Business Analyst III (Super technical BA)

Location: Herndon, VA

Super technical BA. Should be able to work in AWS query, create diagrams and have knowledge of the capital market.

Job Specification

  • Assume ownership of all application related activities which includes but not limited to Business Analysis, Product Owner, Scrum ceremonies, status reporting, schedules, operational changes, stakeholder communication & management

  • Actively engage with Business customers and internal technology customer applications for gathering business requirements and converting them to actionable technical requirements

  • Actively manage relationship with external data vendors, procurement, legal, business stakeholders for SOW / RFP & Contract negotiation, sign-off and maintenance

  • Schedule and facilitate requirement gathering sessions, product backlog grooming sessions related to information technology projects allocated.

  • Take complete ownership of JIRA Board - Product and Sprint Backlogs

  • Create flow charts, swim lanes diagrams, system context diagrams etc, using MS VISIO

  • Actively generate reports through DB queries and MS Excel (PIVOT, Lookups etc)

  • Create varied SDLC artifacts including (Not Limited to) Requirement documents, Solution Specifications, UAT Test Cases, etc.

  • Conduct and co-ordinate extensive User Acceptance Testing utilizing JIRA X-Ray

  • Handle day to day operational changes to critical technology applications in consonant with Market changes

  • Interact and work with Architecture teams, stakeholders and allied enterprise teams for successful execution of projects and operational change

  • Work closely with Dev , Test, Business and Operations team on a daily basis in building consensus for varied situations, scenarios and solutions

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 3 + years for Business Analyst Experience in information technology projects in Agile environment is mandatory

  • Knowledge & Hands on experience in SQL Queries, TOAD, XML SPY, JIRA, X-RAY, MS Excel, MS Visio, Microsoft SharePoint is mandatory

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Fixed Income instruments like Treasury Bonds, Treasury Notes, Treasury Bills, MBS,  CDO, CMO etc and Derivatives instruments like: Options, Forward, Futures, Swaps, Swaptions, Interest Rate Swaps etc

  • Experience in handling long technical & design discussions and capturing notes & minutes is mandatory

  • Experience in interfacing with enterprise procurement, network teams, vendors & allied support teams is mandatory

  • Experience working in Finance or Capital Market or Mortgage industry domain is mandatory

  • Knowledge and basic understanding of LIBOR, SOFR, CUSIPs, ARM, MBS etc. will be added advantage

  • Knowledge from a BA perspective on  CICD process (Jenkins), test automation process, Code Quality process (Fortify) will be expected

  • Expertise in Bug Reporting, Bug Tracking using JIRA & Rally and actively interacted with the development team to fix crucial bugs

  • Experience in Selenium, Jmeter, WinRunner, Cucumber and Loadrunner to automate performance and load testing will be added advantage

  • Knowledge and experience in handling requirements for Java / Oracle / TIBCO / Weblogic based projects will be added advantage

  • Knowledge and experience in handling requirements for AWS based projects (S3, SNS, SQS, Lambda, EC2 ….) will be added advantage

  • Knowledge of IT Networks, Circuits, Hardware procurement & setup will be added advantage

  • Agile Product Owner Certification preferred

Critical Requirement

  • A very positive attitude and be a part of the team and adjust to its culture