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Job Description - APAC



Note to Hiring Manager:


In support of BNP Paribas APAC's Diversity Commitment, Hiring Managers are to consider at least 1 Asia Pacific national, 1 male and 1 female candidate for the position to be filled.



About BNP Paribas Group:

Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 74 countries with more than 190,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and 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. In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 15,000 employees* and a presence in 14 markets, it provides clients with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs, and continues to develop its franchise in the region.



About BNP Paribas India Solutions:

Established in 2005, BNP Paribas India Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas Group, a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. With delivery centers located in Mumbai and Chennai, we are a 24x7 global delivery center. We partner various business lines of BNP Paribas such as Corporate and Institutional Banking, Wealth Management, Retail Banking through three verticals - Information Technology, Operations and Finance Shared Services.



About Businessline/Function :

This function supports the development and maintenance of the Core Banking solution of the bank which is Atlas2.

























Job Title:

Sr. Business Analyst

Date:

05/11/2019

Department:

MIO557

Location:

Ascendas IT Park, Taramani, Chennai.

Business Line / Function:

Global Banking/Core Banking

Reports to:

(Direct)

Vinod Nair

Grade:

(if applicable)

(Functional)

Number of Direct Reports:

N/A

Directorship / Registration:

NA

 

Position Purpose

  • Provide the Techno-functional support to Core Banking Platform.
  • Understand EOD & EOM process
  • Capable to execute and analyze through SQL queries
  • Experience in understanding and analyzing defects in SIT / UAT / Production environment
  • Experience in any scheduling management tool like Autosys (desirable)
  • Experience of working in banking / financial projects / applications(desirable)
  • Exposure to any configuration management tool like Dimensions
  • Exposure to tools like JIRA, Clarity, ServiceNow (desirable)
  • Conducting requirement-gathering sessions, identifying and designing functionalities, writing detailed requirement specifications by analyzing specific business processes and user requirements, testing deliverables and workarounds to meet client objectives.
  • Serves as a liaison among internal stakeholders to analyze, document, communicate and validate business for the reporting solutions.
  • Business analyst should be responsible for providing functional analysis and assistance for any deviation observed in Production.
  • Responsible where required for providing guidance, direction and training to the Jr. Business Analyst’s on the team.
  • Provide valuable inputs for improving processes and systems and where needed to drive them to realization.

Responsibilities

Direct Responsibilities

  • Establish business requirements using interviews, document analysis, business process descriptions, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
  • Ensure all stakeholders are involved in requirements gathering activities.
  • Analyze and document accurate and detailed requirement specification documents, user guides and functional specification documents. Effectively organize and categorize large amounts of information provided by stakeholders.
  • Design and execute test scenarios. Develop test cases and conduct appropriate testing prior to deployment.
  • Assist Technical team in functionally analyzing the already existing reports and identifying iteration metrics.
  • Act as consultant to the development team/programmers.
  • Provide linkage between the client’s business and technical staff regarding the requirements throughout the development life-cycle.
  • Evaluate information that is acquired and reconcile conflicts and/or challenge assumptions to ensure the utmost quality outcome for the client. Identify alternative solutions for solving business problems and objectively recommend solutions based on evidence collected during analysis.
  • Interface with vendor partners where required and design optimal solutions for integration with the vendor application.
  • Any user-identified issues during UAT should be assisted.
  • L3 Production Support – The BA would be involved in providing the functional analysis to the incidents or any discrepancy faced in A2 production. Support would be extended for a problem ticket study and testing.
  • Information Requests – Assist in adhoc extraction requests and feasibility study of the new request raised for A2.
  • Respond to changing organizational priorities. Manage change requests relating to the project plans to meet the agreed deadlines. Mitigate risks ensuring project success.
  • Work closely with project managers and assist with project planning. Provide project services when necessary.
  • Resolve conflict and issues when necessary.
  • Perform various administrative tasks including status reports, time recording, etc.
  • Provide maintenance and support towards resolving issues, bugs etc. on products put on production. Resolve and provide functional support for adhoc queries from users.
  • Perform any special duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Adhere to organization processes and practices outlined.
  • Prepare reusable templates for faster delivery.
  • Actively participate in enhancing internal efficiencies in updating processes and documents.
  • Meet business objectives by providing effective solutions.
  • Be a team player by sharing observations & knowledge with other team members.

Performance Parameters for the Role:-

  • Clear and crisp user requirements
  • Well-articulated documentation
  • Building rapport, confidence and trust in User groups and other stakeholders
  • Effective decision making
  • Foresight and anticipation of risks
  • Functional design
  • Production incidents assistance
  • Testing and Quality deliverables
  • Excellent Verbal & written communication

Technical & Behavioral Competencies

Functional:

·         Experience in Banking/Finance (e.g. Accounting/Finance/Payments/Trade/Back-Office Operations)

·         Must possess strong analytical & organizational skills.

·         Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills along with good client facing skills. Ability to communicate difficult sensitive information tactfully is required.

·         Ability to apply common sense understanding & deal with problems, involving many variables, in different situations.

·         Understanding of Software Development Life cycle.

·         Knowledge of Relational databases and tables.

·         Knowledge of SQL, Unix and working in Microsoft Excel.

Behavioral:

·         Should be able to work in a multi-cultural setup with different teams.

·         Dynamic, Proactive and Teamwork oriented.

·         Flexible attitude & ability to perform under pressure.

·         A commitment to quality and a thorough approach to work.

·         Proactively responsive to constructive feedback

·         Focus on value creation.

·         Self driven and independent, with good initiative.

Specific Qualifications (if required)

Skills Referential

Behavioural Skills: (Please select up to 4 skills)

Ability to collaborate / Teamwork

Attention to detail / rigor

Ability to deliver / Results driven

Client focused

Transversal Skills: (Please select up to 5 skills)

Analytical Ability

Ability to develop and adapt a process

Ability to manage a project

Ability to understand, explain and support change

Choose an item.

Education Level:

Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Experience Level

At least 5 years

Other/Specific Qualifications (if required)





Job Description - APAC



Note to Hiring Manager:


In support of BNP Paribas APAC's Diversity Commitment, Hiring Managers are to consider at least 1 Asia Pacific national, 1 male and 1 female candidate for the position to be filled.



About BNP Paribas Group:

Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 74 countries with more than 190,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and 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. In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 15,000 employees* and a presence in 14 markets, it provides clients with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs, and continues to develop its franchise in the region.



About BNP Paribas India Solutions:

Established in 2005, BNP Paribas India Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas Group, a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. With delivery centers located in Mumbai and Chennai, we are a 24x7 global delivery center. We partner various business lines of BNP Paribas such as Corporate and Institutional Banking, Wealth Management, Retail Banking through three verticals - Information Technology, Operations and Finance Shared Services.



About Businessline/Function :

This function supports the development and maintenance of the Core Banking solution of the bank which is Atlas2.

























Job Title:

Sr. Business Analyst

Date:

05/11/2019

Department:

MIO557

Location:

Ascendas IT Park, Taramani, Chennai.

Business Line / Function:

Global Banking/Core Banking

Reports to:

(Direct)

Vinod Nair

Grade:

(if applicable)

(Functional)

Number of Direct Reports:

N/A

Directorship / Registration:

NA

 

Position Purpose

  • Provide the Techno-functional support to Core Banking Platform.
  • Understand EOD & EOM process
  • Capable to execute and analyze through SQL queries
  • Experience in understanding and analyzing defects in SIT / UAT / Production environment
  • Experience in any scheduling management tool like Autosys (desirable)
  • Experience of working in banking / financial projects / applications(desirable)
  • Exposure to any configuration management tool like Dimensions
  • Exposure to tools like JIRA, Clarity, ServiceNow (desirable)
  • Conducting requirement-gathering sessions, identifying and designing functionalities, writing detailed requirement specifications by analyzing specific business processes and user requirements, testing deliverables and workarounds to meet client objectives.
  • Serves as a liaison among internal stakeholders to analyze, document, communicate and validate business for the reporting solutions.
  • Business analyst should be responsible for providing functional analysis and assistance for any deviation observed in Production.
  • Responsible where required for providing guidance, direction and training to the Jr. Business Analyst’s on the team.
  • Provide valuable inputs for improving processes and systems and where needed to drive them to realization.

Responsibilities

Direct Responsibilities

  • Establish business requirements using interviews, document analysis, business process descriptions, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
  • Ensure all stakeholders are involved in requirements gathering activities.
  • Analyze and document accurate and detailed requirement specification documents, user guides and functional specification documents. Effectively organize and categorize large amounts of information provided by stakeholders.
  • Design and execute test scenarios. Develop test cases and conduct appropriate testing prior to deployment.
  • Assist Technical team in functionally analyzing the already existing reports and identifying iteration metrics.
  • Act as consultant to the development team/programmers.
  • Provide linkage between the client’s business and technical staff regarding the requirements throughout the development life-cycle.
  • Evaluate information that is acquired and reconcile conflicts and/or challenge assumptions to ensure the utmost quality outcome for the client. Identify alternative solutions for solving business problems and objectively recommend solutions based on evidence collected during analysis.
  • Interface with vendor partners where required and design optimal solutions for integration with the vendor application.
  • Any user-identified issues during UAT should be assisted.
  • L3 Production Support – The BA would be involved in providing the functional analysis to the incidents or any discrepancy faced in A2 production. Support would be extended for a problem ticket study and testing.
  • Information Requests – Assist in adhoc extraction requests and feasibility study of the new request raised for A2.
  • Respond to changing organizational priorities. Manage change requests relating to the project plans to meet the agreed deadlines. Mitigate risks ensuring project success.
  • Work closely with project managers and assist with project planning. Provide project services when necessary.
  • Resolve conflict and issues when necessary.
  • Perform various administrative tasks including status reports, time recording, etc.
  • Provide maintenance and support towards resolving issues, bugs etc. on products put on production. Resolve and provide functional support for adhoc queries from users.
  • Perform any special duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Adhere to organization processes and practices outlined.
  • Prepare reusable templates for faster delivery.
  • Actively participate in enhancing internal efficiencies in updating processes and documents.
  • Meet business objectives by providing effective solutions.
  • Be a team player by sharing observations & knowledge with other team members.

Performance Parameters for the Role:-

  • Clear and crisp user requirements
  • Well-articulated documentation
  • Building rapport, confidence and trust in User groups and other stakeholders
  • Effective decision making
  • Foresight and anticipation of risks
  • Functional design
  • Production incidents assistance
  • Testing and Quality deliverables
  • Excellent Verbal & written communication

Technical & Behavioral Competencies

Functional:

·         Experience in Banking/Finance (e.g. Accounting/Finance/Payments/Trade/Back-Office Operations)

·         Must possess strong analytical & organizational skills.

·         Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills along with good client facing skills. Ability to communicate difficult sensitive information tactfully is required.

·         Ability to apply common sense understanding & deal with problems, involving many variables, in different situations.

·         Understanding of Software Development Life cycle.

·         Knowledge of Relational databases and tables.

·         Knowledge of SQL, Unix and working in Microsoft Excel.

Behavioral:

·         Should be able to work in a multi-cultural setup with different teams.

·         Dynamic, Proactive and Teamwork oriented.

·         Flexible attitude & ability to perform under pressure.

·         A commitment to quality and a thorough approach to work.

·         Proactively responsive to constructive feedback

·         Focus on value creation.

·         Self driven and independent, with good initiative.

Specific Qualifications (if required)

Skills Referential

Behavioural Skills: (Please select up to 4 skills)

Ability to collaborate / Teamwork

Attention to detail / rigor

Ability to deliver / Results driven

Client focused

Transversal Skills: (Please select up to 5 skills)

Analytical Ability

Ability to develop and adapt a process

Ability to manage a project

Ability to understand, explain and support change

Choose an item.

Education Level:

Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Experience Level

At least 5 years

Other/Specific Qualifications (if required)



Primary Location: IN-TN-ChennaiJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: At least 5 yearsSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Ability to collaborate / Teamwork, Communication skills - oral & written, AdaptabilityTransversal competency: Ability to manage a project, Analytical Ability