Business Analyst - Financial Services - City

I3 Resourcing Limited
City Of London
£65k - £75k pa + benefits
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Business Analyst - Financial Services - City

Business Analyst - Financial Services - Banking - Private Equity - SCRUM/Agile - TFS

£65,000 - £75,000 per annum + benefits


A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced Business Analyst, ideally with previous Private Equity/ Financial Services background, to join the leading international investor in Private Equity and Asset Management and become a valuable member of their successuful Information Systems team.

The purpose of this role is to act as the Business Analyst, and where appropriate Product Manager, for the systems build as required to support one or more of these business projects. The position is within the Information Systems team and reports to the Head of Delivery. Each business project has a business project manager and the role also provides input to that person regarding progress/impediments.

The analyst must be able to manage stakeholders, respectfully challenge stated requirements, identify the core business problem and then articulate those requirements and problems as user stories for a development team to estimate and develop. The analyst ensures that proposed solutions are in line with the reference architecture by keeping the Solution Architect involved in the project. The role supports the entire life-cycle of the project including initial scoping, to requirements analysis, development, test, UAT, training, migration to live and supporting end users during the early months of use. The development team follows an Agile methodology.

The IS team is relatively small and it is expected that the post holder will be comfortable assisting in other activities of the team.

Any previous knowledge of Private Equity or Asset Management would be advantageous

Knowledge and Experience Required

- Ability to identify and articulate the core problem
- Ability to document requirements and not be distracted by proposed solutions
- Lead BA on at least 1 sizeable software project (as opposed to minor enhancements to existing projects)
- Management of 'difficult' customers
- Proficient with Visio for producing process maps and experience in drawing as-is maps and working with senior stakeholders to identify to-be maps
- Ability to work in a systematic, accurate and objective manner
- Attention to detail, taking nothing for granted