Job Description

Reference # : 20-00721Title : Business Analyst/Data Analyst - Reference Data
Location : Jersey City, NJ
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 07/01/2020 / 06/30/2021
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.

Reference Data Execution BA

Top qualifications:
1. Extensive analytical (data and financial) skills
2. Strong SQL
3. Financial product knowledge/Capital markets experience
4. Self starter/team player/quick learner

Organization & Department Overview
The Client is responsible for providing authoritative sources of reference data to our clients across the Client's organization, through implementing state of the art technologies and operational processes which promote the collection, storage, analysis, and distribution of product, pricing, account and corporate action data. The organization works in partnership with data clients across all business lines, deploying solutions to increase their competitiveness, through restructuring business processes, simplifying information access, and providing business intelligence around critical data. Execution team is tasked with the enhancement to the system including new vendor feeds coverage, data model enhancement and updates to existing data from vendors. This may involve analyzing multiple data sets manually or engineering automated solutions. Domain data is critical to the reference data processing and product and pricing data must be available, accurate, and complete for global financial markets.

Job description
- Financial Data Modeling Knowledge
- Data Mining Capabilities
- Reverse engineering functional specifications from data
- Independently query data from multiple relational databases for analysis
- Work closely with IT and Operations partners
- Work with a Major Global Bank's Security Coding and leverage external vendors and standards organizations
- Work Independently to complete a task

Required Skills
- Working experience of 8 years min as Business Analyst
- Strong background in financial reference data and capital markets, fund services and custody on financial products
- Data analysis and mapping (able to query data, analyze and map)
- College degree, specialized training or equivalent work experience
- Data Oriented with an excellent attention to detail
- Experience/understanding of business process reengineering and business modeling concepts, business systems development and analysis
- Strong analytical skills and writing skills, to include solid experience in writing functional and technical specifications
- Strong SQL knowledge
- Must possess good communication skills with the ability to be assertive
- Ability to focus on high quality work while under pressure

Preferred Skills
- Experience working with major vendor data providers (ie, Bloomberg, Reuters, IDC, Markit)
- Project management/lead experience
- Experience working closely with IT Project managers and development teams
- Knowledge of MS Office, Visio
- Experience with vendor product implementation


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