Senior Business Analyst (Trading)

San Francisco, CA
Contracted to Full Time
Information Technology
Experienced
Job Title: Senior Business Analyst (trading background)
Location: San Francisco, CA 94105 (Onsite)
Long Term Contract


Duties:    
Analyze business processes/requirements and developing specifications for both near and longer-term solutions
Attending key Agile development rituals such as stand-ups, grooming, planning, demos and retrospectives
Coordinating with users and development teams to perform user acceptance tests 
Conduct product demos, presentations and user training

Oversee the creation of key artifacts critical to the delivery of excellent software products:
  • Business requirements
  • Process definition documents
  • Functional specifications
  • Data definition documents
  • Product release notes
  • User journey maps
  • Use cases, user stories
  • User-acceptance test plans and cases

Skills:    
Successful candidates will have:
  • 8- 10 years experience as Product Manager and/or Business Analyst on software development projects
  • Financial domain knowledge/experience preferably in the space of ETFs, mutual funds, portfolio management or trade operations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and verbal/written communication skills 
  • Strong project and time management skills 
  • Strong ability to build effective working relationships across various levels 
  • Ability to set and maintain priorities in a multi-task environment 
  • Ability to handle pressure and changes effectively
  • Experience executing test plans and coordinating automated testing 
  • Experience in product demos, presentations and user training 
  • Experience working in a globally, distributed team 
  • Experience working in Agile SDLC
  • Excellent business judgment and strong analytical skills, with ability to identify issues and solutions 


Required technical skills include:
  • Experience facilitating business discovery workshops and interviewing end-users 
  • Demonstrated ability to write high-level business requirements 
  • Demonstrated ability to write functional specifications: including use cases, business process diagrams, user interface wireframes and data dictionaries 
  • Demonstrated ability to write and execute user-acceptance test plans and cases 
  • Experience working on projects with modern application development (e.g. Web applications using Angular/React, Web Services, APIs, JSON/XML, NoSQL Databases, Kubernetes, Cloud Technology)
  • Experience with UI/UX design/prototyping is a distinct advantage

Education:    
BA/BS

 
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