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Sr. Business Analyst Resume

New York, NY

SUMMARY

  • 6+ years of experience as a Business Analyst in the financial & banking industry implementing straight - through processing (STP) application to trade securities such as equities, fixed income, and derivatives.
  • Experience with Capital Market, Market Risk, and Credit Risk and Basel regulatory requirements.
  • Strong exposure in various regulatory compliance acts like CCAR, BASEL III - Standardized & Advanced methods for calculating RWA (Risk Weighted Asset) and computing credit risk.
  • In-depth knowledge of Dodd-Frank act for financial stability and Compliance/Risk Management
  • Exposure of different types of risks like credit risk, counter-party risk, systematic risk, default risk, market risk, interest-rate risk, volatility risk, currency risk; knowledge of risk measurement techniques like duration, convexity, value-at-risk (VaR), and Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Experienced Business Analyst with proficiency in elicitation, analysis and design of application software for Finance domains including Portfolio Management and Compliance Applications.
  • Solid experience and understanding of different Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies such as Agile (SCRUM), Rational Unified Process (RUP), RAD and Waterfall.
  • Proven expertise in verbal / written communication skills - gathering, refining, and documenting Business Requirements (BRD), transforming requirements into system specifications and documenting System Requirements Specifications (SRS).
  • Proven expertise in building the data-mapping (metadata) document identifying data sources, target database tables & columns, and required business rules to build the end-to-end ETL data load process
  • Highly skilled in interacting with business users to identify business need to initiate process changes and in building UML model including Use Case diagrams, Written Use Cases, Activity diagrams, Business Process Workflow, Swim-lane diagrams, Data-flow diagrams, Sequence diagrams, using Rational Rose / MS Visio
  • Expertise in conducting GAP and IMPACT analysis and documenting the AS-IS and the TO-BE solutions
  • Well versed in facilitating various JAD sessions throughout the project to gather requirements from project stakeholders and to ensure high quality deliverables
  • Expertise in working as liaison between cross-functional groups - business users and the developers to understand the business processes, requirements, and communicate effectively in order to achieve excelling results while adhering to project objectives
  • Excellent experience in supporting QA group throughout testing - preparing master test plan, test scenarios, test cases, test scripts; and performing functional testing, integration testing, system testing, black-box testing, performance testing, GUI testing, smoke testing, regression testing, and UAT.
  • Solid experience in Defect Tracking Lifecycle Management using Quality Center by logging and prioritizing defects, performing root-cause analysis, re-testing fixed defects, and generating defects summary reports
  • Proven expertise in building and managing Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) throughout testing to keep track of requirements from development through implementation.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Requirements Management Tools: SAP PowerDesigner, Rational DOORS, Requisite Pro

Methodologies: Agile, Waterfall, RUP

Languages: SQL, UML, XML, PHP, Java, C++, R, SAS, SPSS, MATLAB, Hadoop, Python

Business Modeling Tools: SmartDraw, MS Visio, iRise

Project Management Tools: MS Project, MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SharePoint)

Defect Management Tools: Jira, MS TFS, Bugzilla, SILK Central, Serena

Databases: SQL Server 2003, MySQL, MS Access, Oracle

Operating Systems: Windows 7/Vista/XP/95, Unix, Mac OS X

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sr. Business Analyst

Confidential - New York, NY

Responsibilities:

  • Interacted with project stakeholders and business groups to evaluate business needs and data issues for risk and worked with the technology team to implement pragmatic solutions in a timely manner.
  • Identified and documented business needs for new market risk and credit risk module or re-usability of an existing module by performing a GAP analysis.
  • Captured requirements based on Basel Advanced Internal Ratings-based approach.
  • Investigated and documented approvals/declines, escalation of approval requests for AML suitability. In addition, involved in Enhancement of Actimize solution to analyze AML data and tune alert parameters.
  • Gathered Business Requirements, notional calculations of financial futures, options, fixedincome and equity. Key point of contact with business users including traders and risk managers.
  • Focused in Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) Reporting, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC).
  • Collaborated with the Capital group risk team to manage the portfolios for derivatives to ensure risk compliance with all CCAR and DFAST regulations.
  • Worked closely with Subject Matter Experts (SME) of all applications for different types of risk control violation, including conference call and raising Jira ticket for change request release.
  • Responsible for writing the Business Requirement Document (BRD)and Functional Requirement Document (FRD) for the application based on Basel requirements.
  • Gained end-to-end understanding of the technology and data infrastructures supporting the daily production and reporting of all counterparty credit risk and market risk metrics.
  • Worked closely with Quantitative Analysts to design and implement new Stressed VaR model and Advanced Monte Carlo Simulation method.
  • Worked closely with the developers in agile team. Provided guidance on business details, conducted walk-throughs with the help of user stories by using UML.
  • Automated Credit, Equity, Derivatives, Fixed income, Asset-Liability liquidity maturity gaps, deposit data reconciliation processes and stress test scenarios analysis for both Market Risk and Credit Risk.
  • Developed Issue Tracker and Risk Tracker and organized regular weekly meeting to close these issues.
  • Assisted testers in developing a variety of possible Test Scenarios and Test Cases to ensure that the system built meets the requirements.
  • Worked closely with the business users to elucidate the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) strategy and offer strategic validation solutions to the business.
  • Worked with QA team to ensure all key changes have been tested in UAT environment before releasing, performed checks after releasing.
  • Involved in Defect Life Cycle, validated and regularly monitored all the field defects and their progress.
  • Provided monthly status update to Senior Managers displaying the project status, progress on risk control, milestones achieved.

Business Analyst

Confidential, New York

Responsibilities:

  • Conducted JAD and Brainstorming Sessions to gather Business Requirements from Market Risk Group, Risk Reporting Team and other SMEs.
  • Collect user requirements and goals and utilized Rational Unified Process (RUP) to configure and develop process, standards, and procedures
  • Identified potential data sources of Interest Rate based on risk and compliance from financial crimes and helped the market data team to integrate data using ETL tools.
  • Worked closely with Quantitative Analysts to design and implement new Stressed VaR model and Advanced Monte Carlo Simulation method.
  • Performed Gap Analysis to understand the existing features and functionalities of the module and determined new functions to be added into the new version.
  • Analyzed the new regulatory requirements on market risk calculation, monitoring, reporting, and testing.
  • Involved in documenting detailed BRD and FRD based on Basel regulatory requirements by using Power Designer.
  • Interpreted BRD and FRD into detailed designs employing UML diagrams including Sequence Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Use Case Diagrams, Data Flow diagrams using SmartDraw.
  • Created and maintained Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) to trace technical requirements to their business requirements, and the test case requirements to their functional requirements.
  • Responsible for documenting and distributing the Minutes of the meetings to the Program Manager and other team members.
  • Worked closely with database engineers and architects to maintain integrity and stability of database
  • Assisted several important teams in backing up financial projections with real data.
  • Assisted the Risk Reporting team to generate the new reporting framework according to the industry-wide standards within QRM and the unique requirements for US site.
  • Acted as liaison between database administrators and executive team.
  • Conducted walkthrough meetings with Testing Team, reviewed Test Plan and Test Cases.
  • Involved in design and implementation of Progression and Regression Tests of the new functionalities.
  • Managed bugs by using Defect Tracking Tool, reviewed open defects, assigned the development team to fix them.
  • Collaborated in preparing user-friendly documents like User Manual and Training Material. Provided training to user community as and when necessary to allow a smooth transition to business users.
  • Conducted Smoke Testing and coordinated User Acceptance Testing.
  • Facilitated Postproduction Validation. Actively participated in production call support whenever necessary. Ensured smooth running of the system in real time.

Business Analyst

Confidential - Boston, MA

Responsibilities:

  • Participated in project planning and management by documenting and maintaining plans, managing issue logs and preparing project documentation.
  • Assist in overseeing responsibilities handed over to the offshore team by taking care of knowledge sharing and communication
  • Conducted research on industry practices and standards and other benchmarking data.
  • Assist in performing AML/KYC on new clients in accordance with corporate wide AML transformation requirements and State Street Global Market procedures.
  • Used the KYC platform and Share point to link various sub account entities and foreign exchange collateral to the parent account.
  • Responsible for backing up the KYC process tracker on a daily basis.
  • Performed weekly sub-account data loading of the entities processes during the previous week
  • Performed 30/60 report on a weekly basis (30/60 is a weekly and monthly report generated for confirming KYC for already opened accounts)
  • Used automatic reporting tool and cloud-based database (Athena) for transaction monitoring.
  • Assisted in Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act record updating for existing accounts.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with internal counterparts including Sales, Trade, Legal, Middle Office, and Operations

Confidential

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Gathered requirements, analyzed and developed the business requirement documents for the project.
  • Developed end to end mapping documents for Informatica loads.
  • Developed reporting requirements for OBIEE users.
  • Prepared the data attributes and data types for different set of functional requirements.

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