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BA (1-Year Contract) (JHB)

IT – Analyst, Data Management
Cape Town – Western Cape

ENVIRONMENT:
A prestigious Financial Services Group seeks a highly strategic & solutions-driven BA with a history of leading and supporting successful projects to fill a 1-year-contract role. You will form part of the team responsible for transforming the end-to-end capability for Customer Dealing Post Trade for the Group and its subsidiaries. You will also be responsible for elicitation, evaluation, definition, implementation, and validation of the requirements needed to deliver on the transformation in the Post Trade business. MUST-HAVE requirements include experience with Financial markets – specifically FX & Accounting experience. You also need 4-8 years’ experience in a similar role, understand FX product set & the lifecyle of a FX trade, have worked with various integration protocols (FIX, XML over JMS, API) and experience with Lean/Agile product delivery, data models, flows & analysis.
 
DUTIES:
  • Evaluate business processes, anticipating requirements, uncovering areas for improvement, and designing and implementing solutions.
  • Effectively communicate your insights and plans to cross-functional team members and management.
  • Proficient in translating business requirements to functional requirements.
  • Rely on experience to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Conduct meetings and presentations to share ideas and findings.
  • Collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders including Risk, Compliance, Operations, Legal, Sales and Trading.
  • Document and communicate the results of your efforts.
  • Provide leadership, training, coaching, and guidance to junior employees.
  • Ensure solutions meet business needs and requirements.
  • Perform User Acceptance Testing.
  • Assist with Change Management to ensure affected parties are adequately equipped for the changes impacting them.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
MUST-HAVEs –
  • Financial markets, specifically FX knowledge.
  • Accounting experience.
Essential –
  • 4-8 Years Business Analysis experience.
  • Prior experience in FX is preferred, either from a technology, operations, or back-office perspective.
  • Understanding of the FX product set as well as the life cycle of a FX trade.
  • Understanding of FX trading and sales workflows.
  • Excellent documentation skills.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of integration solutions.
  • Experience working with various integration protocols (FIX, XML over JMS, API).
  • Experience in Lean/Agile product delivery.
  • Experience extracting and working with data – data models, data flows, data analysis.
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Advanced technology, analytical and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail with an added understanding of the broader impact of decisions and solutions. 
  • Track record of following through on commitments.