Department and Business Overview :
The Equity Technology organization is undertaking a complete revamp of the technology platform, in order to support business expansion plans to close the gap to competition.
As part of this initiative the Delta One business have ambitious plans to expand product offerings. Extensive analysis of challenging business problems and transparent, efficient project management of a complex technical eco-
system are vital to the success of the overall strategy.
This is a VP Business Analyst role, the successful candidate will be the Lead Delta One BA in HK taking on responsibility for both regional & global deliveries.
The successful candidate will partner with technology and business organizations to drive the strategic transformation of the Equities Delta One platform.
The role requires frequent interaction with people at many levels of the organization across multiple departments including the Front Office Business, Middle Office, Finance, Compliance, Technology and external vendors.
This is a high-visibility opportunity to help transform the Equities Delta One technology stack to abest-in-class platform that will represent technologies response to growing business ambitions in the face of industry / regulatory challenges
Key Responsibilities :
Interface with senior management across the Business (Sales, Trading, Quants, Middle Office) and Technology (Development, Support) to determine priorities, generate roadmaps and own overall delivery plans start to finish
Foster and maintain relationships with global business stakeholders, act as the single IT point of contact for Delta One Trading in HK
Manage the in region Delta One Business Analysts team of 3
Analyze existing workflows and document any necessary re-engineering
Generate detailed business requirements for development teams
Develop additional project artifacts as necessary including Functional Requirements Documentation (FRD’s), test planning and scenario documents for user acceptance testing (UAT), project plans as required for all key technical deliveries
Identify key project risks and manage to resolution or escalate accordingly
Standardize project governance and reporting, establish a set of clear metrics that represent measurement of progress
Develop excellent understanding of the technology strategy, and work across organizational boundaries to influence drive to common / component reuse
Knowledge / Experience :
Extensive years of experience working as a Business Analyst in Equity Technology
Extensive years of management experience experience managing globally distributed teams an advantage
Experience in managing the full project lifecycle via established models e.g. Agile, Scrum
Proven delivery track record of complex global projects in the Equity Delta One space
Experience of working on Delta 1 Swaps & DMA into Single Stock swaps flow
Knowledge of low latency with ultralow latency experience an advantage
Previous experience of intercompany booking models (agency & principle + netting)
Previous work with operations technology or middle office is an advantage, especially client billing, client reporting and corporate action processing
Experience in order management systems, familiarization with DMA technology and exchange connectivity a plus
Strong knowledge of Asian Equity markets
Demonstrate advanced knowledge of Microsoft Visio, Project & Excel; SQL & JIRA
Strong inter-personal skills, self-motivated with an enthusiastic and proactive approach
Ability to negotiate and find conflict resolution
Ability to maintain composure in stressful situation
Ability to work in a globally distributed team
Desire to improve processes and participate in large scale change at Citi
Willingness to ask questions, challenge the process and seek out answers
Ability to quickly grasp and master new concepts / requirements and related product / functional knowledge
Ability to learn / understand technical implications of system design
Strong business analysis skills (requirements, design, development, testing and deployment)
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to facilitate discussions
Ability to execute multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to work cohesively in a complex project environment with stakeholders both regionally / globally
Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and / or Technology
Courses / advanced degree in Finance would be a plus
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