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Firstaff Personnel Consultants Ltd

Business Analyst

Firstaff Personnel Consultants Ltd

  • Dublin City Centre / Dublin
  • 45000 - 55000
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 27/08/2012
  • Mary O'Rourke
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Business Analyst Salary: 50-55K 5 yrs Business/Technical analysis exp within commercial sw company. Know of fund industry or similar preferred


Business Analyst

Salary: 50-55K

Reporting Line: VP Projects

Location: Dublin

Position Description: IT / Business Analyst

Our client is a specialist provider of fund data management solutions to the asset management industry. They have an immediate vacancy for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Business Analyst.

Position Scope:

As a Business Analyst, you will report to the VP Projects and will be part of the Project team which is primarily responsible for developing products to meet client needs.

The Business Analyst is a key role within the client engagement process.  Your core activity will centre on defining client requirements for features or additions to our clients product suite, working closely with the Development team to ensure there is a complete understanding of the business requirements and appropriate mapping of business requirements to a technical design as well as mapping of requirements to test cases. The role will play a central part in ensuring that requirements are specified, developed and tested correctly.

From time to time there will be a need to travel to locations primarily in the USA and UK to work closely with client representatives to understand existing business processes and resulting business and data management requirements.

The Business Analyst will also be responsible for the implementation of the strategic suite of products into our client base and for all aspects of the project lifecycle.

While not essential the ideal candidate will be working in the fund administration or asset management industry today in a back, middle or front-office role, or in a service provider company supplying technology and/or services to that that industry.  In addition they should be very comfortable working with fund related data that would be found in an institutional client report or on a retail factsheet.


Duties and Responsibilities:
(The duties outlined are not exhaustive and may change from time to time or be extended)

  • Documenting client driven business requirements for new features and enhancements to existing product functionality.  The business requirements must be complete, of excellent quality and represent industry best practice in their implementation 
  • Review and signoff of functional specifications to ensure technical solution meets business requirements
  • Employing consistent business analysis methodologies to identify data sources incorporating frequencies, formats and data fields
  • Strong input to creation of a data dictionary and data model in collaboration with the client and internal development teams
  • Identification of appropriate business rules to validate the data and documentation of same
  • Communication and discussion with key stakeholders to ensure the business need is understood across the project team.
  • Input to and review of test cases to ensure all requirements of the feature will be correctly tested 
  • Support where required the implementation and deployment of features with new clients
  • Input to the product roadmap 


Key Attributes and Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of Business/Technical Analysis or related experience, preferably within a commercial software company
  • Experience working with technical and business teams to translate internal and external business needs to drive functional and technical requirements
  • Strong analytical and requirements documentation skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications, including strong presentation skills
  • Experience with data modelling and data mapping
  • Proactive and eager to learn and contribute to new and emerging technologies, processes, and products
  • Candidates with knowledge of the funds industry and the related data will be preferred
  • Educated to degree level in information technology or computer science or equivalent experience



Mary O'Rourke,
Senior Recruitment Consultant,
Firstaff Ltd.,
85/86 Grafton Street,
Dublin 2.

Tel: 6797766

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