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Business Functional Analyst - Documentary Trade Finance

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank

IT, Accounting & Finance
Business Bay - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title- Business Functional Analyst – Documentary Trade Finance

Location- Pune

Role Description

The Business Functional Analyst is responsible for analyzing the requirements and requests from the Documentary Trade business as well as identifying and assessing change needs. The Business Functional Analyst captures and documents requirements, analyses the impact of changes and supports the business throughout the implementation process. They are required to understand the business requirements and map the same to system functionalities. The Business Functional Analyst supports the Lead Business Functional Analyst in key performance indicators (KPIs).

Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Bank division is a leading provider of cash management, trade finance and securities finance. We complete green-field projects that deliver the best Corporate Bank - Securities Services products in the world. Our team is diverse, international, and driven by shared focus on clean code and valued delivery. At every level, agile minds are rewarded with competitive pay, support, and opportunities to excel.

You will work as part of a cross-functional agile delivery team. You will bring an innovative approach to software development, focusing on using the latest technologies and practices, as part of a relentless focus on business value. You will be someone who sees engineering as team activity, with a predisposition to open code, open discussion and creating a supportive, collaborative environment. You will be ready to contribute to all stages of software delivery, from initial analysis right through to production support.

What we’ll offer you

As part of our flexible scheme, here are just some of the benefits that you’ll enjoy

  • Best in class leave policy
  • Gender neutral parental leaves
  • 100% reimbursement under childcare assistance benefit (gender neutral)
  • Sponsorship for Industry relevant certifications and education
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your family members
  • Comprehensive Hospitalization Insurance for you and your dependents
  • Accident and Term life Insurance
  • Complementary Health screening for 35 yrs. and above

Your key responsibilities

  • Responsible for eliciting and managing functional requirements in partnership and collaboration with the Business Functional Analyst, architecture and delivery leads, working in an agile and iterative manner to build out appropriate solutions
  • Liaises with Product Owners, SME, and technical community (architects, developers etc.) for solution identification.
  • Works in a collaborative and agile manner to create end to end functional flows, document user stories and refine (eg add Acceptance Criteria) and liaise with development teams to prioritise and deliver against the requirements
  • Ensure the right granularity of user story's by applying slicing techniques in scope of estimation and completion in a single sprint
  • Provide needed clarifications on requirements to team members Together with Business Functional Analyst manage requirements using Agile framework i.e. user stories and help drive the agile process forward by participation in backlog grooming, sprint planning, QA, etc.
  • Responsible for supporting the testing requirements together with the QA Team
  • Supports the design and conceptualization of new business solution options and articulates identified impacts and risks
  • Assures that the Product Backlog Items respect Definition of Ready before entering in the Sprint Backlog
  • Together with the Scrum Master assures that a proper number of Items enter into Sprint Backlog
  • Supports the Business Analysis Specialists, Product Owners, on the prioritization of change requests
  • Outline business value of each requirement together with Business Functional Analyst and Product Owners and continuously engages with Engineering, POs and Journey experts to ensure development is aligned to what is required
  • Provides domain and functional expertise as required
  • Understands vision of the product and ensures development activities reflect that vision into the product
  • Works with engineers, to prioritize, trouble shoot and resolve reported bugs / issues / stories on applications
  • Drives data discovery, sourcing, modelling and analytics to support the creation of data flows and models. This includes researching and profiling data sources in data categories of expertise
  • Evaluating dependences, interfaces and specifying inputs and formatting outputs to meet the business' Responsible for defining Non-Functional Requirements.
  • Code commits in form of database insert /update scripts.
  • Contribute to Communities of Practices applicable for Functional Analyst / Product Owner Role.

Your skills and experience

An organized self-starter able to manage in a complex environment

  • A team player who continually collaborates and shares information
  • Continually looks to simplify and standardize solutions
  • Actively seeks to reduce complexity and do the "right thing"
  • Persistent in your drive for quality and excellence
  • Architecturally minded with an ability to simplify complex activities
  • Consistent in your approach to activities and tasks
  • An excellent communicator (written & verbal)
  • Influencer and problem solving person
  • Fluent in English (written/verbal) additional language(s) are an advantage

Knowledge & Experience

  • 10 to 14 Years of experience with exposure in Trade Finance domain related to Documentary Trade (LC’s), Bank Guarantees, Documentary Collections etc

Must Have

  • Understanding of the SDLC lifecycle and Agile processes. Experience in writing user stories in Jira, use of Confluence etc
  • Experience in a Banking domain and/or related support functions including understanding of products, business and operational processes, with exposure to business analysis will be preferred.
  • Working closely with Product Owners and Stakeholders along with maintaining product backlogs and driving release content throughout via prioritized stories.
  • Familiar with Excel, PowerPoint, Visio etc.
  • Ability to work in a Matrix organization with stakeholders spread across geographies.
  • Understanding of executing projects in agile (scrum) methodology
  • Experience in conceptualization and solution definition
  • Good analytical and problem solving experience
  • Ability to identify and interpret stakeholders needs and requirements
  • Self-motivated and flexibility to work autonomously coupled with ability to work in virtual teams and matrix/global organizations including appreciation of different cultures during collaborating and sharing.
  • Ability to influence and motivate other team members and stakeholders through strong dialogue, facilitation and persuasiveness.

How we’ll support you

  • Training and development to help you excel in your career
  • Coaching and support from experts in your team
  • A culture of continuous learning to aid progression
  • A range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your needs

About us and our teams

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Our values define the working environment we strive to create – diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.

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