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Senior Systems Analyst

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Job Purpose

The main purpose of the role is to support the Clearing Systems Analysis team based in our London office. As a Systems Analyst, you will be an integral member of the team responsible for defining the design, development, and implementation of ICE's derivatives product and service offerings, principally in the Futures and spot markets.  The Analyst will lead and coordinate the translation of business/product requirements to system requirements including functional specifications, use-cases and logical flow modeling. Serving as the primary requirements liaison for a software development team, the Analyst will analyse and produce requirements also ensuring the accuracy of the implementation against the product requirements.  As ICE's product, data, and technology services continue to increase in value to our customers, ISV's, Data Vendors, and 3rd party licensees of ICE technology, the Analyst will play a key role in ICE’s product delivery and customer facing technology offerings in a high-pressure environment with aggressive deadlines.  

Fast paced, enthusiastic, self-motivated & ambitious, you will have the ability to work on your own initiative, manage your own workload and meet project targets - and a track record to back this up.


The Systems Analyst will:
  • Be the primary facilitator responsible for defining and documenting software requirements for large-scale development projects
  • Spearhead internal projects and coordinate with internal teams such as Treasury, Risk, Operations, Technology, Compliance etc., to streamline operational processes as well as ensure adherence to all internal policies and regulations
  • Facilitate requirements gathering sessions, reviews and issue resolution involving multiple stakeholders, jurisdictions and time zones
  • Assess the impact new systems and features have on existing systems, and communicate those impacts to the appropriate internal teams and stakeholders, and to the external member and vendor community
  • Enforce change-control procedures to ensure requirements changes are approved by stakeholders and clearly communicated to the release team
  • Assist the management of ICE Clear Europe with strategic projects related to business growth, investment management and operational efficiencies
  • Develop analysis artifacts including use-cases, activity diagrams, user-interface schematics, business rules, technical specifications, process flows, and API documentation
  • Proactively identify, report, and minimise risks to the project
  • Support the technical development and quality-assurance efforts, as required
  • Assist project management with prioritization and tracking the implementation of system requirements
  • Develop relationships with Vendors and Clearing Members to foster a dialogue to improve day to day processes and obtain input and feedback on potential new products as well as product and process enhancements

Knowledge and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Economics or Finance, or related discipline
  • Systems/business analysis, quality assurance, or related experience
  • Experience using iterative development methodologies such as RUP and/or Agile
  • Experience with banking, trading, clearing, or related industry highly preferred; familiarity with regulatory aspects a plus
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Detail oriented, results-driven and self-motivated
  • Proven organizational skills with strong commitment to customer service and product delivery
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment
  • Strong technical aptitude and understanding of how technologies impact delivery
  • Ability to explain technical details
  • Experience working on technology / business change data Programmes is highly advantageous
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio)
  • Experience executing basic database queries for data analysis
  • Experience with user interface design, and the latest web technologies a plus
  • Experience with API development (particularly XML, FiXML, and/or FpML) a plus

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