Job Description

Reference # : 21-01019Title : Business Analyst/Data Analyst-Securities Data/Investment Bank
Location : Jersey City, NJ
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 08/09/2021 / 02/08/2022
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.

Organization & Department Overview

The Securities Master Central (SMC) is responsible for providing authoritative sources of securities indicative data to our clients across the 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. SMC BA team is tasked with the enhancement to the system including integration of vendor feeds, data model enhancement and updates to existing data from vendors. This may involve analyzing multiple data sets manually or engineering automated solutions. The overall objective of this role is to understand business needs & conduct data analysis

Job Description:

  • Financial Data Modeling Capabilities
  • Data Analysis for complex system
  • Reverse engineering functional specifications from data
  • Work closely with End Users/Clients to understand Business Process/Industry Standards/Regulatory Mandate requirements.
  • Work closely with IT and Operations partners
  • Work with external data vendors (i.e., Bloomberg, Reuters, IDC, Markit, etc) and standards organizations
  • Able to execute projects Independently
  • Conduct Systems Integrated Testing (SIT) and User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • Create Function Specification Documents (FSD), System Requirement Specification (SRS), and test plans
  • Mentor and coaching lower level analysts


  • Working experience of [8] years min. as Business Analyst
  • Strong background in financial reference data and capital markets
  • Strong SQL knowledge required (able to query data, analyze and troubleshooting)
  • Strong Data analysis and Mapping skill
  • 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, systems development lifecycle
  • Strong analytical skills and writing skills, to include solid experience in writing functional and technical specifications
  • Must possess good communication skills with the ability to be assertive
  • Ability to focus on high quality work while under pressure
  • Experience utilizing various SDLC methodologies like Waterfall, Agile (JIRA etc.)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Testing Lifecycle with SIT, UAT, and Production.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience working with major vendor data providers (i.e., Bloomberg, Reuters, IDC, Markit)
  • Project lead experience
  • Experience working closely with IT Project managers and development teams
  • Knowledge of MS Excel, Visio
  • Experience with vendor product implementation

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