Credit Risk Business Analyst

  • Negotiable
  • Manhattan, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Barclays - US
  • 11 Dec 17 2017-12-11

About Barclays in the US Barclays offers corporate and investment banking and credit card services in the US. Our 10,000 US colleagues are located in offices across the country, with headquarters in New York City. In 2017, Barclays announced plans to create a world-class campus in Whippany, New Jersey, for our Technology, Operations and Functional teams in the US. This role will start out in our NY branch with potential to move to Whippany, NJ in the future

About Barclays in the US

Barclays offers corporate and investment banking and credit card services in the US. Our 10,000 US colleagues are located in offices across the country, with headquarters in New York City. In 2017, Barclays announced plans to create a world-class campus in Whippany, New Jersey, for our Technology, Operations and Functional teams in the US. Other principal locations include Delaware, Nevada, Ohio and Maine.

About Risk & Analytics

The 'Risk and Analytics' IT department is part of Investment Bank Technology organization and is responsible for delivering the risk management systems that has enabled Barclays Investment Bank (IB) to become a top tier franchise.

While proud to be a best-in-class technology organisation, as evidenced by our many industry awards, meeting the priorities over the next 5-10 years requires a shift in approach and engineering our technology platforms. Staying the same, while the world changes around us, is not an option. The business is looking to us to drive new solutions and sustainable outcomes.

The role is for the Credit Risk Technology group which sits within the wider Risk & Analytics (R&A) Technology Department. The function is responsible for the technology infrastructure around the calculation and monitoring of exposures and the regulatory capital measures, ensuring comprehensive and effective control and independent challenge to support the Firm in its commercial objectives.

Located in multiple global locations, we operate in a dynamic and fast-paced environment requiring strong technology, finance, quantitative, and communication skills. Work is typically to tight timescales in an environment where delivery of IT solutions to revenue-earning areas of the business is critical.

EEO

It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate professional and personal lives, if you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.

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Overall purpose of role

The main function of the role is to be a Business Analyst role in the Regulatory Capital Technology team. The Business Analysis (BA) team supports Regulatory Capital & Leverage Ratio Spot and Projections Calculations for the newly set up US IHC, as well as Reporting and any relating Data.

The primary focus for this role will be around the technology delivery of Federal Reserve's Dodd-Frank section 165 regulations within the R&A infrastructure. The role will be supporting IHC Regulatory Capital calculations and Reporting business or regulatory changes and issues, as well as impact analysis on any technical/data changes impacting these.

Key Accountabilities

Liaise with Business and other Technology teams across Barclays to investigate and understand new requirements.

  • Working with the business to determine and document clear and concise business requirements.
  • Working with IT groups to convert requirements into specification.
  • Act as the bridge between the business, IT and other businesses.
  • Development of system operating models and processes.
  • Assisting in the preparation and execution of User Testing including Impact Analysis.
  • Develop and deliver user procedures and training.
  • Provide go-live and post implementation support.
  • Identify/anticipate obstacles and analyse and propose resolutions.
  • Understand impact of proposed changes on business areas and processes.
  • Adopt and evolve the agile approach.
  • Contribute to the long term strategy around R&A architecture.

Basic Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in an Economics, Computer Science, Mathematics or Scientific discipline from a top university.
  • 2+ years of experience having regular interaction with end-users and customers as a Business Analyst
  • 1+ years of experience providing support and resolving issues for systems in production, using data querying languages such as SQL.
  • 1+ years experience working in financial services.

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • Ability to assimilate information quickly and make informed decisions
  • Ability to use own initiative to resolve issues/ investigate and find solutions
  • Strong oral/written communication skills and presentation skills
  • Working within cross-region teams and projects
  • Experience working with risk/finance systems in another bank or financial software house
  • Experience working on Regulatory projects (e.g. Basel III).
  • Risk, pricing and derivatives knowledge
  • Strong analytical skills, methodical approach with good attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Goal focused, demonstrating tenacity and innovation when faced with challenges
  • Strong team player; someone who will make a contribution to areas outside their remit and appreciates the bigger picture
  • Constantly challenges the status quo; looks for more efficient ways of producing results
  • Used to working to both short and long term goals/deadlines
  • Ability to assimilate information quickly and make informed decision