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Business Systems Analyst in Boston, MA at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 4/16/2019

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Job Description

Business Systems Analyst Summary:

Signature Consultants has an opportunity for a Business Systems Analyst to work with our client's Investments Data Management Systems in Boston, MA.

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of Demonstrated Business Systems Analyst experience in Asset Management/Investment Banking.
  • Intermediate SQL knowledge.
  • Track record in Data Warehouse, Data Mart, Reporting systems experience
  • BA and/or BS in Computer Science or related field.


  • Understanding the business processes and the interdependencies of various systems in use (or the ability to quickly acquire the knowledge).
  • Facilitating interactive discussions with the business unit and technology teams in order to achieve alignment on defining requirements.
  • Gathering, analyzing, documenting and translating business requirements into functional specifications that can be used to design and implement solutions to meet the business objectives.
  • Managing the change control and traceability processes for requirements.
  • Analyzing complex system and system-related problems for the business unit and making recommendations for improvements or new designs
  • Identifying potential solutions for the business and providing input into any risks and issues
  • Creating and implementing test plans (schedule, approach, cases, scripts and conditions, etc.), including production check out and measuring testing performance results
  • Ensuring the testing environment has sufficient test data to carry out the full test plans
  • Ensuring all quality standards and techniques are followed, including compiling and publishing artifacts and deliverables of the AQMS as required
  • Updating/creating user and technical documentation procedures and manuals, operational support documentation, and archival of project documentation.
  • Identifying and communicating risks, issues and potential solution strategies along with providing status updates to senior leadership.
  • The ability to lead, influence, communicate and interact with people of all levels across the organization and external partners as required
  • An attention for detail with the ability to translate for the business or technology in order to facilitate effective collaboration
  • Demonstrated proficiency with requirement and process tools (e.g. Visio, Word, Excel, HP Quality Center, Workfront)
  • Ability to handle changing priorities, manage multiple tasks and work within tight timeframes and deadlines.
  • Solid analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills. 

Additional Details:

  • Candidate must have detailed knowledge of the Asset Management business domain and should be able to define and explain the attributes of various terms, here is few examples
  • Security: Issue Type, Security Name, Coupon Rate, Bond Accrual Basis, Issue Date, Maturity Date, Issuer, Currency of Issue, Payment Frequency
  • Security Tax Lot: Number of Shares, Trade Date, Settlement Date, Actual Settlement Date, Book Value, Currency of Trade, Exchange Traded On
  • Security Position: Portfolio Identifier, Security Identifier, Current Market Value, Book Value
  • Account: Account Id, Account Alias Id, Account Long Name, Account Voting, Account Discretion, Tax Status, Start Date, Open/Closed Indication
  • Securities Transaction: Transaction Type, Transaction Id, Account Id, Portfolio Id, Quantity, Counterparty
  • Must understand relational database structure, Data warehouse – surrogate keys, natural keys, index, referential integrity, slowly changing dimensions, domain of values/look up tables.
  • Must understand simple user interface (UI) concerns –screen real estate, controls. Relationship of UI to supporting database and to publication layer.
  • Must be able to speak in business terms to business and technical terms to technologists.
  • Must be able to compose simple SQL statements and have experience in assessing data content.
  • This is a HEAVY DATA CONTENT role (Data Mapping, Data Analysis, define Data Quality rules, Balance and controls, Data Security, Reporting).

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” and is now the 15th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 27 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients’ technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit