Business Analyst

  • Negotiable
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Contract, Full time
  • Standard Bank ICBC
  • 02 Sep 16

This purpose of this role is primarily gathering requirements from the business stakeholders and analysing those requirements to communicate to the development team. There will also be a need for system test planning and execution and the managing of UAT testing.

ICBC Standard Bank Plc was formed in February 2015 when Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC) acquired a 60% stake in Standard Bank Plc. As a result, a compelling strategic platform was formed, one that benefits from a unique Chinese and African parentage and an unrivalled global network and level of expertise

As a leading financial markets and commodities bank we connect our clients to opportunities in both developed and emerging economies and use our distinct competitive advantage to help our clients achieve their objectives

ICBC Standard Bank is driven to deliver the right outcomes for our stakeholders, clients, counterparties and the markets in which we operate. We deliver products in an environment which considers the appropriate needs of our clients, whilst providing guidance and expertise to ensure our employees understand our business and uphold the highest levels of conduct. We want passionate and talented individuals who are motivated by high growth potential being achieved in doing business the right way

Job Purpose

This purpose of this role is primarily gathering requirements from the business stakeholders and analysing those requirements to communicate to the development team. There will also be a need for system test planning and execution and the managing of UAT testing.

This role is part of the FRTB project that is co-sponsored by Risk & Finance. The project is tasked to deliver the technology and business processes required to ensure the bank is compliant with the forthcoming FRTB regulatory requirements.

Keys responsibilities:

  • Elicit business requirements at both a high and detailed level
  • Conduct stakeholder analysis to ensure correct audience representation
  • Facilitate requirements gathering workshops
  • Work with the business SME's build out a matrix of test cases and scenarios that cover the required functionality.
  • Assist in the production of Test plans and quality assurance measures based on the requirements

Experience required to successfully perform the role:

  • Demonstrable track record as a Business Analyst across a variety of projects, preferably in Market Risk
  • Recent experience in the Financial Services industry, preferably Banking
  • Demonstrable experience of facilitating workshops as part of gathering requirements
  • Proven experience of writing test plans and managing test cycles
  • Experience of analysing regulatory requirements

Knowledge, technical skills and expertise:

  • Excellent knowledge of requirements gathering techniques
  • Knowledge of test management process and principles
  • Good knowledge of Market Risk principles
  • Exposure to Market Risk legislation in particular FRTB
  • Ability to communicate well with stakeholders and senior management
  • Good knowledge of the MS Office toolkit including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio

Personal attributes:

  • Ability to communicate well with peers and customers
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to deliver work on time and budget
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure