17 Jul, 2018
Role Description The role is for a technology focused business analyst to join the IT Business Analysis team to support on-going project delivery and new business initiatives in this organisation. The role would be responsible for the analysis and preparation of detailed business and functional requirements for end of day and real-time index calculation and data management systems, as well as for new index services or change to existing services, working with project managers and stakeholders across the business. Key Responsibilities Understanding the business need and executing business analysis, systems and data analysis to enable a suitable solution which will meet the business need. Supporting the IT Business Analysis Team Lead to deliver business projects and initiatives on time. Taking ownership of a product, becoming an SME on that product and making product decisions to meet the project and ultimately strategic business objectives. Articulation, definition and prioritisation of product requirements by writing user stories and scenarios, maintaining a product backlog, prioritisation and assisting with development estimation. Participation in daily stand-ups, sprint planning and review meetings, retrospectives and sprint demonstrations/playback sessions. Demonstrating completed work to business stakeholders and assessing recognised value delivered. Having close relationships and communication with members of the scrum team to make development decisions and ensure the objectives and requirements of each sprint is well understood. Performing analysis on existing systems and databases related to the product to identify options for potential solutions and assessing both technical and business suitability. Supporting the Project Management function to ensure project and requirements scope is adhered to, risks and issues are raised and resolved/mitigated, and any changes are recorded and tracked. Supporting the QA and UAT teams to ensure thorough understanding of requirements as well as providing advice or clarification on any issues raised during test cycles. Accurate preparation of written business correspondence and documentation that is coherent, factually and grammatically correct, effective, professional and engaging. Proactively initiates, develops, and maintains effective working relationships with team members and stakeholders across the board. Understands expectations that were set with internal and external customers and recognises when issues/events may affect delivery and takes action to mitigate. Key Behaviours Articulate, creative, energetic person able to work alongside the team Excellent attention to detail but an ability to think logically to solve business problems, present options to display client facing information on a website and present options/ideas for design and development of client portals Outstanding written and oral communications as well as interpersonal skills; ability to explain technical detail to business facing stakeholders and business change detail to technical facing stakeholders Ability to establish credibility and build strong relationships with business stakeholders at all levels Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines without compromising quality Results driven, self-motivated, problem solving and solutions oriented; takes pride in his/her work Demonstrates a can-do attitude, exhibits self-confidence and adaptable to change Excellent organisational, negotiation, presentation and time management skills; ability to manage business expectations Key Skills Experience working in a market data centric and/or client facing role, ideally in a financial services institution. Knowledge of Equities and/or Fixed Income instruments, related market data, index/benchmark products design and how indices are used by financial institutions. Strong analysis and requirements gathering skills, both business and systems focussed with the ability to understand relations between data sets, prepare sample data, define and review financial calculations and prepare data mappings. Experience of performing business analysis on web site and/or client portal interface related projects, including preparation and presentation of wireframes, related current and future state business process models and production of business analysis artefacts. Knowledge and experience of SDLC, specifically Agile (SAFe) project delivery method with solid, proven experience of performing business analysis activities in an Agile environment. Ability to liaise with architecture, development and functional testing (in-house and outsourced) stakeholders to ensure requirements are well understood. Strong and proven soft skills with the ability to communicate requirements in a clear, accurate, concise, engaging and thorough manner to stakeholders across the board. Solid Microsoft Office, document management (e.g. SharePoint), Visio, Jira and Kanban skills. System and database design and requirements analysis supported by ability to query database tables using SQL. Understanding of data warehousing, blockchain technology and/or cloud technology would be advantageous. People are at the heart of what we do and drive the success of our business. Our colleagues thrive personally and professionally through our shared values of Integrity, Partnership, Innovation and Excellence are at the core of our culture. We embrace diversity and actively seek to attract people with unique backgrounds and perspectives. We are always looking at ways to become more agile so we meet the needs of our teams and customers. We believe that an inclusive collaborative workplace is pivotal to our success and supports the potential and growth of all colleagues at LSEG. A career with London Stock Exchange Group offers you the opportunity to be at the centre of the financial community. As well as competitive salaries and a range of attractive benefits, we maximise each employees potential through personal development plans, training, coaching and mentoring. Please take a moment to read this privacy notice carefully, as it describes what personal information the London Stock Exchange Group (We) may hold about you, what its used for, and how its obtained. If you would like this information to be removed from the London Stock Exchange Group HR database, please contact . If you choose to have your information removed, you will be removed as a candidate and we will not be able to progress your application for opportunities at the London Stock Exchange Group.
London Stock Exchange Group Full time