Senior Business Analyst, Collateral Management

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Razor Risk Technologies is looking to recruit a business analyst who will work with subject matter experts and software vendor personnel on an innovative Risk Mitigation Service for OTC products.

The successful candidate will very likely have experience with highly structured documentation, and will be comfortable in a dynamic and changeable environment.
The business analyst will help capture and document requirements, update our requirements management systems, manage sign-off processes, reviews and change controls and will support the life cycle until actual go-live.

The focus of this specific Role is Collateral Management (including Collateral Risk Management, and Cash Settlement), which is a key mechanism of Risk Mitigation and a strategic topic for the industry as a whole. However, as the project evolves, the candidate may contribute to other functional areas as well.

This position is based out of London, UK.

Key Accountabilities:

The individual will be responsible for maintaining the accuracy and completeness of Razor Risk's system business requirements and for ensuring that delivery meets those requirements. This will entail:
• Working with Product Managers and Subject Matter Experts to record and refine necessary changes to high level business requirements.
• Working with Vendor analysts and developers to produce detailed requirements.
• Ensuring that detailed requirements are recorded in our requirements management system in a manner that can be properly tested.
• Working with data analysts and architects to validate architecture and data models.
• Working with project managers and product managers to help sequence the introduction of features, and manage the delivery of requirements
• Working with product managers, project managers and subject matter experts control and manage changes to requirements and project deliverables.
• Lead User Acceptance Testing
• Working with test and implementation managers to ensure that test sets and specifications and properly formulated.
• Working with vendors and project managers scheduling and overseeing delivery and tests.
• Working with operations staff to help define operational procedures, controls and configurations.

Must Have Skills:

Razor Risk is looking for a candidate who has 5yrs+ proven business analysis experience in the industry in areas such as:
• Front and back office processes include trade capture, trade processing, trade reconciliation.
• Derivatives trading or derivatives back-office processing
• Financial risk management, risk analytics, risk data
• Financial regulation particularly with respect to EMIR, Dodd-Frank and regulatory reporting
• Central clearing house processing, operations and activities
• Market Connectivity (e.g. SWIFT)

Business Analysis
• Process Modelling (e.g. BPMN)
• Use Case Modelling or other structured approach for documentation
• Requirement Management Processes (from Elicitation to UAT)

Domain knowledge
• Financial Products, esp securities
• Settlement processes
• Collateral Management

• Microsoft Word (advanced)
• Visio or other graphics package
• Microsoft Excel (advanced)

General skills
• Self-starter with a strong sense of initiative
• Able to prioritise work in a fast-moving environment
• Experience operating in a global team
• Practical experience of implementation of projects, from inception to go-live
• Excellent communication skills
• Ownership of tasks assigned to ultimate resolution


  • Business Analysis
  • Collateral

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