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Lead Business Analyst Resume

New York, NY

SUMMARY

  • Over 8+ years of experience in Business Analysis, Testing, Business applications in Banking, Financial Services Industries.
  • Strong technical skills in Business Analysis, Software Testing and Documenting, Reporting and Analysis of Business Requirements and Functional requirements.
  • Exceptional problem solving and sound decision making capabilities, recognized by alternative solutions, and confident, accurate, decision - making coupled with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent track record for meeting deadlines and submitting deliverables on time.
  • Highly experienced in analyzing backend operations of banking companies, financial institutions, can effectively interact with clients, and successfully lead team of Analysts, and Quality Analysts among others.
  • Experienced in investment support services and daily operational support for Market Data research with data management and transaction management.
  • Team player having outstanding interpersonal, communicational & relationship management abilities.
  • Experience in Business Analysis, System Analysis, Requirements Gathering, GAP Analysis and data management.
  • Strong Expertise in resolving business as well as technical issues and served as the liaison between clients and team.
  • Experience with analyzing business processes and documenting them using MS Visio and MS PowerPoint
  • Coordinated with QA team to develop Test Plans and Test Cases
  • Interacting with stakeholders, analyzing the root cause of the problems, gathering requirements, rating and assigning priorities to requirements and working with the Project Manager to develop and assess options to solve the problem
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills, with particular emphasis on clear, detailed Business Requirements and Functional Specifications, including status reports
  • Continuous learning aptitude to constantly upgrade myself with new skills with a short learning curve and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong comprehension of fundamental, technical and quantitative investment approaches.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, conceptual skills, high energy levels, creativity, pleasant personality & a team player with a positive & co-operative attitude helped to deliver extraordinary performance in the various organizations

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Operating systems: Windows and UNIX

Databases: Oracle 8.1/9i, SQL, MS Access

Testing Tools: Quality Center 10.0,QTP10, JIRA, WinRunner, Test Director

Defect Tracking tools: Quality Center, Jing, Rational Clear Quest

Others: MS Project, MS Outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, MS Visio, MS Excel, Macromedia Studio, IBM Lotus Notes, MS SharePoint, Rational Clear Case

Requirement Gathering Tools: Requisite Pro, CalibreRM, JIRA

Modeling & Analysis tools: UML (Unified Modeling Language) Rational Rose, Microsoft Visio

Methodologies: Agile (Scrum & Rapid), RUP, Waterfall

Reporting Tools: Certified cognos8 BI reporter

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, New York,NY

Lead Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Continuous cross functional and cross organizational coordination with FIU, AML, Global Anti Bribery and Corruption, Global Compliance Technology.
  • Understood the AML compliance requirements by interacting with compliance department, and SME experts in the laws/act of compliances
  • Evaluate and choose suitable vendor product and solution suite implementation from vendors like Mantas, Actimize, and Hyperos.
  • Involved in scope meetings of Customer Due Diligence and Enhanced Due Diligence investigations to gather information using internal and external systems, databases and other resources.
  • Analyzed current as is and to be state high level process for the end to end strategic solution
  • Responsible for preparing Functional requirements and implementation schedule.
  • Documented and managed requirements by interacting with the stakeholders in conducting the MOSCOW analysis.
  • Documented procedures to ensure Due-Diligence was performed to comply with Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations.
  • Involved in business meetings for Implementation of Actimize Fraud, Compliance and Anti Money Laundering Solutions
  • Build and manage client relationships
  • Proposed client specific recommendations and custom solutions to meet business requirements to enable better management of external vendors and reduce costs.
  • Skilled at facilitating requirement gathering sessions by sending out meeting agenda, reference documents etc.

Confidential, Jerseycity, NJ

Sr. Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in project scope meetings with the Pricing manager to understand the type of requests and issues handled by the pricing team and documented the high level business requirements to the product backlog.
  • Develop and maintain project plans for each implementation initiative focusing on defining scope, dependencies, scheduling, critical path management and ensuring deliverables are met
  • Coordinated with the Pricing manager, SMEs and development team to refine the product backlog based on different user inputs and their priority.
  • Plan and prepare kickoff sessions (discuss the statement of work, project stages, define the teams, risk, project plan overview, operational framework, and negotiate priorities)
  • Experience in executing test cases, defect tracking and resolution.
  • Develop Test Plan and Test Cases for the application through Quality Center.
  • Manage stake-holder communication (conduct multiple weekly global meetings, weekly status and metric reports, dashboard review and updates, follow ups, MOM, and escalations )
  • Coordinated with the development team and database administrators to identify the relevant and affected data systems using MS SQL and identify the new databases to be created for the Resolve-It application.
  • Attend weekly defect review meeting to discuss the various defects with developers.
  • Create weekly issue and solution logs and provided documentation to team for resolution to common problems and solutions.
  • Identify and document all issues and defects to ensure desired quality of the business application.
  • Planned test cases for the application and implemented them on the interfaces to ensure that requirements were met.
  • Documented and managed requirements traceability matrix for project review purpose and to ensure that the business requirements are met.
  • Coordinated with the pricing team users to plan and execute the User Acceptance Test (UAT) and documented the results and feedbacks.

Confidential, New York, NY

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct FRD review sessions, make updates and get the Sign offs
  • Understand the system boundaries and suggest solution definition
  • Providing guidance on documenting, prioritizing and updating data quality related issues; working closely with LOB and technology representatives to have the DQ issues resolved.
  • Reviewed and reported the progress of the project during all the phases
  • Analyzed Functional specifications for Testing Related Process.
  • Interacted with the QA Teams in Test Case development & Test case reviews for UAT Testing.
  • Establish Traceability of UAT Test Cases to IT Requirements.
  • Prepared and executed UAT test cases manually, Performed Functional, Positive & Negative Testing.
  • Analyzed Test results and create bug reports & Defect Tracking and Bug Reporting.
  • Proficient in standardizing and managing the entire quality process to make better go-live decisions.
  • Worked extensively on the creating and maintaining the artifacts from project perspective.

Confidential, New York, NY

Sr. Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Interacted with Stakeholders and Subject Metter Experts (SMEs) from front office and middle office to get better understanding of client business processes and gather requirements. Analyzed, documented, and managed all project requirements and changes to requirements throughout the software development lifecycle
  • Manage calendar schedules for collaboration with project team, vendors and stake holders.
  • Responsible for testing Market Data infrastructure support mainly in regards to Reuter’s data Notification, usage and upgrade for end users. Bloomberg Open and Anywhere setup and training.
  • Developed, planned, organized and executed all activities throughout the full cycle of projects.
  • Ensured successful cutover to stake holder by managing multiple active projects simultaneously.
  • Ensured project management controls were in place with adequate resources for successful end user acceptance testing
  • Adhering to all documented procedures with respect to the QA policies and procedures and audit guidelines
  • Tested the tickets/requests generating CRM tool "remedy"
  • Participating in business requirements walkthrough meetings and providing feedback.
  • Discovering, maintaining, and tracking defects, generating defect reports, attending defect meetings and providing defect retest results and follow-ups
  • Worked on testing DACS and other entitlement systems administration and had the rights to grant permission to the users and delete through DACS
  • Tested Unused services (exchanges / specialist services) cleanup resulting in savings
  • Worked on testing Data Notifications, DACS Internal Audits, Reuters Quarterly Letter
  • Did testing to Process data and apply in an accurate manner to the database using technical and financial knowledge to add value.
  • Analysis of (Data Access Control System) database, which is used for permissioning a user Thomson Reuter’s products like 3000Xtra, and internal data feeds for Investment banking executives on a daily basis without errors
  • DACS auditing for the usage report make sure that all ID created are correct according to compliance by Reuters.
  • Testing contracts for Bloomberg Account creation & relocation. User transfers and permitting of exchange data for each of the Confidential ’s Bloomberg terminal along with the billing start and stop dates

Confidential, San Mateo, CA

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Designed and Developed systems for Quality assurance that collects and Analyze data from various rating firms like S&P, Moody's & Fitch Rating agencies.
  • Successfully facilitated frequent interaction with multi-disciplinary technical SMEs to create project documents.
  • Obtain file feeds (AML, exchange rates, currencies, clearing, etc) for UAT and production
  • Coordinated and scheduled all training modules with the business for global end users, and provided business communications via email/intranet as requested.
  • Analyzed and collected business requirements identified system interfaces and created the requirements specification document
  • Performed due diligence with respect to the data provided by the client on boarding team in accordance with AML Compliance norms.
  • Providing advice and support to business projects and issues requiring compliance input.
  • Reviewing and advising on activities with the perspective of looking for issues around Anti-money laundering and meeting regulations.
  • Providing support for / responding to general compliance-related queries.
  • Involved in data management of several post traded funds.
  • Trade surveillance and compliance monitoring of business activity.
  • Analyze client's business transactions by researching and obtaining KYC information, assess risk of customer to document in database and escalate to AML operations if necessary.
  • Facilitate assessment of and compliance with areas such as Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Customer Identification Program (CIP), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
  • Escalation management to appraise any discrepancies identified and reporting to regional compliance officer.
  • Reporting CTR to the concerned AML Regional Head.
  • Performed user case checks with respect to the AML framework.
  • Provide technical support to Traders and Clients who connect with FranklinTempleton (BEN).Clients include Credit Suisse,Merill Lynch to name a few.
  • Conducted Testing for analyzing UK funds statistics & performance

Confidential, New York, NY

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate communication with all areas of the project that impacts the scope, budget, risk and resources.
  • Extracting data required for different companies for preparing various compliance reports.
  • Providing inputs like rating information, security information to the clients from data vendors.
  • Tested financial and statistical analysis data, including valuations and merger consequences.
  • Coordinated with the Pricing manager, SMEs and development team to refine the product backlog based on different user inputs and their priority.
  • Lead a team of Business Analysts, including new hiring and mentoring new hires, reviewing work and providing constructive feedback, documenting and discussing performance issues with underperformers
  • Actively participated in conducting training for new joiners and helping peers.
  • Provided management with metrics, reports, and schedules as necessary and participated in the design walkthroughs and meeting.
  • Develop project schedules for all assigned projects and updates project plans on a weekly basis.
  • Responsible for overall coordination, status reporting and stability of project oriented work efforts
  • Functioned as Team Leader, handled all queries of 10 member team, interacted with clients, ensured work, allocation and work quality of members, and also maintained reporting system.
  • Testing mapping issues involved in auto-downloads

Confidential, New York, NY

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Testing and fixing daily unprocessed/partially processed trades automatically downloaded into the Mainframe database through FTP from the Custodian Bank.
  • Creating project plans and timeline, set deadlines and ensure project is moving forward accordingly.
  • Analyzed the system specification, business requirements and the design documents in order to conceptualize a test environment which replicates the real world and applies specific stressors to the system.
  • Coordinate with Staff Managers to assign technically appropriate staff to projects and manage to achieve successful project outcomes in scope, schedule and budget.
  • Ensure communication across various project teams to ensure alignment of changes
  • Worked on various financial products like equities, security set up and Derivatives.
  • Testing and Processing of daily pricing files, obtaining prices for securities from the various sources such as Bloomberg, Telekurs, FT Interactive Data, Cusip web, JJ Kenny etc.
  • Testing mapping issues involved in auto-downloads.
  • Prepared daily/monthly treasury journal entries and upload intotrading assistant
  • Analyzing variances in prices for various securities through various comparison reports generated from the Goldman Sachs Product Master.
  • Processing corporate actions and identifier changes, researching such actions and their impact on the static data.

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