Randstad Sr. Business Analyst in Los Angeles, California

Sr. Business Analyst


Los Angeles, CA

Date Posted:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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We are looking for a Business Analyst to help implement an enterprise data management and systems integration strategy. We are seeking a well-rounded individual who has the ability to organize and execute a vision into a solution and exhibits strong leadership skills. Through an in-depth knowledge of investment management, this position will elicit the business processes, gather and document business / functional / technical specifications, collaborate with the development and testing teams to implement the solution and perform system / user acceptance testing.


  • Analyze user requirements and issues; provide the best fit solution, while maintaining the integrity of existing applications

  • Create documentation in support of business and technology requests

  • Gather, validate, document, and facilitate implementation of business requirements for technology initiatives (includes business/data requirements, data flows, data modeling, workflow context and design, and user interface designs)

  • Provide ongoing evaluations of technology solutions and capabilities to ensure alignment with business objectives. Identify areas of risk, while monitoring the current environment, potential improvement areas, and the financial implications of those decisions

  • Participate in user acceptance testing and support system training / documentation

  • Form strong working relationships with internal users - both business and technical

  • Fulfill responsibilities related to production support as well as application development projects simultaneously.

  • Act as liaison between business users and development resources to facilitate large and small scale changes and complex problem solving.

  • Provides direction and support to vendors / application developers when application changes require knowledge of system functionality


  • Experience with one or more of the following systems:
  1. Reference data management, security master file systems and related systems integration

  2. Investment Performance and/or portfolio management systems

  3. Enterprise data warehouse, reporting data marts and reporting platforms for alternative investment management firms

  • Hands on experience using Bloomberg, Markit data or Wall Street Office data. Other market data providers incl. Reuters, LPC, KDP etc.) a plus

  • Understanding of relational databases, reporting schemas, data transformations, intermediate skill level with SQL queries. Strong understanding of data warehousing concepts

  • 1+ years experience with Advent Geneva, related data structure, systems integration and reporting

  • 2+ years experience with security master and reference data management applications

  • Exposure to Wall Street Office, Eagle Pace or NXR2 preferred

  • Experience with reporting platforms - MS SSRS or Tableau preferred

  • Exposure to investment entities, investment performance calculation concepts / terminology related to fixed income investments

  • Experience in project management or managing regular software release cycles, working with support vendors

  • Familiarity with multiple architectures: n-tier, .NET, client-server, etc. and multi-system application integration


  • Knowledge of fixed income securities required, knowledge of leveraged loans, high yield bonds and credit derivatives required

  • A proven resource in developing systems requirements, designing and prototyping, testing, training, defining support procedures, and implementing practical business solutions under multiple deadlines.

  • Ability to synthesize business challenges and clearly present a business case, able to explain complex concepts in a clear and concise manner

  • Experience with a large, functionally diverse, and informed user base that demands high quality applications

  • Bachelor s degree in Computer Science, Accounting, or Finance

  • MBA with concentration in finance or technology, or a CFA charter (or significant progress) required

  • Prior experience with data management and reporting systems in an alternative investment manager, hedge fund or retail investment management firms is required

  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in supporting & implementing applications

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and iterations with several applications simultaneously

  • Must be analytical and detail oriented yet, able to conceptualize end-state solutions

  • Must be able to perform various roles (e.g., business analyst, systems analyst, data analyst, tester)

  • 2+ years of experience guiding and interacting with diverse individuals, skillsets and roles (e.g., business analysts, modelers, ETL developers, BI developers, QA etc.)

  • Must have experience leading small project teams (<10 people with multi location teams)

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

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