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Senior Index Business Analyst

Company: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc
Location: Rockville
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact us at Careers@Nasdaq.com . The Senior Index Business Analyst will be responsible for providing expertise on highly complex projects spanning multiple areas to produce business solutions which address the needs of Index Administration and Operations as well as the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) regulations. This position will become a subject matter expert in key business processes and will work closely with the Index Operations and Technology teams providing business analysis support through the project development lifecycle, including: requirements gathering, business process improvements (BPI), solution alternatives, system and user acceptance testing and the development of supporting documentation. With this position we offer In joining this team of highly talented financial technologists, this role will support project management in driving key decisions with the stakeholder group and project team to gain agreement on project requirements, scope, and business process changes. Additionally, this role will assess the capabilities of the Index business to understand the change needed to meet business needs, increase operational efficiency and achieve strategic goals. Your role and responsibilities This position requires an experienced professional and self-starter who can independently facilitate requirements gathering sessions, influence peers and project stakeholders, and take a hands-on role in the day-to-day project operations. Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Requirements Gathering: Independently interact with business and technology partners of varying levels to ensure clarity of the problem/opportunity and elicit business requirements. Researches, interprets, modifies and develops requirements and specifications for solutions that meet business objectives.
  • Business Process Improvement: Assists the Index Business Manager in identifying and pursuing business process optimization opportunities in order to achieve a higher level of operational efficiency across the Index business.
  • Documentation: Developing and maintaining project documentation including requirements work plans, requirements specifications, use cases, testing plans and user acceptance test cases according to standard project development lifecycle methodologies ensuring business expectations related to scope are established and managed.
  • Testing: Overseeing and executing test cases for the Index Operations systems. Partnering with the Technology team to resolve issues discovered during testing and ensuring the systems are ready for production release.
  • Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution: Keeping tasks on track and ensuring the documentation, prioritization, and migration of risks. Identifying problems, determining accuracy and relevance of information; using sound judgement to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations.
  • Meeting Facilitation: Leading requirements gathering sessions and user acceptance testing sessions with the team, business partners, and stakeholders to reach desired outcomes. We expect you to have
    • B.A. or B.S. Degree in Business, Information Technology, related discipline or equivalent work experience.
    • At least 8 years in the business/information technology field working as a Business Analyst is required.
    • Must have relevant experience working with a project development lifecycle methodology (preferably both Agile and Waterfall).
    • Experience utilizing collaborative communication skills and establishing productive working relationships across multiple business units.
    • Proven project/program experience on moderate to complex initiatives.
    • Ability to work effectively with individuals/stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
    • Demonstrated advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong negotiation and influencing skills (especially in navigating stakeholder expectations and scope creep).
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Experience in modeling business processes and proactively recommending business process improvements in a clear and concise manner.
    • Demonstrated ability to translate functional requirements into technical specifications.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop alternative solutions to moderate to complex problems and recommend the best solution to the business and/or project team.
    • Demonstrated experience collaborating with business resources to provide timeline estimations for moderate to complex efforts.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform user acceptance testing and document issues discovered during testing.
    • Flexible and able to learn quickly.
    • Comfortable working with stakeholders of varying levels to gather, document and analyze system specifications/requirements and work closely with developers and testers in a fast-paced environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to use effective facilitation skills and techniques to elicit requirements from a diverse range of stakeholders.
    • Process oriented, logical thinker.
    • Highly motivated self-starter with intellectual curiosity and creative problem-solving skills.
    • Well organized; able to prioritize and manage multiple, time-sensitive projects at the same time.
    • Nimble; demonstrated success and experience managing complex issues to resolution within changing environments and shifting priorities.
    • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Visio or other process or flow chart tool.
    • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite. It would be great if you also have
      • Previous Operational Business and/or Financial Services industry experience is preferred. Does it sound like you? As the selection process is ongoing, please submit your application as soon as possible. We will get back to you in short order. Nasdaq is an equal opportunity employer. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, color, disability, national origin, ancestry, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law. Posted 2 Days Ago Full time R0007437 About Us Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a global technology company serving the capital markets and other industries. Our diverse offering of data, analytics, software and services enables clients to optimize and execute their business vision with confidence. To learn more about the company, technology solutions and career opportunities, visit us on LinkedIn , on Twitter @Nasdaq , or at www.nasdaq.com . Nasdaq is a technology company, rewriting the future of global economies and markets by unlocking capital and opportunities through our technology, innovation, and expertise. With industry-shaping insights, unrivaled intel, and cutting-edge financial technology at our fingertips, we don't chase the opportunities of tomorrow - we create them.

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