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Lead Business Analyst, Technology

Company: Raymond James Financial
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Raymond James is seeking a well-rounded Lead Business Analyst to join our IT Wealth Management development team. This individual will be responsible for writing system requirements that will ensure the technology solution will meet the needs of the business. Requires a high level understanding of systems, industry and end-user requirements. Demonstrates strong subject matter expertise and is able to integrate domain knowledge with an understanding of financial services standards and practices. Is the primary on the most complex or escalated issues and may provide direction and guidance team members. Is able to make judgements and recommendations based on the analysis and interpretation of data. Demonstrates strong technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; remains current with developments and trends in areas of expertise.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the technical deliverables of the team.
  • Creates detailed business requirements for functional (e.g., business processes, rules) and non-functional (e.g., data, security) capabilities.
  • Validates test cases to ensure that scripts will evaluate the business function being performed.
  • Gathers and interprets information from multiple sources (including databases, interviews, etc.) and makes recommendations.
  • Provides support for application development teams including documenting business processes.
  • Translates technical concepts to business audience and business information to a technical audience.
  • May take a lead role in developing estimates and implementation plans for technical solutions.
  • Partners with team members to develop project schedules, reports and documentation. May be required to act as project lead on small to medium projects and/or provide direction to others on the team.
  • Works with User Experience / Design resources to help visualize requirements into prototype.
  • Understands and applies principles in risk management, issue tracking and change management.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.Qualifications
    Experience and Skills:
    • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS or related degree and five (5) years of relevant experience or combination of education, training and experience.
    • May occasionally work a non-standard shift including nights and/or weekends and/or have on-call responsibilities.
    • May work in a team environment or project room to facilitate collaboration.Required:
      • Experience working in an Information Technology department specifically focused on application development projects.
      • Experience writing business requirement documents (BRDs) and functional requirement documents (FRDs).
      • Full Software Development Lifecycle experience.
      • Experience with SQL and common Databases.
      • Financial Services experience (general knowledge).Preferred:
        • This role prefers subject matter expertise of wealth management (investment management, and brokerage) and key platforms to define requirements, and provide definitions of data elements.
        • Subject matter expertise on at least one area of Wealth management (such as Prospecting, Proposal Generation, Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, SMA/UMA, Rebalancing, Trading and Client Reporting).
        • Experience working with Team Foundation Server or JIRA or any other requirement management tool.
        • Knowledge of risk management, issue tracking, change management and requirements gathering.
        • Developer moved on to become a BA will be preferred.Licenses/Certifications:
          • None required.Raymond James Guiding Behaviors
            At Raymond James our associates use five guiding behaviors (Develop, Collaborate, Decide, Deliver, Improve) to deliver on the firm's core values of client-first, integrity, independence and a conservative, long-term view.

            We expect our associates at all levels to:
            • Grow professionally and inspire others to do the same
            • Work with and through others to achieve desired outcomes
            • Make prompt, pragmatic choices and act with the client in mind
            • Take ownership and hold themselves and others accountable for delivering results that matter
            • Contribute to the continuous evolution of the firm
              At Raymond James - we honor, value, respect the uniqueness, experiences, and backgrounds of all of our Associates. When associates bring their best authentic self, our organization, clients and communities thrive, it is part of our part of our people-first culture. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.
              Job TechnologyPrimary Location US-FL-St. Petersburg-Saint PetersburgOther Locations US-CO-Denver-DenverOrganization TechnologySchedule Full-timeShift Day JobTravel NoColorado Wage Range (based on experience and qualifications) $95,000.00 - $130,000.00Eligible for Discretionary Bonus Yes

Keywords: Raymond James Financial, St. Petersburg , Lead Business Analyst, Technology, IT / Software / Systems , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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