Business Analyst - Middle Office


London or Glasgow

A business analyst leads small-to-medium-sized Investment Banking / Banking projects and supports larger and more complex projects. At this level, you will be expected to:

  • manage stakeholder relationships
  • work independently
  • have a good understanding of your own work area
  • advance the BA community through the sharing of best practice and mentoring others
  • min 2-3 days work from Glasgow
  • Must have experience in Middle Office (Trade control, Trade booking, Confirmations, Trade reporting, etc).

Skills needed for this role

  • GDS experience essential 
  • Agile working. You can identify and compare the best processes or delivery methods to use, including measuring and evaluating outcomes. You know how to help the team to decide the best approach. You can help teams to manage and visualise outcomes, prioritise work and work to agreed minimum viable product (MVP), print and scope. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
  • Business analysis. You can investigate problems and analyse options for new and existing services. You know how to provide recommendations to solutions. You can work with stakeholders to identify objectives, opportunities and potential benefits available. (Relevant skill level: working)
  • Business improvement process. You know how to analyse current services and processes, and can identify and implement opportunities to optimise these. You can help to evaluate and establish requirements using relevant techniques such as gap analysis. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
  • Business modelling. You can use a wide range of techniques to model situations confidently. You know how to gain the necessary agreement needed from subject matter experts and stakeholders, ensuring they review the results to fix any issues. (Relevant skill level: working)
  • Business process testing. You know how to report on system quality and collect metrics on test cases. (Relevant skill level: working)
  • Digital perspective. You have the ability to apply a digital understanding to your work. You can identify and implement solutions for assisted digital. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
  • Enterprise and business architecture. You understand and can apply the current target operating model to work. (Relevant skill level: working)
  • Innovation. You know about innovation and can apply this to your own work. (Relevant skill level: working)
  • Methods and tools. You can select and support the most appropriate tool or method. (Relevant skill level: working)
  • Requirements definition and management. You know how to source requirements. You can facilitate the setting of business priorities for change initiatives of medium complexity. You can manage and implement requests for changes to baseline requirements. (Relevant skill level: working)
  • Stakeholder relationship management. You know how to identify important stakeholders, tailoring communication to their needs, and work with teams to build relationships while also meeting user needs. You have the ability to take opposing views to reach consensus. You understand how to work with stakeholders and contribute to improving these relationships, using evidence to explain decisions made. (Relevant skill level: working)
  • Testing (business analysis). You can review requirements, specifications and define test conditions. You can identify issues and risks associated with work while being able to analyse and report test activities and results. (Relevant skill level: working)

User focus. You can identify needs and engage with users or stakeholders to collate user needs evidence. You understand and can define research that fits user needs. You can use quantitative and qualitative data about users to turn user focus into outcomes. (Relevant skill level: working)

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