Technology, Management and Strategy, Business Enablement - Analyst and Project Manager, Vice President, London

UK-London
Job ID
2017-39041
Schedule Type
Full Time
Level
Vice President/Executive Director
Function(s)
Engineering, Technology
EMEA
Division
Technology
Tech Management & Strategy
Employment Type
Employee

MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

TECHNOLOGY

 

Our team of engineers builds solutions to the most complex problems. We develop cutting-edge systems and processes that form the core of our key business and enable transactions to move in milliseconds. We provide real-time access to critical deal information and crunch billions of data points each day to inform firm-wide market insights and strategies. Team members have the opportunity to work at the forefront of technology innovation alongside industry leaders and make significant contributions to the field.

 

OUR IMPACT

 

Manage high risk enterprise projects by leveraging best-in-class project management skills and strong functional / architectural expertise.

 

YOUR IMPACT

 

The Revenue Divisions have a number of opportunities they would like to pursue as part of growth plans for the Region. Technology require a hybrid Business Analyst and Project Manager to enable Technology to drive forward a number of these initiatives that require involvement in various areas of Engineering.  The current focus on regulatory projects within many European engineering function has resulted in a backlog of opportunities that have not been pursued.  In order to deliver to the business, this role is likely to include oversight of newly created technology pods in order to achieve project measures of success.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL 

  • The role creates the opportunity for an individual to manage multiple projects across various Divisions of the firm which require an engineering uplift in order to meet new business opportunities. The first of these is a Russia entity consolidation and new business opportunity, looking to merge our Bank and broker dealer operations and increase equity market share from the new consolidated entity
  • We are seeking a Business Analyst / Project Manager with excellent analytical, communication and co-ordination skills to support technology needs across the Divisions. Roles will include:

--Meeting with Business users to identify, define & document the problem domain 

--Preparing business workflow diagrams, use cases, UI Design, Requirement Specifications, logical data model, business test scenarios, status reports, etc.

--Supporting the project team during the entire development lifecycle by clarifying business requirements, testing applications and reports, and ensuring that the technical solution meets the business requirements

--Facilitating appropriate end user training and communications

--The Business Analyst will expect to acquire detailed knowledge of multiple areas within the firm

  • The candidate will need to articulate business cases and explain financial metrics to senior leaders across the Technology Division
  • Conduct data analysis and ensures consistency and accuracy of information provided
  • Leads and facilitates the gathering and creation of user requirements across multiple functional areas within the Technology Division
  • Develop requirements documentation based on information gathered and in conjunction with senior members across the Technology Division
  • Set agenda for requirements, working sessions, and meetings
  • Gather requirements and capture actions and issues
  • Develop solution proposals
  • Document pertinent business processes via flow-charts
  • Probe for edge cases to uncover subtleties in the current processes
  • Communicate updates, statuses and timelines to all stakeholders
  • Escalate items that are unresolved or at risk
  • Prioritize analysis based on risks and demonstrate ability to work with incomplete information
  • Ask focused questions and rapidly gain an in-depth understanding of the current processes and compare and relate to similar situations
  • Deliver key results to senior management and address corresponding queries
  • Conduct research on topical issues
  • Conduct detailed problem tracking, resolutions and completion of all actions and issues by their deadlines

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • Highly motivated individual with the ability to work autonomously as well as in a team and collaboration oriented environment
  • Must demonstrate considerable energy, focus, drive and a sense of urgency
  • Financially astute with a solid and broad understanding of technology and related financials
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively articulate business cases and drive consensus with senior management
  • Ability to coordinate activities with multiple interdependencies
  • Ability to escalate at the right times
  • 4-year Bachelor's degree or international equivalent
  • 6-10 years of experience as a Business Analyst within the financial services industry 
  • Understanding of Investment Banking Business and Financial concepts, products and services
  • Understanding of the Technology Concepts and System Development Life Cycle fundamentals
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to identify inefficiencies and recommend solutions
  • Demonstrated skills in creating business and technical requirements documentation that developers can use to create applications that support the functional, technical and visual requirements
  • Ability to generate business use cases and screen mockups describing the business processes and expected functional experience
  • Experience in developing test plans, strategies and conducting User Acceptance Testing
  • Excellent communications skills to effectively communicate with bankers and systems developers
  • Ability to work in a team environment

 

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.


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Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Vet.

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