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Business Analyst, Risk

National Bank of Dubai

Posted on August 8, 2018

1 - 2 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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*Department Description:
Risk Infrastructure is a Group Risk function responsible for functional ownership and execution responsibility for the assigned risk projects and coordinate the overall Group Risk infrastructure change agenda The unit coordinates with IT Group Risk units and other business and control function stakeholders external vendors on the formulation and delivery of strategic vision for the risk infrastructure in alignment with and help deliver on the Group Risk Departments objectives
As part of the agile delivery unit there are dedicated squads under group Information and TechnologyIT team to develop test maintain and implement Risk applications The squads are responsible for preparing the roadmap prioritise in coordination with relevant business units develop implementation plans and execute projects The squads are also responsible for security architecture and ongoing production support for the application
Brief Description:
Job Holder is responsible to develop close working relationships with the other Risk Management units to implement the strategic initiatives and to operationalize the vision of the Risk Management Department
Assist the Risk Management Department to achieve its vision and goals by implementation of key Risk initiatives at the same time ensuring scalable infrastructure that provides capability for advanced risk modeling analysis and control
Provide infrastructure based solution that would assist the Bank in deriving a solution for the issues faced around fragmented infrastructure by implementing sophisticated risk measures limits management and credit approval workflows
Facilitate andor participate in requirement gathering sessions with the local key user groups and to review the current business process to propose changes as deemed necessary
Recommend IT Controls by identifying problems and writing improvement procedures
Organize and participate in project meetings providing status of action items
Detailed Description:
Within the agile delivery units a business analyst is accountable for management analysis and specification of highlevel business demand and requirementsBCL and BRDsin cooperation with IT and alignment of testing requirements realization via user acceptance testingUAT Business Analyst will work with several agile squads within an agile delivery area and directly support the product owners of the agile squads
Tasks include
Demand analysis Collect and specify business needs and assess their feasibility develop business case coordinate business case approval with business finance manager
Requirements analysis Align collect and document business demand and ensure alignment with strategy including analysis of highlevel functional and nonfunctional requirements
Testing Manage test case preparation and sufficient resourcing from business side
Communication Communicate and align business case with business owners keep regular contact with project owners IT business analysts IT business partners as well as business and IT stakeholders
Innovation Contribute to innovation with initiation of new features and products
The Business Analyst should have a broad knowledge of all business entities within the organization their business requirements and strategies and the technology required to support the same He She must also be able to maintain strong relationships with business and IT management This role demands a high level of business financial markets awareness leadership capabilities control and good governance framework a keen eye for detail good verbal and written communication skills technical documentation writing skills and an advanced degree qualification in a related area
Job Requirements:
Collect and specify business needs and assess their feasibility
Help assign demand to agile teams and define the setup within the business unit tribe
Manage scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value
Monitor progress reports
Manage risks and issues
Document high level business requirements from end users and translate them into technical requirements for implementation
Discuss solutions provided by agile squads for the business requirements and ensure the feasibility with user requirements Ensure minimal customization by using the core product functionalities that market standards
Support product manager in monitoring requirements delivery
Prioritise requirements in case of capacity issues
Strong communication and negotiations across technology and other stakeholders to achieve results and decision making to improve time to market for all portfolio items
Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments removing roadblocks to their work
Leverage organizational resources to improve capacity for project work
Mentor and develop team members
Act as manager and provide escalation path for team members
Promote empowerment of the team
Ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and makes a meaningful contribution
Encourage a sustainable pace with highlevels of quality for the team
Contribute to innovation with initiation of new features and products as part of product rolloutsupgrade
Keep up to date with the existing application changes and latest software technologies methodologies in the market
Additional Details:
1Understanding of Risk and Corporate Banking products and processes
2Strong understanding of Risk Credit origination Fraud monitoring systemscontrols from architecture and application perspective
3Basic knowledge on agile principles
4Good system level training ability
5Understanding of system architecture and infrastructures
6Present ideas and achieve consensus
7Well versed with IT project management and related documentation
8Analytical skills structured thinking and problem solving skills
9Ability to work under pressure
10Decision Making skills
11Stakeholder management skills
12Should be pragmatic Innovative and quick learner
13Team player and ability to work in multicultural environment
14Strong communication and inter personal skills
15 Motivated selfstarter who is well organized and a team player who can work with limited supervision
16Willingness to work in agile setting in close interaction between IT squads and business
17Experience delivering solutions in Risk with specialization in at least one of the business areas like corporate banking or in Risk platforms such as Credit origination Risk rating Fraud monitoring SAS etc
18Experience of having managed and delivered projects across technology ideally covering Agile methods
19Multiple years of relevant experience in large bankingfinancial institutions
20Post Graduate in EconomicsBusinessITManagement
21Quantitative qualifications in Finance Mathematics Economics Statistics Physics Engineering or a related field
Technology and project management certifications

Banking / Financial Services / Broking

Sales / Business Development

Desired Candidate Profile

*AS Mentioned in the JD


Production Support Sas Agile System Architecture Risk Management Technical Documentationiness It Management Resourcinginess Case

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National Bank of Dubai

Emirates NBD was formed in the year 2007 with the merger between Emirates Bank International (EBI) and the National Bank of Dubai (NBD). Headquartered in Dubai, Emirates NBD is one of the leading banking groups in the Gulf region specializing in wealth solutions, banking solutions, mobile banking , etc., for individuals, corporates, and businesses. Over the years it has earned several awards and accolades of which some of the recent ones are listed below:

• Won global recognition at RBI 2018 Global Awards, 2018;

• Named Best Retail Bank in the Middle East by The Asian Banker, 2018;

• Named The Banker’s ‘Bank of the Year – UAE’ for the third consecutive year in 2017;

• Named Banking Company of the Year by Gulf Business, 2017; and many more.

The banking institution’s vision is to become a leading and globally recognized financial services provider. Towards this end, it is committed to consistently making its customers’ lives simpler by offering solutions that help accomplish their financial objectives.

As an employer, Emirates NBD is committed to the personal and professional growth of its people. In fact, the institution firmly believes that, both the growth of its employees and business goes hand in hand. It offers excellent salaries, compensation packages, and perks along with numerous learning and development programs for continuous growth of its employees.

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