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Senior Business Analyst, Advisory Services Resume

New York, NY

SUMMARY:

Senior Confidential Banking business analyst and project manager with strong developer’s background. Experienced with the elicitation of business requirements, UML Modeling, develop BRDs and FRSs, and build use cases and test cases. Possesses strong SQL querying, data modeling, reference data analysis experience. Solid knowledge of fixed income, equities and derivatives instruments, their attributes and front - to-back flow, from trade capture to clearance and settlement, EOD and regulatory reporting, reconciliations and P&L calculations. Good knowledge of fixed income analytics and pricing. Experienced working with disciplined Agile and Waterfall SDLC. A motivated team-player, liaise between development teams and business stakeholders. Resolve conflicts, build consensus.

SKILLS:

Project management tools: JIRA, TeamForge, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, Excel, Bugzilla.

RDBMS: Oracle 11g, MS SQL Server Mgmt. Studio, DBVisualizer, SQL, PL/SQL, stored procedures, triggers, export/import, SQL Loader, SQL Plus, performance, build packages, run stored programs from the web, write ad-hoc complex SQL queries.

Build and maintain reference data repositories: securities master, client master, assuring data integrity, warehousing, backup and archiving.

Programming languages: C, C++, Perl, UNIX shell programming, EMACS editing.

Middleware: Extensive knowledge of IBM WebSphere MQ platform, design, implement, and support real time messaging solutions for internal and external enterprise applications.

Release management: Perforce, CVS, adherence to corporate production release standards.

Internet technologies: Apache, Tomcat, JSP, HTML, XML.

Replication strategies: (SRDF, SRDF/A), HA Clustering, production failover and recovery. Network security, business continuity planning, BCP setup, FWP readiness and drills.

RELEVANT PROJECT EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Business Analyst, Advisory Services

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed current-state and developed recommendations for swap dealer registration assessment project.
  • Worked with Confidential ’s Advisory team to help their client, a regional bank, to identify the gaps in their swap trading business vis-a-vis CFTC and Confidential Title VII requirements.
  • Helped in constructing a remediation plan to enable the bank to register as a swap dealer.

Confidential, Newark, NJ

Conversion SME

Responsibilities:

  • Elicited, clarified and refined business requirements for Operations Dashboard KPIs (Key Processing Indicators).
  • Worked closely with product SMEs and development leads. Business areas include transaction processing, clearance and settlements.
  • Worked in Agile environment. Critically reviewed and signed off on the corresponding user stories.
  • Developed life-cycle logic and functional requirements for business events and processing notifications from various Broadridge systems, to be surfaced on the Operations Dashboard.

Confidential, Jersey City, NJ

Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Derivatives Trading- For the Latin America desk, documented business requirements and analyzed functionality gaps between two trading systems for currency swaps, FX swaps and cross-currency basis swaps.
  • Worked closely with the trading desk, middle-office, operations, and development teams.
  • Compliance- Developed business requirements, researched, evaluated and engaged external vendors to build a customer due-diligence documentation portal for Confidential .
  • Lead the vendor selection process under a tight deadline.

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Elicited and developed business requirements for finance deals feed from FinPro front end to surveillance’s GCAD.
  • Defined front-to-back data point and attributes mapping for repo deals cancel/amend transactions and trade volume feeds based on GCAD system requirements.
  • Developed core business requirements for GCAD Holiday Processing
  • Researched business requirements for GCAD Data Retention and Archiving vis-à-vis regulatory compliance retention schedule.
  • Elicited and developed business requirements for Trade Reconstruction Automation System.
  • The automated solution helps operations Trade Reconstruction Management Team to perform ‘Trade Stitching’ and comply with NFA exams and adhere to Dodd-Frank title VII regulations. Swap data points and related documents are obtained from multiple business work streams and IT platforms.
  • Coordinated swap data points retrieval from various IT teams during an NFA trade reconstruction exercise.
  • Defined and documented a process for surveillance analysts to extract trader chats from FX Connect and DealHub.
  • Gathered business requirements and performed detailed scope analysis for the bank’s T+2 Shortened Settlement Cycle project. Identified systems and products in scope, across Confidential ’s global locations, and based on the T+2 whitepaper.
  • Analyzed front-to-back trade flow across systems to ensure all products, relevant data attributes and systems which are in scope are covered.
  • Coordinated and managed systems testing and go-live preparations across fixed income and equity derivatives IT and operations teams. Documented go-live activities for all systems in a unified runbook.

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • The Confidential system presents a 360-degree view of all of the client’s relationships with the bank, and features customizable interfaces for private bankers as well as for treasury operations.
  • Products in scope include US and foreign fixed income, equities, F/X cash and derivatives (futures, options, currency swaps, forwards, metals), and commercial banking products (Time deposits, loans, annuities and insurance products)
  • Designed and developed BRD’s for Confidential reporting pertaining to: Treasury Ops (Transaction Reconciliations, Exceptions, Stock Record, Daily Prices Variances), Compliance & Risk (Suitability, AML, Trading Limits, Concentrations, Ratings), International and Domestic Private Banking (Positions, Account Balances, Ultimate Country of Risk, Custody Fees).
  • Developed Scope Statement, use cases and scripts for UAT, based on users requirements. Worked closely with private bankers, treasury operations teams, and FIS partners to coordinate in preparation for testing.
  • Lead daily SIT and UAT defect triage, tracking and resolution meetings, categorizing issues based on severity and priority.
  • Facilitated and conducted design review sessions to solution for complex business use cases between custodians and Confidential . (Examples: Security master file, shorts/pledging, corporate actions processing, EOD prices from multiple sources, securities transfers between custodians.)

Confidential, Jersey City, NJ

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Defined and documented business and functional requirements for a global fixed income securities pricing and evaluation front-end platform. The Sigma-Omega system, developed jointly by Confidential and Interactive Data (‘IDC’) global teams, uses quantitative and analytical methods to evaluate entire sectors of bonds in near real-time.
  • Applied knowledge of curves (sovereign and corporate) yields and spreads to system evaluation functions.
  • Developed system use-cases for client evaluators in the U.S and in Europe/Asia Pacific.
  • Elicited and developed business requirements for system enhancements. Clarified business requirements and wrote or updated existing BRDs.
  • Investigated regression and UAT breaks between old and new systems during calculation reconciliation phases for Confidential Grade bonds.
  • Liaised between the evaluators and development teams, and created data modeling and reference data mapping.
  • Participated in daily scrums with development and QA teams. Provided weekly status dashboards and reports to PMO and business stakeholders on the client’s side.

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Gathered business requirements and developed BRDs for a risk management and pricing project within Transaction Management Group.
  • Worked closely with Confidential ’s management team and business users to identify requirements and define daily processes to bring investment products into a normalized data warehouse.
  • Products include bonds, various types of loans and funding contracts.
  • BRDs included detailed SQL statements, process flow, ERD, functional and non-functional requirements and mapping of source data points to MSD Central, UAT planning and test cases. The BRDs described in detail how to implement products-specific attributes and calculate daily amortization schedules, while taking into consideration pre-payment related options that can affect cash flow behavior.

Confidential, New York, NY and Jersey City, NJ

Senior Business Analyst / Project Manager / Senior Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Provided daily support to Government, Finance, MBS and Corporate Trade Support teams, resolving business-critical problems including real-time trade routing, static data mappings, back-end rejects, and messaging issues.
  • Designed/implemented in C, C++ and MQ-Series Trade Flow programs between DB’s front end trading systems.
  • Designed, developed, implemented and supported business-critical processes within a middleware trading system for Fixed Income securities processing.

Business Analyst/ Project Manager

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Gathered business and functional requirements from stakeholders for the new version.
  • Produced project documentation: BRD, FRS, and a project plan.
  • Negotiated solution details and timelines with business stakeholders and with infrastructure teams.
  • Submitted change requests to external vendors and coordinated testing with them.
  • Managed regression and QA testing with the business areas that use DTE, for example: compliance, credit risk, G/L.
  • Scheduled and conducted weekly project meetings with business and infrastructure groups.
  • Coordinated infrastructure setup work between SA, DBA and network teams in the U.S
  • Managed application setup for a new Fed White Paper site in the U.K
  • Developed and oversaw applications development in C/C++
  • Developed use cases for conversion of a point-to-point trade feed to publish-subscribe model.

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