Business Analyst (Sabre)

Standard Chartered Bank
Singapore, Singapore
29 Jul 2022
06 Aug 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Role Responsibilities
The purpose of the role is to provide Business Analysis to the Financial Markets Technology group, focusing on Risk. The initial assignment will consist in on-boarding the Market Data Store (MDS) project.
SABRE is the sole FM cross asset risk management platform (Standard Chartered Analytics Booking and Risk Engine) and delivers consolidated risks primarily to Structure and Derivatives traders within the Front Office.
The current investments into the platform sponsor the following objectives:
The objective of this project is to re-engineer and strengthen the market and reference data sourcing controls. The objectives of the project include use of curves marked by traders as the ones for official use, provide intra-day bond prices into MDS, provide hardware required to replace end-of-life MDS hardware, and maintain MDS spoke capacity.
This role consists business analysis, delivery management, and project management to:
  • Provide capture market data for P&L and risk calculations, which meet regulatory requirements,
  • Create a common approach and infrastructure for intra-day market data and sourcing for end-of-day requirements.
  • Deliver ongoing functional change on the SABRE MDS platform.
  • Deliver performance and infrastructure improvements on the platform.
It is currently a team of ~28 people and affects all functions, FM Front Office (incl. Quants), Middle Office, Market Risk, Valuation Control, Product Control, Technology and Back Office.
The job purpose consists in:
  • Building strong, effective relationships with both the business and technology teams, across global offices.
  • Collaborating with all control functions to gather requirement, solve business problems by proposing relevant, innovative solutions in consultation with the technology teams.
  • Being a creative source of proposals and channeling user aspiration towards sustainable and future proof solutions
  • Deliver functional consistency across the various projects by influencing architecture and design decisions
  • Translating and documenting business requirements
  • Working across asset classes FX, Rates, Credit and Commodities (both structured and flow)
Key relationship:
Heads of trading desks, flow traders, structured traders, quantitative analysts, middle office, market risk, Product Control/Valuation Control, development leads, developers, testers, project managers, program manager, support groups
  • Stakeholder feedback (Business and IT)
  • Delivery of individual tasks and overall projects on time and of a high quality
  • Quality of documentation
  • Ensuring projects pass internal audits and reviews
  • Post project implementation reviews and alignment of project deliverable to measurable exit criteria

Our Ideal Candidate
  • Strong understanding of the Business Analysis process is a must.
  • 6 year experience in BA role in FM/risk technology
  • Extensive derivatives knowledge across asset classes encompassing product knowledge, pricing, risk analytics and trade life cycle.
  • Quantitative finance understanding, ability to liaise with quantitative analysts on pricing and risk topics
  • Proven ability to work across business streams and have exposure to front to back system implementation.
Role Specific Technical Competencies
  • Good understanding of key technology concepts, basics in SQL, functional programming and architecture. Strong technical acumen is a big plus.
  • Knowledge and experience of Agile development practices would be desirable.
  • Knowledge or experience as a Scrum Master would be desirable.
  • Ability to work proactively, independently and displays strong initiative.
  • Pragmatic team player with an attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to accurately translate and document business needs into functional requirements and produce quality documentation.
  • Ability to drive multiple agenda and effectively manage priorities.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Multicultural awareness.
  • Displays personal authority, integrity and ethics

About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
  • In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
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