The bank for a changing world

Technical Analyst

Contract

Standard / Permanent

Location

US-NJ-Jersey City

Job function

MISCELLANEOUS

Reference

SEC000418

 
About BNP Paribas Securities Services:
BNP Paribas Securities Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BNP Paribas Group, delivering flexibility and commitment, backed by the strength of a leading universal bank. Operating across the investment cycle, we provide post-trade administration solutions to buy-side and sell-side financial institutions and issuers. The Bank has a local presence across 32 countries and global coverage of over 100 markets, offering a one-stop shop for all asset classes, both onshore and offshore, across the globe. With USD 6,975 billion of assets under custody, USD 1,244 billion assets under administration and more than 6,600 funds administered as at 30 June 2011, BNP Paribas Securities Services is a top five global provider of securities services*.
 
* Source: BNP Paribas securities Services Globalcustody.net competitors' AuC tables. 
 
Responsibilities:
The person in this role will be responsible for implementing innovative solutions to enhance operations and IT support experience, Analysis of defects/enhancements and Production Support for the Global/Local Custody platform, designated by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
 
Primary responsibilities will include:
 
Projects
 
  • Elicit new requirements for system enhancements
  • Manage the change request process for any system updates.
  • Develop functional specifications for system evolutions
  • Review design specifications and provide recommendations related to proposed solution
  • Participate in the testing effort and ensure a smooth delivery in production
  • Participate in launching and following up on initiatives as assigned
  • Assist in the respect of project deadlines and schedules
  • Identify product gaps or weaknesses and suggest areas of improvement, as needed
  • Communicate and apply project standards
  • Prioritize from assigned projects and independently accept ownership of tasks
  • Co-ordinate with various project stakeholders and provide timely updates on the status
  • Contribute to hands-on minor development efforts as per project demands
 
Application Support
  • Perform level 3 support and analysis of reported issues, and evaluate alternative business solutions and workarounds to minimize the impacts
  • Prepare Test strategy, Test scenarios and test cases for the User Acceptance testing.
  • Ensure a smooth follow up of all technical processes (Online, STP and batches…)
  • Understand the database concepts and provide extractions to users whenever required
  • Participate to the night support of the application and undertake the appropriate actions
  • Closely follow up of all generated logs (Online, STP, batches) and alerts and monitor the flows dashboards

 

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree considered a plus.
  • Minimum 8 years financial industry experience with an emphasis on Custody activity
  • Prior technical analysis experience in an application support environment
  • Prior experience creating functional specifications, process flow diagrams and procedures
  • Good written and spoken English is a must.
  • Overall general IT knowledge is a must
  • Very well versed with SDLC processes and project management practices
  • SQL/Oracle knowledge is a must
  • Prior experience with job schedulers e.g. Autosys 11.3.6
  • Scripting knowledge with languages like VB, Java or .NET is a plus
  • UNIX shell scripting experience is a plus
  • Experience with different file transfer protocols e.g. FTP/SFTP, MQ
  • Understanding of reporting tools like Business Objects, Jasper Reporting