Job Description

Reference # : 21-01402Title : Business Analyst/Data Analyst/Metadata/Investment Bank
Location : Jersey City, NJ
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date : 09/21/2021
Description
Our client, a leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 140 countries. They provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Data Highway IT Business Analyst-seeking Junior and Senior candidates with experience working with Metadata.

Project Description:
Client' Data Highway program is an initiative to develop a centralized data management platform by bringing together all Institutional Clients Group 's (ICG) data sources. The platform intends to contain suite of applications to manage different aspects around Data Governance specially:
-Metadata Management across all ICG applications with heavy focus building data catalog, identifying relationships across metadata, creating and managing tag hierarchies based on business context
-Cloud based offerings to business and application users for accessing data catalog and associated data by creating unified Data Layer on top of all ICG data sources. This will enable data consistency across ICG and will serve an input to superior analytics helping drive business with meaningful insights
-Promote self-service model for managing various aspects of data governance
-Centralize risk management around data and improve regulatory data compliance requirements

The platform has been built on leading edge technologies with the focus on developing potential machine learning and data mining capabilities

Data Highway Business Analyst Team Overview:
The Data Highway's Business Analysis team is responsible for managing and facilitating requirements across the platform, onboarding data sources onto the platform from both metadata and underlying data perspective, analyzing multiple datasets across data sources with the intention to identify inconsistencies and work with data providers to resolve them, managing platform releases and engage users by conducting webinars, user training sessions
As a Data Highway Business Analyst, the role primarily focuses on (but not limited to):
-Driving metadata onboarding efforts with multiple internal data providers.
-Improvements to system functionality by working on enhancements/improvements
-Process ownership around application on boarding, system improvements, operational processes

Key Responsibilities:

Metadata Management
-Lead onboarding of data providers onto the Data Highway platform
-Act as a Single point of contact (SPOC) for set of applications that are either new or existing on Data Highway platform
-Manage the complete onboarding process (end to end) of data dictionaries and related datasets related to the assigned applications
-Develop a subject matter expertise on the data dictionaries, datasets and relationships between different datasets for the assigned applications
-Ensure the data quality of data dictionaries and underlying datasets for the assigned applications. This will include working actively with data providers in resolving any conflicts, issues pertaining to data dictionaries, datasets available on Data Highway for the assigned applications

System Analysis
-Develop deep functional knowledge on Data Highway suite of applications i.e.
-Catalog Browser,
-Meta-Manager,
-KaaS Integration module,
-Data Highway APIs,
-Data Highway's Privacy suite
-Automated Metadata Crawler
-Lead and drive the system improvements across the Data Highway's suite of applications
-Develop detailed functional solution for the proposed enhancements and work with technology partners from implementation purposes
-Develop detailed understanding of underlying data model for each of the above-mentioned applications
-Work with UX/UI designers incase of any user interface related requirements.
-Develop and execute test cases pertaining to enhancements
-Manage backlog of enhancements for the assigned module/sub-module within an application
-Work diligently on resolving any production issues reported by business users
-Coordinate with end users during UAT execution and work with development team to resolve any open issues in timely manner
-Work with release management team to ensure all the planned items are released as per release plan

User Engagement and Operational Process Improvement
-Engage users at all levels i.e. data providers, business users, stake-holders
-Conduct user trainings, demos on Data Highway suite of applications as in when required
-Actively seek user feedback on the features they use with the goal of getting a sense on any user experience issue, potential enhancements/improvements
-Provide weekly updates to Internal Team on the application onboardings, system improvements BA is responsible for.
-Provide monthly updates to senior management team on the current state of their assigned applications, enhancements/improvements
-Strive to make the overall process more efficient either by proposing any potential automations or building new capabilities within the Data Highway suite of applications

Skills Required:
-Bachelor Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Data Science or relevant 6-10 years of experience
-Proven experience in a technical BA position
-Analytical mindset with good attention to detail
-Practical experience in both reading and documenting functional requirements
-Solid SQL knowledge. Should be comfortable writing complex SQL queries for analysis purposes on daily basis.
-Data modeling knowledge. Should be comfortable in understanding data model either via an ER diagram or reading through data dictionaries.
-Good Excel knowledge. Should be comfortable performing vlook ups, creating pivot tables.
-Self-starter attitude and ability to work independently
-Excellent communication skills
-Team-player and ability to build strong working relationships amongst diverse peers
Nice to have experience:
-Master's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Data Science
-Enterprise data governance experience specially around creating/maintaining data catalog, data dictionaries, identifying data lineage across multiple applications
-Past experience with Collibra and/or Solidatus
-Subject matter expertise in one or more functional areas in the banking sector
-Understanding of agile software development methodologies
-Prior development experience helpful but not necessary
-Experience with large-scale datasets and/or transactional data
-Prior experience working with APIs, and/or Kafka data streaming.
-Prior experience with reconciliation and data quality reporting
-Leadership skills
Travel Expectation: None

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