Agile Analyst/ Principal Agile Analyst, Core Data

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IT & Change Management Services
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SIN01351 Requisition #

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for an Agile Analyst/ Principal Agile Analyst who has a strong domain working experience supporting Core Data for back office operations either in a financial or asset management industry. You need to have strong knowledge around Data Management Processes – Securities, Classifications, Analytics and Reference Data. Strong working knowledge of data vendors like Bloomberg, Refinitiv, MarkIT and interfaces for interactions. Exposure to back office operations, investment operations and portfolio performance/attribution is an advantage.

 

About Schroders

We’re a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future. 

 

We have around 4,000 people on six continents. And we’ve been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn’t change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper. 

 

 

The base

This role will be based in Singapore at our CapitaGreen office. 

 

The team

You will be part of the Capability aligned agile delivery team, responsible for contributing to all aspects of the analysis, design, development, building and testing of solutions within a sprint cadence. Each team member is aligned to a single Capability and, while the Agile Analyst’s core contribution will be leading the analysis and design aspects of software development, they also significantly contribute to development and testing activities. 

 

 

What you’ll do

  • Support Capability (Product) Owners and Epic Owners/Analysts to ensure that features and stories to be delivered by the Capability team are well defined and structured
  • Lead analysis tasks which contribute to the delivery of working software required by the Capability [Product] Owner
  • Contribute to the analysis, development, build and testing of working software required by the Capability [Product] Owner
  • Accountable for ensuring user stories are delivered to the ‘working system’ definition of ‘done’ within an agreed sprint
  • Accountable for ensuring committed PI Objectives and Sprint Objectives are met
  • Contribute to agile planning, including sizing stories, parsing user stories into tasks etc.
  • Working with colleagues from other agile teams and shared service teams to both communicate and accept dependencies
  • Support the System Team in readiness for the System Demo
  • Participate enthusiastically and effectively in Schroders Agile ceremonies
  • Ensuring continued improvement through conducting regular retrospective reviews and executing high priority actions that emerge
  • Committing to increasing their skills and experience in non-core specialisms (Dev, Test)
  • Supporting other team members to improve their analysis skills and experiences
  • Performing the role of Scrum Master for the agile team if required to do so
  • Supporting the development of the wider Global Technology organisation through leadership of communities, guilds or key involvement in other non-core activities 
  • Conduct and lead business requirements gathering workshops

 

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you’ll need

  • Domain Working experience in supporting back office, data operations in the Finance Asset Management industry i.e. asset managers, custodians, fund administrators, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Data Management processes such as Pricing and Valuation, Instruments and Securities, Index and Benchmark data and not least, Client and Portfolio data.
  • Working knowledge of financial instruments, setup and processing characteristics of products such as Equities, Fixed Income, Money Market, FX Forwards including NDFs; OTC Derivatives – Rates and Credits, CFD products.
  • Exposure to working knowledge on Market Data, Reference Data, and understanding of organization’s Group Data Model (such as Operational Data, Investment Data) is preferred.
  • Exposure to back office – trade processing, reconciliation, corporate actions, accounting and valuation and investment operations, portfolio performance and attribution is an added advantage.
  • Working knowledge of systems such as BlackRock Aladdin, MarkIT EDM, Eagle PACE and Market Data Vendors like Refinitiv, Bloomberg, Factset, etc.
  • Exposure to accounting platforms like Simcorp Dimension, Portia, Hi-portfolio is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with Agile delivery methodologies, ideally SAFe
  • Wide experience of business analysis across a number of different capabilities, systems or teams; number of different (positive) experiences is valued higher than length of experience
  • High level of technical skill in use of business analysis techniques, methodologies and artefacts to support agile software development
  • Knowledge and experience of using various tools – Alteryx, Tableau, MS Power Suite and SQL.
  • Experience of working with global colleagues and stakeholders and sensitivity to cultural differences, time zones etc.
  • Working experience in agile methodology e.g. sprint planning, backlog grooming, story writing
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of contributing to the development of technology solutions, both in-house developed bespoke applications and commercially available off-the-shelf solutions
  • Excellent understanding of the business context of the capabilities
  • Excellent communications to stakeholders of various level, in a clear and concise manner as well to the Capability teams on work (features/stories)

 

What you’ll be like

 

  • A degree graduate with at least 4 to 6 years’ of experience as a Business Analyst or Principal Agile Analyst
  • Experience supporting Core Data in a back office operations environment within a financial or asset management industry
  • Strong knowledge around data management processes i.e Securities, Classifications, Analytics and Reference Data.
  • Working knowledge of data vendors like Bloomberg, Refinitiv, MarkIT and interfaces for interactions are preferred.
  • Exposure to back office operations, investment operations and portfolio performance/attribution
  • Enjoy working with global counterparts, colleagues and stakeholders and sensitive to cultural differences, time zones etc.
  • Working experience in agile methodology e.g. sprint planning, backlog grooming, story writing
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of contributing to the development of technology solutions, both in house developed bespoke applications and commercially available off the shelf solutions
  • Excellent ability to communicate how the work [features and stories] delivered by the Capability teams contributes to Epics
  • Passionate about mastering and innovating best practice in business analysis
  • Inspiring and collaborative leader, model of agile leadership approach
  • Continuous improvement mind-set, challenges the status quo and seeks self-improvement 

 

 

Desirable technical skills

  • Lean Agile credentials; Certified Safe Agilist (SA)
  • Basic professional qualifications relating to the asset management industry (such as IMC) and business analysis (such as ISEB)
  • CBAP / CFA or Agile practitioner

Job Reference: SIN01351 

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