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Lead Business Analyst Resume

DallaS

SUMMARY:

  • 14+ years of experience in Business Analysis /Techno - functional consulting in banking and financial services industry.
  • Extensive experience in business analysis, requirement management and project management for
  • Complex and Large enterprise wide initiatives for fortune 500 companies.
  • Excellent experience in the area of Risk and compliance,Client onboarding, Fraud area.
  • Deep understanding of KYC/CIP/EDD/CDD Risk case manager, SAM &SAR, Sanction Sreening, disposition, Rationalization rules, sactions match verification process
  • Strong experience in complete end to end implimenation of AML Compliance applications related to KYC/CDD/EDD/ Sanction/Screening/ Transaction monitoring across all LOB’s Retail, Corporate, Cards, Institutional group clients.
  • Good understanding and exposure to transaction monitoring.
  • Regulatory (Volcker reporting, FR 2052a), Credit risk, Liquidity risk Management, Basel III,
  • Experience in management reporting, planning, coordination and time management, facilitating meetings. Experience delivering in both Agile and waterfall environments.
  • Instrumental in planning, soliciting, interpreting and depicting pain-points into business requirements for solicitation of applications, process, visioning, developmental and/or processes reengineering / business transformation initiatives.
  • Business Analyst initiatives in where strong business, analytical and organizational skills are required to help uncover, document and provide a consensus- driven, strategic road map, for tactical deployment (BRD,FSD).
  • Highly effective in information gathering and assessment; as well, as in the use of such gathered information to develop and/or deliver 'structured' functional and technical documentation/drawings needed to assist in reaching consensus amongst stakeholders -and providing analysis through future state.
  • Additional experience, skills and tools in this area include; Joint Application and Requirement Development (JAD/JRD) sessions, BRD, FRD, FSD, UML, VISIO, Use Case and Requirement Modeling; Business Justification development, Feasibility Studies; Solution Assessment and Validation; SDLC (Agile, RUP, RAD, Waterfall and Spiral) - requirement planning and management; business process improvement, documentation and design-development of current and future state, workflows and/or business data (workflow) architecture.
  • Feasibility and Scoping of Requirements.
  • End to End Requirement delivery - Use cases, Business process, Workflow, Data mapping, Traceability matrix, Wireframe User screen mockups, User stories, Product logs, Requirement documents, Functional specs.
  • Liaise with Business users (part of following departments Risk, Operations, Finance, LOB’s) to understand requirements and interpret underlying business needs
  • Project manage to achieve successful implementations
  • Elicitation and Facilitation of Requirements with Cross functional teams (Technology, Functional teams, LOB’s) and Key stakeholders, Sponsors
  • Assist development team in their understanding of user’s requirements for proper implementation
  • Sprint planning and Product functionality walkthrough
  • Track, resolve and escalate issues for own projects while keeping relevant stakeholders informed
  • Manage Key product backlogs, Issue logs, Risk register, Change logs
  • Effectively communicating the key developments, issues and Risk to key stake holders
  • Identify Key project constraints, Risk, issues, opportunities and effectively suggest mitigation plan.
  • Trouble shooting and leasing with Technology and Business to fix, suctioning
  • Presentation of Requirements and sprint outcomes
  • Develop user training documents of the related product/functionality.
  • Functional testing, UAT coordination and Smoke testing - Define testing strategy, tests plan and execute functional tests
  • Keen Analytic Vision & Ability to identify areas for Gap analysis, Optimization, Enhancements & Improvements, Decommissioning Opportunities to provide valuable consultative support to Clients on IT Development, Transformation & Migration Projects
  • Experience in delivering Technical design document, System Impact Analysis Artifact in co-ordination with Developers
  • Conversant with Business Process Modeling (BPM) - Six sigma, BPMN methodologies
  • Defining, developing, documenting and delivering high Level Business requirements which involve cross-functional team, subject matter experts (SME)
  • Performing Business impact assessment report, information risk assessment, application assessment reports.
  • Preparing functional specifications prioritize functional gaps, hot fixing, resolving logs liaising with IT & testing new applications /process.
  • Delivering the business requirements and functional/non-functional specs to developing team for timely execution.
  • Manage the list of project dependencies.
  • Experienced in the management of multiple on-going projects and resource simultaneously; to include vendors, 3rdparty, and offshore team activities.
  • In depth knowledge of IT Project Management (Lifecycles, Processes & Methodologies) & experience in
  • Managing multiple cross-functional projects concurrently at program level.
  • Proficient at People management, Schedule management, mentoring
  • Planning and scheduling deadlines for the project as per the requirement from the clients
  • Experience in the planning and development of QA test scripts/test cases/test startergy /test plan /test practices /disciplines, initiatives, and documentation; including, but not limited to; plan, strategy, calendar, logs, artifacts, scripts, test cases, incident (bug) reporting (forms and processes), regression testing, test training, mentoring and management; as well as seeing through all levels of testing associated with conversion, unit, interface, integration, system, UAT, performance and security testing.

KEY AREAS OF FUNCTIONAL AND BUSINESS DOMAIN EXPERTISE:

  • AML Risk and Compliance -Client onboarding, AML /CDD/EDD/KYC/SAM & SAR Suspicious activity report /Case management /Alerts Tuning
  • FRB and Risk management
  • Regulatory (Volcker reporting, FR 2052a), Credit risk, Liquidity risk Management, Basel III,
  • Payments - Swift, ACH, NACHA FED, WIRES (both domestic and International), Positive pay
  • Oracle Financial Functional only.
  • Transaction Banking & Cash Management
  • Core banking, CASA, TD, Cards, Payments (SWIFT, ACH, CHAPS, SEPA, TARGET), Trade, Transaction Banking, Branch banking, Cheques(Checks), ECS, Lending, Mortgage, Mobile banking, CRM, ATM, BackOffice, Credit management, Collateral management., Global Payment processing (SWIFT Processing, Clearing systems, Accounting, Liquidity Management, Reconciliation and Investigations, Cash Management.
  • Wire Batch payment. (Domestic and International)
  • Implementation of Cash management apps and modules - ECS, Cheques, Clearing, Fund transfer
  • Trade & Treasury management.
  • Capital Markets - Derivatives trading desk, order management, FX systems.
  • Corporate banking - Oracle Finacial Functional (Financial accounting)

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize wide range of tasks
  • Observe and suggest continuous improvements to the project management practice
  • Strong cross-group collaboration and relationship management skills including coordinating with geographically dispersed teams to achieve deliverables
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Customer orientation
  • Strong in clear and concise written and oral communication skills
  • Tools - JIRA, MS Suite, SQL, SharePoint, Visio, Balsmiq, ALM QC,

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

With hands: on deployment experience in RAD, Waterfall. Spiral and Agile/SCRUM methodologies. Effective in mentoring, managing and cross-training, traditional SDLC project teams, in proper Agile/SCRUM principals / practices - or where needed - tailoring / instilling a temporary delivery model utilizing ad-hoc best-of-all-breed Agile and Waterfall practices

Project Management & Collaboration Systems: Jira, MS Project/Server, RedMine, SharePoint Project, Program & Portfolio Management Tools (PPM): PMBOK Framework, Clarity, HP PPM, RedMine, Work Space, Project-Open

System/Application Development/Reengineering/Acquisition: well versed and experienced in the drafting of strategic and tactical plans - for the visioning, planning, uprooting / replacement, procurement / purchasing, reengineering / building, customization, integration, rollout / deployment, and testing of both home-grown and Custom-Off-The-Shelve Systems / Software (COTS), such as:

Core banking application: TCS BaNCS, Flexcube

Fraud and complinace: ActimizeInhouse systems: Citibusiness online, Confidential direct, Confidential connect, Confidential direct etc.

Accounting Systems: Mass90, Oracle Financials, Peachtree

Payment Systems & Aggregators: GPP, PayPal, mBlox, End2End, Netsize, Mindmatics;

Financial Feeds: Bloomberg, Markit, Reuters, Wall Street On-Demand, CNBC, BPipe

Financial / Brokerage / Treasury Systems: SWIFT, FedWire, FIX, MHS Messaging, Cosmic, Titan, DataMart, Bullet, Advantage, GDH

Valuation, Sunguard Adaptiv, ECDS: Enterprise Commercial Deposit System, Evare, iVault, WDC DDA Accounting, WebCMS, GLS - Gen Ledger System, CITCO, HYDRA, Bloomberg TOMS, Destination Station

Iris, Blasmiq, Azure Wire frame mock: ups application

VISIO, IBM Blue works, Blueprint, JIRA: Requirement Application, MS office Data Analysis, sql

EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Dallas

Lead Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible of end to end requirements elicitation, and delivery - Functional Specs, Use cases, User stories, Workflow, Business Process Flow, User screen mockup, Activity diagrams.(BRD Analysis, FRD, Workflows, Usecases)
  • Enhancement and solution analysis for key functionalities.
  • Managing complex requirements, investigate complex issues L3 (functional)
  • Interface and drive requirement discussions, feedback and summarize sessions with cross functional teams and key stake holders (Technology, Line of business, SME’s, Operations, Risk, Onboarding team, Account team)
  • Responsible for QA triaging and management from Functional side.
  • Facilitate the JAD, Key requirements meeting between various stake holders and Cross functional teams.
  • Business procsess arcitecture - optimization and modelling.
  • Validating and drafting data validation rules
  • Responsible for Data quality, Integrity, Volume, missing data
  • SQL querying, Data analysis, Data Mapping.
  • Coordination with vertical project teams for data requirements and validation
  • Project reporting and

Confidential, NY

Lead Consultant (Business Analysis)

Responsibilities:

  • Feasibility and Scoping of Requirements.
  • End to End Requirement delivery - Use cases, Business process, Workflow, Data mapping, Traceability matrix, Wireframe User screen mockups, User stories, Product logs, Requirement documents, Functional specs.
  • Liaise with Business users (part of following departments Risk, Operations, Finance, LOB’s) to understand requirements and interpret underlying business needs
  • Project manage to achieve successful implementations
  • Elicitation and Facilitation of Requirements with Cross functional teams (Technology, Functional teams, LOB’s) and Key stakeholders, Sponsors
  • Assist development team in their understanding of user’s requirements for proper implementation
  • Sprint planning and Product functionality walkthrough
  • Track, resolve and escalate issues for own projects while keeping relevant stakeholders informed
  • Manage Key product backlogs, Issue logs, Risk register, Change logs
  • Effectively communicating the key developments, issues and Risk to key stake holders
  • Identify Key project constraints, Risk, issues, opportunities and effectively suggest mitigation plan.
  • Trouble shooting and leasing with Technology and Business to fix, suctioning
  • Presentation of Requirements and sprint outcomes
  • Develop user training documents of the related product/functionality.
  • Functional testing, UAT coordination and Smoke testing - Define testing strategy, tests plan and execute functional tests

Confidential

Principal Consultant (Business Analysis)

Responsibilities:

  • Key Responsibilities and achievements
  • Feasibility and Scoping of Requirements.
  • End to End Requirement delivery - Use cases, Business process, Workflow, Data mapping, Traceability matrix, Wireframe User screen mockups, User stories, Product logs, Requirement documents, Functional specs.
  • Liaise with Business users (part of following departments Risk, Operations, Finance, LOB’s) to understand requirements and interpret underlying business needs
  • Project manage to achieve successful implementations
  • Elicitation and Facilitation of Requirements with Cross functional teams (Technology, Functional teams, LOB’s) and Key stakeholders, Sponsors
  • Assist development team in their understanding of user’s requirements for proper implementation
  • Sprint planning and Product functionality walkthrough
  • Track, resolve and escalate issues for own projects while keeping relevant stakeholders informed
  • Manage Key product backlogs, Issue logs, Risk register, Change logs
  • Effectively communicating the key developments, issues and Risk to key stake holders
  • Identify Key project constraints, Risk, issues, opportunities and effectively suggest mitigation plan.
  • Trouble shooting and leasing with Technology and Business to fix, solutioning
  • Presentation of Requirements and sprint outcomes
  • Develop user training documents of the related product/functionality.
  • Functional testing, UAT coordination and Smoke testing - Define testing strategy, tests plan and execute functional tests
  • Ensure project stakeholder awareness, engagement, and communication
  • Analyze and identify possible risks and issues that could impact delivery and either resolve them or escalate as appropriate
  • Actively supports the business strategy, plans and values, contributing to the achievement of a high performance culture. Personally contributes in an environment where people development is the number one priority
  • Takes ownership for own career management, seeking opportunities for continuous development of personal capability and improved performance contribution.

Confidential, New York

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Requirement drafting and management - BRD, Functional spectates design document, client On boarding draft requirements.
  • Directly interacting with clients to elicit the requirements and translate them into terms that development team can comprehend.
  • Conduct client interviews, high-level reviews, focus groups to derive and execute action plans, meet deadlines and follow industry standards & best practices.
  • In spite of being a novice to the application, successfully developed BRD, PFS, Use-case, functional executive summary and prototype documents.
  • Facilitate User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and production rollouts, and the defects detected were tracked and managed using HP Quality Center.
  • Produced reporting documents and led weekly meetings with developers and business units to discuss outstanding technical issues and deadlines that had to be met.
  • Managed all phases of project from requirements gathering through user acceptance testing and documentation development.
  • Reviews and monitors risk mitigation and contingency plans, and escalates issues to the appropriate responsible party.
  • Facilitates definition of benefits case and designs appropriate systems to capture and track benefits.
  • Manages continuous and effective communication plan with all project stakeholders (Business sponsor, Application manager, Product manager, Architecture team, Development manager, SME’s)
  • Manages continuous and effective communication plan with all stakeholders of other related projects which have direct /in-direct impact on ongoing project.
  • Effective Change control management - RASCI, Assessing the Impact, Cost, Benefits, and Risks of Change
  • Requirement draft walkthroughs for cross functional stakeholders for Review/approval.
  • Actively participated in client meetings, proposing solutions, managing stakeholder’s expectations and engaged in discussion on requirements.
  • Performing GAP analysis for as is process and to-be solution
  • Design technical design document with developers
  • Representing Confidential business online for Project status call by PMO.
  • Responding to various queries on the proposed solution to various stakeholders as Single point of contact.
  • Analyzing current operating model and designing target operating model
  • Working with project architecture for designing of proposed architecture of the solution.
  • Working with Confidential Architecture team for Product deviation request approval.
  • Performing complete product parameterizations/Configurations

Confidential, Tempe, Arizona

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed the relationship between business functions and the system by preparing analysis document including requirements, entity relationship models, and dataflow diagrams.
  • Streamlined the existing tedious manual processes by creating a schedule matrix. This also included the details of process file types, owner, point of contact and resolutions for each process.
  • Suggested to automate 3 important processes and the same were implemented. This reduced the manual effort by 43% in each module.
  • Proactively developed prototype for optimization tool and proposed improvements in the design.
  • Also worked with Change control support group and managed changes by reviewing, testing and incorporating compliance during various stages of SDLC.
  • Actively communicated with users on system status, including system changes, problems, enhancements, and potential impacts.

Confidential

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Verrified all aspects of client Identifictaion program (CIP) and necessary account opening documents are provided and in accordance with the KYC, and BSA (Bank secrecy act standards).
  • Identify accurate risk rating for Individual/non-individual accounts to highlight high risk jurisdictions, Cash incentive /high risk businesses and politically exposed persons (PEPs) or relatives or close associates (RCAs)
  • Completes extensive due diligence investigations using public and private databases in accordance with Anti-money laundering (AML), BSA, and other regulatory standards to assist business units, and prevent operational and reputational risk.
  • Interfaces with managers of appropriate business-partner departments to ensure all data-feed from appropriate systems occur as needed into the currency transaction reporting system, so reports aggregate transactions as required by regulation
  • Manages, writes, reviews and revises, as needed, all aspects of the currency reporting, exemption and monetary instrument recordkeeping program to ensure policies, processes and procedures comply with regulatory requirements and that the program is sustainable
  • Performs quarterly SOX self-assessments, accurately and on time and ensures controls and risks of the department are documented, current and accessible
  • Acts as currency transaction reporting subject matter expert throughout the Bank and represents the department as needed at Bank-wide meetings and project teams
  • Keeps abreast of statutory and regulatory changes, federal advisories, guidance, rulings and bulletins, as well as industry trends and best practices to ensure the Bank aligns with regulatory expectations and standards
  • Prepares responses to examination, audit and review findings. Works with senior management and appropriate business partners to recommend, develop, and implement creative and sustainable corrective action plans to address findings

Confidential

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Clearing house management
  • Worked on routing rule set up, BKE, user set up (Swift Alliance and SIDE), online filtering applications etc.
  • I have constant coordination with the client (an international Bank) regarding SWIFT maintenance and releases.
  • Analyzed the relationship between business functions and the system by preparing analysis document including requirements, entity relationship models, and dataflow diagrams.
  • Streamlined the existing tedious manual processes by creating a schedule matrix.
  • This also included thedetails of process file types, owner, point of contact and resolutions for each process.
  • Suggested to automate 13 important processes and the same were implemented. This reduced the manual effort by 23% in each module.
  • Proactively developed prototype for optimization tool and proposed improvements in the design.

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