Business Analyst – Counterparty Risk Trading
As a Barclays Business Analyst for Counterparty Risk Trading you will be responsible for providing business analysis for one or more of the CRT technology development teams, delivering strategic projects and operational improvements for the CRT Business and the wider Markets & Research department. Moreover, you will be developing a deep understanding of the CRT business processes and the technology stack, by acting as the bridge between the business and IT area. You will also be responsible for stakeholder management up to director level.
Barclays is one of the world’s largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.
We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognizes and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.
We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month, or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally can request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.
What will you be doing?
Identifying the business requirements and transforming them into user stories to be delivered by your agile development team
Driving the prioritization and planning of key deliverables for your team taking account of available resources and existing priorities
Understanding and articulating the impact of proposed changes on the business
Providing regular updates, through the appropriate channels and tools, on the status and progress of projects and minor works
Developing and maintaining a product vision and technology roadmap for the part of the technology stack you are responsible for preparation and execution
Providing go-live and post implementation support
What we’re looking for:
A minimum of three years of relevant work experience within a relevant financial services or technical environment
Business analysis skills and expertise, including requirements gathering, user story writing, data and process mapping, functional design and data analysis
Experience in delivering technology projects using the agile methodology
Bachelor’s degree in a Technology, Economics, Mathematics or Scientific discipline
Skills that will help you in the role:
Knowledge and understanding of Counterparty Risk (XVA) trading, pricing and risk management or similar business area (e.g. Credit or Market Risk)
Professional qualifications (e.g. CFA, FRM)
A background in Agile software development
Where will you be working?
Our Prague office is part of the Operations and Technology Division, and as such, we try our best to stay at the top of our technological game. However, the technology itself is not the most important thing. What matters the most to us is the way our ingenuity can help provide better service to our customers and make life easier for our employees.