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Senior Business Analyst Resume

Brooklyn, NY

SUMMARY

  • Excellent conceptual and working knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle such as Agile and Waterfall.
  • Business Analysis experience in gathering and producing functional and business requirements
  • Proven expertise in Technical writing and documentation including manuals (system, end - user), design specifications, project plans, test plans, business correspondence etc.
  • Understanding of Fixed Income and OTC derivative products such as Options, Futures, Forwards, Swaps, Credit Derivatives, Credit Default Swaps, Credit Linked Notes
  • Diverse experience in procedures of Banking, Financial Services, Capital Markets, Investment Banking & Regulatory Compliances - Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Customer Identification Program (KYC).
  • Proficient in Gathering, Analyzing, and Documenting business requirements
  • Strong knowledge in requirements gathering, Business Requirements Document (BRD), Functional Requirements Document (FRD), System Requirement Specification (SRS), Requirement traceability Matrix (RTM), Use Case Specifications, and testing documents.
  • Expertise in the entire phases of System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Efficient in creating Traceability Matrix for reviewing and tracking business requirement against test cases
  • Adept at performing Gap Analysis by identifying and documenting existing technologies along with enhancements to meet the business objectives
  • Strong knowledge in all financial instruments within investment banking and brokerage environments.
  • Proficient in UML - Use case Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams and Class Diagrams
  • Knowledge of working with various databases such MS SQL and Oracle SQL
  • Have extensive experience in Functional, System Integration (SIT), User Acceptance (UAT)
  • Experience in writing Test plans and Test Cases.
  • Expertise in Data analysis, Data modeling for transactional as well as Data Warehousing (Dimension Modeling) and ETL Mapping Document.
  • Strong working experience in Data Modeling in creating Star & Snowflake Schemas, Fact and Dimensions Tables, Conceptual, Logical and Physical Data Modeling by using Erwin
  • Facilitated and participated in Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions for requirements gathering, resolving open issues and change requests
  • Self-starter with motivation and ability to work independently with ability to handle diverse tasks simultaneously and adapt to tight deadlines

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Operating Systems: Windows, Mac

Software Methodologies: Agile (SCRUM), Waterfall Model, Rational Unified Process (RUP)

Databases: SQL Server, Oracle (SQL)

Business Modeling Tools: Data Erwin Modeler, MS Visio

Microsoft Office Suite: MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, MS Vision, MS SharePoint, MS Outlook

Reporting Tools: IBM Cognos

Testing Tools: JIRA, HP Quality Center

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Brooklyn, NY

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively elicited requirements from stake holders and facilitated communication between client and the Technical team
  • Successfully worked as a liaison between the business users and developers to submit requirements and changes, clarify questions and issues to the technical team, and vice versa.
  • Well-versed in interfacing with stakeholders and senior management with excellentcommunication and interpersonal skills in order to ascertain properly met project goals
  • Organizing and documenting requirements, preparing use cases, technical writing of business documents and reports in pre-testing phase.
  • Extensively experienced for organizing and documenting requirements, preparing use cases, writing business documents and reports in pre-testing phase
  • Created extensively detailed test cases to test developed creations and enhancements
  • Oversaw the QA team while testing the back and front end developments, documented all issues found while testing, and worked exclusively with developers to seamlessly correct and deploy a correctly finished product.
  • Created multiple UAT documents to facilitate and successfully lead multiple User Acceptance Testing sessions with high level business stakeholders to demonstrate the creations and enhancements made, effectively teach and guide the business side on how to use the systems, and to document any showstopper found, as well as possible future enhancements that were brought up during the UAT sessions.
  • Demonstrated leadership by providing guidance, input, answering questions, being a knowledge expert, and constantly motivating and reassuring the entire team.
  • Worked on a team environment to finalize use cases to develop functional and detail design specifications of the application
  • Participated in JAD sessions for requirement, feasibility, and risk analysis with various stakeholders, including designers, developers, QA and management to identify critical and high risk areas of the application
  • Responsible for developing prototype designs, demonstrating them to project stake holders and gathering their feedback to prepare the code for development.
  • Created PowerPoint presentations for the business-holders to give a brief synopsis of the application functionality

Confidential, NYC, NY

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Acted as a liaison between system users, client managers and software development team to gather requirements.
  • Created Business Requirement document and Functional Requirement document using MS Visio and Word.
  • Conducted research on incoming user requirements/modifications and suggested improvements for the second release of the application.
  • Closely interacted with designers and software developers to understand application functionality, navigational flow and updated them about end-user sentiments.
  • Produced the visual models for the system using Rational Rose to create Use Cases, Sequence Diagrams, and Activity Diagrams.
  • Participated in Data Analysis and design with the Data Analyst in defining data sources and required data content for the data warehouse component.
  • Proactively identified opportunities and made recommendations to improve the system’s effectiveness via data mining and analysis to understand user interactions with system and to scope out opportunities to enhance user engagement and satisfaction.
  • Facilitated weekly meetings with the review teams to continuously improve the QA process.
  • Conducted walkthroughs with the end-users and stakeholders to gather the modification requests from the user to upgrade or change the business specifications for the product.
  • Helped in designing and implementing deployment process, and maintaining the application in post deployment process.
  • Followed a structured approach to organize requirements into logical groupings of essential business process, business rules, information needs and insured that critical requirements are not missed.
  • Analyzed system requirements, developed detailed Test Plan, Test Cases and test scripts for testing the functionality, GUI and security.
  • Interacted closely with UAT Team to know their needs and problems.

Confidential, New York, NY

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Interacted with Business and change management teams for better understanding of the requirements.
  • Conducted extensive data analysis of different data bases which were going to be part of the application to understand the attributes, schema and data structure.
  • Extensive experience in Data Analysis, database modeling and development ofEntity Relationship Diagrams (ERD), SQL, Data migration,Data mapping,ETL, OLTP/OLAP and reportingprocess
  • Organized weekly project status and task review meetings, created PowerPoint presentations and project updates using MS Project for management review.
  • Constantly partnering with project leads to ensure the team is producing solutions that meet established standards, procedures and practices, address issues, risks and mitigation plans.
  • Created Software Requirement Specifications (SRS) / Functional Specification Documents (FSD).
  • Documented test plan, test cases, performed functional and regression testing and facilitated UAT and recorded the user feedback for future changes.
  • Reviewed existing stored procedures, supported application developers by providing expertise on tuning and performance of their SQL queries.
  • Responsible for developing prototype designs, demonstrating them to project stake holders and gathering their feedback to prepare the code for development.
  • Created PowerPoint presentations for the business-holders to give a brief synopsis of the application functionality

Confidential, Newark, NJ

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Identified functional changes/upgrades to database and application modules to service new instruments/benchmarks. Working with technology teams for the integration, validation and certification of data across systems end to end.
  • Conducted one-on-one meetings and web conferences as well as JAD sessions with different stakeholders; analyzed and came up with suggestions providing consistent process for the communication, escalation, and resolution of issues
  • Produced UML Activity diagrams with defined swim lanes using MS Visio as part of process analysis. Created and reviewed User Requirements Document, Use Cases, and Functional Requirements Document.
  • Gathered and prioritized requirements, developed business scenarios to check how the system would work with the roles and processes of the departments, and developed acceptance criteria.
  • Facilitated Change Management across entire process from Project conceptualization to Testing through Project Delivery, Software Development and Implementation Management in diverse Business and Technical Environments
  • Performed Gap Analysis to check the compatibility of the existing system infrastructure with the new business requirements.
  • Designed the test plans and test scripts based on the user requirement specification and conducted UAT, Integration testing, Functional testing.
  • Collaborated with the QA team in reviewing and validating test plans and test cases, ensuring that the final application catered to the user requirements

Confidential, Jersey City, NJ

Junior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Gathered User and business requirements through interviews, surveys, prototyping
  • Successfully elicited requirements from stake holders and facilitated communication between client and the Technical team
  • Interacted and lead with my global market team and off shore team.
  • Proficient in developing and working with architectural concepts
  • Obtained initial requirements from end users and corresponded with them throughout conversion.
  • Created modules to view reports inExcel, Word and IBM Cognos.
  • Involved in the full life cycle of the project.
  • Responsible for making sure the final product fulfilled all of the requirements before the final sign off by clients and subsequent transfer into production.
  • Assisted in the development of PowerPoint presentations and marketing materials.

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