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Business Analyst Resume

Atlanta, GA

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Six years of industrial experience as a Business Analyst
  • Expertise in working with Credit card and Banking industry, Financial institutions, Risk Analysis, Financing structures, Capital management, Portfolio Analysis
  • Experience with Mortgage loan servicing, Loan Origination, Student Loan Origination
  • Understanding of the Asset management, Portfolio management and Fixed Income
  • Hands on experience on funds transfer application including the messaging system like SWIFT and FIX protocol. CHIPS and FedWire.
  • Excellent understanding of EFT system (such as ACH, Fed Wire, BACS, CHIPS, FIX, SMAC, Automated Cash management and Prime Brokerage).Knowledge of Online Banking and the whole Fund Transfer process.
  • Extensive knowledge in Payments processing and SWIFT messaging standards.Have good knowledge of CHIPS, FED and ACH.
  • In depth knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) with understanding of various phases such as Requirements, Analysis/Design and Development.
  • Experience working with business users as well as upper level management
  • Extensive experience to analyze and document business requirements and system functional specifications using Use cases
  • Strong knowledge in creating Use cases, Sequence diagrams, Class and Object diagrams, Activity diagrams, collaboration diagrams using Visio and Rational tools
  • Good understanding of Unified Modeling Language (UML), Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Rational tools, like Rational Requisite Pro, Rational Rose and Rational SODA
  • Experience with data modeling, Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs) and process modeling, Data Flow Diagrams (DFDs) and Object Oriented modeling
  • Experience working in modifying and maneuvering of data in MS Access and Oracle
  • Good Problem Solving and Sound Decision Making capabilities, along with the ability to resolve difficult situations

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Project Methodologies Rational Unified Process (RUP), Agile, RAD, Waterfall
  • Business Modeling Tools MS Visio, MS Project, Rational Rose
  • Operating System Windows NT/XP/2000, MS DOS, UNIX(basic)
  • Databases Oracle, MS Access, MySQL
  • Language C, Java, VB, HTML, Java Script
  • Software MS Office Suite( Word, Excel, Access, Power point), MS Visio, MS project

Confidential Atlanta GA

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively served as Business Analyst for Performance Measurement Audit and Capacity Tests; responsibilities included creating test cases, scripts, test execution schedule, coordinating data set up, managing resources, creating project task plans.
  • Worked on Transaction Details project which involved making transactions received as part of MT 940 and MT 942 SWIFT statements, in the form of reports.
  • Utilized the business requirements to develop detailed user interface for the application prototype
  • Analyzed the MT 527 SWIFT format and worked with Technical Managers to prepare a mapping mechanism to decipher Trade instructions received through SWIFT.
  • Application was developed for Online Banking accessing personal accounts, checking balances, payment of recurring bills, such as mortgages and loan payments, transfer of funds between accounts of its customers.
  • Designed fund settlement process using Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) messaging protocol for trade cash settlement with custodian banks.
  • Conducted user interviews, gather requirements, and analyze the requirements
  • Wrote Use cases to demonstrate the business requirements and assisted in developing business models
  • Conducting the system and user acceptance testing. Define the test plan, test cases and automation of the test scripts using Rational Suite Tools.
  • Used Rational Rose to designed and develop Use Cases Scenarios, Use Cases Models, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, State chart diagrams, OOAD using UML
  • Involved in Writing test scripts for all classes of VB.NET and calling them from NUNIT for testing
  • Assisted in developing the Business Flow Diagram using MS Visio
  • Worked with cross-functional teams for building the use cases
  • Assisted in creating the project templates for Use case specification, Change request form, functional specification documents and Business Requirement documents and Defect status form
  • Worked with the design team to assist them extensively in designing the database
  • Assist end users and IT staff in the use of data to satisfy informational and reporting requirements using SQL and DBMS
  • Evaluated testing results for each potential release build using Test Director, Quality Center and Bugzilla reports, listing summarized bug information in priority sequence, recommended viability of release for production.
  • Conducted workflow, process diagram and GAP analyses to derive requirements for existing system enhancements
  • Supported User Acceptance testing (UAT) and collaborated with the QA team to develop test plans, test scenarios, test cases and test data to be used in testing, based on business requirements, technical specifications and/or product knowledge.
  • Extensively used Microsoft office suite of products for documentation and data interpretation for reporting test status
  • Conducted User Acceptance Testing
  • Used MS Visio and MS Excel extensively to develop the use cases
  • Regularly interacted with onshore and offshore teams to communicate requirements and review test cases and test plans.
  • Worked closely with the project manager in handling the whole project
  • Used Data mapping to collect and show relations between data
  • Established traceability matrix using Rational Requisite Pro to trace completeness of requirements in different SDLC stages.
  • Assure that all Artifacts are in compliance with corporate SDLC Policies and guidelines.

Environment: MS Visio, MS Office Suite, Java, Oracle 9i, Test Director, .Net, VB, Client Server, UML, RUP, Windows XP, Test Director, MS Project

Confidential Phoenix, AZ

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed the existing system and business process flow by understanding preset business rules and conditions
  • The Project included automating interfacing with other banks through SWIFT for updating the financial transactions
  • Designed and implemented the Stateful session beans for Core Financial Services, Charges and SWIFT messages.
  • Worked with data flow diagrams, data analysis, and Process flow diagrams
  • Responsible for handling inter-bank communication related to exports through SWIFT messages.
  • Conduct interviews with key business users and used other fact finding techniques to collect requirements and business process information
  • Involved in technical design/analysis indicating the input data sets, sorting and merging techniques to get the required report.
  • Responsible for OLB (Online Banking) customer satisfaction score to go up to develop more business for the Retail baking.
  • Conducted surveys and brainstorming sessions with SMEs for requirement gathering
  • Involved in portfolio analysis and asset management with the SMEs
  • Performed extensive requirement analysis including data analysis and gap analysis
  • Involved in analysis, design of the architecture using OOAD approach through UML applying Rational Rose
  • Designed and developed different project development documents based on SDLC methodology-RUP
  • Assisted in creating the project templates for Use case specification, Change request form, functional specification documents and Business Requirement documents and Defect status form
  • Worked actively in the preparation of Business Requirement Documents, Functional Specification Documents and Change Request Documents
  • Wrote User Acceptance Test Plan based on business users requirements and reviewed Test Plan templates.
  • Provided technical solution related to domain controller, database server, IIS server and FTP server.
  • Wrote Test Cases in Mercury Quality center that would test various Test scenarios.
  • Involved with all the phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies throughout the project life cycle.
  • Worked closely with QA teams to define test cases and execute test plans
  • Designed and implemented basic SQL queries for report and data validation
  • Worked with marketing teams to determine the target market and to find out what clients actually wants
  • Involved with the technical teams during implementation such that right business requirements are being translated into the system
  • Assisted the project managers in feasibility analysis-schedule, technical, economical and operational feasibility
  • Analyzed the AS-IS and TO-BE processes to understand the key findings, the short term considerations, the long term considerations and its benefits

Environment: MS Visio, MS Office Suite, Java, Oracle 9i, Test Director, VB, Client Server, UML, RUP, Windows XP, Test Director, MS Project

Confidential Hoover, AL

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Worked as a BA to assist in upgrading the system that processes the credit card applications
  • Managed the IT Software development of the Treasury & Capital Markets systems, supporting Foreign Currency, Derivatives transactions, fixed income, and payment systems with interfaces to Swift, Chips, and Chaps.
  • Captured pricing data using Bloomberg and Reuters terminals; to implement and maintain a strategic repository of global pricing for both internal and vendor sources; along with SWIFT Messaging functionalities
  • Worked with SWIFT to reduce the cost and to apply reusability and standardization.
  • Worked with all front office systems in ensuring the smooth implementation of trade processing using SWIFT messaging and other protocols for settlements.
  • Provided key inputs in defining the projects and system requirements
  • Suggested measures and recommendations to improve the current application performance.
  • Performed Gap Analysis to check the compatibility of the existing system infrastructure with the new business requirements
  • Also worked as a Data Analyst in Transforming and Modeling the data in online banking, also worked with SWIFT and Quick Test Pro.
  • Executed UNIX shell scripts to run the bill payment data transfer process which sends the bill payment data to Bills Processing Application on a daily basis.
  • Created test plan and test cases for user acceptance testing. Used Rational testing tools.
  • Designed and developed Use case, Activity diagrams, Sequence Diagrams using UML tools with MS Visio
  • Analyzed the AS-IS and TO-BE processes to understand the key findings, the short term considerations, the long term considerations and its benefits
  • Participated in designing and coding for web forms of the application with ASP.NET.
  • Developed the GUI using Custom and Web Controls in ASP.NET with VB.NET as code-Behind.
  • Working with clients to better understand their needs and present solutions using structured SDLC approach.
  • Assisted in designing detailed Use case, Business Requirement Documents and Functional Specification documents
  • Worked on Object Oriented Application Design OOAD analysis and management.
  • Assisted the testing team with User Acceptance Testing
  • Used MS-Excel and MS Visio extensively in developing the use cases
  • Worked with upper level management regarding project planning, scheduling and budgeting
  • Made extensive use of SQL queries and RDBMS for the arrangement of customer data
  • Assisted in data analysis and worked with the design team in the designing of the databases with extensive use of ERDs
  • Assisted in the development, design and implementation of new relational or multi-dimensional databases, including the analysis of user needs
  • Effectively communicated user acceptance test (UAT) results between users and development team and provided recommendations for Application change requests (ACR)
  • Acted as a liaison between the different corporate departments

Environment: MS Visio, MS Office Suite, Java, Oracle 9i, Test Director, VB, Client Server, .Net, UML, RUP, Windows XP, Test Director, MS Project

Confidential Chicago, IL

Business Analyst Intern

Responsibilities:

  • Worked closely with the project managers in defining the scope, schedule and budget of the project
  • Prepared test Data sets and performed data testing using the PL/SQL scripts. Also used MS excel for data mining, data cleansing, data mapping, and data dictionary and data analysis.
  • Researched the various steps of the life cycle
  • Interacted with Architects, system and other stakeholders and created the Back-End Use Cases for Online Payments project.
  • Documented the Current and Future State Accounting Work flow as part of Online Payments.
  • Studied and assessed the client systems and the business process
  • Assisted in data analysis and worked with the design team in the designing of the databases with extensive use of ERDs
  • Generated reports in Mercury Quality Center by using the Document Generator functionality.
  • Designed and developed Use case, Activity diagrams, Sequence Diagrams using UML tools with MS Visio
  • Established traceability matrix using Rational Requisite Pro to trace completeness of requirements in different SDLC stages.
  • Assisted the team members in writing the test cases and executed the test plans for the User Acceptance Testing
  • Assisted the testing team in developing the test plan, test conditions, and test cases based on business requirements and technical specifications
  • Worked with MS Access for the arrangement of the customer data
  • Assisted the team members with documentations like Business Requirement documents and Use case specification documents
  • Conducted individual and JAD sessions with the stakeholders and the technical units
  • Assisted the project manager in developing the project plan, scope plan and business process plan

Environment: MS Visio, MS Office Suite, Java, Test Director, VB, Client Server, UML, RUP, Windows XP, Test Director, MS Project, MS Access

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