London Stock Exchange Group

Senior Business Analyst, Index Platform & Portfolio Services

Location
London, London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
27 Sep 2022
Closes
02 Oct 2022
Ref
R0054701
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Business analyst, CFO
Job Posting Title
Senior Business Analyst, Index Platform & Portfolio Service

Job Description Summary
This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly skilled and experienced cross-divisional team to deliver on the multi-year Index Refactoring Programme. It is a hugely transformational programme of work to deliver a state-ofthe-art Index Platform for the LSEG Index business which includes the well-known brand FTSE Russell. This programme will not only transform the Technology estate but also the Business and how it operates. The main objective is to refactor the current fragmented system estate into a modern, scalable Index Platform to drive through significant scale up of the LSEG Index business through quicker time to market and self-service/direct indexing solutions, as well as harness strong data and distribution capabilities from the wider organisation making FTSE Russell index data more easily and widely available to the market.

The role is a Business and Technical Analysis focused role within Index Platform & Portfolio Services and would work within a team of technology and business experts to manage demand, design assessment/impact assessment, high level scoping, requirements analysis and elicitation, and sequencing of delivery through the Agile Release Train and Value Delivery Streams. The role will engage with individual work stream stakeholders on detailed requirements analysis. Furthermore, the role is exposed to a wide, cross divisional stakeholder group; bringing together talent, skills, and experience from across the organisation; making it a great opportunity for a creative, yet pragmatic individual who can make the role their own.

Job Description
Role Purpose
The role is a Business and Technical Analysis focused role within Index Platform & Portfolio Services (Shared Technology) and would work within a team of technology and business experts to manage demand, design assessment/impact assessment, high level scoping, requirements analysis and elicitation, and sequencing of delivery through the Agile Release Train and Value Delivery Streams. The role will engage with individual work stream stakeholders on detailed requirements analysis. Furthermore, the role is exposed to a wide, cross divisional stakeholder group; bringing together talent, skills, and experience from across the organisation; making it a great opportunity for a creative, yet pragmatic individual who can make the role their own.

Role Responsibilities
- Working with Business and Technology Leadership to deliver business capabilities on time and within budget by understanding the business need and responding with the necessary functional, systems and data requirements analysis.
- Analysis, elicitation, presentation, validation, and socialisation of requirements to business and technology stakeholders to ensure all stakeholders have a common understanding of the requirements and the goals/objectives of what needs to be delivered to the business.
- Producing a wide range of artefacts to support strategic delivery of technical solutions and ways of operation such as user/customer journeys, data flows, data catalogues, data feed inventories, data dictionaries, data mapping documentation, data domain and interface specifications and, API and bulk feed specifications.
- Building and maintaining effective, collaborative, credible working relationships, and active communication channels with all stakeholders. Be the conduit of information between different teams and responding to questions from any stakeholder credibly and lead workshops with credibility.
- Performing analysis on existing platforms and databases/sources related to the initiative(s) to collaborate effectively with Solutions Architects and Technical Leads, to collaborate on solution options to meet the business requirements.
- Decomposing Outcomes into high-level Epics and Stories, providing content during analysis, contributing to the elaboration & acceptance criteria of epics and stories, and leading communication of stories to the delivery team(s).
- Actively facilitate, contribute and participate in workshops or collaboration sessions ensuring that requirements are well understood, and the technology solution options played back to business stakeholders so that there is agreement and a common understanding between business and technology.
- Actively resolve/mitigate/escalate risks/issues/events which may affect strategic delivery and ensuring the expectations by internal and external stakeholders are managed accordingly.
- Producing accurate business correspondence and documentation that is coherent, factually and grammatically correct, effective, professional and engaging at any level of the organisation.

Minimum Requirements
- Extensive Analyst experience in a software development role
- Deep understanding of how data is sourced, collected, transformed, validated, managed, used, governed, and controlled within a data centric organisation. Ability to utilise SQL to query database tables and GraphQL as required.
- Strong and proven 'soft' skills with the ability to communicate requirements in a clear, accurate, concise, engaging, and thorough manner to stakeholders across the board.
- Excellent organisational, negotiation, presentation, and time management skills; ability to manage business expectations and negotiate trade-offs between key accountable stakeholders
- Experience of working in an Agile environment with experience of Scrum/Kanban - with solid, proven experience of performing business analysis activities in a scalable Agile environment.
- Excellent attention to detail with the ability to think strategically to solve business problems
- Ability to establish credibility and build strong, confident, collaborative relationships with business and technology stakeholders including external parties, at all levels of the organization
- Understanding of Exchange Traded Funds, index/benchmark products design and/or how indices and ETF data & analytics are used by financial institutions (Fund, Portfolio or Wealth Management), would be advantageous.

At LSEG, we believe that creating a diverse and inclusive organisation is fundamental to the way we deliver on our promise of creating essential partnerships and open opportunities. Our open culture is central to how we deliver our purpose - driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth - in everything we do.

Working with us means that you will be part of a dynamic organisation of 25,000 people across 70 countries. However, we will value your individuality and enable you to bring your true self to work so you can help enrich our diverse workforce. You will be part of a collaborative and creative culture where we encourage new ideas and are committed to sustainability across our global business. You will experience the critical role we have in helping to re-engineer the financial ecosystem to support and drive sustainable economic growth. Together, we are aiming to achieve this growth by accelerating the just transition to net zero, enabling growth of the green economy and creating inclusive economic opportunity.

LSEG offers a range of tailored benefits and support, including healthcare, retirement planning, paid volunteering days and wellbeing initiatives.

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