BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees, including around 149,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets, International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors.
BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking is a globally recognised leader offering capital markets, financing, treasury and advisory solutions.
BNP Paribas is a good place to work because of the breadth of opportunities on offer. We encourage a diverse staff base with many different nationalities, cultures, levels of experience and academic backgrounds.
Our staff well-being is an integral part of the “people care” values within our group and this is reflected in our award-winning flexible benefits package, flexible working environment and support for people’s health and well-being (https://www.standardlifepensions.com/wellbeing//health-and-wellbeing/mental-health.page). The culture fosters career longevity and internal mobility, while equally supporting new graduates and talents. Due to the varied mix of experience, fresh talents benefit from learning from long standing staff who are always happy to share and teach their extensive experience and wide breadth of knowledge.
Highly comprehensive internal training courses and programmes targeted at developing talents at all levels complement the training on the job.
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Business Area/Dept Overview
RISK is a fully independent function whose mission is to advise the bank’s top management on risk appetite, to provide fast and reliable information about the risk profile, to offer high quality risk measurement/quantification and risk management expertise to the group’s stakeholders as well as to foster risk anticipation.
Enterprise Risk Architecture (ERA) is a transversal stream within RISK focussed on risk analytics, modelling and industrialisation. Within ERA, the RISK SYSTEMS team (RS) focusses on the implementation of Market, Counterparty and Credit risk methodologies consisting of the design, build, test and support of software applications and services to serve BNP Paribas’ RISK and Trading Business users. These applications and services contribute to the definition of the Group’s risk appetite, its risk decision making process and the calculation and optimization of capital allocation to support the development of the Operating Divisions. RS supports with full commitment all RISK initiatives and actions and operates in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) delivery mode.
Key Responsibilities of role
Working as a Business Analyst / Product Owner within Risk SYSTEMS you will support the RISK function by performing the following activities:
The position sought is for a Business Analyst (BA) / Product Owner (PO) within Risk SYSTEMS. This team is responsible for the full range of business analysis tasks across both user-driven and regulatory projects addressing both methodological and systems aspects. The BA role is pivotal to the successful delivery of change projects providing a common dialogue and understanding between the various delivery teams involved. Furthermore, the role provides risk domain expertise to assist the project managers in their planning and tracking of projects in line with the project governance of the department. Our delivery organisation is built around the SAFe / Agile principles, the position therefore also encompasses the product ownership responsibilities i.e. ownership and prioritization of the team backlog, contribution to the product vision and roadmap. In terms of the day-to-day aspects of the role, these encompass:
• Requirements gathering and functional architecture design:
o Work with wide range of stakeholders (Quant teams, Risk Managers, Front Office) to understand and document business requirements, document changes to technology systems and contribute to functional architecture of software systems
o Use desktop tools to extract and analyse data to understand current state and specify changes
o Use diagrams to communicate different aspects of functional architecture to stakeholders
• Technical solution facilitation:
o Work closely with development teams within RS to ensure requirements are understood and technology solutions are designed and built to a high quality standard
• Testing Strategy and Orchestration:
o Design and execute testing plans for solutions to validate that business requirements have been met and system performance meets expectations
o Work with RISK SYSTEMS Service Transition to manage the deployment of new solutions to production environments, including user on-boarding and training as well as supporting the development of operating models
• Ad-hoc Analysis:
o Support the management in providing analysis to help the bank respond to regulatory enquires or estimate potential cost and complexity of future software deliveries
• Presentation and Reporting
o Generate reporting and presentations tailored to specific audiences to keep sponsors and stakeholders informed of progress
In addition to contribution to change projects you will additionally be expected to acquire and continually develop your understanding of:
o Regulatory frameworks for financial institutions
o Financial derivatives and pricing
o Software delivery lifecycle methodology
o SAFe Principles
o BNP Paribas’ key strategic objectives and ongoing initiatives which impact RISK
o BNP Paribas’ systems and analysis tools
o Soft-skills required to be effective in role
Experience, Qualifications & Competencies
• Technical skills and qualifications
o Excellent academic background (strong mathematical, analytical and quantitative skills are advantageous)
o Proven BA experience
o Sound understanding of Market and Counterparty Risk disciplines.
o Keen interest in and understanding of software project delivery
o Understanding and experience of working with IT systems, coupled with an ability and curiosity to understand key aspects of risk methodologies.
o SQL knowledge is necessary and Agile and Software development experience is a plus.
• Soft skills
o Proficient written & oral communication with the ability to tailor presentation of complex information to a range of different audiences
o Excellent organisational and time management skills
o Excellent spoken and written English (French would be a plus)
o Motivation and ability to work collaboratively as part of a global team,
o Motivation and drive to develop a career in technology in financial institutions
o Curios, able to learn quickly and results driven
o Capacity for critical thinking & ability to exercise good judgement with a strong sense of responsibility
o Strong work ethic and exemplary conduct in line with BNP Paribas values
o Proactive and structured approach to addressing or resolving problems, taking initiative and showing high levels of responsibility to see issues through to resolution
o Challenges the ‘status-quo’ to drive improvements for the team
o Proven experience in the banking industry