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Senior Business Analyst Resume

New York, NY

SUMMARY

  • Result oriented professional with 10 years of versatile Business Systems Analysis experience backed with MS degree in Leadership.
  • Along with possessing substantial expertise in advanced Business Analysis processes, techniques and tools. In - depth knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle in both waterfall and agile methodologies.
  • Team player with teh ability to learn and quickly respond to unplanned demand.
  • Extensive experience in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) - Agile Scrum and Waterfall methodologies used for teh design, development, testing, and maintenance of software.
  • Ability to handle complex information with accuracy and attention to details allows for teh facilitating of TEMPeffective meetings with product owners and stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated with teh ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, eliminate obstacles and manage changing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, halps to build and maintain relationships in a collaborative setting while motivating team members to achieve teh highest performance level.
  • Excellence while writing business requirements and functional requirements in teh form of BRDs, FRDs, with technical detail to support actual implementation of a project.
  • Expertise in producing detailed User Stories in JIRA and using Fibonacci User Points for estimation to prioritize and manage Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog
  • Skilled in teh formation of use cases, use case diagrams, and activity diagrams based on UML methodology employing tools like MS Visio
  • Proficient in executing User Acceptance Tests (UAT) and creating UAT Test Plan and UAT Test Cases
  • Performing GAP analysis on existing systems and suggest solutions for a new system based on business needs. Solid understanding of teh workflow, adept at gathering and documenting teh ‘As-Is’ and ‘To-Be’ processes
  • Hands-on and detail-oriented in working with Relational databases, creating SQL queries for verifying application reports, tables (Back-End Testing), calculations or aggregation functionalities and UI data validation
  • Knowledgeable in Order Management Systems functionalities and corresponding order execution trade flow and experience in FIX Protocol throughout securities trade life cycle
  • Strong knowledge of Capital Markets, Trade Life Cycle, Financial Instruments: Equities, Fixed Income Instruments, and Derivatives

TECHNICAL SKILLS

SDLC: Agile Scrum and Kanban, Waterfall

BA/PM Tools: Confluence, JIRA, HP ALM, Rational Doors

Languages and Technology: SQL, Linux, Python, FIX Protocol, XML

Tools: and Databases: MS Visio, MS Excel, MS Access, My SQL, VeriFix

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Gather requirements from Product owner and business managers and obtain approval once user stories reviewed.
  • Identify teh details of change request and create process flow diagrams and user stories based on client input.
  • Perform requirement analysis and create data mapping document to make sure that acceptance criteria is met.
  • Scope projects and identify opportunities for business system improvement in internal controls.
  • Use Confluence and JIRA for sharing teh user stories with Product Owner and to manage requirements.
  • Compare business model with analysis model to address gaps and revise requirements.
  • Act as a liaison between teh development team and teh business including traders in support of gathering and documenting requirements, developing process flows, writing user stories with acceptance criteria.
  • Document business rules, create activity flow diagrams and entity relationship diagrams.
  • Identify and document issues and risks and offer realistic recommendations and alternatives.
  • Support Business Requirements activities by providing end-to-end analysis for trading platform and initiatives with respect to data requirements, data flows, data modeling, workflow context and design.
  • Perform Data Analysis, Data Mapping and Technical Design Document for reporting application.
  • Review feature test cases and ensure that feature testing TEMPeffectively validates teh system and meets teh functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Lead daily Scrum and weekly team meetings and discuss functional Enhancement and Modification requests and recommended solutions to challenging problems which required ingenuity and creative thinking.
  • Follow fast-paced Agile Software Development Lifecycle and participate in all phases of Agile Ceremonies.
  • Manage Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) to ensure comprehensive test coverage of requirement.
  • Coordinate with Lead QA Analyst and Development Team to address software defects in a timely manner and keep teh documentation up to date.
  • Gather final test result from SIT and setting teh UAT environment.
  • Lead UAT activities: create UAT Test Plan, Test Scenarios, Test Cases and Test Data.
  • Track of defects and progress of resolution, obtaining UAT sign-off with stakeholders/product owners.
  • Facilitate group sessions and model business processes to identify areas of improvement.

Confidential, New York, NY

Business analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Documented business specifications from teh client, users, developers, designers and SMEs for complete understanding of teh business process and application to be translated into meaningful technical specifications and functional specification for teh software development.
  • Conducted JAD sessions with various stakeholders to gather business requirements, discuss and resolve open issues, discuss change requests and document them.
  • Coordinated and actively participated in Grooming, Sprint planning, Daily Stand Up and Sprint retrospective meetings.
  • Utilized Excel functions, formulas, filtering, etc. for data cleansing, data matching and data converting.
  • Presented Weekly/Monthly Project Status reports describing teh status to date, impact of issues and changes in requirements necessary to teh clients and getting sign off from them for teh same
  • Created internal/external client presentations to all levels of teh business line from staff to VPs outlining key takeaways and recommended action
  • Performed requirement analysis and create data mapping document to make sure that acceptance criteria’s are met.
  • Create product/project backlogs consisting of Epics, Features, User Stories and Tasks.
  • Worked closely with cross-functional teams and with distributed system groups to capture user requirements and document them as Epics and User Stories.
  • Organize and facilitate teh Requirement Grooming sessions with business stakeholders and development team.
  • Review test cases produced by QA resources to ensure they align with business requirements.
  • Use JIRA and Confluence for issues management and requirements management.
  • Work with management, stakeholders, team leads, developers, and others as needed to halp refine projects.
  • Wrote detailed recreation steps of a found defect to ease teh job of teh development team.

Confidential, New York, NY

Business analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Accumulated customer requirements from various stakeholders through JAD sessions, brainstorming, personal and group interviews to develop architectural solution that an application meets teh business requirements, resolve open issues, and change requirements.
  • Evaluate existing and new software solutions to find teh most TEMPeffective way to meet business needs.
  • Develop UAT test procedures, UAT Test plan, UAT Test Scenarios and UAT test cases for entire project.
  • Manage requirements traceability matrix and track requirement are covered with test cases throughout teh project.
  • Ongoing collaboration and clarifications with both teh carrier and teh technical team.
  • Participate in meetings with business users, stakeholders and data owners to define information delivery goals and for requirement gathering process.
  • Prepare, review and validate Business Requirement Documents and teh Technical Specifications.
  • Work closely with department managers and users to define and analyze business and operational problems, process improvement opportunities and requirements.
  • Write user stories and lead backlog grooming/refinement sessions.
  • Work with Relational databases, creating SQL queries for verifying application reports, tables (Back-End Testing), calculations or aggregation functionalities and UI data validation.
  • Work closely with Project Manager to prepare project estimates by running cost-benefit analysis, identifying time, personnel, and equipment costs, establishing timelines and milestones.

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