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Enterprise Data Management & Solutions - Sr Lead Business Analyst

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At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.


Position Summary


In the need of experienced Lead (managing a small team 2-5) in the Data and Process Business Analysts area.  This role is hands on doing work in addition to managing a small team.  Role will specifically lead Enterprise Data Management business analysis, UAT, data controls, operational design, and related activities for monthly / quarterly CCAR submission to the Federal Reserve, in tight partnership with finance.  Will help coordinate, prioritize, design, and determine how to make improvements to support finance teams in an Agile-oriented work team.


Performs a variety of highly complex and diverse analytical duties including the collection and analysis of multiple types of reference data from various sources across the enterprise covering customer, account, product and securities. Analyzes root-cause sourcing and data quality issues, ensure changes are specified to an actionable and testable level of clarity, agrees the changes with the lines of business and ensure IT delivers the business value of the change. Serves as a consultant to management.


This role:



  • Manages a small team, providing oversight, direction, and prioritization.

  • Evaluates data gathered from multiple sources, reconciles differences, and ensures consistent approaches, data interpretation, and results measurements are employed. Advises and leads in the planning and implementation of projects and strategic initiatives for the Business Unit/Department.

  • Primary liaison with business partners, development team, and technology. Acts as the "Subject Matter Expert" (SME) and provides business knowledge as needed.

  • Drives business team members to define business needs through utilization of effective requirement elicitation techniques.

  • Responsible for effective communication to all business partners and users to ensure that critical strategic decisions are vetted and well thought out prior to implementation.

  • Responsible for ensuring that project's dependencies are clearly defined and appropriately communicated in terms of time required to complete.

  • Conduct gap analysis  to compare as-is with the to-be business processes and articulate recommendation effectively

  • Create different artifacts such as business requirements, functional requirement specifications, technical design specifications, traceability matrix to the defined requirements

  • Provide ad-hoc reporting support and analysis to end users as needed

  • May provide training and support on application usage and functionality

  • May lead and advise business units in the development of analytics, department or operational procedures, reporting, financial analysis, communication, and/or strategic planning activities

  • May assist business unit production functions during high volume periods

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • 10+ years of functional/professional experience

  • 2+ years of project management / project lead experience.

  • 2+ years of experience in producing regulatory reports (any variety / experience with CCAR specifically a plus)

  • Strong SQL skills required (MS SQL, Oracle, or Teradata)

  • Proficiency in data analysis

  • Experience with relational databases, data marts, etc.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for report writing, business requirement proposals, client interaction, and methodology documentation.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills coupled with thoroughness and attention to detail is highly desired.

  • Experience working in banking  and good business knowledge and familiarity with consumer/small business/commercial banking products



  • Bachelor’s Degree-required (in Computer Science, Information Systems, or similar degree)



  • Must be highly detailed oriented.  Must enjoy being immersed in ‘data’ and enjoy digging and tracing data for answers.

  • Thorough knowledge of financial datasets including: customer, accounts, product, securities, reference lists, etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of change management and software development life cycle practices (SDLC, Agile, and Waterfall helpful).
  • Thorough understanding and application of principles, standards, industry practices, techniques and concepts, as well as contributing to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards.
  • Understanding on ‘data controls’, documentation, and implementation techniques.
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop solutions to highly complex and diverse analytical problems which requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • An ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of the Bank’s loan products.
  • Prior experience working with large implementation projects would be beneficial for the candidate.
  • Must have solid organizational skills, with the ability to handle complex projects in a multi-tasking environment and meet deadlines with quality results.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.


Primary Location: United States-California-San RamonJob Type: Full-timeJob: Accounting Finance