AVP Equities FO Technology - BA/PM

  • Negotiable
  • Manhattan, NY, USA Manhattan NY US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Barclays - US
  • 13 Jul 18 2018-07-13

Overall purpose of role The candidate will be facing off to key project stakeholders with the Equities Trading businesses. Within IT, he/she will be working with the development teams to ensure scope of requirements is achievable, requirements are clear and well-defined, test plans are comprehensive, and issues are resolved.

Overall purpose of role

The candidate will be facing off to key project stakeholders with the Equities Trading businesses. Within IT, he/she will be working with the development teams to ensure scope of requirements is achievable, requirements are clear and well-defined, test plans are comprehensive, and issues are resolved.

Key Accountabilities

  • Serve as Equities Technology Business Analyst, Project Manager, and Subject Matter Expert; areas of focus will include, execution workflows, order management, exchange and client connectivity, and regulatory reporting obligations.
  • Full ownership and in-depth knowledge of application functionality required to train and on-board new users potentially unfamiliar with detailed workings of equities applications.
  • Write detailed business and integration requirements documents using the Confluence/Wiki based documentation approach aligned with an Agile / sprint-based development methodology.
  • Create detailed GUI mock-ups and other visual requirements to be presented alongside user requirements to development teams and key stakeholders.
  • Work actively and closely with software development teams to ensure user requirements are clearly understood and developed as specified in the documentation.
  • Participate in software development staff planning as they write detailed functional and design specifications to govern field, message, and user interface level details.
  • Gather development and testing estimates and including these in formal project plans.
  • Conduct comprehensive functional testing during the development process ahead of QA and UAT
  • Document use-cases for inclusion by QA within formal regression test suite and working with user acceptance testing (UAT) staff on user testing.
  • Work closely with run the bank staff on release planning of projects.

Stakeholder Management and Leadership

  • Work closely with key business, COO, trading, compliance, supervisory, and operations stakeholders to obtain comprehensive business requirements for active projects and tasks.
  • Obtain formal sign-off of business requirements from all key project stakeholders and ensuring traceability throughout the development cycle as requirements evolve.
  • Ensure project status is regularly communicated, book of work/backlog are groomed on a timely basis, and ensure projects/tasks are prioritized.
  • In line with Business Analyst, Project Manager, and Subject Matter Expert roles, also serve as point of contact and technology liaison on Regulatory, Compliance, and Audit matters.
  • Ensure project status is regularly communicated, book of work/backlog are groomed on a timely basis, and ensure projects/tasks are prioritized.
  • In line with Business Analyst, Project Manager, and Subject Matter Expert roles, also serve as point of contact and technology liaison on Regulatory, Compliance, and Audit matters.

Decision-making and Problem Solving

  • Develop subject matter expertise in complex, interdependent, in-house application environment.
  • Assist with assessment of implementation options and work with IT leadership team to ensure adherence to architectural standards.
  • Data analysis and mapping will be accomplished using MS Excel, MS Access, or similar tool(s).

Person Specification

Basic Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelors Degree in MIS, Computer Science, Engineering or Finance or equivalent
  • 3+ years working in with equities trading applications
  • 8+ years working in the Investment Banking industry

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Proven ability to influence and manage across multiple teams and regions to deliver complex projects.