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Business Analyst Resume

PA

CAREER SUMMARY:

  • Business Analyst with 6+ years of hands on experience in business consulting in Insurance/Finance and application development with excellent skills in client interfacing, requirement gathering, user support, quality assurance, problem solving, and documentation.
  • Knowledge Agile/Scrum environments and per the PMBoK Very experienced in leadership / team building, Process improvement initiatives based on feedback including selection, assignment, motivation, coaching and conflict resolution.
  • Experienced in SDLC, Scrum, Agile and Sprints and worked on Planning, Grooming, Retrospectives and other Scrum activities.
  • Experienced in gathering business requirements and creating BRD documentation
  • Excellent at analyzing gathered requirements, verifying requirements and creating functional specifications (FRD)
  • Strong in writing SQL queries and reporting the results to the business team
  • Experience in System Integration using Web Services API - SOAP API, REST API.
  • Experienced in monitoring all incoming Swift messages feeding to internal applications.
  • Experienced in Risk analysis, Securities and their valuation, Asset Management (risks and returns), Asset Allocations, Bond pricing, Financial Derivatives, Cash Management, financing structure, Portfolio Analysis and Management, etc.
  • In depth knowledge of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) models such as Water Fall, Spiral and RAD.
  • Experience in creating and maintaining the Requirements definition documents that included Business and Functional requirements.
  • Experienced in conducting JAD sessions, focus group and brainstorming sessions, reviews, and walkthroughs and customer interviews for various business processes.
  • Used Rational Requisite Pro for requirements management and to follow configuration management process.
  • Skills in developing Use Case diagrams, Sequence diagrams, State Chart diagrams, and Class diagrams.
  • Exposure in creating and analyzing Data flow diagrams, and Entity Relationship diagrams.
  • Skills to track environment build release level at various point in the software building process.
  • Extensive use of UML/RUP for modeling views in Microsoft Visio.
  • Possess Project management skills such as time estimation, task identification, risk analysis and scope management and resource management.
  • Defining Test Cases, analyzing bugs, interaction with team members in fixing errors, Unit testing and User Acceptance Testing (UAT).
  • Experienced with JIRA agile application in entering and updating issues: Epics, Stories, and Tasks

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Methodologies: UML, RAD, RUP, Agile, Waterfall

Requirement Tracking: Rational RequisitePro, Quality Center

Performance Testing Tools: Rational Suite Performance Studio

Operating Systems: MS Windows NT/98/2000/XP, Unix

Web/Design & Reporting Tools: HTML, XML, MS Front Page, Adobe Photoshop, ASP, .NET, Tableau

Databases: Oracle, SQL Server, MS Access

Programming Languages: C, C++, COBOL, Cognos, JAVA, PL/SQL, PHP

Office Tools: MS Word, Excel, MS Project, MS Outlook

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Confidential, PA

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Identified problems and presented solutions associated with Business data models, Inconsistencies in Data reporting and Business Data Exchange
  • Creating API build documentation such as Business Requirements Documents, Developer Reference Guides, and AIM (Application Interface Mapping) documents.
  • Using Shared Containers and creating reusable components for local and shared use in the ETL process.
  • Performed Gap Analysis by matching the requirements for managed care programs.
  • Integrated the API and Web Services for extracting the data from external systems to display/store in the pages of Salesforce.com using the REST services.
  • Performed duties of Agile coach by educating the team on prioritization techniques and estimation techniques.
  • Provide strategic support to assigned business areas and consult with technical subject matter experts.
  • Gather, develop and write functional specifications for transactional CRM web based system
  • Help define functional requirements relative to various business initiatives.
  • Provided technical consulting and support in solution integration and API design activity that occurs during various phases of the project.
  • Proactively managed with business area and stakeholders to deliver highly visible firm's initiatives for BDS (Broker-Dealer Separation) and Hedge Fund Collateral Re-hypothecation in accordance with SEA Rule 15c3-3.
  • Gathered requirements for creating "Affirmation Engine" that would assist in matching trades and confirm and straight through processing (STP) for the clients.
  • Prepared an ROI analysis report after evaluating the COTS product of the multiple business lines
  • Created as-is and to-be process maps, use cases, functional specs and state diagrams
  • Representing the business on PMO driven projects and function as the champion for business focused solutions.
  • Key point of contact between the business stakeholders and application development teams
  • Work with vendors and across company departments to ensure that system releases are developed and maintained according to the business requirements.
  • Implemented a Commission system tracking and calculating Agent commissions on policies.
  • Implemented an invoice payment system developed in-house which provided Financial Controller with reporting on company expense.

Confidential, Seattle, WA

API Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Understand and articulate business requirements from user interviews and then translate requirements into functional and technical specifications.
  • Following Agile/Scrum process participated in daily scrums and analyzed stories.
  • Gathered the information from the client and stakeholders - Nationwide, Chubb, PURE etc., mostly through questionnaire
  • Conducted joint application development (JAD) sessions by convening project sponsors, end-user representatives, SME. Also, used Brain storming for Document analysis.
  • Enabled and used API 's only user for performing regular updates from legacy system using REST API.
  • Analyzed and managed the client's insurance portfolio, by comparing with the different coverage offers.
  • Extracted the information related to insurers portfolio from the web and as per the current market trend.
  • Interacted with the SMEs and stakeholders to get a better understanding of client business processes and gather business requirements.
  • Conducted meetings to document Change Requests for new requirements.
  • Provided technical consulting and support in solution integration and API design activity that occurs during various phases of the project.
  • Served as the primary point of contact between business and technical staff at all levels.
  • Created Use Case diagram, Sequence diagram and Activity diagram for understanding the business processes.
  • Participated in UAT along with Business SME's.
  • Conducted User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and collaborated with the QA team to develop the Test Plans, Test Scenarios, Test Cases and Test Data to be used in testing based on business requirements & technical specifications.
  • Assisted to develop the Test Plan, Test Cases and Test Scenarios to be used in testing based on Business Requirements, Technical Specifications and/or Product Knowledge.

Confidential, Boston, MA

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Interacted with the SMEs and stakeholders to get a better understanding of client business processes and gather business requirements.
  • Modeling the As-Is system and doing the complete Gap Analysis for the existing system in order to map it to the To-Be system.
  • Identified Use cases from the requirements and wrote Use Case Specifications
  • Worked in combination of Agile and Waterfall.
  • Enabled and used API 's only user for performing regular updates from legacy system using REST API.
  • Conducted JAD sessions for communicating with the all Project directors and stakeholders.
  • Created Use-Cases and Business Use-Case Model after accessing the status and scope of the project and understanding the business processes
  • Integrated the API and Web Services for extracting the data from external systems to display/store in the pages of Salesforce.com using the REST services.
  • Managed all the requirements in RequisitePro, making requirements available to all team members.
  • Managed the Metadata Repository associated with the ETL processes used to populate the data warehouse.
  • Involved in designing and analyzing the data warehouse using Reverse engineering and Forward engineering methodology and the respective dimension tables were designed and generated.
  • Assured that all Artifacts are in compliance with corporate SDLC Policies and guidelines.
  • Coordinated and prioritized outstanding defects and enhancement/system requests based on business requirements, allowing sufficient time frame to ensure accuracy and consider deadlines
  • Wrote SQL queries to test the database backend. Created Data Flow Diagrams (DFD’s). Assisted and Participated in conceptual and logical data modeling of the databases.
  • Monitored client expectations and conducted user interviews.

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Extensively involved in Risk analysis, Securities and their valuation, Asset Management (risks and returns), Asset Allocations, Bond pricing, Financial Derivatives, Cash flows, financing structure, Portfolio Analysis, etc.
  • Responsible for creating and reviewing business requirements, functional specifications, project schedules, documentation and test plans.
  • Coordinated mentoring of various tools and process flow of the application.
  • Analyzed and design Use Case diagrams, Class diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, Business Objects, Domain Object Model, and MS Visio to depict process flows and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Used JIRA to facilitate backlog grooming, planning, daily scrum, reviews, and retrospective.
  • Communicated effectively both verbally and in writing with an overall ability to be clear and concise.
  • Involved in monitoring process flows and creating process verification plans and conducting UAT.
  • Collaborated in the planning, design, development and the deployment of new applications.
  • Coordinated the efforts for the enhancements of design and functioning of existing applications.
  • Assisted with testing case scenario and select applications to aid SQA requirements expectations.
  • Created new reports, transition existing reports to modernized environments with data analytics.
  • Worked with internal customers to elicit BI requirements via interviews and studying of report cases.

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