Lead Business Analyst

  • SGD150000 - SGD240000 per annum + Attractive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Robert Walters (Singapore) Pte Ltd , EA Licence No: 03C5451
  • 16 Oct 18

A new Lead Business Analyst job based in Singapore has just become available at a global investment bank.

About the Lead Business Analyst Role:

As a Lead BA within Financial Markets Regulatory programme, you will be involved in critical regulatory projects such as MiFID and Brexit, working in a dynamic global team with software engineers, other project managers, business stakeholders, operational partners and other technical experts globally.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 10-15 people based in Singapore and India, with frequent engagement with the US and UK teams
  • Strong cross-product knowledge such as FX, FI, rates and derivatives to implement external regulatory changes as they are internally decommissioning their legacy platform
  • Perform in-depth analysis around key requirements of the project and regulatory changes (trade reporting regulatory projects)
  • Work with technology teams to design the reconciliation solution and process, implement the reconciliation tool into the bank's architecture
  • Articulate the scope/requirements in standard documents/process flow diagrams/use case diagrams etc. to secure sign-off from stakeholders
  • Participate in industry forums/calls and interpretation of new regulations or changes to existing regulations
  • Conduct meetings and relevant discussions to engage stakeholders in the right perspective and take the requirements/specifications to closure
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders both internal (Legal, Compliance, other tech teams, Transaction Reporting teams) and external (DTCC, industry calls, regulators, etc.)
  • Identify risks and issues and communicate them to the relevant people/PM in a timely manner - assist with proposing and planning mitigating steps
  • Determine strategic solutions/proposals - focusing on long-term efficiency, risk reduction and regulatory compliance
  • Facilitate business process improvement via the methodical investigation, analysis, review and documentation of functional business specifications
  • Coordinate and manage the delivery of the project across FMO, IT and relevant FO teams
  • Provide solutions as well as produce a clear-cut functional specifications for development team
  • Use appropriate tools such as JIRA, WIKI, etc. to ensure that functional specifications are split and managed with development team in terms of clarity and implementation
  • Proactively engage, manage and build relationships with both technology (including vendors) and business stakeholders
  • Assist the PM with planning of BA tasks
  • Support the test team and business users during the testing phase by making design calls and assisting in issue analysis and resolution
  • Support the transition to the production support team
  • Mentor junior Business Analysts to perform their roles in a better manner

To succeed in this Lead Business Analyst role, you should have experience in regulatory regimes and change management.

Key Requirements:

  • Experience in regulatory regimes i.e. EMIR/Dodd Frank, especially MiFID is crucial
  • Good experience managing change - both project leadership and business analysis skills
  • Experience in OTC products and trade life cycle aligned to industry best practice
  • Ability to document functional solution designs of high quality with no ambiguity
  • Ability to articulate requirements clearly by using graphic and workflow tools such as Visio, wireframe tools, etc.
  • Ability to work proactively and independently and display initiative
  • Pragmatic team player with an attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills with ability to work effectively across department and geography
  • Proactive and driven individual - independent thinker able to influence and motivate others
  • Confidence to challenge the status quo and provide alternative solutions
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Experience in agile analysis and development is desirable

This is a leading banking institution that needs no introduction.

If you are driven and seek to advance your career with an industry leader, this Lead Business Analyst role will be a good fit for you.

Apply today or contact me for a private discussion.

Robert Walters (Singapore) Pte Ltd

ROC No.: 199706961E | EA Licence No.: 03C5451

EA Registration No.: R1332085 Valerie Corera