECHNICAL SKILLS

SOFTWARE TOOLS: MS Office, Adobe, Photoshop, MS Outlook, Java, SQL, SharePoint, XML, MATLAB, Visual Studio

PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLS: Oracle CRM, MS Project, Rational &RequisitePro, RUP, Visio, Clear Quest, Proprietary Methodologies, Test Director, Clear Case, Agile, Waterfall, Scrum, SDLC, Iterative, JAD, UAT, RUP, RAD, SQL, SPSS, CSS, HTML, XML, QTP (Quick Test Pro), VBA, R / R-Studio / R-Excel, MS Visio, Processing, Stata, SQL, SAS, Bloomberg & Excel Add-In, Salesforce/FinancialForce

FINANCIAL TERMINOLOGY: Trust/Custody, FTI, Money Transfer, Commercial Loan, Risk Ratings, Foreign Exchange, Capital Markets, Risk, Credit Risk Interface, Bank Mergers, Bankruptcy, Credit Cards, Financial Brokerage, Portfolio Management Systems, Fixed Income, Asset Management, Securities, Derivatives, Repos, Reconciliation, Mutual, Business Process Reengineering, Insurance, Claims, Budgeting, Check Processing, Financial models, Revenue cycle process, Operating projections, AML, BSA, OFAC, IRR, ROIC, NPV, Asset management, Risk Analysis, Portfolio Management, SNL Financial, Capital IQ, Quantitative Methods, Financial Risk Management & Asset Pricing, Option Greeks, Financial Econometrics & Time Series Analysis, Credit Risk Modeling, Technical Analysis, Financial software development process

PLATFORM: MS Windows XP, MS Windows NT, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 9.x, I.E. 4.0 and above

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Stamford, CT

Business Analyst-Market Intelligence

Responsibilities:

  • Participated in Business Modeling by understanding the needs of the business and also documenting Business Use Cases as well as System Use Cases.
  • Participated regularly in walkthroughs and review meetings with PM, QA Lead and development teams.
  • Accomplished experience through whole SDLC from requirement analysis till deployment, using highly efficient Scrum process of Software development.
  • Identified and documented issues, risk and gaps, their descriptions, their impact and provided recommendation and alternatives to develop the application to meet the user requirements.
  • Performed requirement analysis by gathering both functional and non-functional requirements based on interactions with the Business process owners & stakeholders
  • Write detailed requirement for System Enhancement and making high level concept diagrams for procurement.
  • Experience in creating blueprint of the system, Database team in designing the database and maintaining the proper ER relationship.
  • Formulated BRD (Business Requirement document) and FRD (Functional Requirements Document) with detailed specifications and workflow diagrams.
  • Created Scope document, Project Request Form, Project Closure Form and secure signoff from project sponsor and other key stakeholders
  • Coordinated and attended daily scrum meetings, iteration planning meetings, and backlog grooming for requirements prioritization and definition of acceptance criteria.
  • Gather requirements after JAD sessions with the purpose of defining the functional business, Data and system requirements.
  • Identified the scope, business objective and documented the functional requirements for each release.
  • Involve in Risk Analysis & Risk Management for creating and implementing documentation for technical team by supporting and also Designs systems and programs to meet complex business needs.
  • Implemented agile methodology for running the whole product life cycle in project.
  • Participated in GAP analysis around the identification of business rules and system process flows, user administration, requirements and assumptions.
  • Conducted JAD sessions during the various stages of upgrading the matching system and discuss the current system preference.
  • Worked actively with the QA (Quality Assurance) team for designing Test Plan and Test Cases for the User Acceptance Testing (UAT).
  • Performed manual tests as part of the System Integration Testing and User Acceptance Testing.

Environment: MS Office Tools, SQL Server, MS Visio, MS Project, Data Warehousing, Share point, RequisitePro, Rational Rose UML, RUP, J2EE, Windows

Confidential, Farmington, CT

Data/Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Interviewed business experts to elicit key information regarding processes and congruence with company policies.
  • Write Detailed Business requirements documents (BRD) and assessment of current System for Online Banking management processes for front, middle and back office reference data, data attributes and security master database.
  • Worked extensively to write use cases and functional requirement case diagrams, activity diagrams, sequence diagrams, state diagrams based on UML methodology and business process flow diagrams using MS Visio.
  • Interacted with the Business Users, Stakeholders and work with Focus group to identify business system needs, obtain sign-off on the Business Requirement documents for Online Banking.
  • Involve in Risk Analysis & Risk Management for creating and implementing documentation for technical team by supporting and also Designs systems and programs to meet complex business needs.
  • Facilitated requirement gathering sessions (JAD) with the business team and stakeholders to collect the business standards, security and service level requirements.
  • Worked on Change Control Testing and documentation.
  • Worked with offshore team in testing application and gathering test data.
  • Defined the workflow for the testing process in the complete software development life cycle.
  • Good understanding of Waterfall and AGILE methodology.
  • Developed Use Cases using industry standard UML notation to analyze the business from the user perspective.
  • Created Use Case and Functional Specification Document to track approved changes to the system.
  • Performed SQL query on databases using SQL server.
  • Participated in various stages of data mapping and requirement analysis for project needs.
  • Work closely with the technical teams in and in to ensure that they have a clear understanding of requirements and support them throughout the development process.
  • Co-ordinate with QA team to translate requirements into test plans and tests scripts while overlooking the testing techniques applied.
  • Assisted the testing team in creating User Acceptance Test Plan based on business users requirements and reviewed Test Plan templates.
  • Experienced in preparing and documenting the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Test cases and conduction the testing to gain confidence on the application.
  • Worked closely with the development team to analyze and troubleshoot bugs.

Environment: MS Visio, MS Project, Agile, MS Sharepoint, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Testing Tools, Oracle, Java.

Confidential

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Conducted interviews with the “Traders” by preparing questionnaire regarding property & casualty and getting the feedback
  • Analyzed and translated business requirements into system specifications utilizing UML and RUP methodology
  • Constantly helped development team in understanding the trading process when the trade is initiated by different user
  • Prepared a traceability matrix for tracking the requirement to software requirement specifications and test cases
  • Accumulated other trader’s requirements from various end through surveys, interviews and JAD sessions and translated them into system requirements
  • Conducted iterations and communicated results and milestone achievements to the stakeholders while keeping the developers closely updated on all documented refinements
  • Suggested measures and recommendations to improve the current application performance
  • Updated and modified progress and resources allocation in MS project for the team
  • Created and executed manual test cases and evaluated their results
  • Submitted issues and defects and assigned them to developers
  • Conducted UAT for the users and also Quality Assurance Testing
  • Provided the development team with portfolio re-balancing requirements, calculations and assisted the Testing team
  • Reported progress and maintained project documents, conducted meetings
  • Facilitated user acceptance testing and test strategies with developers and testers
  • Involved in development of test plans and test case and conducted UAT tasting

Environment: MS Office tools, IBM Rational Suite (Rational Requisite Pro, Rational Rose), Microsoft SQL Server 2008, HP quality center (v8.2 & v9.0), Mercury win runner, MS Project 2000, MS Visio 2008

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