Front Office Business Analyst - Commodities and Global Markets EMEA
Location: Greater London
Job Type: Full time
Join Macquarie’s Commodities & Global Markets group as a Front Office Business Analyst based in London. In this role you will be part of a global team, working to deliver a new trading platform with focus on the Commodities & Repo desks.
Sitting within Commodities & Global Markets Central team, the Platforms team is responsible for designing and incorporating new product screens into a new, state-of-the-art front office trading platform. You will work to ensure the application meets the needs of the various stakeholders, whilst improving and maintaining those functions and products which have already been released. Your ability to work collaboratively will be demonstrated as you engage with Trading, Technology and downstream teams throughout the Commodities and Global Markets business and support areas. Your drive for continuous improvement will be utilised as you create sustainable and innovative solutions to address business-led issues and requirements.
In the Commodities & Global Markets Central division, we are proud of our high-performance culture, empowering innovation while maintaining a strong partnership to the businesses we support. This is a great opportunity to gain insights into the Commodities & Global Markets businesses, including Commodities, FX, Rates and Credit Markets divisions.
A day in the life of this role will include:
Working with front office to gather their requirements for the new product screens, and gather feedback on legacy platforms
Driving improvements to the platform for both existing screens as well as those under development
Working with our Technology team to guide and direct members as they navigate the requirements and designs
Testing the new product screens and functions to ensure all requirements have been met
Exposure to a broad range of products and systems across Commodities and Global Markets – learning and applying new things every day
What skills will you use?
To be successful in the role you will bring with you 2-4 years prior experience as a Business Analyst. You will also possess domain knowledge of financial markets products, including understanding of front to back system flows and product lifecycles. You will have keen eye for what makes a good User Experience as well as an ability to understand the technology behind the application.
You will also have:
Prior experience as a Business Analyst or Technology Business Analyst, preferably in a financial institution.
Some understanding of commodities markets would be beneficial
Ability to work collaboratively within and across teams.
Ability to assimilate information and a curiosity to ask appropriate questions to develop business and functional requirements.
Clear and concise communication skills.
Excellent analytical capacity supported by an attention to detail.
A focus on high quality and timely delivery, well-developed process skills and the ability to prioritise, manage parallel tasks, and project deliverables.
About Commodities and Global Markets
Commodities and Global Markets provides clients with an integrated, end-to-end offering across global markets including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities.
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver more innovative and sustainable solutions for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’ is as inspiring to you as it is to us, please apply. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways.
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