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Business Analyst Resume Profile

SUMMARY

Summary:

  • Over 8 years of experience in the Financial industry as a Business/System Analyst.
  • Thorough understanding of Portfolio Management, Credit Derivatives Market, Equity Market, Fixed Income Market, Money Market And Risk Management.
  • Strong knowledge of stocks, bonds, options, futures, forwards, swaps and fixed income securities, and a good understanding of bond pricing and trading, equity trading cycle and risk analytics.
  • Good understanding of the latest compliance and regulatory changes in the systems like Dodd- Frank and Basel II III.
  • Understanding of various valuation and pricing techniques and models like Capital asset pricing model CAPM , Monte Carlo simulation, and Black-Scholes.
  • Solid experience in fixed income trading with estimation of Coupon Rate, Current Yield, and YTM.
  • Good risk management skills - identify, prioritize, and built risk mitigation strategies with risks such as Systematic Risk, Specific Risk, Credit Risk, FX Risk, and Market Risk.
  • Experienced in setting up Market Data and Reference Data feeds from Bloomberg.
  • Working knowledge of Software development Lifecycle SDLC methodologies such as Agile Scrum , RUP and Waterfall.
  • Experienced and skilled in modeling, managing gathering business requirements, documentation, analysis design and conducting sessions.
  • Working knowledge of Order management systems like Charles River
  • Experience in handling multiple projects concurrently and following Business Process.
  • Extensive success in translating business requirements and user expectations into detailed specifications employing Unified Modeling Language UML . Creating class diagrams, Use cases, state chart diagrams, activity and interaction diagrams. Effective diagramming experience.
  • Responsible for providing user-oriented, subject matter expertise input to the definition/review of requirements, design and development of Department products.
  • Able to define project scope, develop detailed baseline project plans and technical specifications, facilitate the collection of technical, operational or business requirements, set milestones, as well as track and manage projects to successful completion.
  • Experienced in team management, cross team coordination, product deployment and training, and conducting effective meetings.
  • Experience in conducting requirement analysis, designing use cases, conducting knowledge transfer training and analyzing business requirements by working with various levels of subject matter experts, analysts, end-users and developers.
  • Experienced in performing gap analysis to identify problems and inconsistencies along with facilitating joint application development JAD sessions with stakeholders and subject matter expertise.
  • Experienced in performing data mapping and assisting data modelers with defining the entity relationship.
  • Rigorously worked and interacted with testing and development teams.
  • Documented Test Plans, created, imported, and ran Test Cases, logged Defects and performed Manual Testing in HP Quality Center QC .
  • Experienced in performing user acceptance testing UAT .
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including negotiation, problem resolution and customer service.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills including the ability to establish goals and set clear expectations prioritize activities and follow through to completion.
  • Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills.

TECHICAL SKILLS:

  • Requirements Management Tools
  • Rational Requisite Pro, HP Quality Center
  • Business Modeling Tools
  • Rational Rose, MS-Visio, Enterprise Architect
  • Change Management and Version Control Tools
  • Rational Clear Quest, Rational Clear Case
  • Environments
  • Assembly, Java, JSP, HTML, XML
  • Data Bases
  • Microsoft Access, Oracle, Mainframe, My SQL, SQL Server, Oracle Database Server, DB2, Business objects Business Intelligence Software
  • Software Utilized
  • Microsoft Office Suite 2007 Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook , Microsoft Project

Confidential

Sr. Business Analyst

Description

The objective of this project is to develop a forex exposure system along with stress testing component .It is robust and efficient considering the draw backs of the legacy systems. The system featured a reconciliation report which was used to gauge the difference if any in various currencies. The stress testing component was used extensively to stress test on the calculate exposures from the system. Multiplicative and exponential were the two main methods used for stress testing. New feature was introduced to work on various data feeds to convert them to a standard text file format. A configuration tool that allowed us manipulate the filter to sort on the report was also developed.

Responsibilities

  • Followed and applied Agile Scrum methodology in defining problem, gathering requirements, business modeling and communicating with the technical team for development of the system.
  • Interacted with Corporate treasury managers to conduct workflow process analysis and derive requirements for enhancements from as-is to to-be system and business re-engineering efforts.
  • With a strong knowledge of Forex exposure and Stress testing, helped the new platform to be more efficient and profit oriented.
  • Performed function/feature gap analysis by defining the basic functional requirements of the Fixed Income system to support the users work more efficiently
  • Created detailed business requirements document BRD and functional specification documents FSD to program specifications for coding with data mappings.
  • Made extensive use of MS Visio for UML - such as use case diagrams, activity diagrams and sequence diagrams to represent the work flow and capture bottlenecks in the system
  • Documented detailed description of all the fields in the tabs of each window, so that any calculations related to these fields are covered such that the developers can code for each of these fields accordingly.
  • Attended meetings with PMO every fortnight, representing the team to report overall project status and upcoming risks and suggest solutions about it.
  • Collaborated with the managers and development teams to resolve issues identified during system development.
  • Identified the use cases and functional specification with business logic for preparing test cases Involved in UAT process before rolling out to production.

Environment:

Java, J2EE, UML, MS Project, MS Visio, Oracle, Agile Methodology

Confidential

Business Analyst / Systems Analyst

Description

Securities profit and expense system is a data warehousing system. It was developed with the intentions of tracing the expense component and monitoring the profitability among the various entities. The project featured expansion of the legacy system to APAC and EME regions. It also featured addition of new lines of businesses in the existing legacy systems. The system enabled a better understanding of the expense components in various entities. The system relied on the ETL process to process the world wide entities data. A massive modification was introduced to UI.

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on Agile, Scrum methodology to ensure delivery of high quality work with monthly iteration.
  • Prepared various layouts in MS Excel and discussed the same with the users
  • Interviewed and conducted JAD sessions for portfolio analysts and managers to understand their As-Is and To-Be business processes and functional requirements.
  • Validated the data in order to develop custom reports for the portfolio managers by models, asset classes, and security holdings per account.
  • Captured the business logic and primarily responsible for creating the business and functional specification documents with supporting Use case diagrams, requirement traceability matrices, test scenarios and data flow diagrams using UML.
  • Wrote SQL queries to perform data analysis and data validation in order to generate reports, analyze data feeds from external sources and utilized accurate terminal to ensure correct asset classification and pricing.
  • Performed data mapping for the input-output fields for various sources from the requirements gathered and assisted the DBA's in resolving any issues.
  • Tracking key project milestones and adjusting project plans and/or resources to meet the needs

Environment:

Java, J2EE, UML, MS Project, MS Visio, Cognos, SQL, Agile Methodology

Confidential

Business Analyst

Description

The project was developed to assist the wealth managers to recommend the latest trends based on various parameters. The securities which were considered were to be presented with various supporting analysis results. The results included charts like MACD and RSI, along with other technical indicators. The results also included fundamental analysis of the security under consideration. This helped in building customer trust and an organized way for the sales team to pitch the securities.

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on applications like Business Objects, Enterprise Architect, Microsoft Suite Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Access, Project
  • Generated requirements from Feedback from Analysts / Users' requirements
  • Worked with SME's Asset management group , to finalize the layout of the new Work-flow diagram. Also, the design was re-formulated.
  • Performed Data mapping, logical data modeling, created class diagrams and ER diagrams and used SQL queries to filter data
  • Handled query resolution and bug tracking, used JIRA to communicate and resolve issues and discrepancies in the system.
  • Allied with business functional areas to provide updates of project status and inform management of progress, while addressing business user issues and potential conflicts with technology and service managers in the IT group.
  • Managed Cross Team Collaboration and Offshore Testing team.
  • Managed go-live activities to ensure successful migration to the production environment.

Environment:

UNIX, RUP, MS Office, Enterprise Architect, UML, Oracle, SQL, JIRA, JAVA

Confidential

Business Analyst

Description

TBA Trading Module which provides an easy way to manage, trade and process TBA to-be-announced mortgage securities for the fixed income group. This system works in concert with the current Investment Management system

  • Manage buy and sell TBA allocations, dollar rolls, pair-offs, turns, good delivery millions, variance, and factor changes
  • Provides an easy way to trade and process TBA's.
  • Let's us quickly identify and trade inventory for pool specific and TBA sales.
  • 48 Hour Notification BMA Calendar
  • Electronic Pool Notification EPN and Easy Pool capabilities.
  • Auto-generation of TBA's from current pool holdings

Responsibilities

  • Prepared a project plan using MS Project to assigned tasks and responsibilities and to track the progress
  • Responsible for gathering requirements, from users Traders Risk Professionals based in London and New York, writing functional technical specifications for an in-house front office, trading application
  • Documented business rules and business processes using the business requirements document BRD based on the requirements gathered and developed Use Case scenarios, Class Diagrams and Sequence diagrams
  • Created Workflow and Activity diagrams using Microsoft Visio
  • Used Visio to document current work flows, manual processes and End-to-End processing of system interaction
  • Facilitated numerous JAD Joint Application Development sessions utilized for the creation of design documents and system specifications for applications
  • Worked closely with technical staff to validate business requirements and expectations Assisted database designers by continuous involvement in transition from business data to database design Reviewed and assisted the QA testers with the development of project test plans and Verified that the requirements are testable and involved in Black-Box testing
  • Developed and executed associated project plans and test scripts for testing UAT and subsequent user training.
  • Participated in each phase of the SDLC following RUP methodology

Environment:

UML, MS Excel, MS Visio, MS Project, Cognos, Mercury Quality Center, PL/SQL

Confidential

Business Analyst

Description

  • Made extensive use of MS Visio for UML - such as use case diagrams, activity diagrams and sequence diagrams to represent the work flow and capture bottlenecks in the system
  • Created detailed business requirements document BRD and functional specification documents FSD to program specifications for coding.
  • Responsible for requirement gathering, business analysis of the system requirements, user interaction.
  • Generated business case documents, cost/benefit analysis.
  • Involved in project planning, system analysis, design, implementation and training.
  • The fixed income traders were to be notified when certain events occurred in the process of trading. This task was accomplished using Trade notification Centre. The project aimed to provide proactive and direct compliance support to the Fixed Income Currencies FIC business, including support of the Firm's registered Swaps Dealer. The major feature of the system was implementation of controls for compliance, conforming to regulatory rules and best practices. The system monitors trades generated by each traders and checks for business rules and compliance rules. The Traders would be notified if any of the trade orders initiated didn't comply under the established regulatory rules and best practices.
  • Responsibilities:
  • Elaborated the user requirements by developing prototypes, screen mock ups and dummy GUIs
  • Created weekly reports during the development and testing phase to keep track of the progress of the project at every stage and Involved in the Black box testing.
  • Managed deliverables within agreed timeframes and reported progress regularly to the management

Environment:

Oracle, Waterfall, MS Office Suite, UML, MS Visio, Business Objects, Rational Requisite Pro, MS Project, Java/J2EE

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