Business Analyst - Finance/Trading at Adaptive Financial Consulting Ltd, London, 6 Months, £600-£675 per day

£600 - £675 per day
  • Contract Spy
  • London, UK
  • Feb 16, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

About us

Adaptive was founded in 2012 based on the common desire of four software engineers, who met in the trenches, to work together again. It was built from the ground up as a place where talented people can find challenges, and get recognition commensurate with their abilities. We provide the opportunity to tackle a variety of complex problems using cutting-edge technology, to meet our clients' needs and ambitions.

Since our humble beginnings, we have grown to about 200 people in 4 locations (London, Barcelona, Montreal and New York), while maintaining the same ethos.

We focus on the delivery of bespoke solutions, as we believe this is the key for our clients to keep control over their core business activities and maintain a competitive advantage. To mitigate the risk in investing in a new build, we have an array of accelerators at our disposal, including our Aeron-based, battle-tested platform Hydra.

We have several opportunities getting close to a start and are looking for Business Analysts who would be a good fit.

Required skills

  • Applicants are expected to have significant experience working in the financial sector, with experience working on Real Time trading systems being especially sought after
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • In particular, the ability to explain even complex concepts clearly through written & visual mediums is expected, so as to create a trusted set of reference documents for the team and for the client
  • Ability to work with distributed teams & keep everyone aligned on common goals without meeting face to face
    • This includes an expectation to verify and triage information
    • There is no expectation to be present on site until the current predicament is under control -- Adaptive is taking a prudent stance
    • Once the situation stabilises and only then, there will be an expectation to be able to come on-site in the City of London, potentially at short notice
  • Ability to create & maintain a product backlog with multiple stakeholders
  • Actively manage the client's expectations, make assumptions explicit and keep a log of important decisions throughout the engagement
  • Factor in business value and complexity of implementation to help clients with decisions regarding iterative delivery (quick delivery of critical functionality with subsequent improvements)
  • Work with UX, QA and developers throughout the backlog building process
  • Remain closely involved with the team throughout the delivery of the backlog
  • Active involvement in design activities
    • Take part in Event Storming/Workflow-Driven Design workshops (prior experience animating a plus)
    • Capture and define the processes/workflows impacted by the solution we are delivering
    • Propose functional solutions to the client's business problems
  • Active involvement with Quality Assurance, User Acceptance Testing activities
    • Write falsifiable Acceptance Criteria (experience writing tests in Cucumber or other equivalent BDD tool appreciated)
    • Test the application manually & write bug reports to the same standard as a tester (if not with the same efficiency)
    • Support users during UAT
    • Take an active role/the lead in defect investigation & triage (familiarity with monitoring/logging capabilities of the live solution a plus)
  • Sufficient understanding of technical idioms
    • In particular, some understanding of data structures & communication protocols is expected to allow discussion with technical experts and the capture of related requirements

What do we offer in return?

Our leaders foster a flat and collaborative structure and our experts have extensive technical experience and strong business knowledge. You will be able to learn a lot from them, and them from you. You will be working on a challenging project and use your expertise to support successful delivery. No politics, no nonsense, just a great team and a great project on which to deliver your expert services.

Please note that the successful candidate will need to undergo a background check due to the kind of projects we work on.

See the Adaptive's Privacy Notice for Candidates.