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12 May 2022

Freelance Principal Business Systems Analyst

GCJ – Posted by Jeffery Raskin Dallas or Tampa or Boston or Jersey City, NJ

Job Description

Experience level: Mid-senior
Experience required: 6 Years
Education level: Bachelor’s degree
Job function: Information Technology
Industry: Financial Services

Total position: 1
Relocation assistance: No
Visa : Only US citizens and Greencard holders
This role is contract to hire. Hybrid with 2 days onsite.

There is a strong individual-contributor aspect to this role requiring keen analytical skills, project management, stakeholder management, subject matter expertise and the ability to independently conduct exercises related to research, analysis, and process optimization. The candidate will closely partner with functions across the enterprise to ensure alignment and successful delivery, including with Operational and Technology Risk, IT Architecture, Business Architecture, Service Architecture, Application Development, infrastructure teams, Architecture Review Board (ARB), New Technology Onboarding (NTO), Permit to Operate (PtO), and others. As such, strong collaboration and relationship building skills are a must, and a strong understanding and experience of existing processes related to project lifecycle and compliance will be a strong plus.

Technical Business Analyst responsibilities:

Lead, coordinate, or participate in assignments related to research, intelligence gathering, market studies new technology analysis and process optimization
Stay consistently abreast with emerging technology and business landscape, keeping a keen eye on new opportunities and disruptions
Support requirements gathering, drafting of functional/non-functional specifications, workflows, etc.; participate in reviews of business requirements, technical requirements, etc.
Recommend and provide input on the choice of appropriate technology stacks, review and assess architecture and software design, work with appropriate internal groups described above to ensure compliance to standards, provide technical inputs, aid troubleshooting efforts, etc.
Conduct fast-paced vendor assessments including technology due diligence, tech evaluations, assessment of vendor-offered services, tools, and platforms, attend presentations and demos, etc.
Execute aspects of software pilots, prototypes, and proof of concepts/technology (POCs and POTs) in partnership with resources from across functional areas within company and external vendors
Vendor management tasks including vendor onboarding, assessment of RFPs, SOWs, and other contractual paperwork
Develop, formalize, and implement processes and ecosystems within TRI that enable rapid prototype development, fast vendor onboarding and speedy compliance/control checks
Produce content for external consumption, including industry white papers and presentations, by conducting research, leveraging own knowledge, and interviewing SMEs across our to synthesize information into key points
Conduct, support or participate in internal education drives including town halls, strategy sessions, videos, blogs, public showcases etc.
Technical Project Management responsibilities:

Responsible for the execution of an individual project or multiple smaller projects
Mitigate risk by following established procedures, spotting key errors, identifying and appropriately elevating potential risks, and demonstrating strong ethical behavior
Clearly track, report, and communicate regular project status (including scope, schedule, and budget) to project stakeholders, management, and established governance groups
Proactively identify, understand, and address intra-project and inter-project dependencies
Track all projects against approved budgets and report on actuals, forecasts, and variances; develop action to bring projects on or under budget unless a variance is approved
Talents Needed for Success:

6+ years of experience in the technology industry, preferably related to application development, infrastructure / architecture and / or research
Experience in the financial services industry is highly preferred
Experience as a Business Analyst /Systems Analyst, SCRUM Master, Product Manager, ideally, someone who has moved through the development lifecycle in experience across multiple trends in technology
Strong and effective communication skills required – written, verbal and presentation; ability to communicate technical topics to a non-technical audience
Strong stakeholder management and partnering skills
Delivery-focused, result-oriented leadership style
Experience managing vendors to procure staffing, licenses, tools, and other consulting services
Experience managing budgets
Highly preferred Specialized Skills

Experience in or in-depth knowledge of Fintech technologies (e.g. Various Application Development Languages, Infrastructure / Architecture environments, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics) is a strong plus
Cloud technologies (AWS preferably)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

MUST HAVE

6+ years of experience in the technology industry, preferably related to application development, infrastructure/architecture, and/or research
Experience in the financial services industry is highly preferred
Experience as a Business Analyst /Systems Analyst, SCRUM Master, Product Manager, ideally, someone who has moved through the development lifecycle in experience across multiple trends in technology

NICE TO HAVE

Experience in or in-depth knowledge of Fintech technologies (e.g. Various Application Development Languages, Infrastructure / Architecture environments, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics) is a strong plus
Cloud technologies (AWS preferably)

INTERVIEW: 2 rounds of Zoom Interview

ADDITIONAL INFO

All candidates presented must know that when hired for this role they will potentially start out working remote OR expected to be onsite on Day 1. Please set the expectations upfront prior to submission. Our back-to-office requirements is based on the manager’s discretion and/or business needs.

Job Categories: Information Technology Analyst. Job Types: Freelance. Job Tags: Financial Services Industry, Fintech technologies, Systems Analyst, Technology, and Vendor Management.

Job expires in 15 days.

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