Oil & Energy Business Anaylst

London (Greater)
£45000 - £75000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
13 Aug 2014
10 Sep 2014
Andrew Thomas
Contract Type
Full Time

Harrington Starr are working with a leading financial services firm who have an urgent requirement for a skilled and experienced Oil & Energy Business Analyst to join their London office.

You will work with the OTC Derivative broking desks to deliver technology solutions to enhance their business process.

To understand the technology and data flow of the current systems delivered to these broking desks.

Analyse, specify and deliver improvements and upgrades to existing systems, including managing the request for Change process and adhering to our internal enhancement processes.

Understand, articulate and define the benefits that will be delivered by a given technology initiative or change.

Requirements Management and change control

Define and manage JIRA tickets for enhancements and defect together

Manage multiple technology priorities across multiple technologies

Manage the requirements process for the projects including interaction with BA, Testers, Data management teams

Turn business requirements into detailed specifications for software.

Define requirement scope and baseline requirement documentation

Communicate to the project team on a regular basis by delivering progress reports both written and verbally

Coordinate and manage requirements capture, and review workshops with multiple stakeholders.

Set and continually manage requirements delivery expectations with team members and business users

Communicate with the wider technology teams to coordinate interdependencies and resolve issues

Resolve detailed queries from development and testing teams.

Quality Assurance

Liaise with Test Management to Develop testing strategies

Ensure that business requirements and test cases and scenarios are comprehensive and can be traced all the way through the project lifecycle.

Development and management of the UAT process

Testing of new releases.

Skills and Qualities :


Energy and Oil market knowledge

Financial product knowledge for Derivative products

Straight through processing (STP)

Ability to demonstrate products to internal and external teams

Business Analysis qualifications (ISEB, Dip BCS) an advantage

Proven analysis skills with electronic trading platforms.

Proven track record in business analysis from a trading room environment.

Ability to take the basic business requirements and come up with full technical solution.

Proficient in MS Excel, Word, Project, Visio.

Experience of JIRA an advantage.


Energy and oil market experience

Financial markets experience in the products above

Software deployment experience

Demonstrated experience in Software Development Project analysis

Experience in developing IT based SDLC projects from start to finish

Experience of multi system projects

Experience of multi-vendor projects

Experience in software deployment projects

5 years IT experience as a business analyst in financial institutions.

Demonstrated experience in working with off shore external software suppliers and test partners.

Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment


Able to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem solving capabilities.

Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently

Flexible during times of change

Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

Effective time management / planning, manages personal and team workload effectively, sets realistic and achievable targets and delivers to those targets

Communication, able to provide documentation that is clear and precise, able to communicate in a clear and concise manner to both internal business users and external customers.

Self motivation and enthusiastic approach, a completer / finisher able to work on their own initiative with a focus on delivery

For more information email Andrew Thomas on andrew.thomas@harringtonstarr.com or visit uk.linkedin.com/in/andrewharringtonstarr/ to connect via LinkedIn

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