Job Description

Reference # : 16-01180Title : Business Analyst-- IT
Location : raleigh, NC
Experience Level : Start Date : 05/31/2017

Top tier investment bank is seeking a Business Analyst to work on IT Infrastructure projects. This role would be a member of centrally managed BA pool.

  • Experienced IT Infrastructure required and Cloud technology preferred. A BA from the application development world is acceptable as long as they have a sound grasp of IT infrastructure.
  • The candidate must have strong knowledge of, not necessarily experience with, IT Infrastructure including servers, storage, networks, and databases and how IT applications consume them
  • Strong communication and influencing skills via composing presentations in PowerPoint
  • Building the BA team brand and supporting 'best practices' and standardization is vital
  • Data and process analysis plus innate skills in problem solving

High-level Operational Responsibilities (program/project agnostic)
Scope (strategy), Deliver, and Improve (post deploy) the delivery of a mixture of large and medium scale global projects influencing the IT 3-year vision.

Balance the use of skills in strategic vision and grounding them in practicality, and Operational Efficiency to help improve products and services already in BAU.

-Understand the business need and create a clear problem statement and vision for change
-Driving the identification of opportunities, and the development and validation of project / program Business Cases and expected benefits. Seek approval for funding to execute against the defined business cases
-Identifying, engaging and managing stakeholders; engineering and managing requirements across the portfolio; identifying dependencies and risks and driving integration of parallel activities across the program
-Driving the requirements prioritization process and developing functional specifications, securing stakeholder agreement
-Partner with engineering in the development of solutions that meet the requirements; documenting current & to be processes, technologies, workflows and data flows. Preparing gap analysis, use cases and implementation plans. Representing customer interests in the solutions process.
-Perform solution evaluations and selection, and elicit customer agreement on the solutions. Articulate and address the implications of the introduction of a new solution on the current and future technology, process and organizational landscape
-Partnering closely with stakeholders, suppliers (internal and external as required), project managers and customers to ensure the testing and successful delivery of solutions in line with the agreed specifications


Essential Required Skills and Work Experience:
  • 6-8 years' experience within an IT organization in Financial Services, working in a global environment
  • Specific experience delivering the following project types a plus:
  • Proven experience in analyzing application infrastructure design, classification of apps in areas such as regulatory and non-functional (e.g. suitability analysis), and strong leadership in managing application stakeholders
  • Application onboarding/migrations to new infrastructure platforms
  • Organization analysis mapping process/activity flows, roles and responsibilities. Etc
  • Requirements and issues management leveraging tools such as JIRA and Odysseus
  • Senior stakeholder management; influencing and managing expectations, and selling the program
  • Infrastructure tools rationalization, decom, and replacement (RFPs/RFIs)
  • IT Service design and measurement (moving from 'product' to 'service' based operations
  • Work intelligently with data and business analysis, supporting development of business cases, metrics and visualizations to support proposals.
  • Ability to analyze financial, technical and service level data and compile for presentation to senior staff
  • Ability to work through ambiguity and complexity to create propositions to support solutions
  • Ability to use excellent written and verbal communication skills and produced material to sell a concept or support a solution
  • Experience of global project delivery with a proven history of providing analysis and solutions that supports successful project delivery in a matrix environment

Additionally Required:
? Collaborative and client focused
? Strong analytical (Excel guru), planning and presentation skills (PowerPoint guru)
? High professional standards
? Ability to work in a fast paced, demanding environment turning the 'unknowns' into 'knowns'
? Proficiency in supporting project teams
? Demonstrated ability to facilitate coordination of processes and work collaboratively
? Comfortable working with people up to MD level
? Proficiency in MS Office applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Visio, as well as data visualization tools such as iAnalyze, Tableau etc. or similar
? Strong process design and process engineering skills

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