• Technology Management and Strategy - Business Enablement - Analyst and Project Manager - London

    Location(s) UK-London
    Job ID
    2017-39041
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Vice President/Executive Director
    Function(s)
    Engineering, Technology
    Region
    EMEA
    Division
    Engineering
    Business Unit
    Tech Management & Strategy
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

    What We Do

    At Goldman Sachs, our Engineers don’t just make things – we make things possible.  Change the world by connecting people and capital with ideas.  Solve the most challenging and pressing engineering problems for our clients.  Join our engineering teams that build massively scalable software and systems, architect low latency infrastructure solutions, proactively guard against cyber threats, and leverage machine learning alongside financial engineering to continuously turn data into action.  Create new businesses, transform finance, and explore a world of opportunity at the speed of markets.

    Engineering, which is comprised of our Technology Division and global strategists groups, is at the critical center of our business, and our dynamic environment requires innovative strategic thinking and immediate, real solutions.  Want to push the limit of digital possibilities?  Start here.

     

    Who We Look For

    Goldman Sachs Engineers are innovators and problem-solvers, building solutions in risk management, big data, mobile and more. We look for creative collaborators who evolve, adapt to change and thrive in a fast-paced global environment.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL 

    • The role creates the opportunity for an individual to manage multiple projects across various Divisions of the firm which require an engineering uplift in order to meet new business opportunities. The first of these is a Russia entity consolidation and new business opportunity, looking to merge our Bank and broker dealer operations and increase equity market share from the new consolidated entity
    • We are seeking a Business Analyst / Project Manager with excellent analytical, communication and co-ordination skills to support technology needs across the Divisions. Roles will include:

    --Meeting with Business users to identify, define & document the problem domain 

    --Preparing business workflow diagrams, use cases, UI Design, Requirement Specifications, logical data model, business test scenarios, status reports, etc.

    --Supporting the project team during the entire development lifecycle by clarifying business requirements, testing applications and reports, and ensuring that the technical solution meets the business requirements

    --Facilitating appropriate end user training and communications

    --The Business Analyst will expect to acquire detailed knowledge of multiple areas within the firm

    • The candidate will need to articulate business cases and explain financial metrics to senior leaders across the Technology Division
    • Conduct data analysis and ensures consistency and accuracy of information provided
    • Leads and facilitates the gathering and creation of user requirements across multiple functional areas within the Technology Division
    • Develop requirements documentation based on information gathered and in conjunction with senior members across the Technology Division
    • Set agenda for requirements, working sessions, and meetings
    • Gather requirements and capture actions and issues
    • Develop solution proposals
    • Document pertinent business processes via flow-charts
    • Probe for edge cases to uncover subtleties in the current processes
    • Communicate updates, statuses and timelines to all stakeholders
    • Escalate items that are unresolved or at risk
    • Prioritize analysis based on risks and demonstrate ability to work with incomplete information
    • Ask focused questions and rapidly gain an in-depth understanding of the current processes and compare and relate to similar situations
    • Deliver key results to senior management and address corresponding queries
    • Conduct research on topical issues
    • Conduct detailed problem tracking, resolutions and completion of all actions and issues by their deadlines

    SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WE'RE LOOKING FOR

    • Highly motivated individual with the ability to work autonomously as well as in a team and collaboration oriented environment
    • Must demonstrate considerable energy, focus, drive and a sense of urgency
    • Financially astute with a solid and broad understanding of technology and related financials
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively articulate business cases and drive consensus with senior management
    • Ability to coordinate activities with multiple interdependencies
    • Ability to escalate at the right times
    • 4-year Bachelor's degree or international equivalent
    • 6-10 years of experience as a Business Analyst within the financial services industry 
    • Understanding of Investment Banking Business and Financial concepts, products and services
    • Understanding of the Technology Concepts and System Development Life Cycle fundamentals
    • Good analytical skills with the ability to identify inefficiencies and recommend solutions
    • Demonstrated skills in creating business and technical requirements documentation that developers can use to create applications that support the functional, technical and visual requirements
    • Ability to generate business use cases and screen mockups describing the business processes and expected functional experience
    • Experience in developing test plans, strategies and conducting User Acceptance Testing
    • Excellent communications skills to effectively communicate with bankers and systems developers
    • Ability to work in a team environment

     

    ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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