• Citi
  • $175,290.00 -175,290.00/year*
  • Jersey City , NJ
  • Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 164 Van Horne St

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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.


  • 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 analyses with interpretive thinking to define problems, develop innovative solutions and influence strategic functional decisions
  • Supervise day-to-day staff management issues, including resource management, work allocation, mentoring/coaching and 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.

  • Qualifications:

  • 6-10 years of experience
  • 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:

  • Bachelor's degree/University degree or equivalent experience
  • Master's degree preferred

  • Job Description:

    The Markets Data team is building a next generation Data Fabric to solve for Business, Analytics and growing Regulatory needs. Vast amounts of data assets have been accumulated through the years, and the Data fabric built on emerging technologies will facilitate this data being inspected, cleansed and transformed to support enhanced reporting, visualization and decision-making across Markets. The role of CitiDigital lead BA/PM involves being part of a dynamic team and contributing towards the product rollout and software development of core components within this next generation Big Data Platform. Specifically, acting as lead BA/PM/product owner for the strategic reporting framework, CitiDigital. This application consolidates all kinds of reporting in one application across internal, external and interactive reporting. The ideal candidate will have experience in, and an eye for building and optimizing data systems and will work closely with our systems architects, data scientists, and analysts to help direct the flow of data within the pipeline and ensure consistency of data delivery and utilization across multiple projects. Strong stakeholder management skills are desirable.

    Development Value Candidate has the opportunity to be a major contributor to the Citi Markets Data Strategy and contribute towards the goal of increasing revenue using key metrics for decision making. The candidate will work directly with bright and innovative individuals on both the business and technology side, and the successful candidate can make a significant difference to business performance.

    Key Responsibilities
  • Work as lead business analyst/project manager in the Citi Digital team supporting reporting for external and internal clients
  • Project management & oversight of the deliverables & resources distributed across many different technology teams across the front to back application stack
  • Gather business requirements, perform detailed analysis, and produce associated functional specifications across multiple functions
  • Ensure adherence to and develop best practices supporting Citi's Project Management Standards
  • Ensuring proper development life cycle is followed with artefacts to support Internal Audit and any inquiries
  • Produce implementation approach, timelines, go-live strategy
  • Develop Subject Matter Expertise on the key data elements that are consumed for reporting data to external and internal clients
  • Partner with business, technology and quant stakeholders to suggest innovative solutions to existing issues
  • Ensure the business reporting needs are met with the most elegant and timely technology solutions
  • Work with technology leads across various teams to accomplish the reporting objective
  • Work with Data Governance and Quality teams to understand data issues
  • Work with various technology leads to ensure the gaps in the data completeness or accuracy are converted into prioritized Book of Work items
  • Partner with business & technology leads globally to deliver an E2E solution
  • Define cutover strategy from existing solutions to newer strategic solutions
  • Provide regular updates to senior management in technology, middle office & front office
  • Participation in large-scale \"highly-visible\" SIT/UAT testing cycles managing technology and business stakeholders
  • Training of relevant teams prior to go-live of new business processes/products, functionality or applications
  • Go-live support, investigation of issues

  • Qualifications:

  • Graduate or undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent
  • 5+ years of business analysis experience in client facing business management roles
  • Significant Business Analysis experience across the full project lifecycle (requirements, design, development, testing and deployment
  • Strong understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Strong SQL with experience working with RDMS such as oracle, sybase, netezza
  • Strong understanding of FIX message specification
  • Proven delivery record of multiple projects involving process change and technology enhancements
  • Front, Middle and Back Office exposure, particularly in the Cash space
  • Understanding of regulatory constraints and experience in delivering regulatory projects is extremely desirable
  • Ability to handle complex projects independently
  • Problem-solving and facilitation skills
  • Self-motivation and prioritization of tasks and actions to hit deadlines according to business priorities
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Enthusiastic and proactive approach
  • Good attention to detail and relevant product knowledge
  • Excellent analytical and process-based skills, i.e. process flow diagrams, business modelling, and functional design
  • Experience in order management systems
  • Experience with Global Markets Product Knowledge (Equities Cash & Derivatives, ETFs, Structured Equities )
  • Experience working with teams supporting business intelligence platforms such as Tableau, QlikView will be a plus
  • Experience with modern software development practices (test-driven development, Agile continuous integration)
  • Excellent communication skills (there is a requirement to be trader and sales facing)
  • A history of delivering against agreed objectives
  • Willingness to learn
  • Comfortable in presenting suggestions for change and or improving work flow
  • Ability to pick up new concepts and apply the knowledge
  • Ability to leverage strong interpersonal collaboration skills in a fast-paced team environment
  • The candidate is expected to be dynamic, flexible with a high energy level as this is a demanding and rapidly changing environment
  • Thoroughness and organization is expected, as well as sound judgment
  • Experience in Equities Cash Trading is a plus
  • Familiarity with Listed Derivatives, Future/Options will be a plus

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    Time Type :Full time

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    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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