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Kforce Business Analyst - Trade Processes in Saint Petersburg, Florida

Kforce has a client in search of a Business Analyst-Trade Processes in Saint Petersburg, Florida (FL).Job Summary:Under general supervision, uses specialized knowledge and skills obtained through education, experience and/or, specialized training to serve as a liaison between the business community and the IT organization in order to provide solutions to meet user needs.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to established standards and maintains currency in business analysis practices, procedures and techniques

  • Consults with users to identify, analyze, refine and document business requirements

  • Coordinates project scheduling with appropriate entities

  • Develops and maintains project schedules and produces project reports and documentation

  • Develops conceptual design documents, including project definition, alternative solutions, scope of work, functional specifications, and logical skeletons for new systems

  • Follows up with internal clients about completed tasks to ensure client satisfaction

  • Identifies requirements for testing, develops test plans and scripts and coordinates test transmissions, as required; Tests software

  • Provides business analysis support for moderately complex applications, including analyzing and documenting business processes and translating user requirements to software development teams

  • May train or lead the work of others

  • Leads projects of moderate scope and complexity or serves as a technical advisor to project teams; Guidance is provided to perform varied work that is frequently difficult in character requiring some evaluation, originality and ingenuity to make moderately complex decisions

  • Resolves or recommends solutions to moderately complex problems

  • Extensive contact with internal customers is required to identify, research, and resolve problems

  • Has worked in the capacity of a business analyst in trade processing applications for Mutual Funds, Equities, Options and Fixed Income

  • Has experience in trade settlement, reconciliation and trade reporting requirements

  • Trade processing for Mutual Funds, Equities, Options and Fixed Income

  • Business Analysis tools: Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Software Engineering Methodology (SEM) process, Change Management, Project Management tools (MS Project), basic database query language usage, time tracking tools, Use Case/UML, advanced quality assurance (QA) tool usage for test case development, execution, and defect tracking/issue tracking software

Experience with:

  • Creating and interpreting process maps and flowcharts

  • Preparing various reports, summaries, surveys and written recommendations

  • Developing and maintaining project plans

  • Developing conceptual design documents, including devising logical skeletons for new systems

  • Conducting usability testing of software applications

  • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications

Ability to:

  • Ask pointed questions to verify clear understanding of client issues

  • Analyze a business function and derive a set of requirements to satisfy a general request

  • Take ownership of an aspect or task on a project with little to no assistance

  • Actively communicate technical and business aspects of work efforts to team members

  • Mentor other analysts when necessary

  • Champion a non-technical project improvement effort

  • Lead requirements gathering sessions

  • Provide a high level of customer service

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours