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  • Job reference number:15350351
  • Posted on:15-MAY-2018
  • Salary:EUR 30,000 - 35,000
  • Job type:PERMANENT

Junior IT Business/Data Analyst

Location: Dublin 2

Salary: €30-35K Neg DOE

Our client, a specialist provider of fund data management solutions to the asset management industry. Our clients are large global asset managers, life assurance companies and fund administrators. This is an immediate vacancy for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Business Analyst for their Dublin office.

Position Scope:

As a Business Analyst, you will report to the VP PMO. The PMO is primarily responsible for understanding client needs, ensuring their needs are communicated clearly, system configuration and deployment and accurate across-function reporting for change management and new client on-boarding projects.

The Business Analyst is a key role within the client engagement process with the successful candidate being responsible for the implementation of the strategic suite of products into our client base and for all aspects of the project lifecycle. Your core activity will centre on working onsite with our clients; defining client requirements for features or additions to the product suite, working closely with the Development team to ensure there is a complete understanding of the business requirements and appropriate mapping of business requirements to a technical design as well as mapping of requirements to test cases. The role will play a central part in ensuring that requirements are specified, developed and tested correctly.

From time to time there may be a need to travel to locations primarily in the USA to work closely with client representatives to understand existing business processes and resulting business and data management requirements.

The ideal candidate will be working in the fund administration or asset management industry today in a back, middle or front-office role, or in a service provider company supplying technology and/or services to that that industry. In addition, the ideal candidate will be very comfortable working with fund related data that would be found in an institutional client report or on a retail factsheet.

Our client is specifically looking for candidates with experience of security master projects, and / or, experience with regulatory reporting. A strong understanding of the data points commonly connected to securities data and portfolio positions is essential, including exposure to a broad range of derivate types.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Documenting client driven business requirements for new features and enhancements to existing product functionality. The business requirements must be complete, of excellent quality and represent industry best practice in their implementation
  • Review and signoff of functional specifications to ensure technical solution meets business requirements
  • Employing consistent business analysis methodologies to identify data sources incorporating frequencies, formats and data fields.
  • Strong input to creation of a data dictionary and data model in collaboration with the client and internal development teams.
  • Identification of appropriate business rules to validate the data and documentation of same
  • Communication and discussion with key stakeholders to ensure the business need is understood across the project team.
  • Input to and review of test cases to ensure all requirements of the feature will be correctly tested
  • Support where required the implementation and deployment of features with new clients
  • Input to the product roadmap
  • Mentoring of more junior business analysts within the Project's team
  • Assists with the maintenance of the Information security risk assessment program (incl. Business Impact Analyses, Information Risk Processes, Due Diligence and Compliance) throughout the entire organization.

Key Attributes and Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of Business/Technical Analysis or related experience, preferably within a commercial software company or at least 3 years of experience working in back-office/ operational area(s) of an Asset Manager (or TPA)
  • Client facing experience
  • Experience of security master or data warehouse projects, and/or experience of regulatory reporting projects
  • Financial Regulation expertise/knowledge required.
  • Good understanding of security and portfolio position data – ideally with a broad exposure to derivatives
  • Experience working with technical and business teams to translate internal and external business needs to drive functional and technical requirements
  • Strong analytical and requirements documentation skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications, including strong presentation skills
  • Experience with data modelling and data mapping
  • Experience in mentoring with a view to driving the team to position of being best in class
  • Proactive and eager to learn and contribute to new and emerging technologies, processes, and products
  • Candidates with knowledge of the funds industry and the related data will be preferred
  • Educated to degree level in economics, information technology or computer science or equivalent experience.


Mary O’Rourke

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Firstaff Personnel Consultants Ltd

85/86 Grafton Street

Dublin 2

Tel: 003531-6797766

Mobile: 086 2632535


Web page:https://www.firstaff.ie/it-jobs-dublin/


This job originally appeared on RecruitIreland.com