»  Software & IT »  Business Analyst – Financial / Derivatives/ Banking/ Trade/ Product domain

7Yrs -15 Yrs       Gurgaon     Openings: 2

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Our client is a global company in the fintech sector that has just been formed as a JV between two world leaders – one, a global giant in the derivatives space and second, a world leader in financial research and analytics.

The new company is being formed by merging two entities, both of which are highly profitable companies with a combined track record of 80 years. Our client will be creating products that focus on the entire post-trade spectrum of activities in the global financial market. Their existing products will be re-positioned with the latest technologies.

This company will work in the area of derivatives and OTC products, which are the most complex parts of the financial market. The company is laying the foundations of a great culture and the space to build a great organization. Their current objective is to identify individuals who have high expertise, to join their existing team of experts who are spread across the world.


The Job

  • Requirement gathering and Specification writing.  Change requests are received from both internal and external sources, impact analysis and design must be factored into the process.
  • Integration of new products and processes into platform/applications.
  • Utilize analytical tools to develop workflow and process flow diagrams
  • Assist testing teams with system and user acceptance testing
  • Act as a platform SME for client queries support teams.  Expedite issues and resolve bugs
  • Assist identifying options for potential solutions, including assessment of technical and business suitability
  • Facilitate implementation of new functionality through training sessions, demos, and the development of appropriate documentation (e.g. XML mapping specifications, user implementation guides, etc.)
  • Not averse to technically hands-on tasks (XML)
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly focused on the ‘big picture’ in terms of continuous improvement      
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to manage stakeholder relationships

 Your Profile

We are seeking a functional analyst in Derivates for Post trade area having experience in financial domain. There are multiple applications across different instruments like FX, Rates, Credits etc. providing post trade capabilities like trade confirmation, allocations, netting etc. services for trades. The  candidate should be process oriented and have a thorough understanding of product development lifecycle. Prior experience in derivatives, post trade and workflow analysis will be extremely beneficial.

The candidate will work independently or with other business analysts to deliver project changes.  Will be required to interact closely with product managers, developers, and testers in across globe to ensure successful delivery of key changes.

Skills Required

  • Have experience as a proven business analyst in a financial service, banking or technology domain.
  • An understanding of financial derivatives terms, trade life cycle.
  • Strong working knowledge of requirements elicitation, structured analysis, stakeholder management, use case definition and other Business Analysis techniques
  • Thorough understanding of the software development life cycle
  • Understanding of different messaging formats like FIX, XM, JSON etc.
  • Strong problem solving / analytical / critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to manage stakeholder relationships

Supplementary skill set (Good to have)

  • CFA certified
  • FpML knowledge
  • Experience with one or more of rates, equity, credit or FX derivatives
  • Experience with a buy side or sell side firm or as a vendor for one of these firms
  • Awareness of or involvement in regulatory projects (MIFID, EMIR, SFTR, etc.)