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Business Analyst (Credit/Fixed Income)

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Job Description

Job Title: Business Analyst (Credit/Fixed Income)

Location: Newark, NJ 07012

Duration: Contract


Job Description:                             


Our Role:

  • Our Technology Solutions Group is a dynamic, fast-paced environment, with exciting changes on the horizon under new senior leadership. 
  • We are looking for a highly analytical, data driven, technical savvy Business Systems Analyst like you that can partner with our Credit Research, ESG and Investment teams to capture & analyze requirements. 
  • We are building our new products and technical capabilities for our research teams. 
  • We want you to see this challenge as a unique and valuable opportunity, so if this sounds interesting, then could be the place for you.


Your Impact:

  • Be the key Business Systems Analyst for the ESG and Credit Research teams – specifically focused on research, data models, analysis, analytics, and reporting.
  • Utilize knowledge of business analysis concepts and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies to support business initiatives and system enhancements within our Credit value stream function.
  • Perform business process reviews and workflow changes by working with business users, vendors, and IT when applicable.
  • Manage clear expectations by establishing clear timelines, milestones, and providing transparency on risks, dependencies, and issues through status reporting
  • Create process flows and conduct gap analysis for current state vs future state
  • Analyze data to help support business requirement gathering and data quality efforts
  • Document business requirements and functional and technical specifications
  • Analyze business processes and make recommendations for improvements
  • Keep abreast of industry initiatives and market trends that impact the business to continue to improve efficiencies
  • Responsible for understanding technology impact on the business processes
  • Assist with internal/external communication, improving transparency and disseminating information



Your Required Skills:

  • 10+ years of Business Analysis at a buy-side Fixed Income firm supporting front office end-users (Credit Research, Portfolio Managers, Investment Risk, & Quantitative Strategies)
  • Experience in various Fixed Income instruments is required (e.g. U.S. Treasuries, Investment Grade, High Yield, EMD, Mortgages, Sovereign Debt / Government Bonds, Corporate Bonds, OTCD, and Repos)
  • Experience in Fixed Income credit research practices and ESG are a plus
  • Working knowledge of data governance and ability to ensure high data quality is maintained throughout the data lifecycle of a project
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to structure SQL queries, understand stored procedures, have experience with Business Intelligence Reporting tools and understand relational database models.
  • Innate ability to assess current process and suggest change-driven solutions to enhance business outcomes
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to conduct root cause analysis on system, process or production problems and ability to provide viable solutions
  • Ability to optimize end-user proficiency with new systems, programs, and applications across departments
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects and work effectively under pressure; exceptional organizational and administrative skills; at ease with abundance of details, yet mindful of big picture at all time
  • Experience with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools (Jira, Confluence)



Your Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science or a related field.
  • CFA Certification

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