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Business Analyst - OTC Derivatives and New Instruments - Investment Technology

Business Analyst - OTC Derivatives and New Instruments - Investment Technology

Posted 25 September by Prudential UK & Europe
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At M&GPrudential our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we’re looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We’re digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we’re looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

What you can expect from us:

We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best


The Investment (Technology) vertical has been established to provide IT change capability for all teams within M&G Pru that are on the investment value chain. The vertical has successfully delivered major transformation initiatives for M&G in the last 2 years including the delivery of Aladdin, and creating a digital platform (Azure and Apigee) using Agile methods. The primary objectives for the vertical are to:

-          Build a function that can deliver change at the pace and scale required for an organisation undertaking sustained transformation

-          Remove barriers between the business and our team, creating trust and fostering a culture of innovation

-          Transform the method of delivery to an end-to-end capability where change is driven through multi-disciplined, business-led teams

The Role:

You will be joining the Investment (Technology) team as an BusinessAnalyst in the Analysis Job Family; allocated to a multi-disciplinary squad aligned to the OTC Derivatives and New Instruments Capability.

The goal of Derivatives and New Instruments squad is to provide a safe environment within which to trade derivatives; deliver operational and cost efficiencies; support growth by launching new instruments; and provide subject matter expertise into regulatory change initiatives.

You will lead small to medium sized analysis work and support Senior Analysts in your squad with larger and more complex initiatives.

You will understand and analyse user and business needs and will typically create the link between current and future business models and the consequential business architecture. You facilitate collaboration and communication with all stakeholders to support design, build and delivery to meet the user needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Evidence strong problem-solving skills by carefully weighing up options and involving appropriate individuals in making decisions of varying complexity collaboratively
  • State the problem clearly, perform logical, structured and detailed analysis to capture a range of internal and external factors, and take into account any gaps between AS IS and TO BE processes
  • Carry out effective analysis of qualitative and quantitative data and drive agreements for a desired future state addressing the business problems, end-user buy in and strategic enterprise objectives
  • Translate user needs and articulate functional and non-functional requirements by using various techniques to carry out analysis such as business process flows, wireframes, story maps etc.
  • Assess the risks, feasibility, opportunities and business impacts of potential solutions
  • Check their assumptions, question people when unsure of matters, challenge high level solution assumptions and analyse data from a variety of sources, sifting key information from the trivial
  • Identify and communicate requirements in and out of scope of the solution
  • Create and present compelling business cases to justify the value of solutions and gain appropriate approval, funding and prioritisation under supervision of more experienced Analysts
  • Challenge the user in clearly articulating and prioritising requirements to design efficient solutions demonstrating business/customer benefit with minimal oversight
  • Understand, apply and use the standards and tools (e.g. JIRA, VISIO, ProcessFlows, etc.) 
  • Begin to facilitate meetings/workshops and be able to manage stakeholder relationships on behalf of the team to achieve ‘buy in’
  • Keep stakeholders informed of progress and issues, influence where appropriate, and be comfortable in explaining concepts to people with different levels of business & technical knowledge, varying style and content to suit the audience
  • Provide estimates for analysis work, prioritise tasks whilst agreeing roles and responsibilities with others and present the approach to more senior Analysts
  • Prioritise and break down complex problems to small analysis tasks to help estimation and delivery
  • Have an appreciation for the technical architecture of the solution and be able to identify interdependencies across the wider architecture
  • Demonstrate an understanding of product and business strategy when working on large/complex analysis initiatives.
  • Start developing a Subject Matter Expertise (SME), enhance technical knowledge and attend conferences within and outside the firm
  • Start becoming a guide in the Community by sharing articles, blog posts and ideas to help others implement best practicesDevelop a good understanding of Agile frameworks, metho...
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