Principal Agile Analyst, Investment

Employer
Schroders Investment Management
Location
Singapore, Singapore
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 25, 2021
Closes
Apr 13, 2021
Ref
10614067
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
The Principle Agile Analyst should have domain working experience supporting Front office investment systems within the asset management industry and has a strong knowledge around Data Management Processes - Securities, Classifications, Analytics and Reference Data. Strong working knowledge of data vendors like Bloomberg, Refinitiv, MarkIT and interfaces for interactions are preferred. Exposure to back office operations, investment operations and portfolio performance/attribution is an advantage.

What you'll do
  • Support Capability (Product) Owners and Epic Owners/Analysts to ensure that features and stories to be delivered by the Capability team are well defined and structured
  • Lead analysis tasks which contribute to the delivery of working software required by the Capability [Product] Owner
  • Contribute to the analysis, development, build and testing of working software required by the Capability [Product] Owner
  • Accountable for ensuring user stories are delivered to the 'working system' definition of 'done' within an agreed sprint
  • Accountable for ensuring committed PI Objectives and Sprint Objectives are met
  • Responsible for contributing to agile planning, including sizing stories, parsing user stories into tasks etc.
  • Working with colleagues from other agile teams and shared service teams to both communicate and accept dependencies
  • Supporting the System Team in readiness for the System Demo
  • Participate enthusiastically and effectively in Schroders Agile ceremonies
  • Ensuring continued improvement through conducting regular retrospective reviews and executing high priority actions that emerge
  • Committing to increasing their skills and experience in non-core specialisms (Dev, Test)
  • Supporting other team members to improve their analysis skills and experiences
  • Performing the role of Scrum Master for the agile team if required to do so
  • Supporting the development of the wider Global Technology organisation through leadership of communities, guilds or key involvement in other non-core activities
  • Conduct and lead business requirements gathering workshops


The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need
  • A university degree graduate with at least 5 - 7 years of business analyst experience
  • Strong domain working experience in supporting Investment Front office system, Investment Data & Analytics in the Finance Asset Management industry i.e. asset managers, custodians, fund administrators, etc.
  • Working knowledge of financial instruments, setup and processing characteristics of products such as Equities, Fixed Income, Money Market, FX Forwards including NDFs; OTC Derivatives - Rates and Credits, CFD products.
  • Exposure to any of Investment front office processes -Asset allocations, Portfolio Constructions, Portfolio rebalancing, Portfolio Performance & Attribution reporting, Dealing Desk, Risk assessment, etc., portfolio performance and attribution is an added advantage.
  • Working knowledge of systems such as BlackRock Aladdin, MarkIT EDM, Eagle PACE and Market Data Vendors like Refinitiv, Bloomberg, Factset, etc.


The knowledge, experience and qualifications preferred
  • Lean Agile credentials; Certified Safe Agilist (SA)
  • Basic professional qualifications relating to the asset management industry (such as IMC) and business analysis (such as ISEB)
  • CBAP / CFA or Agile practitioner
  • Familiarity with Agile delivery methodologies, ideally SAFe


What you'll be like
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of contributing to the development of technology solutions, both in-house developed bespoke applications and commercially available off-the-shelf solutions
  • Excellent communications to stakeholders of various level, in a clear and concise manner as well to the Capability teams on work (features/stories)
  • Wide experience of business analysis across several different capabilities, systems or teams; number of different (positive) experiences is valued higher than length of experience
  • High level of technical skill in use of business analysis techniques, methodologies and artefacts to support agile software development
  • Knowledge and experience of using various tools - SQL, Power BI, Alteryx, Tableau, MS Power Suite.
  • Experience of working with global colleagues and stakeholders and sensitivity to cultural differences, time zones etc
  • Passionate about mastering and innovating best practice in business analysis
  • Inspiring and collaborative leader, model of agile leadership approach
  • Continuous improvement mind-set, challenges the status quo and seeks self-improvement
  • Problem solver, comfortable taking the initiative in challenging and ambiguous circumstances
  • Proactive and has a driven, growth mind-set

Job Reference no SIN01373

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