[SCB] Senior Business Analyst - (2400002542)

Location: Singapore
Job type: Permanent
Contact email: careersrise@bcg.com
Job ref: 2400002542
Published: about 2 months ago
Startdate: 06 March 2024 - 06 March 2024

JOB SUMMARY

The purpose of the role is to provide Project Management/Business Analysis to the Financial Markets Technology group, looking after the onboarding of new Products for Financial Markets. The role will be responsible for driving the end-to-end onboarding of new products into the FM technology landscape.

SABRE is the sole FM cross asset risk management platform (Standard Chartered Analytics Booking and Risk Engine) and delivers consolidated risks primarily to Structured and Derivatives traders within the Front Office.

This role consists in joining the SABRE project team responsible for onboarding of New FM Products. The team looks after the end-to-end onboarding process, working closely with the Trading desks to configure the products and coordinating the validation, UAT and approvals to trade with all support functions involved.

Joining as a Senior Business Analyst on this initiative, the candidate will take full ownership of products in the pipeline and be responsible for their full delivery till production. He will also contribute to the continuous transformation of the platform and the processes to support faster time-to-market for product onboarding. This includes progression of the Continuous Build/Continuous integration roadmap, both within SABRE and within the Analytics library, as well as process optimization across functions involved.

The job purpose consists in:

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

  • Collaborating with all Front Office and control functions to gather requirements for the new products, solve business problems by proposing relevant, innovative solutions in consultation with the technology teams where required.

  • Contribute to the initial Business Cases for products, including expected client revenue and expected implementation costs, to support the prioritization of the product pipeline.

  • Creation of the Booking Model documentation for prioritized New Products, specifying all aspects of the Front to Back business processes, across the product’s life-cycle.

  • Coordination and tight tracking of the product validation with Front Office and control functions, including construction of the User Acceptance Testing plan and coverage, execution across all teams involved and follow-up on challenges identified with the product.

  • Follow-up on the products production releases, post-implementation support.

  • Working as part of an agile team including Business Analysts, Developers and Testers and being able to identify business implications of technical design decisions and influence them accordingly.

  • Providing regular and detailed transparency on the onboarding progress to the product sponsors (Trading Desks)

  • Working across asset classes FX, Rates, Credit and Commodities (both structured and flow)

  • Deliver functional consistency across the various projects by influencing architecture and design decisions

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand the users’ requirements and translate into appropriate detailed Booking Model documents, questioning and challenging assumptions and status quo

  • Propose relevant solutions and alternatives to meet business needs

  • Ensure products are onboarded on time and on budget, tracking delivery timelines closely and providing full transparency on progress to the product sponsors (Trading Desks)

  • Proactively engage, manage and build strong relationships with both business and technology stakeholders

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

  • Ensure the overall quality of Booking model documents, functional specifications and other supporting documents meet the bank’s standards

  • Work proactively with fellow BAs and other team members, ensuring work is proportionally distributed and targets are met

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

  • Work as part of a combined cross-functional agile team and support the on-going build as required e.g. drafting/reviewing of test cases, closing out developers open issues/questions, contributing to solution design etc…

  • Assist the business with the onboarding UAT, including test cases preparation, planning, communication, and close tracking of activities.

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

  • Work closely with project and programme managers to ensure stakeholders are fully engaged and expectations managed

  • Delivery focused, committing to specific tasks and ensuring these and the overall projects deadlines are met

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.

  • Lead to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles

  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Key Stakeholders

  • Heads of trading desks and traders, Quantitative analysts (FO and Market Risk quants), Middle office and Operations, Market risk managers, Product Control/Valuation Control, Development leads, Developers, Testers, Project managers, Program manager, Support groups

Other Responsibilities

  • Embed Here for good and Group’s brand and values, Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures; Multiple functions (double hats)

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • 6 years of experience with good BA skill background/certifications are preferred

  • Extensive product knowledge across asset classes encompassing product, pricing, risk and trade life cycle,

  • Sound knowledge of the FO to BO trade flow, including Market and Credit Risk Management, Middle Office, Operations and Finance activities

  • Proven ability to work across business streams and have exposure to front to back system implementation.

  • Strong understanding of key technology concepts, basics in SQL, functional programming and architecture. Strong technical acumen is a big plus.

  • Ability to work proactively, independently and displays strong initiative

  • Pragmatic team player with an attention to detail. 

  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills

  • Ability to accurately translate and document business needs into functional requirements and produce quality documentation

  • Ability to drive multiple agenda and effectively manage priorities

  • Strong communication and presentation skills 

  • Multicultural awareness.

  • Displays personal authority, integrity and ethics

KEY MEASURABLES

  • Stakeholder feedback (Business and IT)

  • Delivery of individual tasks and onboarding of products on time and with full transparency on progress

  • Quality of documentation

  • Ensuring projects pass internal audits and reviews

  • Post project implementation reviews and alignment of project deliverable to measurable exit criteria

Role Specific Technical Competencies

  • Strong analytical & problem solving and creative skills

  • Good communication skills in both written and oral

  • Ability to be organised and multi-task on different requirements across various stakeholders, and to work independently and under pressure

  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness to work with a range of people from diverse background and geographies

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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