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Business System Analyst

Newark, NJ
Our client is looking for
  • Solid asset and liability experience. Must have buy side asset management experience and good understanding of Liabilities and cash flows.
  • It is a Hybrid Role
Job Description:  
•             Build new and existing applications in preparation for a launch of new business.
•             Align with the business teams and rest of the AMFMCT teams in assessing business needs and transforming them into scalable applications.
•             Work closely with quantitate modeling team and portfolio managers.
•             Collaborate with business groups to define solutions to business needs. This includes eliciting, analyzing and documenting business requirements, identifying multiple approaches, making recommendations, and facilitating brainstorming and requirement walk-through sessions.
•             Partner with the Technology team. Analyzing and documenting systems / report design requirements which can include technical specifications, pseudo code, database table design, diagramming business process flows; to validate that the system solution meets the business need.
•             Conducting project related tests which include developing detailed test plans, test cases and expected results; conducting tests; evaluating and documenting results.
•             Develop subject matter expertise on the trading, performance/attribution and risk analytics platforms.
•             Provide on-going support and troubleshooting production and test issues to perform root cause analysis, reconciliations, recommending corrective action and leading the resolution efforts.
•             Taking deep analytical dives on data while being able to conceptualize, synthesize and critically evaluate gathered information, and communicate findings and recommendations.

Required Skills:
•             Undergraduate (B.S.) degree in Finance, Economics, Business, or Information System is preferred.
•             Minimum of 8+ years' experience in the Financial Industry.
•             Experience with Blackrock Aladdin is highly desirable.
•             Previous experience with Bloomberg data is a big plus.
•             In-depth understanding of various Fixed Income instruments and their analytics, characteristics, and benchmarks with proven knowledge of Derivatives and its processes is required.
•             Candidate must have highly developed analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skill sets. Position requires the ability to quickly trouble shoot issues and think outside the box.
•             Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and connect the dots, as well as demonstrate drive, resourcefulness, and personal ownership of assignments.
•             Ability to work independently is critical, as is the ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment and actively participate in assessing impact of requested changes on existing processes.
•             Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and comfortable working with all levels of an organization's technology and business groups.
•             Proficient with MS Excel, MS Word, MS Visio and PowerPoint. Prior experience with JIRA and Confluence is a plus.
•             Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) experience is preferred.
•             Must be highly proficient in data manipulation and writing SQL queries.
•             Hands-on experience with any investment / trading system, or performance attribution system is a plus.
•             Ability to manage small team or projects is highly desirable.

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