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Business Analyst

Remote | Los Angeles, California
Freelance | Job ID #62567 | Posted Last Week

Out client, a top financial company, is looking for a Business Analyst to join their team.

Job Description:

  • Under general supervision, uses specialized knowledge and skills obtained through education, experience and/or, specialized training to serve as a liaison between the business community and the IT organization in order to provide solutions to meet user needs
  • Provides business analysis support for moderately complex applications, including analyzing and documenting business processes and translating user requirements to software development teams
  • May train or lead the work of others
  • Leads projects of moderate scope and complexity or serves as a technical advisor to project teams
  • Guidance is provided to perform varied work that is frequently difficult in character requiring some evaluation, originality and ingenuity to make moderately complex decisions
  • Resolves or recommends solutions to moderately complex problems
  • Extensive contact with internal customers is required to identify, research, and resolve problems

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to established standards and maintains currency in business analysis practices, procedures and techniques
  • Consults with users to identify, analyze, refine and document business requirements
  • Coordinates project scheduling with appropriate entities
  • Develops and maintains project schedules and produces project reports and documentation
  • Develops conceptual design documents, including project definition, alternative solutions, scope of work, functional specifications, and logical skeletons for new systems
  • Follows up with internal clients about completed tasks to ensure client satisfaction
  • Identifies requirements for testing, develops test plans and scripts and coordinates test transmissions, as required
  • May determine appropriate actions in emergency situations to ensure data is secure and available for use as soon as possible
  • May prepare project proposals and project plans
  • Provides training and may lead the work of others, as required
  • Reviews operational procedures and methods; maps current business processes; defines and analyzes business activities; identifies best practices; and recommends improvements
  • Serves as a liaison between end users and software development teams, including functioning as a subject matter expert (SME) in translating requirements to software development teams
  • Maintain currency in analyst skills
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • 12+ Years Experience - Knowledge of functional, operational and technical requirements of assigned project(s)
  • Concepts of risk management, issue tracking, change management and requirements gathering
  • Concepts, practices and procedures analyzing business processes
  • Investment concepts, practices and procedures used in the securities industry
  • The use of technology in business
  • The relationship between IT and business
  • Core business competencies such as finance, management, accounting, operations, and marketing
  • More detailed awareness of the business context of a technical solution, including specific business goals associated with the project, how the project will meet the goals, and their own part in advancing the goals
  • General financial industry knowledge and knowledge of supported business area

Additional Skill In:

  • Business Analysis tools: Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Software Engineering Methodology (SEM) process, Change Management, Project Management tools (MS Project), basic database query language usage, time tracking tools, Use Case / UML, advanced quality assurance (QA) tool usage for test case development, execution, and defect tracking/issue tracking software
  • Creating and interpreting process maps and flowcharts
  • Preparing various reports, summaries, surveys and written recommendations
  • Developing and maintaining project plans
  • Developing conceptual design documents, including devising logical skeletons for new systems
  • Conducting usability testing of software applications
  • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications

Ability To:

  • Ask pointed questions to verify clear understanding of client issues
  • Analyze a business function and derive a set of requirements to satisfy a general request
  • Take ownership of an aspect or task on a project with little to no assistance
  • Actively communicate technical and business aspects of work efforts to team members
  • Lead requirements gathering sessions
  • Provide a high level of customer service
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Exhibit a positive attitude when dealing with others
  • Follow all internal procedures for handling customer requests
  • Communicate timely and through proper channels to keep customer and upper management informed of the progress of an issue
  • Take personal ownership of issues, following through to issue resolution


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