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Livingston, NJ


  • Pro - active and result oriented business analyst with 8 years financial domain experience in software development lifecycle like Agile scrum, RUP and Waterfall with exceptional skills in planning, organizing, documenting and business support.
  • Experienced in working with Credit Portfolio Risk Management System along with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) risk assessment, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Transaction Monitoring System, Fixed Income trading systems, Mortgage Backed Security System, Trade Order Reconciliation System (TORS), Mutual Fund Reporting System, Credit Card Billing System and Stock Trading System
  • In-depth knowledge of wide array of financial products including Stock, Options, Bonds and Treasuries (Equities, Fixed Income and Options) equity, fixed income derivatives, portfolio analysis, forecasting, budgeting and cost benefit analysis
  • Proficient in Use Cases on functionalities for Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) pool allocation and optimization, pool substitutions, pair-offs, trade assignments, account allocations and broker give-ups
  • Familiar with Basel III, Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) and FINRA's rules and regulations
  • Proficiency in data analytics with emphasis on credit scoring, credit risk, behavioral models, loan loss and general purposerisk/profitability models
  • Highly experienced with Requirements gathering, data modeling, System Architecture. Feasibility studies, Scope Documents & Requests For Proposal (RFP)
  • In-depth knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), having thorough understanding of various methodologies, such as Waterfall, Agile Scrum, and RUP
  • Strong experience as Scrum Master responsible for organizing and facilitating sprint planning sessions, creating and managing sprint backlogs, leading daily scrum meeting and bi-weekly retrospectives
  • Proficiency in interpreting, researching, and evaluating for advanced forecasting techniques
  • Experienced in conducting Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions. Expertise in drafting technical documentation - Business Requirement Document (BRD), Functional Requirement Document (FRD), System Design Specification, Requirement Traceability Matrix, Test Plan
  • Expertise in creating use case, activity, logical, component and deployment views to extract business process flows and workflows thereby helping development and quality assurance in understanding the requirements
  • Extensively used rational tools for creating use cases, version control, defect tracking and reporting and applied the rational unified process in all areas of a software development life cycle
  • Good Experience in both Manual and Automation Testing including Functional Testing, System Integration Testing, Security Testing, Regression Testing and User Acceptance Testing (UAT, and Browser Compatibility Testing in a multi-platform environment
  • Expertise in using Bug Tracking Tool like Bugzilla, Jira, IBM clear quest
  • Strong SQL queries experience with PL/SQL developer and TOAD
  • Extensive experience with data warehousing, Extraction, Transformation and loading (ETL) and Business
  • In-depth knowledge of Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)/ Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
  • Strong analytical, debugging, troubleshooting skills and quick learning abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills, extremely adept at diplomatically facilitating discussions and negotiations with stakeholders
  • Strong recognized project management skills, consistently deliver complex, large-scale projects on time and within budget


Programming Languages: SQL & Java, HTML

Design Tools & Languages: Microsoft Visio, Lucid chart

Project Methodologies: UML, Rational Unified Process (RUP)

Business Modeling Tools: MS Visio, Rational Rose

Requirement analysis tools: Rational Requisite Pro

Defect Tracking Tools: Rational Clear Quest, JIRA

Operating Systems: Windows 95/98/2000/XP/NT, UNIX

Quality Assurance: Load Runner, Software Application Testing Life Cycle, Rally

Testing tools: Mercury Test Center, QTP, HPALM

Business Applications: Share Point, Microsoft Office Suite

Databases: MS SQL Server

Methodologies: Agile, RUP, SDLC, Waterfall, Scrum


Confidential, Livingston, NJ

Senior Business Analyst


  • Conducted reviews of client documentation/information obtained by client contacts within the business units
  • Effectively obtained information and assistance from appropriate law enforcement agencies, peer banks and other external groups based on AML Policy and followed procedure which satisfies regulatory requirements
  • Assisted in building a business analysis process model using Rational Rose and Visio
  • Conducted JAD sessions for communicating with Stakeholders and SMEs
  • Assist in the administration and review of Client Risk Scoring, Client Identification and KYC documentation oversight/management requirements
  • Communicated extensively with the clients and with different levels of management to identify requirements, use cases and to develop functional specifications
  • Created Use-Cases and Business Use-Case Model after accessing the status and scope of the project and understanding the business processes
  • Managed all the requirements in Requisite Pro, making requirements available to all team members
  • Used the Unified Change Management from Rational to track changes to multiple artifacts by versioning artifacts, associating requirements to specific change request/defects to streamline the defect/change tracking process
  • Performed risk assessment based on historical Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) data to determine current, global AML trends and assisted further to provide right direction for future AML investigative projects
  • Studied the existing KYC/CIP system and prepared the test data for the CDD and EDD based on the inputs
  • Developed and implemented actionable and targeted change management plans including stakeholder management plan, communication plan, coaching and training plan resistance management plan
  • Tested the application manually by executing Test Cases in Quality Centre prior to Automation and Involved in automated testing and Performance testing using QTP and Load Runner
  • Develop User Acceptance Testing and specifications with guidance from AML Compliances
  • Coordinated and prioritized outstanding defects and enhancement/system requests based on business requirements, allowing sufficient time frame to ensure accuracy and consider deadlines
  • Reviewed system generated alerts to assess presence of illicit activity that require research as required, using numerous search engines for reporting based on AML requirements
  • Reviewed and analyzed compliance monitoring reports and other related source documents for suspicious and unusual patterns of activity
  • Initiated thorough investigations on escalated issues from AML policies based on manual and automated monitoring referral channels to verify possibility of suspicious activity
  • Worked on CRM-based projects for small, medium and big companies.
  • Coached and developed a distributed team of business executives and technical professionals regarding Agile roles, routines and responsibilities resulting in a more thorough understanding of Scrum and a faster start up time to developing software.
  • Maintained end to end tracking for incoming referrals in Actimize tool to ensured that the research and analysis conducted for the cases are being progressed smoothly and accomplished in a timely manner
  • Gathered data which was necessary to accomplish from a number of sources, accumulated it together and prearranged format to enter the data in several data analysis software
  • Provided compliance advice, investigated complaints and verified that deficiencies were corrected to minimize legal action
  • Prepared the report publishing frequencies and the media in which it shall be published (SharePoint), also prepared the document for filing frequency and filing format of the SARs, CTRs to the regulatory agencies and internal systems

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Senior Business Analyst


  • Analyzed complex data flow from front office systems to finance systems to identify gaps and trades to understand incorrect/inconsistent valuation and accounting
  • Interacted with Sales, Middle Office, Risk Management, Product Control, Finance, Underwriting, Operation and other stakeholders to gather business requirements and create enterprise level flows, system architecture, trade flows and timelines
  • Identified operation metrics that enable our constituents which includes business partners and regulators to understand information security programs
  • Conducted various stress testing followed by CCAR
  • Demonstrated track record of working on projects focusing on CCAR business requirements
  • Facilitated and documented initial CCAR discussions and brainstorming sessions addressing client’s existing capacity gap to handle internal processes for assessing capital adequacy
  • Performed regular ad-hoc reports as necessary and worked with team members, in and out of department, to eliminate redundant reporting
  • Supported the risk manager in all aspects of a market risk and middle office risk management program
  • Addressed risk more effectively by identifying, organizing and managing accordingly so that it would not impact the company in a negative way.
  • Proactively worked with FX, Fixed Income and Derivatives transactions
  • Conducted Daily Standup meetings to ensure that proposed changes went through the system as well as the project team produced solutions that meet established standards, procedures, practices, risks and mitigation plans
  • Led Sprint Planning Sprint Estimation (SPSE) sessions, Sprint Retrospectives and Reviews, User Stories and Acceptance Criteria
  • Worked extensively with offshore development teams and tracked their progress through various tollgates over the life of the project
  • Completed Data Mapping for the Wealth Management segment to facilitate the conversion of client assets
  • Provided coaching on Agile practices to other groups within the company
  • Deliver IT Services Management (ITSM) solutions based on ITIL best practices that focus on the people, process, technology and information perspectives of providing integrated organization wide business solutions within the IT infrastructure
  • Reported various counterparty exposures and capital limits for all clients across the firm
  • Worked with upstream/downstream data consumers, developer leads, QAs and PMs to monitor test plans, test cases, test sets, UAT, post-implementation checks and future enhancements
  • Participated in planning and implementation of Cognos integration with other systems or applications
  • Assessed overnight releases and worked alongside release managers
  • Exceeded the project goals and decreased the beta release time by 4 weeks
  • Tracked post-deployment progress and proposed resolutions to existing issues
  • Meticulously addressed every detail to ensure a successful end-to-end business process

Confidential, Piscataway, NJ

Sr. Business Analyst/ Scrum Master


  • Conducted Brainstorming, Group interviews to gathered Business Requirements, and prioritize requirements, identified high potential business opportunities and developed customized business strategies
  • Served as a subject expert (SME) in KYC on boarding related matters and provided recommendation to other analysts and investigators
  • Reviewed all required KYC regulatory requirements for all clients and analyzing any transactions that appear unusual based on the customer’s profile
  • Responsible to develop a workflow for Customer Risk scoring which would be integrated and coupled with the processing framework
  • Managed the performance of the required KYC screening on existing clients by ensuring all documentation and corroboration were on the file as per the Global KYC procedures
  • Conducted analysis of suspicious activity involving consumer transactions that alerted via Mantas
  • Organized daily scrum meeting with developers and clients, and managed the process and burn down chart of each sprint and the whole project
  • Performed Mantas tuning for various scenarios, typologies, and thresholds based on current and future state while creating policies and procedures
  • Used Mantas to monitor and investigate customer’s financial patters and their behavioral anomalies.
  • Used SQL queries to create data mapping document and data analysis
  • Involved in UI requirements and creating Wireframes to help developers build the application in Visual Basic and data modeling sessions by developing DFD
  • Developed report layouts for Suspicious Activity and Pattern analysis under AML regulations
  • Developed numerous forecasting models to examine company’s projected short- and long-term growth based on key indicators, such as cash flow analysis, valuation, assets, liabilities, and credit risks
  • Analyzed and developed automation of KYC sanctions compliance screening processes and business processes
  • Continuously updated KYC client data by conducting stringent research using various internet platforms to identify possible Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) and Lexis Nexis and world Check to identify risk
  • Defined and performed the Test strategies and associated scripts for the verification and validation of all defined business requirements and associated functionality
  • Created and maintained forecasting models to establish appropriate resource levels for project delivery
  • Reviewed and analyzed the Use Cases and came up with System design and Test plan Templates and developed test plans, test cases and test strategy
  • Designed the test plans and test scripts based on the user requirement specification and conducted UAT - Integration testing, Unit testing

Confidential, New York, NY

Business Analyst


  • Gathered requirements from customers including balance sheets, statements of the fund, lists of the securities' amounts and values and summary of securities purchases and sales for each investor
  • Facilitated team meetings to coordinate activities for project schedules, conducted JAD sessions with SMEs to elicit requirements and presented deliverables to the senior management
  • Documented BRD and FRD which included business context, success criteria, financial forecast and other risk assessments
  • Efficiently interacted with designers and software developers to understand application functionality and navigational flow and keep them updated about business user’s specifications
  • Wrote concise detailed SRS documents and user documentation in accordance to standards where developers can interpret, design and develop the application with minimum guidance
  • Created, maintained Defects Log and ensured timely resolution of all items
  • Supported UAT and collaborated with the QA team to develop test plans, test scenarios, test cases and test data to be used in testing
  • Involved in walkthroughs and meetings with development team to discuss related issues
  • Conducted “beta testing” to validate the new system against user expectations

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Business Analyst


  • Responsible for conducting group interviews, surveys withbusinessusers to analyze the investment tracking system, application life-cycle, gather and define the key performance indicators, document and present the requirements specifications.
  • Performed Root Cause Analysis and Re-engineeredbusinessprocesses, and implemented performance measures, presented project presentations to executive management.
  • Achieved final approval and validations ofbusinessrules and processes with users and management.
  • Managed requirements end-end for BASEL II Regulatory Platform and expanded the current platform for risk MIS reporting.
  • Managing Requirements and communicating with user groups and team members.
  • Role involved extracting, analyzing, merging, and summarizing data conversion and data migration aspects from the existing Financial Systems.
  • Performed data analysis of wealth management transactions with centralized billing analytic, data conversion and performance reporting, repo and other fixed income financial products (Repo, Sell Buy backs, Coupons, etc.).
  • Prepared Use Case Analysis using UML, which provided the framework for potential use case deliverables and their inter-relationships, and allow for maximizing software reuse.
  • Documented User Requirements with MS Word as the editing tool to develop the use cases.


Jr. Business Analyst


  • Identified and communicated dependencies and potential risks to the completion of the sprints including resources, costs and systems
  • 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
  • Prepared the final requirements document for peek and peer review and designed the process flow diagram
  • Assisted in organizing and conducting meetings and brainstorming sessions related to database design and data assessment
  • Coordinated in writing Test Plan, Test Cases and Test Scripts in Quality Center
  • Involved in Creating and Executing Test Scenario based on User/Functional Requirements

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