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Kaumudi Amin


Last update: 05.03.2021

Business Analyst/ Testing - BFSI

Graduation: not provided
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: English (Native or Bilingual) | Hindi (Native or Bilingual) | Japanese (Elementary)


Kaumudi Amin concise.pdf
Processing flow-cash div .doc
Functional Specifications.xlsm
BG1.2 Entities - Orders, Instruments & Templates.docx
User story.xlsx


  • Possess work experience of which 8 years is in Finance, this was mainly in the areas of capital markets, corporate finance and commercial lending and 13 years of experience in software development of financial applications
  • Worked on following domains in financial services
    • Personal lending solutions – personal loans / loans against white goods
    • Equity and derivatives – Equity, Repos/FX/Bills/Agencies/Treasuries/CDS/MBS etc  
      • trading systems – FO/MO/BO, derivative strategies (spreads, swaps, straddles, strangles etc)
      • order management and order routing systems
      • fixed income analytics and valuation
    • Collateral management infrastructure – agreements, inventory, entitlements, trade allocations
    • Global custody and clearing services - custodial actions, clearing and asset servicing
    • Client valuations, Market risks – VAR calculations, Greeks etc
    • Trade finance – LC, import / export bills, packing credit, bank guarantees
    • Anti-money laundering
    • Financial inclusions – micro finance
  • Worked on Basel II/III, Dodd Frank Regulations, NDF (SEF) Trading Regulations
  • Software experience in Business Analysis, Account Management, Engagement Management, Global Systems Training, Product Management and Test Management
  • Worked alongside customer (at onsite) for all projects
  • Worked with varied tools for project management, business analysis and testing processes
  • Well versed in functional testing; managed complete test strategy with test plans, test cases, test scenarios, participation in Regression, SIT and UAT
  • Prepared project plans, functional DB design and analysis/ solution experience
  • Teaching / Training experience on all above domains – to internal project team members and MBA colleges

Project history

  1. Reverse Engineering project – Loan processing
Client – African Bank (SA)
Phoenix – personal lending solution for direct clients
Sphinx – personal lending solution for clients through sales channels (Product)
  • Understand and define use cases and functional specifications
  • Create business workflows and data flows
  • Knowledge transfer to offshore team
  • Product issues and highlights
– offering suggestions for product improvement
  • Guide the testing team for building a regression test pack
  • Review and responsibility of testing deliverables
  • Customer interaction for business analysis and testing deliverables
  • Client relationship building for the account
2) Trading System – Fixed Income Securities
Client – Tullett Prebon –(US)
Application development / maintenance testing for trading platform
– Repos, OTC derivatives, FX for an inter dealer broker
  • As an engagement lead, started the engagement – engagement plan, SLAs definition, project plan and strategy, onsite / offshore set up and coordination
  • Acquire application knowledge and transition to offshore
  • Initial project management for the team – includes invoicing, resource planning, resource utilization, meetings coordination, team management, status reporting, client interaction, metrics generation etc
  • Prepare test strategy, testing methodology and scope
  • Requirements / change requests and gap analysis
  • Process consultancy and standards definition for the project
  • Team facilitation for infrastructure and other requirements
  • Customer interaction and satisfaction management
  • Review test scenarios creation and test case documents
?3) Collateral Management program – GCI – Global Collateral Infrastructure
Client – Credit Suisse (US)
Collateral management platform for OTC derivatives, FI, FX, Repo products and Legacy modernization for Algorithmic (IBM) -trading and Valuation. Project was for Dodd Frank regulations and Basel III norms
  • Gap Analysis – BRD / FSD documents
  • Change requests management and process set up – triggered by FSD gaps
  • Create test plan and strategy
  • Set up offshore infrastructure for onsite/offshore model
  • Manage and coordinate entire testing activity – set up team, knowledge transition to offshore, manage deliveries from offshore team, oversee testing deliverables, task allocations, resource utilization and management etc.
  • Customer interaction and communication for entire program
  • Invoicing and SOWs creation and management
  • Project estimation and planning
  • Co-ordinate all PEG activities
 4) Trade Finance / AML /Financial Inclusions product upgradesTrade Finance, Anti-Money Laundering, Financial Inclusions - modules of the core banking solution. Current update to Java platform+ JBPM and with an aim to make these modules stand alone.

·         Business Analysis – Functional Documentation creation and Requirements definition
·         Gap Analysis – BRD / FSD documents
·         Functional guidance to team
·         Testing strategy and planning – functional manual, automation (XML, FXML scripts, ETL)

5) NDF trading platform – OMS for FX Outright and Swap deals Client - Tullett Prebon (UK)
Non-deliverable forward (NDF) is an outright forward or futures contract for cash delivered currency pairs. As per the SEF regulation, all OMS that allow trade on NDFs have to comply with certain risk management systems to cover risks arising out of the cash delivered currencies. Project for FX NDF and Swaps trading SEF regulation.

·         Gap Analysis – BRD / FSD documents
·         Business Analysis – Functional Documentation and Requirements Gathering
·         Set up offshore infrastructure for onsite/offshore model
·         Manage and coordinate entire testing activity – set up team, knowledge transitioning, delivery and project management for the entire (onsite + offshore) test team
·         Customer interaction and communication for entire program

6) STRIVE - Client Valuation
Client – Credit Suisse
Client valuations (pricing) application, generates client reports for regulatory requirements.

·         Business Analysis – Functional Documentation creation and Requirements definition
·         BRD / FSD documents
·         Functional guidance to team
·         Testing strategy and planning – UAT test planning, test scenarios/cases reviews
·         Client interaction through entire life-cycle

 Market risks – VAR calculations, Greeks etc

·         Project Supervisor
·         Test plan and strategy
·         Test execution strategy- XLS macros for validations
·         Resource and team management

Local Availability

Only available for the countries India
I would like my base location to be Pune, India. However, I can travel anytime, anywhere for short periods upto 2-3 months.
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