Business Analyst

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  • Job Title Business Analyst

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Business Analyst Pune About Barclays Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world

Business Analyst Pune About Barclays Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group. Risk and Control Objective Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards. Working Flexibly We're committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your person al needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers' and clients' needs. Whether you have family commitments or you're a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager. Introduction: In today's complex business environment, an organisation's adaptability, agility, and ability to manage constant change through innovation can be key to success. Barclays achieve goals through projects that translate business needs into new products, services, and profits. Business Analysts can make it all happen more efficiently and effectively. The business Analyst's primary objective is helping the business implement technology solutions in a cost-effective way by determining the requirements of a project or program, and communicating them clearly to stakeholders, facilitators and partners What will you be doing Execute a wide range of Business analyst activities to support change from initiation to implementation. Leadership Acting as lead BA (smaller projects) from inception to implementation - and usually concurrently - can take a high degree of managerial skill. Provide direction and support to BA4, handling change requests and keeping everyone on the project within allotted time constraints. Gaining respect and creating a sense of confidence among IT and business end-users requires a business analyst to speak with confidence about business and technology, and to demonstrate a strong technical aptitude Technical Abilities In order to identify business solutions, a business analyst should know what information technology applications are being utilized, what new possible outcomes can be achieved through current platforms as well as what the latest technology offers. Testing software and designing business systems are also important technical business analyst skills. Gaining respect and creating a sense of confidence among IT and business end-users requires a business analyst to speak with confidence about business and technology, and to demonstrate a strong technical aptitude Analytical Skills A business analyst's skill set should include outstanding analytical skills so that a customer's business needs are properly interpreted and translated into application and operational requirements. One aspect of the job is analysing data, documents, user input surveys and workflow to determine which course of action will correct the business problem. Strong analytical skills are beneficial in performing the business analyst's job successfully. Problem Solving Skills While the ability to create workable solutions to business problems is not unique to business analysts, it is a necessary skill for performing the job successfully. As with most IT roles, the business analyst's career may be spent dealing with frequent and random changes. When working to develop custom business solutions, nothing is 100% predictable - so finding ways to quickly identify and resolve problems and move toward a project's successful completion is important in this role. Stakeholder Management Work with the wider project team to understand the needs of each stakeholder throughout the change project, and how these can be fulfilled by the project team. Business analysts spend a great deal of time interacting with users, clients, management and developers. A project's success may depend upon the business analyst clearly communicating details like project requirements, requested changes and testing results. Decision-making and Problem Solving Another important business analyst skill is the ability to make decisions. As a consultant to management and advisor to developers, the business analyst is called upon for sound judgment in a wide variety of business matters, any number of which could determine the viability of the project. A business analyst should be able to assess a situation, receive input from stakeholders, and recommend a course of action. Negotiation and Persuasion Skills A business analyst can serve as a liaison between developers and users, clients and companies, and management and IT. Finding the balance between individual wants and business needs, and then interacting with a variety of personality types toward a solution that works for the business, takes professional persuasion skills. Maintaining relationships within an organization and with external partners is an important function of a business analyst that require strong negotiation and persuasion skills. Risk and Controls Objectives Understand the appropriate Policies & Standards applicable to my role through reading the Code of Conduct and other training allocated to me. Where responsible for risks and controls ensure that these are appropriate and fit for purpose. Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards. Where applicable, all key risks identified, tracked, logged and managed as per the Risk Framework procedures Where applicable, all key controls to have identified owners, with audit trail of regular review and maintenance together with supporting records. Where applicable, all risk events (incidents) or control failures to be escalated, investigated, reported and fixed at root cause to prevent reoccurrence What we're looking for: Business Skills Knowledge in Payment technologies Knowledge of the Payment Industry Interest in banking Good understanding of Financial regulations Business Analyst Skills Good Understanding of Agile/Waterfall methodologies Good Understanding of Scrum/Kanban Good Understanding of Lifecycle management Technology Skills Strong MS Office Skills Word Excel (Vlookups, macros, formulas) PowerPoint Understanding of SQL Understanding of data transfer / API's Understanding of Cloud based applications Education Skills that will help you in the role: Degree level or relevant experience in any of the below: Science Maths Technical Engineering Computing BCS BA Qualification Six Sigma Where will you be working Pune Be More at Barclays At Barclays, each day is about being more - as a professional, and as a person. 'Be More @ Barclays' represents our core promise to all current and future employees. It's the characteristic that we want to be associated with as an employer, and at the heart of every employee experience. We empower our colleagues to Be More Globally Connected, working on international projects that improve the way millions of customers handle their finances. Be More Inspired by working alongside the most talented people in the industry, and delivering imaginative new solutions that are redefining the future of finance. Be More Impactful by having the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, and Be More Valued for who you are. Interested and want to know more about Barclays Visit home.barclays/who-we-are/ for more details. Purpose, Values and Mindset We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term. Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Respect We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution. Integrity We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do. Service We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do. Excellence We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference. Stewardship We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them. Our Mindset shapes how we take action, living by our Values, driven by our Purpose, always with our customers and clients at the heart of what we do our Mindset is to Empower, Challenge and Drive. Empower Trust and support each other to deliver. Make decisions with those closest to the topic. Include diverse perspectives. Celebrate success and learn from failure. Challenge Question whether things can be done better. Use insights based on data to inform decisions. Be curious about how we can adapt and improve. Speak up and be open to alternative viewpoints. Drive Focus on outcomes. Deliver with pace. Be passionate and ambitious about what we do. Take personal responsibility. Actively build collaborative relationships to get things done.
   
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