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Senior Requirements Engineer (Business Analyst)

Harvey Nash AG


Senior Requirements Engineer (Business Analyst)

Loaction: Zurich

Duration: 12 months

Overview of business area or project:

An exciting opportunity in one of our leading banking client, which develops and operates state of the art IT solutions for various Private Banking & Wealth Management business areas. Our footprint is global, servicing Americas, EMEA, Switzerland and APAC, with products ranging across Alternative Investments, Indices, Equities, Foreign Exchange, Money Markets, Loans, Fixed Income, and their derivatives. The projects are part of a significantly larger regulatory IT program portfolio.

Key Responsibilities

  • Elicit IT requirements by translating business requirements (including business rules) into software requirements
  • Document and specify software requirements
  • Ensure high quality of requirements
  • Prioritize and plan requirement work and engage all stakeholders (business, IT)
  • Ensure common understanding among stakeholders (business, developers, testers)
  • Hand over requirements to delivery teams so they can translate the project requirements into their own low level platform requirements, and collaborate continuously to ensure correct implementation
  • Manage requirements across lifecycle (identified, specified, baselined, implemented, tested, released)
  • Work with test manager to ensure test coverage and support with defect analysis
  • Take ownership for own work packages and drive for results

Overview of the department / team (team size, backgrounds, personalities …):

The team consists of project managers, requirements engineers, solution architects and testing resources. All roles are important for successful program/project delivery and typically form the project core teams to coordinate the solution delivery work across a large number of supplier teams where the software development takes place. The immediate Team is located in Switzerland - 9 Team Members, IT Provider Teams are located globally.

Challenges Contractor will be facing in this role:

Candidate needs strong stakeholder management skills to align the requirements with many different roles. In addition, the candidate needs to have excellent analytical skills to quickly develop an in-depth understanding of the business environment and the complex IT landscape in order to achieve results.

Essentials Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proven track record as IT Business Analyst 8+ years (Requirements Engineer) mainly in large scale and international projects:
    - elicitation, specification, modelling and quality assurance
    - features, use cases, business rules, non-functional requirements, epics, user stories
  • 4+ years of experience in Banking/Financial Industry:
    - bank processes: Investment Advice, Order Management
    - products: listed & OTC
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to navigate in complex business and IT environments
  • Outstanding ability to manage stakeholders from different departments in large matrix organizations and proven communication skills
  • Seasoned in collaboration with Software engineers and architects and therefore conscious of technical restrictions and pitfalls
  • Fluent with different software delivery approaches: Waterfall, Iterative and Agile (Scrum)
  • Proficient in English (written and spoken)

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • In-depth regulatory knowledge (MiFID II or similar) is an asset
  • Be a generalist: Requirements Engineering, Business Analysis, Project Management
  • Able to navigate in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) environment
  • Skilled at visualization of complex requirements
  • Creative and pragmatic hands-on personality with an excellent understanding of large IT organizations and their characteristics
  • Capability to interpret and compile information in order to provide stakeholders with adequate information
  • Technical knowledge and practical experience with projects in complex architectures

German desirable