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Sr. Business Analyst/project Manager Resume Profile

NY

SUMMARY:

Senior Business/Data Analyst with extensive experience in requirement gathering, writing business and functional requirements, translating business requirements into technical specifications, data analysis, data mapping,data mining, data profiling, developing test plans/scripts, supporting user training and user acceptance testing within the financial services industry. Team player with excellent analytical problem-solving and communication skills. Domain expertise in Financial Services industry including AML / BSA / KYC Compliance, Fixed Income Trade Surveillance, Regulatory Reporting, Banking, Insurance, Capital Markets, Asset Management, Broker/Dealer, Custody, Trust, and Investor Services business, operations, applications and technology. Global experience in US, Canada, UK and India managing teams with on-site, near-site and offshore resources.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

SAS, Java, XML, UML, DB2, ORACLE, SYBASE, ER Win, TIBCO, MQ Series, Web Logic, CICS/VS, VSAM, ADABAS, Natural-2, Visual Studio .Net, Visual Basic, C, C , COBOL-II, PL/1, CORBA, UDB, UNIX, Mainframe, Informatica,MS Project, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Visio, MS Power Point

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS:

Business Analysis, Data Analysis, Data Architecture, Data Warehousing/Data Mart Design, Conceptual and Logical Database Design, Data Modelling, Data Governance, Master Data Management MDM , Business Process Architecture, Application Architecture, Project/Program management, Large Complex IT Development and Integration

METHODOLOGY SKILLS

Agile, CMM, RUP, XP, Iterative Development, Full SDLC, OODM, Rational Rose

FINANCIAL PRODUCTS SKILLS

MANTAS AML Compliance software, SAS AML Solutions, Actimize AIS/RCM,Longview Trading, Compliance and Portfolio management software, Invest/1 Mutual Fund Accounting, OASYS/OMGEO, MacGregor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Sr. Business Analyst/Project Manager

  • As a Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager responsible for managing product backlog, sprint planning and execution for multiple projects in the Client Reference Data group with a total project portfolio exceeding 6 million. Managed technical delivery of the project within defined scope, time and cost constraints utilizing geographically dispersed global project teams in US, Canada, Mexico, Hungary, India and Japan. Projects were delivered using standard software development lifecycle SDLC methodologies such as Waterfall, Agile and Iterative depending on the project scope, approach and timelines.
  • Managed delivery of the Client onboarding portal to streamline communications between various groups involved in client account opening and party creation process by utilizing Pega Systems business process management BPM product to orchestrate end-to-end business processes and workflow to gain operational efficiencies and reduce client onboarding time.
  • Managed the development of a data warehouse toperform client risk classifications and to forecast document requirements based on the AML Rules and Guidelines set forth within client's jurisdiction/country. Conducted data analysis and participated in the design of the conceptual model, data warehouse and overall data architecture including evaluation of data management options and data governance.
  • Managed the development of multiple work streams to transition the account opening process for Futures Accounts from Wealth Management WM to the Institutional Services Group within MS Co to reduce costs and operational risks by enhancing and streamlining WM's capabilities to meet regulatory obligations such as FATCA, EMIR, Dodd Frank and AML/KYC.
  • Responsible for tracking project milestones, deliverables, creating and executing project plans, managing scope changes, engaging other technology teams for integration efforts
  • Responsible for coordinating the QA and UAT efforts to ensure project deliverables are tested thoroughly and effectively communicating issues, risks and dependencies with project stakeholders, escalating to senior management where appropriate.

Confidential

Sr. Business/Data Analyst, FICC Trade Surveillance

  • Developed the strategic roadmap for the FICC Trade surveillance program, a multi-year multi-million dollar program to migrate the current surveillance model/reports for fixed income trade surveillance from Mantas infrastructure to a new Actimize surveillance platform.
  • Conducted Current State Analysis of existing Surveillance Models/Reports in Mantas and documented the functional and data requirements which included source to target data mappings, data transformation rules and the underlying business rules for each model/report.
  • Conducted a detailed attribute level analysis of the Asset Control product data attributes consumed by Compliance applications and identified gaps on the strategic Enterprise Security Master in support of the enterprise level Product Price De-duplication program aimed to retire Asset Control security master.
  • Analyzed and documented the current state of the Reference data i.e. Product, Account, Counterparty, Ratings, and Issuer etc. sourcing from various source systems into the current Mantas surveillance platform.
  • Conducted extensive data profiling using Informatica IDE to identify any data quality issues and develop remediation strategies as part of the strategic build of the new surveillance platform.
  • Developed functional requirements for sourcing of Reference data into the future state of the strategic FICC compliance data mart that will be used to run the new surveillance models/reports.
  • Participated in the requirements gathering sessions for the fixed income trade surveillance models/reports with business representatives from the various regions across the globe. Responsible for documenting the minutes of the meetings and maintaining the issues tracker.
  • Participated in the design sessions for data warehouse and data mart that will be the source for the future state Surveillance platform. In addition developed the data governance guidelines to manage data quality issues.
  • Developed source to target transaction data mappings for a variety of Fixed Income products including Cash, Credit, Rates and Mortgage backed securities.
  • Responsible for ensuring data quality of transactional data sourced from the front-office trading systems such as Winfits and TMS Rates into the FICC data warehouse and subsequently into the FICC data mart.
  • Participated in the business requirements sessions with users to define the requirements for the 'Parking','Wash' and 'Pricing' models.
  • Developed detail functional specifications for 'Parking via Position' and 'Parking via Settlement Date' models to be developed using Actimize RCM.

Confidential

Sr. Business/Data Analyst

  • Responsible for documenting the current state of the 30 scenarios in the AML transaction monitoring system, eliciting user requirements to fine tune the output generation from the scenarios and conducting a holistic analysis on the suitability of the scenarios to meet the BSA/AML policies of the bank.
  • Developed a step-by-step methodology for scenario parameter tuning utilizing statistical methods to assist the users in selecting and choosing appropriate parameter values to control the alert volumes.
  • Conducted interviews and facilitated user meetings to gather business requirements to fine tune scenarios that were least efficient or least effective.
  • Conducted a detail scenario level data analytics on the transactional and alert data using statistical methods to discover patterns and trends in an effort to fine tune the parameter settings for each scenario.
  • Developed a final findings and recommendations document for the scenario tuning project.
  • Developed a testing recommendations document to assist in the test validations of the proposed changes to the scenarios.
  • Responsible for weekly project status reporting to senior management and tracking all issues and risks during the entire life cycle of the project.

Confidential

Sr. Business/Data Analyst

  • Responsible for business and data analysis on various projects within Compliance technology group.
  • Responsible for upgrading the current AML Surveillance platform from MANTAS 5.0 to MANTAS 5.8. Lead the technology team to implement additional AML scenarios to close current gaps in AML surveillance.
  • Analyzed and documented data and business requirements for migrating current Sales Surveillance and Supervision module to MANTAS from a home grown application. Documented the current state process flows.
  • Worked with the users to co-ordinate system integration and user acceptance testing.
  • Analyzed the Associate Trade Compliance and Sales Surveillance requirements and outlined requirements for customizations to off-the-shelf scenarios and developed specifications for custom scenarios.
  • Led the effort to develop Compliance Reporting to meet all the data needs of AML, Associate and Sales Surveillance group. Designed various operational, analytical and dashboard reports to measure and report key performance metrics to deliver reports using Business Objects BO sourcing data from the compliance data mart.
  • Responsible for weekly project status reporting to senior management and tracking all issues and risks during the entire life cycle of the project.
  • Led the user workshops and conducted user training with various users of AML Surveillance, Sales Surveillance and Associate Trade Compliance groups.
  • Developed end user training documentation and production release documentation.

Confidential

Sr. Business/Data Analyst

  • Responsible for requirement analysis, user acceptance and testing of the legal day one implementation of the consolidation of Compliance Regulatory reporting for the merged Merrill Lynch and Bank Of America legal entities.
  • Analyzed and documented the data and business requirements of Surveillance models across the two entities for Control Room models monitoring associate trading activity against the currently active investment management deals.
  • Gathered requirements and analyzed data requirements for the consolidation of Equity Aggregation and regional regulatory reporting across Merrill Lynch and Bank Of America. Developed a conceptual and logical data model for Equity Aggregation Data Mart and developed the source to target data mappings to source data from the Compliance data warehouse.
  • Conducted extensive data analysis on the Enterprise Compliance Data Warehouse to access the coverage of local regional data sources. Worked with the various regional partners from Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Americas to gather data extract rules and formulate queries against the compliance warehouse to extract regional positions data and compare it with the regional file extracts to ensure data integrity and data quality.

Confidential

Sr. Business/Data Analyst

  • Developed business requirements for a multi-year 15 million effort to migrate various business groups within US Equity to Longview vendor product from Linedata for equities and derivates trading, portfolio management and pre-trade/post-trade compliance functions. Facilitated requirements gathering sessions to gather and document requirements.
  • Conducted product gap analysis and developed detail functional requirements for identified gaps. Worked with the vendor and internal build team to translate the functional requirements into a work effort. In addition, responsible for reviewing proposals and design documents to ensure software built meets the business requirement. Followed JPM's internal SDLC methodology for delivering project artifacts.
  • Developed functional specifications including the business process flows for implementing Salerio Trade Confirm and Affirm application that interfaced with OASYS/OMGEO for post-trade clearance and settlement processes.
  • Developed business requirements document for implementing the pre-trade and post-trade compliance rules on Longview Compliance platform. Analyzed the data required to support all the pre-trade and post-trade compliance rules and created detail functional and technical specifications for the technology team to build various data interfaces from the legacy applications to the new platform. Also created pre-trade compliance rules for account and security level restrictions based on the client guidelines.
  • Managed issues, risks and chaired a weekly program status meeting to co-ordinate multiple project initiatives that included upgrade of trading platform to a newer version of vendor product, front-office and back-office reconciliation and the roll-out of Longview's portfolio management/compliance tools.

Confidential

Vice-President, Investor Services Program Management

  • Facilitated the requirements management phase on large critical business projects with IT spends of over 2 million. Functioned as a liaison between business and IT to translate business objective into high-level business requirements and detailed functional requirements for IT to consume and produce software.
  • Managed functional requirements phase for a 10 million Asset Management technology initiative involving cross-functional teams from global trade management, securities master, accounting, client reporting, performance measurement, trade settlement, counter party/reference database and order management applications.
  • Developed business requirements for a 2 million effort focused to win new clients by providing Master Trust Accounting features on the bank's strategic multi-currency accounting platform.

Vice-President, Securities Master Database

  • Managed business analysis and requirements on multiple projects for sourcing and distribution of market data from vendors to meet the security indicative, pricing, credit ratings and analytical information requirements for various internal applications such as Trade Processing, Custody, Risk Management, Broker Dealer Services and Asset Management. Developed functional requirements, technical specifications, and statement of work and managed the software development thru the entire SDLC utilizing CMM methodology for project artifacts and offshore delivery model.
  • Managed the requirements gathering phase of a mutual fund pricing initiative aimed to reduce costs.
  • Managed an effort to source S P and Moody's issuer and issue credit ratings into the security master.
  • Developed a new interface for Global Trade Management to improve straight-thru processing STP rates.
  • Participated in the requirements gathering phase and scoping of a 10 million Asset management program.

Confidential

Senior Consultant

  • Facilitated Business Analysis and Data Mining workshops to identify product and scenario gaps and develop business and data requirements for implementation of Mantas Broker Investor Protection BIP software.
  • Conducted gap analysis between Mantas AML and Mantas BIP databases. Facilitated data sourcing meetings with client's source system areas. Analyzed the data requirements and developed requirements for the various source systems within Merrill Lynch to acquire and populate the BIP database.

Senior Business Analyst

Confidential

  • Managed a team of developers in New York providing technical leadership and supervision on a 10 million 60 person maiden effort to develop a municipal bond trading portal for institutional secondary market trading. Interfaced with business and facilitated design sessions to develop message specifications, functional and technical requirement documents for the B2B real time trading layer.

Confidential

Senior Consultant, Financial Services Practice

  • Provided thought leadership in the BFSI vertical by developing solution offerings for e-business strategy, managing programs in institutional fixed income trading and leading IT architecture planning efforts.
  • Served as Program Manager for a Fixed Income web portal at Merrill Lynch MLX.com and managed a team of developers, business analysts, testers and architects to develop the web based fixed income trading portal for Merrill Lynch's Direct Markets initiative MLX for institutional traders enabling trading of Treasuries, Corporate Bonds, Municipal Bonds, CP's with interfaces to legacy applications.
  • Technology/Application Architect at Viacom, AT T and Merrill Lynch
  • Analyzed current state business processes, application and supporting technologies.
  • Facilitated design sessions with business and IT to envision the future state architecture utilizing service oriented event based messaging infrastructure.
  • Evaluated use of Enterprise Application Integration EAI tools for AT T applications and conducted a detail vendor analysis of prevalent EAI products.

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