IT Business Analyst
Wilton, CT,USA
Job Reference SP-4109696091
Professional Areas Information Technology
Function Information Technology
Contract Type Permanent
Years of Work Experience 3-5 years
Start date 2021-02-23
Application close date 2021-05-24
Summary
This position collaborates with trading, operations, technology and business support partners to identify, develop, and implement world-class solutions for a global merchandiser and processor of agricultural goods. This position will require work on systems that range from home grown trading applications to cutting edge robotics and low code platforms with a strong focus on identifying and implementing efficiency opportunities. Some projects will originate locally but others may be driven by a global program and require significant collaboration between local and global teams. The activities required can span from discovery and analysis, through to development, testing and implementation and on occasion travel may be required to our local or global locations.
Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions
• Partners with business unit personnel at multiple locations to understand
business needs and translate those needs into functional requirements
• Develops test cases and performs full functional regression and performance
testing and manages user acceptance testing; defines roll out strategies and
deploys solutions
• Researches, identifies, and documents current system, reporting or
procedural problems
• Determines significant tasks and requirements for project definition and
establishes feasibility
• Supports portfolio managers and performance measurement groups; provides
ongoing support for deployed solutions; advises users on data entry,
navigation, workflows and related issues.
• Creates and manages project plans; devises streamlined user manuals and
training seminars
• Assists in developing technical requirements and functional business
specifications
• Works with business unit personnel and technical personnel to identify current
processes, required processes and future state processes
• Documents future state processes and system functionality utilizing generally
accepted business analysis standards such as: written documents and UML
diagrams such as Flow Charts, Swimlane Diagrams, Entity Relationship D
diagrams, and others as needed.
• Act as first line support to the business in case of issues during project and
second line support post go-live
Basic qualifications:
• 3 (plus) years of strong technical or operational experience in financial or trading
systems
• Experience analyzing, implementing and supporting enterprise reporting
architectures and related technologies
• Experience in participating in cross-functional project teams environment; ability
to perform in various roles from individual contributor to a leadership role; ability
to contribute to planning, organization and managing of project teams using a
structured delivery methodology
• Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with
other business organizations; successful experience in working with diverse
groups of people in a problem-solving environment
• Experience in the use of Project Management methodology and best practices
• Ability to use basic SQL commands
• Understanding and participation in projects involving automation solutions, such
as RPA and PEGA, to address business needs.
Preferred qualification:
• Commodities trading, inventory or logistics experience
• Hands-on experience developing automation solutions, such as RPA
• Hands-on experience in developing low-code solutions, such as PEGA
Basic qualifications:
• Understanding of capabilities, features and limitations of system development
tools
• Thorough understanding of planning, analysis and testing techniques required
to support such systems
• Extensive knowledge/ experience in functional business areas, such as
finance, accounting, information technology and trading operations
• Ability to act in a consultative role to understand functional business
processes, related information technology needs and to develop solutions and
delivery proposals
• Ability to effectively manage multiple assignments and priorities
• History of applying varied approaches to solve complex business support
challenges of significance to the organization
• Advanced knowledge of standard business tools such as MS Office Suite
(Word, Excel, etc.)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Running workshops to identify current and best-practice procedures
• Supporting the business in the creation of test cases and with any data or
systems migration
• Conducting QA application testing and organizing and running User
Acceptance Testing
• Running training workshops with key stakeholders and end users
• Working with external delivery partners to develop or support our solutions
• Documenting functional specifications and working closely with the Regional
and Global teams as well as any external vendors to facilitate development
• English (Fluent)
Basic qualification: Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science, Business or a Finance-related discipline Preferred qualification: Master’s degree in Computer Science, Business or a Finance-related discipline

Main
Responsibilities
Along with the below listed responsibilities, the employee should conduct any other business related to the function as required by his supervisor.
Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions
• Partners with business unit personnel at multiple locations to understand
business needs and translate those needs into functional requirements
• Develops test cases and performs full functional regression and performance
testing and manages user acceptance testing; defines roll out strategies and
deploys solutions
• Researches, identifies, and documents current system, reporting or
procedural problems
• Determines significant tasks and requirements for project definition and
establishes feasibility
• Supports portfolio managers and performance measurement groups; provides
ongoing support for deployed solutions; advises users on data entry,
navigation, workflows and related issues.
• Creates and manages project plans; devises streamlined user manuals and
training seminars
• Assists in developing technical requirements and functional business
specifications
• Works with business unit personnel and technical personnel to identify current
processes, required processes and future state processes
• Documents future state processes and system functionality utilizing generally
accepted business analysis standards such as: written documents and UML
diagrams such as Flow Charts, Swimlane Diagrams, Entity Relationship D
diagrams, and others as needed.
• Act as first line support to the business in case of issues during project and
second line support post go-live

    Experiences
    Basic qualifications:
    • 3 (plus) years of strong technical or operational experience in financial or trading
    systems
    • Experience analyzing, implementing and supporting enterprise reporting
    architectures and related technologies
    • Experience in participating in cross-functional project teams environment; ability
    to perform in various roles from individual contributor to a leadership role; ability
    to contribute to planning, organization and managing of project teams using a
    structured delivery methodology
    • Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with
    other business organizations; successful experience in working with diverse
    groups of people in a problem-solving environment
    • Experience in the use of Project Management methodology and best practices
    • Ability to use basic SQL commands
    • Understanding and participation in projects involving automation solutions, such
    as RPA and PEGA, to address business needs.
    Preferred qualification:
    • Commodities trading, inventory or logistics experience
    • Hands-on experience developing automation solutions, such as RPA
    • Hands-on experience in developing low-code solutions, such as PEGA

      Skills
      Basic qualifications:
      • Understanding of capabilities, features and limitations of system development
      tools
      • Thorough understanding of planning, analysis and testing techniques required
      to support such systems
      • Extensive knowledge/ experience in functional business areas, such as
      finance, accounting, information technology and trading operations
      • Ability to act in a consultative role to understand functional business
      processes, related information technology needs and to develop solutions and
      delivery proposals
      • Ability to effectively manage multiple assignments and priorities
      • History of applying varied approaches to solve complex business support
      challenges of significance to the organization
      • Advanced knowledge of standard business tools such as MS Office Suite
      (Word, Excel, etc.)
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Running workshops to identify current and best-practice procedures
      • Supporting the business in the creation of test cases and with any data or
      systems migration
      • Conducting QA application testing and organizing and running User
      Acceptance Testing
      • Running training workshops with key stakeholders and end users
      • Working with external delivery partners to develop or support our solutions
      • Documenting functional specifications and working closely with the Regional
      and Global teams as well as any external vendors to facilitate development

        Required
        Languages
        • English (Fluent)

        Required
        Education
        Basic qualification: Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science, Business or a Finance-related discipline Preferred qualification: Master’s degree in Computer Science, Business or a Finance-related discipline

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