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Senior Business Analyst Resume

New York, NY

SUMMARY:

Senior Business Analyst and Business Process Transformation Leader searching for a new opportunity to add significant value to the right organization. Results - driven and delivery-focused, with the passion to deliver on-time, on-budget, through strict adherence to best practices. Extensive Capital Markets, Wealth Management, and Financial IT domain experience.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Business Analysis, Process Improvement & Re-Engineering: Engage with stakeholders at all levels of the organization to understand & document current-state processes, data analytics & insights, create process maps, and to develop requirements and target-state solutions.

Quality Management & Planning: Extensive experience in management and execution of QA and UAT efforts, defining QA/UAT strategy, test development, test reporting, issue management & resolution, user, and war-room/help-desk protocol. Previous experience in managing UAT efforts for 3k+ globally dispersed users.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

PMP, PMBOK, Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, Iterative, Project Management, Quality Management Planning, QA, UAT, UML, Use Case, CMMI, Change Management, Process Modeling, Process

Engineering, Process Reengineering. Product Development, Business Analysis, TraceabilityWorkflow, QRP, RFP, MS-Office, MS-Access, MS-Visio, MS-Excel, MS-Project, Quality CenterLotus Notes, Jira, Toad, RDBMS, Transact SQL, MS SQL Server, Sybase, Oracle, Relational Data

Design, Data Analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), Business Transformation, BlockchainUnix/Linux, SAP FI, SAP MM, SAP NetWeaver, SAP BI/BW, CRM, Cloud, SaaS, HTML, XMLObject Modeling, OOA&D, Series 6 Registered Representative, Life Insurance, Health InsuranceDisability Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Annuity, FIX, ECN, DMA, OMS, CTB, RTBDodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley, SOX.

HISTORY:

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Gather and requirements for highly visible business transformation and regulatory efforts for the ‘Change Team’ of a major investment bank.
  • Efforts included the combination of multiple legacy data sources into one firm-wide product data repository used for firm-wide trading activities, and data warehouse used for compliance and regulatory reporting.
  • Drove tasks and deliverables across multiple work-streams for ops team’s program of work that included strategic, industry, and regulatory efforts.
  • Acted as liaison between IT and business areas.
  • Chair steering and operating committee meetings; generate executive level dashboard and reporting.

Confidential, Denville, NJ

Senior Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Project Managed tasks and deliverables for multiple global initiatives for major investment banking clients. Efforts included the implementation of a vendor regulatory reporting system and data warehouse for firm-wide regulatory reporting; coordination of UAT efforts for Regulatory Reporting, Compliance, and Surveillance teams, respectively; and the re-design of the manual FA on-boarding process.
  • Brought together teams and acted as liaison between business and IT.
  • Created strategic and tactical roadmaps to mitigate operational risk items.
  • Generated executive level dashboards for operating and steering committee updates.
  • Evaluated cost-effective solutions and communicate to senior management.
  • Develop KPI metrics and design KPI maintenance regimen.

Confidential, Danbury, CT

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Actively engaged in business transformation efforts for a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust; a medium sized business with large company problems that included manual systems and processes.
  • Worked proactively with executives and key stakeholders to develop process maps for process re-engineering.
  • Gathered and documented business requirements for data analytics and business intelligence, which focused on the implementation of Essbase/Hyperion, sourcing data from a data warehouse, also under development.

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Supported managed service and technology releases across the enterprise for Confidential client.
  • Liaised with business units to facilitate global release activities, scope planning, and issue resolution.
  • Obtained approvals for key deliverables.
  • Generated ad-hoc reports.
  • Created functional and technical documentation.

Confidential, Hackensack, NJ

ETL Data Migration Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Actively participated in business transformation efforts within the planned-giving / non-profit space as a client-facing implementation project manager.
  • Implemented technology solutions within charitable foundations to re-engineer their business processes and to facilitate regulatory compliance.
  • Re-engineered critical processes including client on-boarding; contributions and grants processing; accounts and transactions reconciliation; reporting.
  • Generated client functional documentation and workflow diagrams for re-engineered processes.
  • Performed gap-analysis for current future state processes.

Confidential, New York, NY

ETL Data Migration Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Actively engaged in gathering and documenting requirements to assist in the business transformation for Confidential clients.
  • Performed data analysis and data validation on Client; Account; Transactions; Party data; and Performance Aggregation and Reporting data.
  • This included creating documentation from logical and physical data models and other supporting documents.
  • Coordinated UAT efforts supporting cutting edge wealth management and research technology.
  • Developed business intelligence tools designed to support financial advisers and branch managers to track and measure performance; and a peer reporting tool that tracks positions, transactions, and allocation trends, firm-wide.
  • Heavy used of SQL for data validation.
  • Used HP Quality Center to manage testing activities.
  • Worked diplomatically with third party vendors contracted to develop and implement solutions that support the wealth management business.

Confidential, New York, NY

ETL Data Migration Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Project managed a firm-wide initiative for a major investment bank to identify opportunities to expand the service offerings for a (discreet) major market-data services provider.
  • Engaged with dispersed business groups across the enterprise, including Equity and Fixed Income Sales & Trading, Global Research, and Investment Banking, to develop project plans, risk & communication plans, and BI dashboard updates to executive-level management.
  • Actively participated in firm-wide business transformation efforts to expand the commercial banking presence for a major investment bank into ten (discreet) global markets across South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Mideast, Far East, and Africa.
  • Gathered and documented requirements for a new portfolio performance measurement and reporting platform that replaced several legacy applications used for the same purpose. The target system combined client and financial advisor reporting facilities into a single robust platform.

Confidential, Cape Cod, MA

ETL Data Migration Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Performed data conversion and ETL related activities for a Big Pharma SAP implementation.
  • Worked proactively with the business community during UAT. Examined logical and physical data structures. Heavy MS SQL Server Transact SQL.
  • Tracked, escalated, and resolved issues; and created dashboards for metrics tracking.

Confidential, New York, NY

ETL Data Migration Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Performed analysis and testing necessary to support the in-house implementation of Portware, a third party equity trading platform for buy-side order flow. Heavy use of FIX protocol.
  • Managed project deliverables, timelines, and milestones; tracked and resolved project issues; generated detailed metrics, dashboard reporting, and communicated status to upper management.
  • Participated in daily agile/scrum sessions; conducted end-user demonstrations and ; created and maintained test assets using HP Quality Center; executed tests; configured testing environments.

Confidential, New York, NY

Vice President of Global Equities IT

Responsibilities:

  • Project managed testing efforts to support the in-house implementation of Bear Trade, a proprietary sell-side equity trading platform for equity derivatives and block trading. Managed and trained a group of five employees, and five off-shore resources.
  • Performed analysis and documented requirements; supported testing efforts for smart order routing and algorithmic trading strategies. Verified test results by running audit reports, and by building and executing SQL queries. Heavy use of FIX protocol.
  • Managed project deliverables, timelines, and milestones. Worked closely and diplomatically with business and IT to clarify requirements, resolve project issues, and prevent scope creep. Worked proactively with internal audit resources to ensure overall project compliance with company policies and procedures.

Confidential, East Rutherford, NJ

Senior Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Managed testing efforts for on-going development and maintenance of a back-end smart-order routing system used for Direct Market Access equity trading. Planned and executed tests that supported smart-order routing (SOR) capability, and algorithmic trading; including, but not limited to: VWAP, TWAP, and proprietary trading strategies. Heavy use of FIX protocol.
  • Worked closely with development to resolve project issues, and with internal audit to ensure overall compliance. Generated project dashboards and communicated status to senior management.
  • Improved operational workflow by implementing HP Quality Center within the project for test planning, defect tracking, and reporting. Migrated project data from Compuware Track Record. Influenced standard methodology for defect tracking and reporting, division-wide, by working closely with the HP-QC implementation team.

Confidential, Parsippany, NJ

Projet Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Managed a group of software testers in the car-rental space for the Avis-Budget Group.
  • Responsible for overall test planning, management, and execution on Avis/Budget reservation and rental mainframe system, and e-commerce web-portal used for the same purpose.

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Associate

Responsibilities:

  • Managed testing efforts in a multi-phase implementation for one of the first ‘know-your-customer’ technologies on the street.
  • Goals of the project included re-engineering of the account-opening process, and development of credit hierarchy trees that supported know-your-customer, and mitigated/reduced credit risk.
  • Performed business analysis; authored requirements and other critical project documentation;
  • Managed UAT efforts, and performed end-user .
  • Acted as liaison between business and IT; bridged knowledge gaps; acted to enforce requirements freezes; acted diplomatically on behalf of IT to prevent scope-creep; maintained a proactive dialogue with internal audit to identify risks and to ensure firm-wide compliance.
  • Reduced project costs by an estimated $200k over a two-year period by introducing process improvements to the Software Development Lifecycle, which included Change/Release Management, UML, requirements gathering, and a stakeholder review process.
  • Responsible for QA and UAT planning and execution for an Account Renovation project which included process re-engineering of the account-opening process. Performed business analysis; authored requirements and other critical project documentation; Managed UAT efforts, and performed end-user .
  • Acted in a QA capacity testing Fixed Income portfolio software for Y2K compliance for a major life insurer.

Confidential, New York, NY 8

Professional Services Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Acted in a QA capacity testing Fixed Income portfolio software for Y2K compliance for a major
  • Performed QA testing activities and requirements gathering for the largest global reinsurance company in the property & casualty arena.
  • Coordinated war-room and UAT efforts during rollout for 3k+ users.
  • Created help-desk workflow.

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