AVP-Business Analyst

8 - 10 years experience  •  Financial Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17
New York, NY
8 - 10 years experience
Financial Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17


  • Independently managing requirements – and design – related activities for complex projects that cross multiple systems and have multiple stake-holder types.
  • Maintaining a strong understanding of Moody's business processes and strategies as well as IT capabilities and capacity, and filtering and prioritizing customer demand and business impact.
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships, and keeping clients informed and engaged throughout the entire project lifecycle.
  • Facilitating the development of business cases to support investment.
  • Partnering with technical architects to assure that technical models are aligned with business models.
  • Resolving any conflicts with requirements between business units or between business and technology.
  • Supporting Business Requirements activities by providing end-to-end analysis for product and initiatives with respect to data requirements, data flows, data modeling, workflow context and design, and user interface designs within and across Moody's systems.
  • Authoring thorough, detailed, high-quality documentation of all aspects of the systems in question, including business requirements, functional requirements, end to end process flows, use cases, and Business System Concept documents.
  • Adding to/Updating existing logical data models and creating entirely new logical data models. Independently designing highly usable interaction models and screens for entirely new or substantially re-imagined applications.
  • Managing technical appropriateness and/or feasibility of requirements and designs.
  • Obtaining signoffs and managing requirements change.
  • Actively managing Stakeholders of all levels by leading discussions of project scope and approach, and presenting business analysis findings/documentation and proposed solutions.
  • Actively participating in the scope definition process and make reasonable recommendations to meet designated release timelines
  • Enforcing scope management discipline from Inception and Elaboration phases through delivery.
  • Ensuring that the business and the Development and QA teams fully understand requirements prior to requirements finalization date during release, by conducting walkthroughs of all requirements documents.
  • Reviewing all Development and Architecture designs for coherence with the explicit written and implicit (“common knowledge”) requirements.
  • Documenting all BA-led meetings with Working Team, Development, and QA to ensure all participants are clear on the discussions and takeaways.
  • Notes should be distributed to all meeting participants within one working day.
  • Participating in QA resource planning and estimations. Ensure vendor estimations are within reason and do not exceed standards of previous projects.
  • Reviewing QA Test Cases and ensure feedback has been incorporated by QA team prior to functional testing start within each release.
  • Ensuring QA test cases are prioritized executed in order of criticality to business function.
  • Track defects on a daily basis, making sure that all data entered by QA is updated and accurate.
  • Track text case execution against plan and ensure QA dashboards/status reports are updated as agreed. Ensure any issues identified/highlighted by reporting are remediated immediately to keep test execution on track.
  • Lead UAT Efforts from Creation of test cases and data through execution.
  • Support training activities for internal team and external end users including documentation of Quick Reference Cards and other Training documentation/sessions.
  • Depending on the project, this may involve supporting the Training group, or may involve direct responsibility for production and delivery of these materials.
  • Perform BA sanity testing for all releases.
  • Facilitate post-release support and transition to application support teams.
  • Adhere to all PDLC templates and processes relevant to specific projects.

Moody'sInformation Technology

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent; Masters preferred
  • US only: 7+ years of experience in systems development. Includes development project management, business analysis, UI design, information architecture, and data modeling.
  • Fundamental understanding of software development lifecycle methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, etc) and industry best practices.
  • Ability to remain self-directed, adaptable, flexible in order to adjust priorities and goals in changing environments.
  • Proven ability to identify and interpret business requirements into application requirements and IT solutions.
  • Strong experience in multi-system application integration.
  • Strong leadership skills across both single discipline and multi-discipline teams.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to author a range of high-quality deliverables, including Process Flows, Use Cases and UI Designs.
  • Proven ability to articulate complex application requirements and functionality to business and IT stakeholders
  • Proven relationship-building skills required in order to create, maintain and enhance relationships with customer and peers.
  • Working knowledge implementing Software as a Service (SaaS) applications a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Financial Applications a plus


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