Technical Business Analyst – Institutional Investments

24th September 2018
Contract The City
£600 - £650 Day Rate
This vacancy is now closed

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

This role is for a business analyst within IT for the Data Platform team. The Data Platform team is currently focused on a series of projects that form part of the Data Hub Programme, these projects aim to:

  • Establish the data warehouse as the central store of data needed to support client reports, factsheets and presentations.
  • Ensuring the data is owned and managed.
  • Making the data generally accessible for other applications and systems in the business.
  • Core task requirements/responsibilities include:
  • Engage directly with end users to understand and define/document requirements and translate these into specifications for data delivery.
  • Perform analysis of data from various data sources needed to meet business requirements.
  • Assist in gathering and documenting end user requirements for data, reports and analyses, data quality and performance.
  • Assess business requirements for analytics and reporting and determine the best sources and types of data to fulfil requirements
  • Assist in the development of detailed requirements and manage the data ingestion, extraction, and transformation
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the company’s data warehouse environment.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of business information data sources and business data rules.
  • Where relevant, determine roles and responsibilities for data ownership, agreeing who will take responsibility for each type of data, and defining the controls required in order to ensure quality.



Skills Required:

  • 5+ years of asset management experience in a data analysis capacity
  • An excellent knowledge of Asset Management and data management.
  • A thorough understanding of investment industry roles and processes
  • Demonstrable history of working with other investment industry organisations, external vendors and consultants.
  • Experience of working on data governance and data sourcing and management projects
  • The ability to source and join data from multiple sources, and experience integrating data models/streams
  • An understanding of data architecture as it relates to systems and data flow.
  • Experience of data management and governance techniques
  • Knowledge of Enterprise wide Data Governance framework and standards
  • Experience dealing with multiple stakeholders in multiple global locations.
  • Proficient SQL skills and an understanding of databases (Data Warehousing desirable)



Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Able to multi-task; work to tight deadlines and able to cope under pressure
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Demonstrate self-initiative
  • Strong ability in analysing data, along with presenting the data in an easy to understand, meaningful way
  • Strong problem solving ability/logical thinker and highly numerate
  • Ability to see the bigger picture
  • Must be organised and able to prioritize duties and responsibilities
  • Strong personality, self-assured, self-confident and assertive
  • Able to work in a team and possibly lead BAs and IT developers
  • A passion for change and a sense of real achievement based on delivery