[SCB] Business Analyst – FM Trade Processing - (2400002646)

Location: Singapore
Job type: Permanent
Contact email: careersrise@bcg.com
Job ref: 2400002646
Published: about 2 months ago
Startdate: 06 March 2024 - 06 March 2024

JOB SUMMARY

The Financial Markets Technology function is responsible for the systems development and technology infrastructure which underpin the Bank’s services for Financial Markets clients. Within the Financial Markets infrastructure, SABRE (Standard Chartered Analytics Booking and Risk Engine) is the bank’s strategic platform for trade processing, valuation and market risk and has been entirely developed in house. 

SABRE STELLA/TDSX is the Trade booking API and automated life-cycling engine, which forms part of the SABRE platform. It has been rolled out as part of a bank wide Financial Markets re-platforming Programme (FMRP) and is expected to scale from its current coverage to all derivatives and structured products from SCB’s product catalogue.

As a Business Analyst, you will assist with the execution of the product roadmap for SABRE STELLA/TDSX globally and expand the platform functionality with all in scope businesses, lifecycle events and booking models. This will require a combination of strong business analysis, solution design and problem-solving skills, a profile comfortable working with a team of subject matters experts, software engineers and testers, and engaging in the design details.

The Strategic FM re-platforming programme aims at transitioning the FM trading desks and support functions away from the existing legacy Transaction Processing systems and into the strategic Front to Back FM technology stack. The FM re-platforming programme has started building the strategic technical components for the Transaction Processing functions: 

  • A user Interface for pricing, booking and post-trade events capture),

  • SABRE STELLA/TDSX (Trade booking API and automated life-cycling engine), 

  • A Trade Data Store and real-time event bus,

  • An integration/coordination layer between pre-trade components and all Operations systems, 

  • A confirmations Engine

  • A settlements Engine

  • Unified data query API

  • A Self-service user reporting portal

Building on previous years' foundation build, the 2024/5 objectives will be to complete the core build of this target end-to-end technology stack as well as enabling global rollouts on both FX Cash, Linear Rates Derivatives, Loans, ETD and Credit.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy

  • Execute and deliver the SABRE Stella/TDSX roadmap.

  • Understand user requirements and study the feasibility. 

  • Propose solutions that align to the strategic roadmap.

  • Translate solutions into detailed, unambiguous, business, and functional requirements.

  • Ensure the overall quality of business requirements, functional specifications and other supporting documents meet the bank’s standards.

Business

  • Building strong, effective relationships with both the business and technology teams, across global offices.

  • Collaborating with all FO and control functions to gather requirements, solve business problems by proposing relevant, innovative solutions in consultation with the technology teams.

  • Working as part of an agile team including Business Analysts, Developers and Testers.

  • Being a creative source of proposals and channelling user aspiration towards sustainable and future proof solutions.

Processes

  • Provide support to the on-going build as required e.g., drafting/reviewing of test cases, closing out developers open issues/questions, contributing to solution design etc

  • Attend sprint planning meetings for your squad and work proactively with development and test leads.

  • Ensure documents such as functional specs support the development of practical technology solutions and suitable test cases.

  • Assist the business with UAT, including communication, planning, preparation, and test case preparation

People & Talent

  • Lead through example and build the appropriate culture and values. Set appropriate tone and expectations from their team and work in collaboration with risk and control partners.

Risk Management

  • Work closely with delivery leads to ensure stakeholders are fully engaged and expectations managed.

  • Identify risks and issues early, plan mitigating steps and communicate these to programme managers and business stakeholders in a timely manner

  • Cleary document and agree on assumptions, shortfalls and timelines to resolve the known constraints and dependencies.

Governance

  • Attending all relevant governance forums:

  • Daily Stand-Ups for your Squad

  • Sprint Planning and Retrospective for your Squad

  • Technical Design Authority Meetings

Regulatory & Business Conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct. 

  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.

Key Stakeholders

  • Business Stakeholders (Pre-Trade Product owners, Post-Trade Product Owners)

  • Technical Stakeholders (System Owner Delivery Leads, Business Initiative Delivery Leads)

Other Responsibilities

  • Do the right thing: Be brave, be the change; Think client; Live with integrity

  • Never Settle: Continuously improve and innovate; Simplify; Learn from your successes and failures

  • Better together: See more in others; How can I help? Build for the long term

Our Ideal Candidate

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in full project delivery life cycle, in a business analyst capacity

  • Solid product knowledge across asset classes encompassing product & trade life cycle 

  • Excellent understanding of the FO to BO trade flow of financial products, including Middle Office, Operations and Finance activities.

  • Ability to accurately translate and document business needs into functional requirements and produce high quality documentation (knowledge of UML, BPML notations are a plus)

  • Good understanding of key technology concepts, basics in logical/physical data models, programming and architecture. (Strong technical acumen is a plus)

  • Familiarity with ISDA FPML and CDM standards

  • Having worked on Loan Platforms (LIQ) is a plus.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills .

  • Ability to work proactively, independently and displays strong initiative

  • Pragmatic team player with good attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Finance, Business or related field of study

Role Specific Technical Competencies

  • Project Management

  • Business Analysis

  • Trade Processing

  • Trade Lifecycle

  • Financial Product Knowledge

  • Agile Methodology

  • Logical Data Modelling

  • FPML

About Standard Chartered 

We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.
Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:

  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do

  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well

  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term

In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.

  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations

  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum

  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns

  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits

  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning

  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.

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