IT Business Analyst -- Prime Services

Software Guidance & Assistance
New York
27 Nov 2020
25 Dec 2020
Job role
Business analyst
Contract type
Full time
Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc., (SGA), is searching for an IT Business Analyst for a contract assignment with one of our premier financial services clients in lower Manhattan, NYC. He/she will support the Locates (short–selling pre–trade approval request) processing team. The ideal candidate will have a background is a Business Analysis with a strong technology/development background (i.e., someone who is well versed in SQL and software languages such as scripting who can provide data analysis)

NOTE: If you do not have experience working at a: Prime Brokerage , Prime Services , Securities Lending or a Hedge Fund and you are not local to New York, NY this is probably not the right role for you.

Responsibilities :
  • Work closely with business stakeholders in the Prime Service business (Hedge Fund Sales Desk within an Investment Bank) in understanding business requirements.
  • Work within a team of Business Analysts and Developers
  • Work very closely with business users and a vendor to help drive deliverables.
  • Analyze and document business and functional requirements as per business needs.
  • Must be able to test and analyze data as part of data testing using various tools such as Microsoft Excel, SQL tools, etc.
  • Analyze and understand the deliverables as per business needs and work on the allocated tasks based on priority.
  • The role will provide this person with extensive opportunity to interact directly with securities lending sales–traders in Toronto, NYC, London, and Singapore & will provide them with unique insight into how hedge funds & prime brokers operate

Required Skills:
  • Experience working as an IT BA in a Prime Brokerage, Prime Services, or Securities Lending group
  • Candidate must be familiar with short–sales pre–trade process (Locates).
  • Strong understanding of Technology and how technology has implications on a business
  • Knowledge of Prime Brokerage or Stock Loans / Securities Lending is mandatory
  • Capital Markets / Investment Bank
  • Must have knowledge of using SQL on databases such as Oracle, Sybase, etc.
  • Understanding of Software design and software development lifecycle
  • Must have experience in gathering and documenting business requirements, functional requirements, gap analysis
  • Experience in testing and analyzing data as part of data analysis
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with key business and technology stakeholders on a daily basis
  • Bachelor of Science degree
Preferred Skills:
  • Experience with order management /order processing systems a strong plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Visio a plus
– provided by Dice

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