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Citigroup Senior Business Analyst, VP - Trade Processing Services in Mississauga, Ontario

The IT Business Lead Analyst is a senior-level position responsible for liaising between business users and technologists to exchange information in a concise, logical and understandable way in coordination with the Technology team. The overall objective of this role is to contribute to continuous iterative exploration and investigation of business performance and other measures to gain insight and drive business planning.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide input during development and implementation phases, including formulation and definition of systems scope, objectives and necessary system enhancements for complex, high-impact projects

  • Identify and communicate risks and impacts and propose risk mitigation options, considering business implications of the application of technology to the current business environment

  • Consult with business clients to determine system functional specifications and partner with multiple management teams and other units to meet organizational objectives

  • Evaluate new IT developments and evolving business requirements and recommend appropriate systems alternatives and/or enhancements to current systems by analyzing business processes, systems and industry standards

  • Provide in-depth and sophisticated analysis with interpretive thinking to define problems, develop innovative solutions and influence strategic functional decisions

  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.

Qualifications:

  • 10-12 years of experience in business analysis in an international investment bank and/or major financial services firm.

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint) with extensive experience using Excel for data analysis

  • Experience with all phases of Software Development Life Cycle

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of business analysis

Education:

  • Strong academic record, ideally with a Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Information Science, engineering or related technical discipline.

Trade Processing Services (TPS) Overview

TPS is Citi’s primary Fixed Income trading platform processing Derivatives, Cash and Exotics products with 2000+ Trading, Sales, Middle Office users globally. Citi is the market maker and a global leader in all major Fixed Income markets in across the globe. TPS, built on state of the art technology stack processes around 100,000 transactions daily and provides real time position management capabilities. It has connectivity to 60+ electronic trading venues and 20+ regulatory bodies globally. TPS has cross asset , cross jurisdiction and cross regulation coverage with impact across every single FO Fixed income business (Rates, Spread products, Local Markets) A key goal of the team is to continuously provide competitive advantage to our business by delivering a world-class, scalable resilient trading platform that enables them to offer more solutions to grow their businesses many fold.

Role / Position Overview:

The role is joining the global team part of Markets Securities and Services organization. This role is based in Mississauga, Canada. You are expected to demonstrate a combination of business aptitude, quantitative skills, and strong written and oral communications skills. You will be leading medium-large scale projects and are expected to work effectively as an individual and as part of a team. Some common driving characteristics we look for in you are: assertiveness, attention to detail, ability to grasp concepts quickly, initiative, leadership, a can do mentality, good work ethic and the resilience to work effectively under pressure and tight deadlines. The job is demanding and challenging in a dynamic environment, offers tremendous opportunity for growth, access to senior leadership, and the potential for crafting your career effectively.

What will you be doing?

Lead the analysis and requirements gathering for fixed income product flows – bonds, derivatives and exotics

  • Work with traders, Sales, business unit managers and heads of businesses to understand business practices and provide solutions enabling business growth and growing operational efficiencies

  • Lead deliveries end to end from requirements, design, construction, testing and implementation; provide user and operational support on application to business users.

  • Establish and maintain periodic communication to business and technology partners

  • Take lead in planning the best practice solutions, tracking, execution and overall project management of the roll out of cross asset and multi functional initiatives

  • Foster & maintain positive relationship with internal and external clients

  • Provide advice and counsel related to technology or operations of the business, ensure essential procedures are followed and contribute to defining standards

  • Filter, prioritize and validate potentially complex material from multiple sources and perform other duties and functions as assigned

  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency

What we are looking for:

  • Broad knowledge of Capital markets; Fixed income securities such as Treasuries, Swaps, Corporate bonds, Mortgage Backed Securities, Rates and Credit Derivatives

  • Experience with trade front to back processes and life-cycle events

  • Experience in regulatory reporting jurisdictions and requirements

  • Expertise in trade message schema from ECN/Clearing Houses/Markit (eg fpml, swml) would be highly desirable

  • Strong working knowledge of databases / SQL and ability to correlate the relational data to application functionality

  • Proficient at delivering business requirements in BDD form and enabling test driven development

  • Experienced in all aspects Agile Methodology (Scrum, Kanban) and usage of Atlassian JIRA


Job Family Group:

Technology


Job Family:

Business Analysis / Client Services


Time Type:

Full time


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