Business Applications Analyst

Recruiter
Euro London
Location
Farringdon
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you passionate about Financial technologies and applications? Enjoy using your analytical skills in an international environment? Keen to develop your career and learn new financial technology? If so Euro London may have the ideal new challenge for you!

We're currently recruiting for a Business IT Applications Analyst with a strong dual IT and Business background, who will be involved in supporting and understanding our client's Financial Applications requirements. The new Analyst will join our 'challenger bank' client, who are growing fast in the UK market and based near Canary Wharf. This position is focused on ensuring operational continuity and effectiveness of business applications and services, providing systems administration support to various financial systems used by the Bank.

Responsibilities

*Co-ordinating with business application providers to develop advanced knowledge of the applications used by the Bank, particularly the Olympic system and an in-house developed money services platform. Knowledge of these applications is beneficial but not essential for candidates with knowledge of other core banking technologies.
*Conducting routine user and systems configuration tasks in response to change requests.
*Co-ordinating and carrying out advanced tasks such as systems integration, new reports development and systems upgrades.
*Building relationships with key personnel from external application suppliers.
*Preparing business requirements documentation and functional specifications.
*Providing production support and services to support 1st and 2nd line application support.
*Managing application problems/incidents and escalating product queries and bug fixes to the application suppliers.
*Providing applications training for business users and internal staff.

Education and training

*University degree in a IT /computing related field.
*Knowledge of Core Banking Systems and Financial Services environments and concepts is required(Debits/Credits/Reconciliations/Balances/Transactions/End of day processes/Routine daily checks)

Skills /attributes required

*At least 2 years significant experience in Financial Services / Banking Systems administration.
*Business knowledge of financial instruments/applications and accounting principals.
*Fluent English ( written and spoken) for internal and external communications.
*Experience of providing business applications support and analysing business requirements.
*Experience using a structured, logical approach to incident and change management.
*Able to take initiative and individual responsibility in a highly regulated environment.
*Experience writing business and functional specifications.
*Developed team-work and cross-functional collaboration skills.
*Good understanding of Oracle/SQL*Server RDBMS.
*Good experience writing SQL scripts.
*Working knowledge of Linux/Unix. Strong command line knowledge.
*Good knowledge of writing and maintaining Crystal reports.
*Any knowledge of OLYMPIC Banking system by ERI, MISYS Opics is highly beneficial but not essential.
*Experience liaising with end-users such as traders, managers, operational staff and third party suppliers.
*On-call availability with some flexibility required.

Our client is able to offer a welcoming and learning focused working environment for a candidate keen to develop or improve their Financial Applications skills in a small-medium sized IT team. There will be opportunities available for career development as well as further courses to acquire specialist product knowledge, as required.