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Business Analyst - Engineering (Assets & Fund Services)

Contract

Standard / Permanent

Location

IN-TN-Chennai

Job function

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY TRANSFORMATION AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Reference

AFS000239

Company Background

The Bank

With a presence in over 80 countries and employing over 200,000 staff, BNP Paribas is one of the biggest banks in the world, ranking highly in its three core business areas: Retail Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking and Investment Solutions.

BNP Paribas Securities Services

A wholly-owned subsidiary of the BNP Paribas Group, BNP Paribas Securities Services is a leading global custodian and securities services provider backed by the strength of a universal bank (rated AA- by Standard and Poor’s). It has USD 5,800 billion assets under custody, USD 1,000 billion assets under administration and administers close to 7000 funds. BNP Paribas Securities Services (Securities Services) has a unique multi-local model, servicing both the buy-side (the institutional investors and the fund managers) and sell-side (the broker-dealers community and the banks) with 7,700 employees worldwide representing 92 nationalities, a local presence across 34 countries, 22 proprietary local custody and clearing branches and global coverage of over 100 markets.

Securities Services Chennai Hub

One of the three international operations centers, BNP Paribas Sundaram Global Securities Operations (GSO) provides services to global clients in the Asian region and some “follow-the-sun” activities for European clients. Our services include custody operations, fund accounting, middle office operations, static data management, IRP and other transversal services.

Job summary

Roles & Responsibilities

As a Senior Business Analyst your main responsibilities will be to collaborate with the Business users and IT to capture and document business requirements across the applications supported by Colibri (in-house asset creation tool). You are required to participate and drive the enhancement initiatives related to the Asset Creation area covering Pricing and Fund Administration touch-points primarily
In addition to Business Analyst responsibilities, act as project leader on complex initiatives, coordinate a mix of business and IT staff, produce project updates and maintain risks and issues related to projects. Responsible to develop and identify future architecture and strategy related to Operations’ systems
Provide second and third level subject matter expertise to Operations and all key users of Colibri system.

Primary responsibilities

  • Act as an individual contributor, SME and mentor the team of Business Analysis in problem resolution / building solution
  • Individual contributor role with Management responsibilities (80-20 % split)
  • Collaborate with Operation team and SMEs to document the Business requirements (BRD)
  • Work together with developers to review the FRD’s and provide signoff
  • Design a test suite for User Acceptance and Non-regression
  • Perform end to end functional testing, user acceptance test (UAT) and Non-regression testing (NRT)
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot system to resolve defects
  • Project management responsibilities to plan and manage the schedule, project/release deliverables and to manage the stakeholders
  • Communicating with Global operations,  IT & SMEs
  • Be an SME in areas of Asset creation and mentor/train less experienced resources in the team

Job Requirements

Educational qualifications: Post Graduation with specialization in Finance (or) Engineering degree with considerate experience as an IT BA

Total years of experience: 10+  years

Relevant years of BA experience: 6+ years

Knowledge and skills required

  • Demonstrates expertise of multiple business functions.
  • Strong analytical skills, detail orientation, service commitment, and solid organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of tools, best practices and methodologies in the BA domain (e.g. Estimation techniques, Prototyping)
  • In-depth Database and SQL knowledge
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment, prioritizes multiple tasks, and meets strict deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications and strong MS Excel skills required.
  • Thorough understanding of all capital market instruments and Asset creation.
  • Supervise, monitor, control and co-ordinate all activities in the department.
  • Lead and motivate the employees in the department.
  • Domain knowledge in Asset Management, Capital Markets and a good understanding of Static Data/Reference Data, Market data/Pricing
  • Should understand the lifecycle for various listed and OTC asset types
  • Should have proven experience in business analysis for any of the middle office and back office
  • applications used in asset and fund administration domain.
  • Desirable to have excellent communications skills to transform business information to IT , strong influencing/negotiating skills and better stake holder management
  • Strong Database/SQL knowledge
  • Experience in Asset Creation and Pricing applications is desirable
  • Thorough knowledge in SDLC process and good understanding of all the project phases with proven
  • project management experience.
 

Job specific competencies

Client Focus

Complete commitment to provide professional, intelligent and timely responses to our clients’ needs and to changes in the market.

Communication

Oral: Expressing ideas effectively in individual and group situations. Adjusting communication style to match the needs of the audience.
 
Written: Expressing ideas clearly in all written documents. Using professional, appropriate language at all times, and adhering to the use of the BNPP Email Protocols.

Team Work

Work effectively with team members to accomplish goals, Respect the needs of others and displays integrity in dealing with team members.

Continuous Improvement and adaptation

Generate creative solutions to problems, Ability to plan work ahead and to prioritize workload in an organized manner. Always looks for ways to improve services and processes.