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MARKET DATA BUSINESS ANALYST

We are currently looking for talented Market Data BAs to join our financial clients.

This role sits within the Middle Office Development group, which provides services to Front Office sales, trading, and the COO team.  The remit has recently expanded to include the Market Data System (MDS) platform, Reference Data and core Murex platform.

LOCATION 

LONDON

DESCRIPTION

RESPONSIBILITIES

This is a key role around Market data platform migration. As part of the transformation programme migrating existing Market data platform into the current infrastructure.  The role involves the analysis of existing market data application used by the client, collate the additional requirements from business users and complete the business requirements documentation.

 

The jobholder is expected to have a broad knowledge of the various financial asset classes held by the company and to understand the market data requirements for calculating risk and valuation. 

 

Day to Day activity

  • Analyse all the data vendors that users to consume the data.

  • Interacting with development teams to understand the existing architecture.

  • Interacting with other entity stakeholders on understand the market data usage and additional business requirements.

  • Produce the business requirements specification and functional specification for the migration.

  • Document all the existing data vendors and the type of data been consumed by all platforms including FO, Murex & MDS systems.

  • Document the end to end flow for the existing platform and complete detailed documentation for downstream feeds with the existing platform.

  • Provide mapping attributes between the source and downstream feeds.

  • Conduct workshops with business stakeholders, the vendor and internal development teams on the business requirements.

KEY SKILLS

  • Good experience performing gap analysis and writing the business and functional specification documentation.

  • Strong knowledge of any Market data platform 

  • Working with users, senior management and stakeholders across multiple disciplines in a pressured environment.

  • A strong knowledge of market data requirements for various asset classes including bonds, futures, swaps, F/X.

  • At least a basic knowledge of Investment Banking services and business processes

  • A strong knowledge about various data providers (eg., Bloomberg).

Desirable Skills:

  • Delivering Market data consolidation solutions as part of a large change program.

  • Previous experience working with data office.

  • Knowledge about reviewing the data contracts with various vendors.

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