Datafin

BA – FX Trade (JHB)

IT – Analyst, Data Management
Johannesburg – Gauteng

ENVIRONMENT:
JOIN a team responsible for transforming the end-to-end capability for Customer Dealing Pre-Trade of a renowned Financial Services Group and its subsidiaries as your expertise as a Business Analyst is sought. Your core role will entail the elicitation, evaluation, definition, implementation, and validation of the requirements needed to deliver on the transformation in the Pre-Trade business. Must-Have requirements include experience with Financial Markets – specifically FX knowledge and Accounting. You will also need 4-8 years’ BA work experience, understand the FX product set and the life cycle of a FX trade and sales workflows, have prior experience in the design and implementation of integration solutions, working with various integration protocols (FIX, XML over JMS, API), Lean/Agile product delivery & experience extracting and working with data – data models, data flows, data 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 of Business Analysis experience.
  • Prior experience in FX is preferred, either from a technology, operations, or back-office perspective.
  • Advanced technology, analytical and communication skills.
  • 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 in working with various integration protocols (FIX, XML over JMS, API).
  • Experience in Lean/Agile product delivery.
  • Experience in extracting and working with data – data models, data flows, data analysis.
  • Attention to detail with an added understanding of the broader impact of decisions and solutions.
  • Track record of following through on commitments. 
  • A history of leading and supporting successful projects.