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Business Analyst

Kurtosys, London

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WHO ARE WE?
 
Kurtosys is an international cloud based Fintech company with offices in, Raleigh Durham, London and Cape Town. We launched in 2002 when our founders saw how the digital revolution would change financial services. We aim to transform the way that financial information is presented, shared and consumed by creating visually appealing and easy to interpret client reporting tools that help our clients, some of the world’s largest asset managers, to attract and retain investor assets. We do this through the design, development and delivery of innovative technical solutions using the latest tools and technologies.

WHY JOIN US?

Some of the career perks: We work with up to date technology, promote from within wherever possible, and encourage our team members to use initiative, think out the box and share their ideas

Some of the technology perks: Our products and solutions are hosted in the cloud, we operate modern, secure hybrid cloud infrastructure using a Rackspace managed private cloud as well as AWS and Azure services. At the core of our architecture are a set of micro service API’s, each of which deal with a specific area of functionality. We are first and foremost a technology company with a technology driven mind-set. Working at Kurtosys will provide exposure to these technologies as well as the tools and technologies we use to develop and deliver our solutions following an agile methodology

INTRODUCTION

We are seeking a well-rounded, technical business analyst who will be involved with analyzing and specifying new projects, as well as improving and upgrading existing solutions for the customer. The analyst will draw on a variety of problem solving abilities and technical skills, working closely with the client as well as the internal development team to elicit requirement, gather & analyze data and design a solution to meet the business need presented by the client.

Responsibilities

  • Establish and develop a healthy, constructive working relationship with our clients in the asset management industry.
  • Apply yourself actively across multiple projects that are in various phases of delivery, working with a team and clients that span multiple time zones (from the Americas through EMEA).
  • Analyze client data (in various formats such as CSV, XLSX, XML, JSON etc.) for validity, accuracy and completeness; Perform a gap analysis on the data to identify shortcomings or potential risks.
  • Elicit, gather, analyze and document the client’s business and user requirements through running workshops and meetings with the client; Identify the core business problem to be solved and/or value to be added by Kurtosys using business analysis tools, techniques and best practices.
  • Applying your knowledge of the Kurtosys platform and products, design a solution that fits the client’s data model and meets the client’s business & user requirements.
  • Own the business and functional requirements of the client and act as the subject matter expert to ensure synergy between what the client wants/expects and what the implementation teams delivers.
  • Attend ceremonies (stand-ups, grooming, retrospectives) to help manage and groom the delivery backlog and to field questions from the developers or QA team.
  • Own the documentation space, ensuring it is up-to-date, organized neatly in accordance with standards and contains all relevant information.
  • Design user interfaces (website wireframes and components) using industry standard tools and technologies.
  • Ensure the delivered solution accurately meets the client requirements as initially identified – the business problem or value proposition.
  • Provide support to the project manager, where applicable.
  • Continuously improve and add value to the business analyst team and function by open and honest communication with the team, hosting training sessions on pre-decided topics, staying current with BA industry trends and technology and feeding this back into the team.

Required Skills

  • Excellent communication (verbal, written and interpersonal) and presentation skills.
  • Excellence in personal organization, time and stress management.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities; Proven knowledge of fault-finding methodologies and an approach to root-cause analysis.
  • Self-motivated and highly driven to continuously learn, adapt and improve yourself and your team.
  • A good understanding of databases and data concept.
  • General tools such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or GoogleDocs.
  • A strong ability to perform requirements elicitation and documentation.
  • The ability to confidently push back on out-of-scope, unreasonable or irrelevant requirements and communicating / justifying your reasoning.
  • The ability to design a website solution using wire-framing tools, showcasing an understanding of web elements, components and modules.
  • An understanding of the software development life cycle and the comparative pros and cons of traditional (“Waterfall”) and Agile techniques.  

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in web design using Photoshop, Sketch (+ Craft) and InVision.
  • A background in asset management or detailed knowledge of the industry.
  • An understanding of development tools and technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript (specifically node and react).
  • A good understanding of cloud service providers and technologies as well as future trends in this space.
  • Experience in working with database technologies such as SQL Server or MySQL as well as RESTful APIs (XML/JSON).
  • Management and documentation tools such as Jira and Confluence; Diagramming tools such as Visio, Gliffy or yEd; Experience with both Windows and Mackintosh operating systems.

Qualifications

  • At a minimum, a diploma / degree or equivalent qualification in Computer Science / Information Systems.
  • Diploma / certificate in Business Analysis preferred.
  • Additionally, a qualification in the Financial Services industry preferred.

About Kurtosys

Kurtosys provides an industry class digital experience platform for financial services companies. Our platform enables financial institutions to orchestrate their data across websites, documents and portals to increase sales, marketing and client servicing efficiency. The Kurtosys SaaS platform offers a range of fund marketing and investor servicing solutions including investment management websites, fund data tools, automated fund factsheets, secure investor portals and document libraries. Our infrastructure and technology are underpinned by our global ISO-27001 certification in information security management; and we have a deep understanding of working with data, industry regulations and compliance issues. Founded in 2002, Kurtosys was funded from Silicon Valley investment and now operates across four global offices and employs over 150 talented people. We work with some of the world’s largest asset management brands that include banks, wealth managers, mutual fund providers and alternative investments.

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