Saturday, October 9, 2010

Listed Options Trading Business Analyst

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Listed Options Trading Business Analyst

Ref 31639
Country USA
City New York
Business Area Global Technology
Contract Type Permanent
Estimated publish end date

Department Overview Equity Derivatives Technology (EDT) provides IT development and support for the Equity Derivatives business. Equity Derivatives covers a variety of business lines, including Arbitrage, Volatility, Exotics, Fund Linked derivative and Convertible Bond trading. Trading desks are currently in London, New York and Hong Kong with Sales in offices worldwide. Equity Derivatives is a vibrant and exciting business which is undergoing spectacular growth in terms of trading volumes, global coverage, the breadth of product coverage and the revenue it generates for the firm. It is a relatively young business area in Barclays Capital and has grown up in close partnership with IT.

Equity Derivatives Technology currently has ~ 300 staff across London, New York and Singapore. The role is focused in the listed options space, where we are building out a platform for sales-trader interaction, order management, exchange connectivity supporting the front office derivatives trading and sales function.

About Barclays Capital

Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. Barclays Capital has offices around the world, employs over 23,000 people and has the global reach, advisory services and distribution power to meet the needs of issuers and investors worldwide.

For further information about Barclays Capital, please visit our website www.barclayscapital.com.

It is the policy of Barclays Capital to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law
Main FunctionThe business analyst role will involve analysis of requirements for small, medium and large projects covering front, middle and back office users around listed options execution, order management, and settlement. In addition to facing-off with the business users, there will be extensive involvement with technical teams based in New York, so a technical background or appreciation of technical issues would of benefit. The BA will bridge the development teams that span across order management, exchange + broker connectivity, algorithmics, and trade reporting.

Main Duties

The candidate will be facing off to key stakeholders in trading, sales, operations, and compliance for requirements gathering and project management. Within IT, he/she will be working with the multiple development teams to ensure scope is clear and achievable, test plans are comprehensive, and milestones are known and tracked. Dependency management and issue resolution is vital. As a senior BA/PM, he/she is expected to also act in consultative manner at times when new initiatives come up to steer them in the right direction.

* All aspects of project work, including analysis, requirements gathering, design, testing and deployment
* Helping to design solutions that fit with the strategic direction of the group, making use of current components
* Delivery to the business and handover to the support team.
* To deliver to tight project plans, recognizing needs around testing, integration and delivery of software
* Creation of quality functional specifications and working closely with the developers in the creation of technical specs
* Mapping of as-is and to-be processes, use cases and full test and migrations strategies
* Working with the users on UAT planning and liaison with the user base during the UAT

Person Requirements

Basic Qualification

* Bachelors Degree

Preferred Qualifications

* Strong understanding listed options sales-trader interaction, order management, exchange and broker dealings, compliance, etc.
* Full Business Analysis development lifecycle experience, working within IT, with proven delivery record and an ability to work in a demanding environment. Experience of global project deliveries
* Capable of producing functional specifications that drive change, cross functional project plans
* Experience of working with traders, sales and operations functions
* Strong written, verbal, reasoning analytical and inter-personal skills
* Experience with MS Visio, Project, Excel, SharePoint as well as testing (e.g. Quality Center) and knowledge sharing tools (e.g. Confluence wiki)
* Ideally with some Project management and business analysis training

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