Senior Business Analyst (Risk 2025)

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Senior Business Analyst (Risk 2025)
Location - London (Remote)
Daily rate - £560/day PAYE - £718/day Umbrella
Start date - ASAP
Contract - 6 Months

Our financial services client is currently seeking an experienced Senior BA who has experience with Global Transformation Change Frameworks, Agile methodologies and best practice techniques to join their team. Global RBWM Retail Credit Risk manages Credit Risk associated with Retail lending products (Mortgages, Credit Cards, Loans and Overdrafts) for all countries HSBC operates in. The function is supported by several hundred analytics professionals engaged in reporting, modelling and data manipulation. As a result there are significant challenges to the effective management of data within the function requiring close cooperation with partners in RBWM and Finance.

The Retail Credit Risk (RCR) Analytics Transformation Team is seeking a Senior Business Analyst to support and deliver of migration of analytics software infrastructure from SAS to open source software. It requires reviewing SAS implementations of the existing modelling, data and MI applications, updating and validating the corresponding functional and non-functional requirements, and assisting in translating the implemented algorithms into the meta-language / abstract syntax trees and open source software.

The successful candidate will form an integral part of the RCR Data Management function and will be actively involved in the definition of business requirements and implementation activities. There is also a key requirement to ensure compliance against regulatory driven data and modelling requirements.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Anticipates and manages stakeholder expectations, fostering open and honest communication; resolves stakeholder conflict and represents the interests of other stakeholders
  • Identifies and analyses complex problems involving the wider team; generates feasible and creative solutions considering all aspects and consequences; leads brainstorming meetings to discuss and/or resolve problems
  • Questions current state and facilitates stakeholders to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Uses understanding of the Group's strategy, strengths, weaknesses and the external marketplace, to inform business decisions and create competitive advantage
  • Understands different mind-sets and analyses options to develop implementable solutions
  • Exhibits high energy, understands issues within team and galvanises others to achieve goals
  • Gains a clear understanding of others' point of view by listening, asking clarifying questions and reflecting back; encourages and facilitates open and honest debate with tact and integrity, even where sensitive issues are involved
  • Articulates or translates complex information in clear, meaningful and structured way to suit audience
  • Builds effective working relationships with analysis and design teams in our delivery partners and works well with external partners
  • Often acts as an expert across multiple projects or programmes simultaneously, guiding the teams on their requirements gathering, design, change or implementation approach. May conduct one off business research and analysis tasks related to programme or project scope.
  • Content heavy role - Senior Business Analysts must demonstrate strong business knowledge and sound business sense, and stay abreast of the industry, business-wise and technology-wise.
  • Stakeholder complexity - Senior Business Analysts will often need gather requirements and agree designs across stakeholders, dealing with different interests and resolving disagreements and conflicts, and sometimes needing to challenge poor requirements and design decisions. They will often attend and lead these meetings or workshops with no Global Transformation supervision.
  • Multi-disciplinary - Senior Business Analysts need to be able to shape business requirements and solution designs that encompass all aspects of the delivery (customer, people, process, policy, technology - system, data, infrastructure, etc). Often Business Analysts will work across multiple projects at the same time.

Key Requirements:

  • Expert knowledge of Global Transformation Change Frameworks, Agile methodologies and best practice techniques
  • A thorough understanding of the purpose, values, culture and fundamentals of Global Transformation
  • Intermediate SAS / SQL skills.
  • Experience with Modelling - Model delivery/Development
  • Intermediate Python skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, particularly in relation to code analysis and validation.
  • An understanding of the principles of credit risk and the corresponding regulatory models and processes
  • An understanding of systems delivery lifecycles and testing principles
  • An appreciation of systems and data architectures
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Visio, Powerpoint)
  • Financial service Industry experience
  • Experience with Spark is desirable
  • Experience with Hadoop and cloud technologies is desirable
  • An understanding of data and model governance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams.

If you think you are up for the task and feel you meet the above criteria or interested to hear more information please contact me on 0161 503 5530 /

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