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FO Business Analyst

Standard Chartered Bank
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jul 26, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity , together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours . When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
The Role Responsibilities
SABRE (Standard Chartered Analytics Booking and Risk Engine) is the bank's strategic platform for Financial Markets Risk and Valuations. It is entirely developed in house at SCB.
It is also the central data repository for all Financial Markets transactions providing information for regulatory and non-regulatory reporting purposes.
The current investments into the platform sponsor the following objectives:
  • Complete the adoption of SABRE generated risks and valuation for all official purposes across Market Risk, Finance and Operations
  • Meet regulatory objectives such as the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB), the transition from IBOR to Risk Free Rates and multiple regulatory transaction reporting changes (SFTR, SEC, CFTC and EMIR re-writes)
  • Build the core trade Booking and Life-cycling functionality as part of the FM re-platforming initiative, aiming at migrating all Transaction Processing onto our strategic in-house platform, with SABRE at its core
The main purpose of this Business Analyst role is to support SABRE Risk and Finance Adoption by establishing Controls, processes, remediations and enhancements to support Accuracy, Completeness and Timeliness of Risk generation and Risk Reporting infrastructure. The role sits in CIBITO (Corporate and Institutional Banking, Information Technology, and Operations) Risk group and provides close interaction with the Risk Managers, Product and Valuation Control, ITO and Quant teams.

  • Gather and document business requirements, write user stories. Review and agree prioritization of the book of work with key business stakeholders
  • Organize Sprint planning with the developers
  • Identify dependencies and blockers, actively engage with other teams in SABRE, in ITO and beyond to ensure a working solution - not a simple technical capability - is delivered to users.
  • Review, test, document the deliveries.
  • Troubleshoot issues in Risk, P&L (trade replication, market data, analytics, accuracy, timeliness, completeness etc.).
  • Work actively and creatively with automation testers to ensure all new functionalities are tested and added in test pack with optimal coverage and performance.
  • Demo the deliveries to stakeholders, gather feedback, sign offs and continuously improve the application in an iterative, Agile approach.
  • Build a strong and effective relationship with the business. Chair project meetings with key risk managers to report on progress and review issues.
  • Maintain and spread knowledge of the solutions being developed with the business analysts and the broader team.
Diversity & Inclusion
  • Standard Chartered is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a work environment which embraces diversity will enable us to get the best out of the broadest spectrum of people to sustain strong business performance and competitive advantage. By building an inclusive culture, each employee can develop a sense of belonging, and have the opportunity to maximize their personal potential.
Our Ideal Candidate

General Skills:
  • Experience working on a large-scale front to back implementation, preferably vendor plus in-house applications
  • Ability to accurately translate and document business needs into functional requirements and produce high quality documentation
  • Financial knowledge encompassing products (flow, options, structured, bonds), pricing models, VaR, PNL Attributions, Limits and Trade life cycle. Strong technical acumen and Knowledge of Murex or similar systems.
  • Experience working in a Financial Markets Technology. Ability to work, prioritise and deliver under agreed timelines.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with an excellent standard of English (written and spoken).
  • Ability to work proactively, independently and displays strong initiative taking attitude
  • Pragmatic team player with good attention to detail
  • Well versed with Confluence, JIRA, Agile practices and SQL
Technical Knowledge
  • Good understanding of the FO to BO trade flow of financial products, including Middle Office, Operations and Finance activities
  • Product knowledge across asset classes encompassing product & trade life cycle
  • Good understanding of key technology concepts, Query languages like SQL and Spark SQL, basics in logical/physical data models, python functional programming, and architecture is a plus.
Preferred Domain Knowledge
  • Previous relevant experience in full end to end financial markets IT project delivery life cycle
Other Preferred Skills
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Multicultural awareness
  • Displays personal authority, integrity and ethics
  • Willingness to work with Team spread across multiple geographies
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