Business Analyst available

Business Analyst

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  • Graduation: not provided
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: 60 $/hour
    Negotiable for remote projects
  • Languages: English (Native or Bilingual)
  • Last update: 29.01.2020
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Key Skills:
Asset Classification, Agile Methodology, Business Analyst, Change Transformation, Confluence, Context Diagram, Cross Functional Flow Diagram, Defect Management, Functional Flow Diagram, GAP Analysis, GDPR, JIRA, Impact Assessments, MiFID II, Onshore-Offshore Team Collaboration, Planning, Process Mapping, Process Improvement, Project Manager, Release Management, Requirement Elicitation, SDLC, SIT, Stakeholder Management, Swim Lane Diagrams, Test Analyst, Use Cases, User Stories, Vendor Management, Waterfall, Work Shops, RAG Status, Risk Register, UAT.
Business Areas:
Back Office Operations, Cash Reconciliations, Cash Management, Change Management, Corporate Action Events, Crest Clearing, Credit Risk, Custody Operations, Deal Capture, Income Processing, DTCC, Equities, Euroclear, Exchange Trade Execution, FX Futures, FX Spots, Fixed Income Settlements, Front Office Operations, Margin Operations, Order Management Systems, Post and Pre-Trade Clearing and Settlements, Treasury Operations, Retail Payments, Risk Management,  Securities Lending
PROJECT HISTORY
PwC, London-Stoneseed Consultancy                                                                                                            May 2018 – Jun 2018                                         
OGC Legal Collection and Preservation Business Process – Business Analyst
  • Gained an understanding of the OGC Legal Hold processes that involved notifying staff, collecting and preserving Lotus Notes emails, PCBackups of data, G-Suite, Team Hangout and data held on physical servers.
  • Interact with Lotus Notes team, PCBackup team, Service Providers (TCS / Infosys) and Forensics team to understand process and document current pain points associated with the manually intensive process of collecting and preserving data.
  • Create and amend functional flow diagrams, cross function flow diagrams and detailed process flow diagrams for the Legal Hold (as-is, to-be) processes.
  • Coordinate with Stakeholders and Service Providers to automate the as-is manual processes and move data on servers into a secure cloud solution which enable the Legal Team to access the preserved data files.
  • Review and discuss data assets held due to the Legal Hold process are within the GDPR regulations
 
InTapp Cloud Project – Business Analyst
  • Responsible for documenting current as-is process from SAP to a cloud based application called InTapp.Cloud
  • Document the current user journey for 4,500 users and capture the different processes involved in reporting time weekly and Bi-weekly.
  • Participate in technical and functional discussions regarding identified GAPS with the internal IT and the vendor.
  • Coordinate with service support staff onshore / offshore from TCS and Infosys.
 
HSBC Private Bank, London                                                                                                                           Sept 2016 – Apr 2018                                 
Global Platform Replacement Transformation – Business Analyst
HSBC Private Bank will be replacing their legacy antiquated platforms with a new single instance of a system called “Avaloq” which has the ability to serve multiple entities. This new global platform has went live in Switzerland, Luxembourg and Guernsey with the planned go live for the UK being 2017.
  • Interview Front/Back office business users in several CIA Business Process workshops to establish if the current as-is process flow [SEI Solution] will fit into future state [Avaloq Solution].
  • Elicit requirements form front office stakeholders due to UK specific processes during workshop sessions and document.
  • Create tracking tool (excel) that identified issues and actions. Assigned RAG to showcase progress in resolving the issues and the RAG status being reported for weekly MI Programme review meetings
  • Most of the Front/Back office processes will be moved to a team located in HSBC Manila with some processes remaining in the UK.
  • Responsible for documenting issues, actions and GAPS [change request] that come out of the CIA Business Process workshops.
  • Perform GAP analysis on the current as-is business process flows and identify and document root cause.
  • Create functional flow diagrams, cross function flow diagrams and detailed process flow diagrams for the as-is and to-be processes.
  • Participate in processing the MAR and ITUR online Project Planning templates along with colleagues in Poland.
  • Track previous Change Request via Confluence / JIRA and verify the status of the change and associated sprint.
 
MiFID II - Business Analyst
  • Responsible for delivery of the MiFID II Tactical IT Solution for “Suitability and Appropriateness”, Target Market Management Reporting and “Cost and Charges”.  
  • Lead requirements gathering and CRM solution designs through workshop facilitation and stakeholder engagement.
  • Liaise with Front Office, Legal Team, IT Team and Transformation Team to understand the Private Bank and Global Bank regulatory requirements for MiFID II.
  • Daily use of SQL, Confluence, JIRA and SharePoint.
  • Work closely with all Front Office, Back Office and Technical colleagues to identify and change current AS-IS process into the required TO-BE regulatory MiFID II changes.
  • Organize and chair workshops to ensure transparency from the initiation of the project to ensure the proposed solution has a business process to support each new functionality.
  • Perform GAP analysis on current Product Master file and identify what tactical changes are required to create the MiFID II Target Market Management Reports for Internal Management and the Manufacturers.
  • Design solution mock-up screens with the required data fields to replicate the new or amended functionality in CRM.
  • Create functional design documents with mock-ups, data mappings, user permissions, matching rules and tool-tips.
  • Insure CRM is populated with all MiFID II - Post Trade Target Market Attributes for the clients and the products the client has purchased from the Distributor and Manufacturer.
  • Arrange show and tell demonstration via video call prior to the UAT Test phase start date.
 
Retail Payments (Earth and Moon Project) – Hybrid Business Analyst / Test Analyst
  • Responsibilities include Test Preparation for E2E Retail payment process and underlying systems for the following payment types: Swift MT103 Messages, Faster Payment, High Value Payments, CHAPS via the Internet Banking channels.
  • Store new and amended test cases in Quality Center along with the required evidence.
  • Provide support to other teams as an SME when payment transactions are required to test swift messaging and downstream systems [FPS, GMG, RPS or GPS].
  • Track and manage progress for test execution and defects for the weekly Earth and Moon programme meetings.
  • Create and update User guides where the functionality and information has changed due to the regulatory requirement.
  • Assist with creation of the implementation run-book and support the Go-Live implementation
 
Balance Sheet Management (Earth and Moon Project) – Hybrid Business Analyst / Test Analyst
  • Create Test Cases/ Test Plan for following asset classes: Single Deposit, Single Loans, Multi Coupon Deposit, Multi Coupon Loan, FX Spots, FX Forwards, FX Swaps, Repos and Reverse Repos,
  • Daily use of HP ALM 11.00 for test planning, test execution and defects. Assign defects to development team and track progress and release using JIRA.
  • Active participation in daily stand-ups to discuss issues and progress. Provide updates to JIRA on Agile tasks, plans and upcoming releases.
  • Daily use of SQL, Confluence ,JIRA and SharePoint
  • Responsible for performing the Trade Count for each new code drop release between XARA, XDS and Murex files to identify missing trades.
  • Provide weekly status update on Test Execution progress, Defects and Critical issues that block test effort.
  • Participate and chair daily scrum with BA, Dev Ops and Test Team located in Pune, Guangzhou and London.
  • Review current release process and make suggestions to streamline the process and add transparency.
  • Use TAP (Test Automation Program) to automate existing test cases that are manually executed each new release.
  • Test coverage: Cash Flows, Risk Numbers, Trade Details, Trade Counts between Primary Trading System and downstream systems, XML and UTC converted messages and rejected trades.
 
Applications: Avaloq, Beyond Compare, Business Objects, Confluence, CRM, DevOps, HP ALM-Quality Center v11; JIRA, MS Visio, Murex, SEI,  SharePoint 2013,WAMS
 
Credit Suisse, London                                                                                                                                       May 2015 – Jun 2016                         
CRO Change Programme – Test Manager (Hands On)
Internal Model Method (IMM) – Helps Banks Measure Capital Requirements
  • Provided Governance over the E2E Test Phase for all deliverables that are part of the IMM (S-EPE) Strategic Expected Positive Exposure Programme.
  • Responsible for tracking and monitoring Test Progress and deliverables against the project start and end dates using JIRA.
  • Communicate with key workstream members (Project Manager, Business Analyst) to confirm progress against the project timelines.
  • Daily use of SQL, Confluence, JIRA and SharePoint
  • Create Dashboard in JIRA to monitor the progress of deliverables (BRD, FRD) and report on Test Case Execution.
  • Create traceability matrix to match requirements in JIRA against the test cases in Quality Centre.
  • Review Test Strategy and Test Plan documents for Quality Assurance and ensure sign-off is obtained.
  • Capture and Track all defects in HP ALM. Ensure defects captured are assigned and scheduled to be fixed.
  • Release Management test environments and responsible for configuration, allocation, and usage. Daily use of SQL
  • Performed a review on the current Impact Assessment end to end process. Create a how-to-guide, demo changes and implement changes across various work streams.
  • Implement and manage Defect Management process from creation, tracking, severity levels, and assign to resources, chair defect meetings, chase progress, confirm fix estimate and delivery.
  • Initiate and manage Impact assessment process utilizing resources from the following teams: Credit Analytics, Primo, Feeds, MAG, Insight DBA’s, TES, Monte Carlo, Release and Development Support Teams.
  • Focus of the project is to prove to FINMA/PRA when adding additional assets to current models, the calculations obtained from performing Impact Assessments can be deconstructed and explained. (IRFX, FX, Equities, FX, and Credit Derivatives)
  • Provide RAG status on Impact Assessment start and end dates, KPMG reviews and FINMA delivery dates.
  • Work with team members based in onshore - offshore locations (India, Singapore, Poland, and London).
 
Ignis Asset Management, London                                                                                                                   Apr 2014 – Mar 2015
Senior Test Analyst - Agile
Front Arena Prime v4.4  delivers a flexible technology platform to manage both listed and OTC traded instruments across the entire trade lifecycle, from order management, trade execution, market making, and position and risk management to clearing and settlement.
  • Joined the Front Arena development team which consisted of (3) Developers, (2) Business Analyst and (1) Test Analyst.
  • Applied the Agile methodology from the initiation phase through to post implementation and closure.
  • Confident working within an Agile project participating in the Initiation Phase, Planning Sprints, Stand Ups, Backlog, Testing, Show and Tell, Sign-Offs, Defect Management, Retrospective meetings, UAT, Closure and post implementation.
  • Performed Manual and Functional testing. Write SQL queries to interrogate database.
  • Create Test Strategy, Test Plan, Test Scripts, Test Results and Defect Management Tracking reports.
  • Provide QA testing on behalf of Front Arena team and other work streams that interface with Front Arena.
  •  Knowledge of Front Arena which includes: ASQL Queries, Trade Entry, Trade Manager, Information Manager, Trade Filters, Administration Console, Explorer and Admin Functions.
  • Review and amend high level Use Case for User Story. Update Use Case specification to reflect function process flow.
  • Test scenarios consist of following asset types: Cash, Bonds, IRS, Inflation Linked Swaps, TRS, Swaptions, Future/Forwards, FX Spots, FX Futures, Equity Option, MM (CD, CP, Time Deposits), CDS, CFD, Indexed CDS and Equity underlying’s.
  • Trades covered the following applicable types: New, Amend, Cancel, Novation, Partial Novation and Cancelled Trades.
  • Support End to End testing using Bloomberg Aim on behalf of BONY Mellon, Citi London, HSBC London, and Ignis Asset Management.
 
Quilter Cheviot Asset Management, London                                                                                                May 2013 – Mar 2014
Test Manager – Migration Project
The Project was started due to the merger between Cheviot Asset Management and Quilter Asset Management.
  • Responsible for tracking GAP(s) identified during the analysis phase and the migration.
  • Meet with Key Stakeholders and 3rd Party Vendor to agree individual GAPs and confirm Severity.
  • Manage expected core code and patch drop deliverables and communicate throughout Project Team.
  • Gained knowledge of the following investment products (ISA, SIPPS and Pensions).
  • Create test strategy and test plan for integration project for Project Leads and external vendor to review and sign-off.
  • Work with Front Office on-boarding team to document AS-IS /TO BE business process. Identify GAPs that will need to be highlighted to management.
  • Mapped functional UI screens between the legacy system and Figaro to identify GAPS and data issues.
  • Daily use of SQL, Confluence and JIRA.
  • Chair daily meeting with Internal Project team and JHC Systems to review progress on development, new and existing defects, existing GAP’s and Risk and the Issues Log.
  • Plan and organize test environments, market data, environment prerequisites, application support, test resources, staff training, Operation Readiness and pre-post live implementation planning.
  • Successfully recommended Atlassian JIRA as the tool to purchase for the project to raise, manage and track bugs.
  • JHC and Quilter used separate bug tracking software. Implement process to keep both in sync.
 
ICAP Group, London                                                                                                                                        Nov 2012 – Apr 2013
Senior Test Analyst-Agile
  • Produced Test Plan, Test Cases, Test Scenarios, Test Data, Test Execution, Requirements sign-off and Defect Management for all Front Office.
  • Participate in Agile sprint planning, backlog review, daily stand-up, demonstrate functionality to users, close out
  • Manage Test Cases and execution progress using Microsoft Test Manager.
  • Create Test Plan, test scripts based on use cases, test execution, defect management and traceability matrices.
  • Designed test scenarios to validate Blotter functions, submitting orders to an exchange, Trade execution, Trade Types, Risk Management, Alerts, Market Data, Position Management, Lots, Order Size, Supported Instrument and Asset Types, and User Management testing.
  • Daily use of SQL, Confluence and JIRA.
  • Regression testing on Cross Browser Testing to ensure consistent User Interface functionality when resizing the window using multiple monitors.
  • Raise Change Request weekly to Application Support and DBA Team for all QA Environment build request.
  • Collect and analyse results, document findings in weekly MIS progress report and distribute to Management Team.
  • Whiteboard testing for the Shipping Department which focus or setting user permissions, forwarding messages via email / board posting or SMS and grid functionality (excel).
  • Responsible for retesting Fixed Bugs, Updating Test Cases, Adding New Test Cases, Mapping Defects and Test Case to User Stories in TFS.
  • Asset Types: CDS CFD, NDF, Swaps, FX Spot, FX Futures, and Equities
TIME AND SPATIAL FLEXIBILITY
As a US Citizen,I'm interested in Projects in the USA.
I also process a UK Visa (ILR) to work in the UK.
OTHER
Hello! With extensive experience and expertise, I am Anthony Bynum. I possess in-depth knowledge and exposure of investment and private wealth banking, asset management, accountancy with associated processes/requisites. I am well-versed in creating, planning, and executing test scenarios and cases. I have a solid background in finalising automation of processes and systems to cloud solutions through collaboration and strategic planning. I am an excellent communicator with a track record of rapport building across multi-disciplinary functions, stakeholders, suppliers, and senior management. I am a skilled problem-solver, supporting the achievement of individual and shared organisational goals.
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