IMPORTANT. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including authoring of business documents and presentations, running workshops and stakeholder management. Experience in a software development environment. The ability to conduct careful, structured analysis on complex problems or requirements in order to support defensible conclusions and solutions. A detailed and comprehensive approach to gathering of requirements in order to form coherent specifications and similar material. A thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle and the role of the Business Analyst within it. Experience in delivering logical and comprehensive test strategies and clear, concise test cases. 5+ years’ experience working in the investment banking industry, preferably with one or more areas of specialism. A practical knowledge of trade lifecycle and risk processes.
DESIRABLE. Some development experience and / or knowledge of Java, SQL, Spark. A good knowledge of one or more financial product sets including market structure, pricing methodologies and risk characteristics. Some experience of business process modelling and optimisation and its documentation. The ability to independently plan, organise and manage one’s own work and provide guidance and oversight for that of others’. Hands-on experience with any programming, querying or scripting languages. Understanding of market or credit risk and associated regulations. Ability to analyse regulatory requirements and produce formal specifications.