Technology Strategy and Execution - Senior Business Analyst at JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (London, UK)

The Role:

Technology Strategy and Execution - Business Analyst

Delivering high-quality and timely solutions on the front to back platform requires strong business analysis, product knowledge, technical and problem solving skills. The ideal candidate will have solid experience in financial markets, subject matter expertise in securities processing and/or custody, and a proven track record in working on complex technology projects.

This specific role will be within an aggressive delivery team tasked with building an in-house Securities Processing technology platform globally, encompassing a Trade Booking layer, Settlement Engine capable of supporting all global markets, an Asset/Stock Record, an Asset Servicing solution & a strategic Data-Warehouse to support downstream requirements for reporting and analytics.

The successful candidate will work within the Securities Processing E2E team as a hands-on business analyst who will leverage their knowledge to drive the strategic securities processing strategy for the custody business. They will have strong analysis skills and be able to drive large-scale technical solutions across the full application stack.

The ability to bridge the gap between business and technology is paramount in this role, to drive the business forward in their objectives.

Key Responsibilities
* Initial responsibility will be as a business analyst/technology lead for the delivery of the integrated trade booking, settlement, and Asset Record flow for International Custody
* Project management & oversight of the deliverables & resources distributed across many different technology teams across the front to back application stack.
* Defines the cross-application functional architecture / system flow to meet the business needs and partners with multiple Product, Operations & Technology leads globally to deliver an E2E solution
* Understands business requirements, performs detailed analysis, and produces associated functional specifications across multiple functions and applications.
* Conducts test driven analysis to investigate differences between new vs existing system processing
* Assesses ability to meet process SLAs across AD teams
* Defines and tracks the end-to-end build, testing, and implementation timeline across all applications
* Participation in large-scale "highly-visible" SIT/UAT testing cycles managing technology and business stakeholders
* Trains relevant teams prior to go-live of new business processes/products, functionality or applications
* Produces implementation approach, timelines, and go-live strategy.
* Go-live support, investigation of issues.
* Provide regular updates to senior management in Technology, Operations, or Custody Product organizations

Qualifications:

Essential skills
* Strong background of understanding end to end trade processing lifecycle (including: instruction capture, settlements, books and records, legal entity flows, accounting and regulatory requirements.
* Ability to clearly define and articulate business requirements.
* Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills
* Confidence in communicating internally at all levels; candidate will be dealing with the Custody Product, Operations and Technology teams on a daily basis who are both business and technically sophisticated
* Ability to coherently construct and present business requirements and solutions based on input from various sources
* Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills
* Good judgement, risk assessment, and escalation skills
* Strong project management skills; experience of full project life-cycle, including breaking requirements down into technical deliverables, estimating the work required, and building detailed project plans
* Proactive, self-motivated and flexible with a positive attitude
* Excellent teamwork
* Strong time management; efficient at multi-tasking and able to work under pressure to deliver multiple business demands on-time, to a high-level standard
* Experience in working with technology development teams during build and implementation phases
* Experience in writing UAT Test Plans and/or Test Scripts, together with managing the user testing phase of projects

Desirable skills
* Experience and/or willing to be involved in the technical detail of projects and systems both in terms of analysis, modelling and problem solving
* Experience in Custody products

Education
* Degree level education or equivalent

JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

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