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Senior Business Analyst Resume

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New, JerseY

SUMMARY

  • Certified professional wif professional experience in Business Analysis, Project Management and technical leadership wifin financial services industry. Extensive qualifications in all facets of information systems methodology, from conceptual design through documentation, implementation, enhancements and quality review
  • Managed small to multimillion - dollar projects for stakeholders in Capital markets, Asset Management, Risk management, Treasury, IT, Operations, liaising wif multiple LOBs wifin firm and external vendors
  • Experience in 'process-driven' and 'business-driven' setups using waterfall and Agile processes, often combining firm's PMO best-practices, PMBOK guidelines and business urgency to address a project
  • Skilled in making project business case, roadmap, project plan for approvals; lead projects from initiation to completion including planning, scheduling, budgeting, and change management
  • Addressed challenges on scope creep, resource crunch, budget, and fast-tracking projects for timely completion
  • Experienced in complete SDLC, conflict resolution, risk control and mitigation, operational controls and audits. Data Stewardship expertise on key data elements and metadata, hands-on wif processes, tools and challenges
  • Rich expertise in leading, eliciting and documenting complex business and functional requirements; authored and mentored others in creating BRDs, FSDs, user stories, use cases, and test cases
  • Hands-on experience in performing detailed analysis, feasibility study, data analysis, and gap analysis. Experience in facilitating business process re-engineering optimizing future state productivity and quality
  • Experienced in data warehouse and business intelligence. Hands-on in templates, modeling, comprehensive SQL querying, reconciliation and ad-hoc Reporting to produce audience-specific summary
  • Good understanding of database technologies, software development, web-based application design and object-oriented programming; adept in collaborating wif technical leads on design & solution
  • Adept in developing test strategy/plan and managing QA and UAT. Experience in defining and managing pre and post deployment activities and user training
  • Good noledge and experience in Capital markets, Financial Risk Management (Market Risk, Credit Risk, Risk based Margining, Stress testing), and industry Regulations (FINRA TRACE and OATS, Basel II, CFTC, Dodd Frank, Volcker)
  • Knowledge of Fixed Income, Repos, Equities, and wide range of financial derivatives in Rates, Credit, and Commodities

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Exposure to vendor products - Loan IQ, Charles River Investment Management Solution, PAM for Securities, FMC Sylvan, MSCI RiskMetrics, Thomson One, and Bloomberg, Pentaho Data Integration
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite including advanced Excel (e.g. Pivot Table and VLOOKUP), MS Visio, MS Project, Project and Portfolio Management (PPM), HP ALM, Subversion, DevOps tools (Jira Kanban board, Confluence, SharePoint)
  • Professional experience in data visualization tools (Tableau, Crystal Reports, Business Objects, Actuate e.Spreadsheet), TOAD, DBArtisan, Erwin, .Net Framework, Java/J2EE, Perl, FpML, XML, HTML, Oracle 10g/11g, MS SQL Server and SQL

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, New Jersey

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Utilized Agile Scrum framework to transition routine and manual business intelligence updates to an on-demand web-based platform to deliver decision sensitive information to aid portfolio managers construct and manage large multi-asset portfolios
  • Assisted Product Owner wif Backlog maintenance. Spearheaded sprint reviews wif demonstrations and retrospectives
  • Helped re-design and develop a monthly comprehensive institutional investment portfolio report for executives and firm partners providing KPIs into investment risks, opportunities, performance and measurements against custom benchmarks
  • Developed and re-designed multiple performance attribution reports using visualization tools such as Tableau, Crystal Reports and MS SQL Server providing meaningful and intuitive reporting on performance analytics
  • Built various ad-hoc reports for daily management and compliance of numerous funds based on investment strategies
  • Designed new logical data models and update existing ones to redesign data marts for complex analytical reporting requirements
  • Worked wif Scrum team to create success criteria and communicate them to stakeholders. Managed change requests tracking and management, mitigated risks and drove issues to timely resolution
  • Assisted Operations team to onboard new funds, reconcile end of day P&L reports and provide support on production issues

Confidential, New York

Project Manager / Senior Business Analyst - Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for complex and high impact strategic and tactical projects wif over $6M budget through all phases from initiation through deployment to deliver a cross business asset solutions framework for Volcker Program Governance and oversight
  • Delivered project needs on time and wifin agreed acceptance criteria in a hybrid methodology environment as they attempted to transition from hybrid to an Agile methodology
  • As Scrum Master, organized and facilitated Scrum ceremonies which included sprint planning, sprint reviews wif demo and retrospective; responsible for increasing team’s productivity by 20% (measured by Unit requirements/release)
  • Guided team in gathering complex requirements, performing business process mapping, gap analysis, data analysis, creating BRDs, FRDs, Traceability matrices, UML diagrams, design documents, test cases and user guides
  • Coordinated wif product owners to track and resolve open issues, help prioritize and groom product backlog toward delivery
  • Coordinated wif systems partners to finalize designs, formalize requirements, create user stories and test cases. Utilized story sizing and planning poker techniques as needed based on length of backlog and priorities
  • Collated 800+ global users and strategize Entitlements framework to manage access to desk, trade and metrics data
  • Collaborated wif stakeholders from front office, risk management, Operations and Compliance to re-engineer business processes and data flows to streamline production, review, reconciliation and distribution of a few mandated KPIs and metrics (VaR, PnL, client ratios, etc.) for internal consumption and Regulatory reporting across asset classes
  • As a data steward identified key data needs; collaborated wif cross functional teams on creating data models and sourcing data internally and from 3rd party vendors
  • As a member of Reference Data Service Working Group worked extensively wif reference data and trading technology teams to categorize data issues and created dashboard for senior management to monitor and track progress of remediation efforts
  • Provided relevant metrics reporting to Scrum team on burn down progress, velocity and release updates; created and shared executive dashboard and status reports wif leadership team on a weekly basis
  • Assisted in creating RFP SoW and vendor evaluation for development of a key business component. Facilitated and participated in discussions to review vendor BRD, design documentation and integration plan
  • Proactively identified and remediated Operating and system deficiencies to increase productivity and usability of platform. Actively tracked internal and external project risks and issues and drive them to resolution or escalation as appropriate
  • Planned and coordinated quality assurance strategy, functional testing, and UAT. Provided guidance in user training and partnered wif cross-functional teams in global rollout of enterprise implementations
  • Managed and tracked multiple RTB work streams, realigned BOW, provided weekly clarity updates, consolidated status updates (RAG) to senior management (Op Co and Steer Co) at program level
  • Actively contributed to continuous improvement of project framework and to successful organizational transition to Agile

Confidential, New York

Project Manager / Senior Business Analyst - Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on a new business initiative - Wholesale lending and led stakeholder meetings wif functional areas of firm and identified candidate systems and processes for implementation. Helped author Project Charter and high-level Requirements document
  • Involved in FINRA Trace Regulatory reporting enhancements for reporting of eligible fixed income securities OTC trades
  • Assisted, analyzed on data mappings, order linkages for real time feeds using FIX into data warehouse to facilitate Compliance and OATS reports data quality efforts
  • Worked wif a management consultancy firm to analyze and document changes required in equity derivatives trading platform, workflow, and Operational processes to be compliant wif 871(m) Regulatory requirements
  • Liaised wif Equities and Fixed Income subject matter experts to understand business and systems requirements, process workflows and procedures for new processes and changes to existing systems
  • Authored various artifacts including Business Requirements document, Functional Requirements Specifications, use cases, senior management reports, project plan and dashboard for project visibility
  • Practiced backlog grooming, release and sprint planning, daily standups, impediment removal. Operated in 3-week sprints wif flexibility on length based on immediate functionality concerns
  • Provided oversight to Risk technology team in front office projects including migrations, on-boarding new products and BAU activities in an Agile Scrum environment
  • Facilitated product backlog prioritization meetings for business; participated in sprint planning to help define sprint backlog
  • Worked wif business partners in identifying scope and created project plans to manage activities, resources and environments
  • Collaborated wif business SMEs, enterprise architects, developers, QA & UAT testers, Release Management team regarding project-requirements explanation, interpretation, status updates and timeline
  • Liaised wif Quant and Product Management teams on market risk and credit risk projects including VaR development for fixed income products cleared and settled by FICC
  • Partnered wif other Analysts and SMEs and analyzed existing processes, data flows and systems and identified changes for enabling intraday margin requirements calculation in 15-minute increments to safeguard market participants from market collapse
  • Co-authored and prepared BRD, FSD, traceability matrix and other project artifacts

Confidential, New York

Senior Business Analyst / Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Helped manage Book of Work and budget for multiple initiatives, served as a liaison between Business and Technology teams; played a key role in program scope/initiation, Risk mitigation, and estimations
  • Helped business in prioritizing requirements and created roadmap and detailed release plans. Partnered wif senior managers to create various status and progress reports for senior management
  • Worked extensively on Risk Management and Regulatory initiatives. Led global stakeholders’ meetings for eliciting requirements. Documented and mentored team in creating business/functional specifications, process and data flows and supporting artifacts
  • Involved in risk management and reporting projects to support central clearing of CDS, FX & Rates products to satisfy teh Dodd-Frank regulatory policy requirements
  • Designed and coordinated implementation of a new tool allowing internal risk officers to monitor stress limits based on user driven formulas containing over 500 portfolio stress scenarios
  • Analyzed clients’ account level, transactional, and supportive information including market data, reference data, collateral, and stress exposure. Partnered wif business, vendor and internal systems to identify issues and resolve them in a timely manner
  • Add to or enhanced stress framework to capture risk and other key metrics/KPIs more accurately and efficiently and offer solutions that benefit clients and increase trading volume wif JP Morgan by about 15%
  • Managed RiskMetrics vendor relationship and partnered wif risk managers in onboarding of clients; adding additional products and stress tests to system for calculations through RiskMetrics
  • Designed data models and partnered wif technology team to redesign database to capture business logic
  • Planned release management activities wif onshore and offshore teams to ensure successful deployment of platform to 500+ global users. Actively involved in application support, change management and issues tracking wif root cause/resolution analysis
  • Collaborated in defining overall test strategy and test plans. Led and coordinated efforts of over 45 global team members throughout integration testing; performed and helped users in UAT
  • Rationalized/Analyzed numerous existing reports and helped design reports using Actuate eSpreadsheet Designer; used SQL for complex data analysis and created numerous SQL-based ad-hoc reports to aid in stakeholders’ decision making

Confidential, New Jersey

Vice President

Responsibilities:

  • Led business requirements gathering effort to enhance transaction processing systems (eClips and Loan IQ) and strategic credit approval system ARC for commercial loans and letters of credit for entire wholesale bank
  • Worked wif a team of Business Analysts and liaised wif SMEs on an initiative to re-engineer teh derivatives risk management functionality, by replacing legacy calculators and onboarding a significant subset of offline products
  • Worked closely wif e-trading and credit middle offices to plan and develop a limits monitoring solution to proactively assess credit risk of electronically executed derivatives deals by providing real-time over limits monitoring
  • Managed projects from initiation to implementation. Partnered wif various team leads in planning, scheduling, tracking and managing project timelines, milestones and deliverables
  • Facilitated meetings wif varying levels of reporting status to; project teams, steering committees, operations groups, and executives
  • Elicited and documented business and functional requirements from Front Office, Operations, Risk and Compliance teams. Created detailed business requirements and functional specification documents, mock-ups, test cases, and other project artifacts
  • Performed and created case analysis, context diagrams, functional and non-functional design & process modeling
  • Led initiatives to improve processes in business and operational areas through gap analysis and removing redundant processes/workflows and automating manual ones
  • Helped plan and manage offshore work delivered by vendor teams; partnered wif QA teams in system and integrated testing
  • Performed gap analysis between internal systems and Basel II requirements and translated them into business requirements, business/process flow changes. Scoped Basel II data across asset classes including fixed income, derivatives, and commercial loans
  • Coordinated activities and deliverables including planning, risk management, deployment wif senior managers to manage and track progress of SDLC of cross-functional global teams to ensure successful timely rollout and acceptance among stakeholders
  • Created functional and supplementary specifications for sourcing, transformation and staging data for downstream calculations
  • Facilitated meetings, draft workshop presentations/briefings, and consolidate status reports across multiple workstreams
  • Developed Quality Assurance procedures; performed and coordinated end-to-end system testing, performance analysis and UAT activities to ensure results meets specifications and stakeholder expectations

Confidential, New York

Portfolio Management Group

Responsibilities:

  • Worked wif portfolio managers, traders, compliance, middle office, and operations personnel to assess and enhance order management processes in Charles River Investment Management system for equities and fixed income
  • Helped design transactions database and re-design existing data warehouse for integration wif a new investment accounting and operations system - PAM for Securities (replacing PORTIA)
  • Identified data deficiencies in existing Security Master File and developed appropriate internal and external data sources (Bloomberg, Yield Book, Reuters, etc.) to improve quality of security data in firm’s portfolio management and accounting system
  • Worked wif UI team to create User Interface screen shots and screen mockups to be presented to business
  • Gatheird and documented Use Cases, Business Rules, created and maintained Requirements/Test Traceability Matrices
  • Performed QA and helped UAT testers by performing in-depth business analysis on new issues and enhancement requests
  • Liaised wif Product management team and SMEs to understand business and systems requirements, process workflows and procedures for new workflows and changes to existing systems
  • Performed technical project consultation, initiation, planning, collection and documentation of client business and functional requirements, solution alternatives, functional design, testing and implementation support
  • Evaluated existing practices of storing and handling important financial data for compliance. Reviewed existing schemas for proposed enhancements and contributed in redesigning/enhancing data models using Erwin
  • Developed Use Cases and test cases, performed SIT, QA and UAT testing

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