Business Analyst - Custody & Clearing; Securities Lending

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions APAC
  • 24 Jun 17

Business Analyst - Custody & Clearing; Securities Lending

Job Description

· Undertake requirements solicitation from stakeholders/end users and turn into well-formed formal requirements
· Perform AS-IS/TO-BE process mapping
· Undertake data analysis as required in order to validate/challenge and refine requirements
· Partner with the wider technology team to ensure solution definition meets requirements and is delivered with accuracy and quality
· Stakeholder management across Sales, Product Management, Technology and Operations
· Adherence to standards mandated by customer for project analysis and delivery
· Manage keys risks and issues as they arise with timely escalation when required

Job Requirements

· Excellent knowledge of securities lending, custody, settlements and clearing processes, both technology applications and operational processes
· Minimum 5 years BA experience in similar domain/environment, ideally with experience of agile/scrum
· Working knowledge the TCS Bancs Custody product is desirable
· Experience of strategic change, working with business and technology stakeholders to define and execute operational strategy
· Requirements Analysis
o Consistently captures requirements that are complete & unambiguous.
o Accurately translates business requirements into functionality.
o Consistently identifies future states that address business problems.
· Analytical Thinking
o Thinks ahead to anticipate potential obstacles and plans a way round them.
o Evaluates how changes in one area will have an effect on other areas.
o Connects ideas together that are not obviously related; looks at things from different angles and adds new insights.
o Analyses complex data to understand the underlying causes and to prioritize actions.
· Communication and presentation:
o Able to paraphrase and communicate key information to others, verbally or in writing, using examples to provide meaning to ideas or concepts
o Able to construct and make formal presentations and/or facilitate group activities.
· Effective Business Writing:
o Prepares high quality documentation (e.g. BRD's & Functional Specifications, Minutes, etc.) that are clear and concise, have minimal errors or omissions
· Negotiation & Influencing Skills:
o Uses a combination of direct and indirect influencing techniques, where appropriate, to ensure support.
o Effectively applies skills and techniques of negotiating, including understanding other party's needs and agendas.
· Facilitation Skills: Able to use a variety of techniques to encourage contributions from all stake-holders.
· Stakeholder Management
o Ensures stakeholders are aware of and committed to their responsibilities to the project.
o Can undertake stakeholder analysis and develop plans for managing relationships and expectations.
o Comfortable in dealings with senior managers; can exert influence.
o Contributes actively to the Project Steering processes.

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