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Business Analyst Hot Jobs

Business Analysts are an integral part of developing IT solutions for business initiatives and challenges. The CERES Group has immediate openings in the Asset Management, Financial Services and Retail industries.

Business Analysts assess, analyze and develop IT requirements to align the needs of the business with strategic thinking that drives changes within a current process or implements a new objective. Communicating clarity and structuring metrics with a broad knowledge of the project scope and a detailed understanding of the core issues requires skill. The ability to balance technological possibilities with the cost-benefits of a project while working with technical and non-technical teams can sometimes seem to be more of an art form than science.

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Corporate Actions BA   Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

The Operations Business Analyst is responsible for contributing to the delivery of quality products to customers by understanding product strategy, operations and customer needs, developing business cases, defining business requirements, and supporting product development and deployment, assisting in oversight of corporate action processing, documenting and maintaining procedures.  APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Ability to analyze business systems and processes to identify user needs, document requirements, and address operational/process issues to accomplish business objectives
  • Demonstrated experience in translating business requirements to technical resources (internal and external)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently
  • Strong communication, presentation and active listening skills are essential to success
  • Strong leadership qualities, ability to influence and champion ideas effectively across multiple and diverse groups
  • Ability to work effectively with unstructured teams or environments through strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team oriented, collaborative environment The Value You Deliver
  • Participate in multiple phases of the development lifecycle, from the initial analysis and business requirements definition through business acceptance testing and production implementation
  • Work directly with the Product Owner, Operations Manager and Team to ensure projects are implemented accurately, on time, and on budget
  • Understand Operations issues, define creative solutions and document detailed business requirements for operations enhancements, efficiencies and client-related requests
  • Utilizing corporate actions and SWIFT knowledge, partner with members from across Operations,
  • Additional Qualifications

JO-1803-573

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Calypso Business Analyst   Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

Join one of the world’s largest independent investment management firms.  Serving as a trusted adviser to institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 50 countries. Innovative investment solutions are built on the strength of proprietary, independent research and span nearly all segments of the global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternative strategies. As a private partnership whose sole business is investment management, the long-term views and interests are aligned with those of their clients.    APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with investment and trading professionals to understand business problems and to create effective technical solutions.
  • Work closely with members of the our IT teams. Actively participate in the analysis of requirements, design, test, deployment, and support of new technology solutions.
  • Be an “expert” in the our firm’s derivative infrastructure
  • Stay abreast of the “state of the art” as it relates to investment practice, both within the firm and throughout the industry.
  • Additional Responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in the investment industry, with a minimum of three years in a systems role related to one or more of the following areas: derivatives, equity, fixed income
  • Demonstrated client focus and relationship management skills.
  • Solid understanding of fixed income and equity derivative instruments, knowledge of quantitative concepts, and related front-office investment processes.
  • Previous experience acting in a business analysis capacity, including knowledge of software requirements gathering processes.
  • Practical knowledge of quantitative and analytical aspects of one or more of the following markets: Equity, Fixed Income, Derivatives
  • Previous experience with Calypso, Murex or similar vendor Derivatives system is required.
  • Hands-on knowledge of SQL and relational database technology.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Additional Qualifications

JO-1803-578

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Front Office Systems Business Analyst   Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

The Senior Business Analyst will support front-office implementations.  This is an exceptional opportunity to help build the future state business architecture to support and expand the capabilities of the Hedge Fund strategies.  The Senior Business Analyst reports to a Business Architect and is a member of the Information Technology team.   APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:

  • Function as a liaison between multiple groups: Portfolio Management, Trading, Operations, and Information Technology
  • Assist with defining the future state business models to strategically enable the long/short portfolio management team to gain efficiencies
  • Define business workflows to support asset classes such as Equities, ETFs, Futures, Options, Structured Notes, FX, Total Return Swaps, Interest Rates Swaps, and Volatility Swaps
  • Manage the delivery of order management systems and integrate the system master and position data
  • Work with the project team to perform bi-directional integration with security master, trading, and accounting systems
  • Additional Responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in economics, finance, statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related field; master’s degree or CFA preferred
  • At least 5+ years of experience in the asset management business, ideally with a buy-side multi-asset focus
  • Recent experience managing and implementing multi-asset class front office solutions with the following security types: Equities, ETFs, Futures, Options, Structured Notes, FX, Total Return Swaps, Interest Rates Swaps, and Volatility Swaps
  • Experience implementing and integrating middle and back office functions with accounting systems/providers and for Total Return Performance and GIPS Composite information
  • Experience delivering software as part of an Agile delivery team
  • Additional Qualifications

JO-1803-577

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Appian BPM Consultant   Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

Manage and support ideas and projects through initiation, analysis, execution and implementation phases. This role will engage with cross-functional business and IT team members to manage the process lifecycle from process design, implementation, monitoring and improvement in Appian Business Process Management (BPM) platform.  APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate user requests for business process automation to determine feasibility and technical requirements. Facilitate meetings and workshops that involve eliciting process requirements and liaising with users. Work with business and IT Team members to map existing processes and design improvements.
  • Assess and analyze existing processes and data to identify improvement opportunities and present findings to stakeholders for discussion. Identify and establish process metrics to help monitor measure and provide feedback on process performance.
  • Document requirements including integration between multiple systems, define scope and objectives, and assist in the creation of system specifications that drive application development and implementation in Appian platform and associated integrations with additional systems.
  • Work with stakeholders throughout the entire life-cycle of projects to define, design, and implement software solutions.
  • Conduct Cost benefit analysis and build business case to seek financial approval for solution implementation.
  • Assist in development activities including Appian SAIL development, records and sites etc. both to prototype process automation solutions and to deploy the final solutions.
  • Additional Responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, Hotel Management or related field of study or any equivalent combination of experience and skills.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt certification is strongly preferred
  • 5 years of experience in enterprise application development and integration with 3 years in Appian application level design and development activities.
  • Training and implementation experience in Lean Six Sigma process improvement projects, tools and techniques.
  • Background in user experience, UI design, or Human Computer Interaction (HCI) to help in designing and deploying Appian BPM software solutions.
  • Experienced in business process design, requirement gathering and translating business requirements for development team to work from.
  • Familiar in all aspects of business analysis, testing and a basic understanding of project management, system development life cycle and agile deployment methodologies.
  • Skilled in use of Microsoft Office applications with special emphasis on Excel, Word, Visio and MS Project.
  • Good understanding of BPM Fundamentals and Appian Architecture Components, Technical Features such as Designer, Records, Sites etc.
  • Additional Qualifications

JO-1803-569

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Business Analyst Client Onboarding   Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

A client facing role primarily responsible for executing client on boarding.  APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:

  • Understand clients business requirements through an agile process.
  • Solution the business problem by working closely with front office data platform
  • Manage project timelines & cost of the overall onboarding
  • Manage different phases of onboarding process .i.e. Requirement gathering, solutioning, User acceptance testing and production turnover
  • System testing of all development work to ensure a high quality delivery that meets all requirements.
  • Work as a member of a global team – provide status, communicate issues, share ideas, and follow process for analysis, development and support protocols.

JO-1802-563

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Senior Business Analyst   Location: Seattle, WA   Industry: Asset Management

Be an integral member of the Business Solutions Group and responsible for analyzing, recommending, and implementing efficient business solutions to meet the changing demands the asset management businesses. This role will manage activities around requirements gathering, analysis and documentation, as well as, the facilitation of business acceptance of new product, technology or process improvement releases.
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Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of project teams implementing business solutions across Go-To-Market, Investment Process, and Supporting Services
  • Create comprehensive business requirements packages used in the development of new processes or technology solutions
  • Work closely with the internal client teams to ensure understanding and proper implementation of requirements
  • Liaise with GT&O and third-party technical service providers to communicate requirements
  • Manage small projects and/or sub-teams of a project. Estimate, plan, manage and execute projects or parts of projects
  • Create test cases, conduct acceptance testing and verify production completeness
  • Assist with new business process implementation necessary to support new product or technology deliverables
  • Properly document and transition support of new business technology processes to IT
  • Additional Responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Computer Science, or related field
  • 5+ years Business Analyst experience
  • 3+ years Project management or team leadership experience
  • Strong experience in consulting, finance, technology, or related field
  • Strong experience in eliciting, documenting and communicating product/solution requirements, and liaising between business and implementation teams
  • Strong experience in working with business applications to improve business outcomes
  • Strong ability to multi-task and exceptional organizational abilities
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience with using SQL Server and Excel to query and analyze data
  • Ability to manage priorities and re-negotiate if necessary.
  • Additional Qualifications

JO-1802-561

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CRD Implementation Consultant   Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

Support a newly formed Multi-Asset Class Strategies team from an IT perspective. This is an exceptional opportunity to help support a new effort as part of a small entrepreneurial team. The effort will focus on all major global asset classes including, but not limited to Equities, Fixed Income, Currencies, Commodities and Options/Volatility. The Contract Business Analyst reports to the IT Project Manager and is a member of the Information Technology team.   APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the delivery of order management system (Charles River) and integrating the system master and position data
  • Work with the project team to perform bi-direction integration between accounting systems/providers and systems utilizing batch, real-time and web services
  • Work with the team to design appropriate data models for strategic data stores in the area of Account Master, Broker / Custodian Master, and Position Master
  • Participate in data analysis, quality checks and process controls
  • Participate in sprint planning, enriching the user stories, and managing the backlog
  • Ensure transparency throughout delivery utilizing Agile best practices such as Sprint Planning, Release and Sprint Burndown, Daily Scrum, Sprint Demos, and Retrospectives

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in the asset management business, ideally with a buy-side multi-asset focus
  • Recent experience managing and implementing multi-asset class front office solutions with the following security types: Equities, ETFs, Futures, Options, Structured Notes, FX, Total Return Swaps, Interest Rates Swaps, and Volatility Swaps
  • Experience implementing and integrating middle and back office functions with Accounting systems/providers (SS&C GlobeOp / Advent Geneva preferred) and Performance systems for Total Return Performance and GIPS Composite information (BiSam preferred)
  • 5+ years of experience delivering software as part of an agile delivery team
  • Experience with Agile PLM tools like Rally, Jira, and VersionOne (Jira Preferred)
  • Ability to proactively identify and mitigate risks using Agile best practices and project data
  • Additional Qualifications

JO-1802-558

Fund Accounting Business Analyst InvestOne   Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

A Global client in Boston is converting over to the InvestOne platform.      APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:

  • Provide business analysis for legacy accounting platform to InvestOne
  • Evaluate and document operational workflows and perform gap analysis conversions, load data, reconcile, research, etc
  • Review and assess fund accounting platform
  • Research and resolve variances
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and redesign
  • Bring experience for full InvestOne instance optimization
  • Support fund accounting operations
  • Load positions and general ledger to InvestOne
  • Run InvestOne accounting processes
  • Perform reconciliation using client’s reconciliation tool
  • Post transactions to InvestOne as needed
  • Produce conversion reporting package for completion

JO-1710-510

Senior Business Analyst   Location: Boston, MA   Industry: Asset Management

Experienced, detail-oriented Senior Business Analyst with effective communication skills to help build a firms future state business architecture and to support and expand the firm’s performance and attribution capabilities.  An influential role in the evolution of the Agile process adapted by the firm that will report to the IT Senior Business Architect as a member of the IT team.      APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:

  • Function as a liaison between multiple groups: Performance Measurement & Attribution, Client Services, Operations and Information Technology.
  • Perform business analysis and contribute to the delivery of functions and systems required to successfully move forward the performance measurement and attribution strategy.
  • Perform story creation and develop acceptance criteria as an agile team member assigned to projects directly impacting the performance measurement and attribution business group.
  • Perform support analysis for reported issues.
  • Work with the project team to perform bi-directional integration with security master, index, and accounting systems data that interface with the performance measurement and attribution functions and applications.
  • Additional Responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree: CFA or CIPM preferred
  • At least 5+ years of experience in the asset management business, ideally with buy-side focus.
  • Strong knowledge of Performance Measurement and Attribution concepts, calculations and data integration needs.
  • Experience implementing and integrating middle and back office functions with Accounting systems/providers (SS&C GlobeOps / Advent Geneva preferred) and Performance Measurement & Attribution systems (BISam preferred).
  • Experience delivering software as part of an agile delivery team.
  • Additional Qualifications

JO-1709-502

Business Analyst   Location: Cambridge, MA   Industry: Healthcare

A leading innovator in health and health care improvement worldwide needs a Business Analyst to pan, design, develop, and launch efficient projects for selection, implementation and operation of business applications in support of core organizational functions and business processes.  The role includes a strong emphasis on stakeholder engagement and vendor management. The BA will coordinate implementation and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget.  This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.  The Business Analyst will also oversee quality control through its life-cycle.   APPLY TODAY

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:

  • Plans and coordinates complex IT projects through all key phases: needs identification, market analysis and solution selection, implementation, testing, adoption and operation.
  • Works with project working groups, subject-matter experts and IT staff to define and prioritize requiremtns.
  • Plan project lifecycle, define resources, goals, milestons and schedule for project implementation in collaboratin with members of the IT team.
  • Create strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning.
  • Directs and oversees project working groups and manages conflicts with in group.
  •  Performs team assessments and evaluations.
  • Efficiently identifies and solves or escalates project issues.
  • Demonstrates leadership to define requirements for project risk.
  • Additional Responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in business, project management or information technology and/or other related project focused disciplines.
  • Deep expertise and a minimum of 5 years experience in gathering requirements , functional design, use cases and UAT.
  • Non-profit experience is advantageous but not required.
  • Proven experience with the systems implementation life-cycle – overseeing the selection, configuration, implementation and adoption of software solutions, systems, or products.
  • Working technical knowledge of ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning, and CRM, Constituent Relationship Management, application software configuration.
  • Technically competent with various software programs such as MS office applications and Visio.
  • Excellent analytical, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Additional Qualifications

JO-1708-485

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