Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sr. Business Analyst / Active Trader

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Description

THINKORSWIM INC:

ACTIVE TRADING BUSINESS ANALYST

Interacts with business clients to gather requirements and to recommend how these translate into system design and requirements. Serves as a link between the business and the technical teams. Serves as a critical resource or participant in business process re-design activities. Assists the business in determining if and how new systems or system enhancements may improve process flow and business function.

JOB DUTIES:

* Interacts with business customers to gather requirements and to recommend how these translate into system design and requirements

* Serves as a link between the business and the technical team by translating business needs into developer-ready requirements

* Serves as a critical resource or participant in business process re-design activities.

* Assists the business in determining if and how new systems or system enhancements may improve process flow and business function

* Demonstrates a working knowledge of business strategies, issues and problems as well as the organization's technical systems and architectural requirements

* Identifies, models and documents business requirements and participates in overall project documentation as required

* Should be able to determine and manage the goal of making all requirements testable.

* Works with the business and technical teams to manage requests for changes to the requirements and specifications throughout the project

* Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively to business customers and to the technical team

* Expected to analyze problems of a moderately complex nature and to recommend solutions.

* Works with the project team to determine appropriate test and deployment plans, along with being able to support the product launch

* Works with the business to recommend appropriate training, communication and scheduling as systems are deployed

* Demonstrates a working knowledge of project management techniques and may participate in project cost estimates

* Will work with and represent the project stakeholders to obtain information and to verify decisions

* Works with peers to provide Quality inspection on all requirements.

* Should be able to identify and communicate risks, along with being able to identify possible solutions.

* Will input into the phasing of projects

* Responsible for tracking and documentation of status of projects for corporate wide updates

EXPERIENCE

*The job will require an extensive experience in the area technology documentation and requirements writing.

* Looking for extensive trading and derivatives knowledge. Futures, forex, and options knowledge essential.

* Demonstrates a working knowledge of business strategies, issues and problems as well as the organization's technical systems and architectural requirements

* Documents business requirements and participates in overall project documentation as required

* Partners with the business and technical teams to manage requests for changes to requirements and specifications throughout the project

* Must be able to communicate effectively to business clients and to the technical team

*Applicant must have strong software experience including some working history with ORCL, Java, J2ME, Mac’s and Flash.

* Experience with analyzing problems of a complex nature

* Works with the project team to determine appropriate test and deployment plans

* Demonstrates a working knowledge of project management techniques and may participate in project cost estimates

* Assists with UAT process

* Solid problem solving and analytical skills

* Effective requirement writing skills

* Ability to understand and utilize a Product Lifecycle

* Solid business knowledge as it relates to the brokerage industry and capital markets

* Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required for interactions across organization

Minimum of 4 years relevant industry experience

Series 7 and 63 licensed

Preferred Skills: Project Management experience

Experience with Problem solving and negotiation

Experience with Process, Flow and Data modeling

Experience in trading and derivatives

Ability to meet deadlines

Broker to Broker Conversion experience a plus

Brokerage Back Office System Experience

Required Education: * Bachelor degree in business, finance, or related field.

Requirements

Minimum of 4 years relevant industry experience

Series 7 and 63 licensed

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