Senior Business Analyst

Position Type : Full time Type Of Hire : Experienced (relevant combo of work and education) Education Desired : Bachelor of Computer Science Travel Percentage : 5 - 10%Are you curious, motivated, and forward-thinking? At FIS you’ll have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and relevant issues in financial services and technology. Our talented people empower us, and we believe in being part of a team that is open, collaborative, entrepreneurial, passionate and above all fun.Position Summary:The Business Analyst is a key role within the delivery of strategic and robust software solutions by Platform Securities’ Business Change function. The successful candidate will form part of the Business Analysis team and report to the Business Analysis Manager.As the key project liaison between business users and Application Developers, Business Analysts are expected to develop a detailed understanding of both Platform Securities’ core business (wealth management and stockbroking outsourcing) and the IT systems that support the business.The analyst will be expected to work throughout the lifecycle of a project from kick off, through requirements gathering, supporting development, testing and implementation. This is a hands-on Business Analysis role and the successful candidate will not be afraid to get their hands dirty during testing and implementation phases.What you will be doing:Understand stakeholder needs and identify requirements.Document and agree requirements to appropriate company standards.Identify and evaluate technical feasibility of potential system solutions.Specify the functionality and user interfaces of system solutions to be developed.Work with Project Managers to estimate and plan analysis activities.Work with architecture, analyst, development and testing teams (both in-house and third party) to ensure systems delivered meet the business requirements.Low level systems analysis and system interrogation is required to validate issues and define solutions.Support resolution of issues raised during the testing phase of projects.At a senior level, work with Project Sponsors in the pre-project approval phase.Produce the following documentation: PIP Response (Feasibility Study) documentation, Business Requirements Documents, Solution Design Specification.Work with the testing and systems administration teams to ensure successful testing and implementation of projects.Maintain the first line of compliance defence by ensuring individual adherence to business processes and procedures that are designed to meet the regulatory standards set out in the relevant FCA rules and guidance.Always treat customers fairly.Maintain the appropriate knowledge, skills and expertise to carry out the role competently.Adhere to FIS PoliciesWhat you bring:Experience of the full project lifecycle from feasibility/project start-up through to implementation.Experience of involvement in IT / Change projects in an analysis role (Business Analysis, Systems Analysis or a combination). This is not a trainee role.Proven problem solving and analytical skills.Ability to influence and communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.Understanding of business/systems/technical analysis and software modelling techniques.Analysing and improving business activities & processes.Requirements elicitation and analysis using a range of techniques.Documentation and management of technical system requirements.Modelling of IT systems from data, process and dynamic perspectives.Proven ability to develop detailed understanding and expertise on complex software systems.Understanding of systems architecture and design concepts, ideally in transactional/dealing environments.Experience of specifying functionality and user interfaces of software solutions.Ability to review detailed technical/design specifications produced by development teams.A strong understanding of wealth management and stock-broking systems (preferably front, middle office, back office, and websites).Essential Competencies:Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.The ability to discuss and explain complex issues to all levels.Offering a flexible approach to working.Ability to work in a team but also be able to self-motivate under limited supervision.Good customer service skills in order to support both internal and external customers.Ability to prioritise effectively.Resilience under pressure and ability to meet tight deadlines.Considerable drive and initiative.Being proactive.Ability to cope with a steep learning curve.Taking responsibility and accountability for assigned project deliverables.What we offer you:25 days annual leave + bank holidays.Stakeholder pension plan with employer contribution.Healthcare cash plan.Wellness reimbursement of £20 per month – to spend freely on everyday wellbeing.Life assurance cover - death in service benefit, full details will be confirmed upon joining.Occupational sickness payment.Flexible benefits – can opt into different benefit selections on an annual basis including the ability to buy annual leave.FIS corporate savings plan.Employee Stock Purchase Plan.Employee Assistance Programme.Global wellbeing programme through Virgin Pulse.Live well Campaign with lots of initiatives throughout the year.Privacy StatementFIS is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all personal information that we process in order to provide services to our clients. For specific information on how FIS protects personal information online, please see the Online Privacy Notice.Sourcing ModelRecruitment at FIS works primarily on a direct sourcing model; a relatively small portion of our hiring is through recruitment agencies. FIS does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list and is not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company.#pridepass

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